Monday, 30 April 2012

Stargazer Lily Tutorial

In this tutorial I'm going to show you my method for making a Gumpaste Stargazer Lily.  Stargazers are a beautiful flower and a great focal piece for any floral arrangement.  Stargazers are however one of a number flowers who are poisonous to people and therefore not safe to put on a cake.  Being able to recreate this flower in sugar is a beautiful and rewarding alternative.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Carnation Tutorial

I love making Carnations :). They are such a pretty flower and once you know the steps really easy to put together.

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Gumpaste Rose Tutorial

The following is my method for making a Gumpaste rose using the 5 Petal Cutter.

Hummingbird Cake

One of my all time favourite cakes is the Hummingbird Cake.  I first came across it 10 years ago when I was shopping for my wedding cake.  It was offered it to me as a flavour sample and I quickly made it my business to learn how to make it. The Hummingbird Cake is thought to have originated in Jamaica.  There they often refer the Hummingbird as a Doctor Bird and likewise may call it Doctor Bird Cake.  The cake was said to be sweet enough to attract a Hummingbird (who love to eat nectar), thus the name took flight.  I can honestly say it is one of the most popular cakes I have ever made and it is so simple.  You don't even need a mixer.  Just a bowl, a wooden spoon and someone you would like to impress with this fantastic dessert.  

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Handmade Fondant Rose

Attached is a short video on how I make a Fondant / Sugar Paste Rose by hand using no cutters or tools.

I am using Dr Oetker Regal Ice to make this Rose (because it is all I have in my cupboard at the moment). From my experience