Monday, November 26, 2012

Handcrafted Sugar Flower Cake

 Moist yellow cake layered with sweet and fluffy vanilla buttercream and covered in white fondant

Finished decorating with handcrafted sugar flowers; open peonies, hydrangeas, filler flowers, flower buds and leaves.
What a lovely cake!! :D

Inspired by Petalsweet Cakes, Jacqueline Butler.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

French Macarons - Vanilla Macarons filled with Dark Chocolate Cream

Vanilla macarons filled with dark chocolate cream, taste like heaven! :)
The chocolate filling is super good, not too sweet, but very chocolaty, so I would like to share this recipe with you.

Chocolate filling recipe

160 ml Heavy Cream 33%
200g very good Dark Chocolate 60% (I used Callebaut, very rich and true chocolate taste)
30g unsalted butter, soften

Heat up the cream.
Add it to the dark chocolate and emulsify the filling(ganache) until smooth.
Add a last the soft butter to it.
Cool the filling until it has a piping consistency.

Happy Baking! :D

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Sugar Flower - Ranunculus

Gumpaste Pink Ranunculus

I used rose petal cutters to make this beautiful gumpaste ranunculus, but had to make at least 10 of them to get a right look.
I think this flower is the most tricky one so far and is a lot of work to make , but it's so worth it to try! :D

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Sugar Flower Cake

Fondant covered chocolate cake

Finished my first sugar flower cake :)
LOVE it!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

How to make a gumpaste closed peony

Please see "Cake Journal" Louise's  how to make a gumpaste peony part 1 to make this center peony, CLICK HERE.

Louise made 3 layers at her part 1 tutorial, but I made 5 layers instead and then let them dry overnight.

2 small petals for the 1st layer
6 small petals for the 2nd layer
6 medium petals for the 3rd layer
5 large petals for the 4th layer
5 large petals for the 5th layer 

Make 10 of the largest petals with floral wires and then let them dry on an apple tray for overnight.

Using floral tapes to attach the 5 wired petals for the 6th layer.

 After the 6th layer,

Using floral tapes to attach another 5 wired petals for the 7th layer.
After the 7th layer, finished look.

Beautiful closed peony! :)

I will show you how to make wired petals next time and
please visit my previous post for the supplies, HERE.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Gumpaste Closed White Peony Supplies

1.5" Styrofoam balls glued on a 18 gauge floral wire or a wooden skewer,

other supplies to make gumpaste peonies

and apple trays for drying petals or storing dried leaves and buds.

You can find most of supplies at or

And, apple trays were free from local grocery stores and the Styrofoam balls were from dollar stores.

 Happy crafting! :)