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It is not always easy to decide which style of food colour to use when colouring your icing. There are so many different options available now which can make it confusing to choose which style is most suitable.

The best way to choose is to work out firstly which style of food colour suits the style of icing you are using. When using fondant it is best to use a gel based colour like the Wilton colour pastes. These colour pastes are more concentrated and are strong enough to colour fondant.

If you are trying to create some of the richer colours such as black, red, or brown we recommend using a powder colour. This will ensure that you get the rich colour you are after without changing the consistency of the fondant.

If you are colouring buttercream, glace icing, royal icing or frosting the liquid colours such as ‘Carolines liquid Colours’ are ideal. These colours are less concentrated and are perect for these icings. The gel pastes are also suitable to use however as they are more concentrated only add a little at a time until your desired colour is achieved.

 

If you are like us you have been creating sugar flowers from Modelling sugar paste for years. During this week Lydia has been creating a stunning wedding cake which involves hundreds and hundreds of various sugar flowers.  As apposed to using modelling paste she has tried something different and used fondant mixed with clear gel/tylose and the results are fantastic.

The paste is not sticky to work with and the flowers have set really well even in this humid weather.  As you can see they have turned out amazingly and look really stunning!

There are approximately 1500 sugar flowers on this wedding cake and all have been handmade with the fondant mixed with clear gel.  Why not try using fondant to make your next sugar flowers?

              

In order to make these flowers you will need;

Aimee & Lydia

We have added a new design of Impression ejector cutters to our cake decorating supplies range. This new blossom design has 4 different sizes in the set and creates the most adorable little blossoms.

A range of designs can be created with these ejector cutters and they are so easy to use. Simply roll out your fondant or modelling paste, press the cutter into the fondant and release the blossom with the ejector on the back.

Handy Hints:

  • When you have cut out the blossoms, place them on a petal pad and with the end of your balling tool press the centre of each blossom. This will cause the blossom petals to pop up and give your flowers a more realistic finish.
  • Try layering the different sized blossoms on top of each other to create a fuller flower.

Please see our website for details on these great new cutters. We also carry petal pads and balling tools used for creating adorable blossoms.

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Aimee & Lydia:)

We are really excited to see the positive impact Clikstix are having on cake decorators around Australia.  They are so easy to use and they really eliminate any frustration previously experienced when using other strip cutters. The ejector function on the back of these strip cutters is the key to their success. It simply allows you to remove the cut-outs from each strip cutter without any hassle!

Helpful Hints:  When using these cutters roll your fondant or modelling paste as thin as possible. This will ensure that you get the best results. We also advise that if using fondant, place a hardening agent in your paste so that it sets a little before cutting out your letters or shapes.

We cannot rave enough about these great cake decorating tools. If you are a cake decorator who is trying to find the best star, heart, blossom, dasiy, letter or number cutters the Clikstix are the perfect choice. You can view the full range of these Clikstix on our website at http://www.somethingforcake.com.au.

We’ve been having a ball decorating our Christmas cakes this year and we thought we would share a couple of our latest creations.

These Christmas Cupcakes were heaps of fun to decorate and although they were a little time consuming they were well worth the effort.  We are extremely happy with how they turned out and we have found that our cake decorating supplies definately came in handy. In order to create these designs we used our;

This Christmas tree cake was a thank you gift for someone special and we really enjoyed creating it for them. It is always fun to have creative freedom when decorating cakes. We again found our cake decorating supplies were very useful. We used our:

We hope that these images offer some inspiration for your own Christmas cakes. We would love to see your creations and answer any questions about our useful range of cake decorating supplies.

We also have some handy hints on creating these cakes on our other Blog at

http://somethingforcakesydney.blogspot.com/

Merry Christmas and Happy Decorating!

Aimee & Lydia 🙂

We are really excited by the positive response we have had to our range of cake decorating supplies since opening our online store.

We have had some great feedback  from our customers on our user-friendly website and are really glad to see our selection of cake decorating products is on the mark.

Our cake modelling tools have been so popular that we have sold through all of our stock! Don’t worry though there will be a new shipment of these fantastic cake decorating tools coming to us by the end of the year. We will keep everyone posted:)

Thank you to everyone for your interest in our cake decorating supplies so far. We are looking forward to continuing to provide cake decorators around Australia with all their essential cake decorating equipment!

Aimee & Lydia:)

Something for Cake is getting into the Christmas cheer and offering a wide range of cake decorating supplies for all your christmas cake decorating needs.

We have a great range of cookie cutters in adorable Christmas themed shapes including stars, Christmas trees, snowflakes, and reindeers.

They will help you create cookies that will look great on your Christmas table especially when you decorate them with some of our edible decorations including; colourful sparkling sugar, silver and gold stars, red and green glitter flakes, and red & green fondant!

Our online store is easy to use and we can deliver all of our Christmas decorating supplies Australia wide.

We are looking forward to helping you celebrate Christmas and impressing all your guests.

Happy Holidays!


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