Sunday, May 15, 2016

More Recent Fondant Cake Art!

best Mickey Mouse Cake and Cupcakes

I made a Mickey Mouse cake and cupcakes!

best Mickey Mouse Cake topper figurine tutorial

 The Mickey Mouse figurine is made out of gumpaste.

Cutest despicable me minion birthday cake

A Despicable Me Birthday cake!

Despicable Me Minions Tutorial: 

Toronto Skyline airbrush birthday cake fondant

Loved making this one. The Toronto skyline is edible, I created it with an airbrush.
This was a little boy in big city theme birthday party!

edible converse shoes cake topper

Close up of the edible gumpaste converse shoes!

hand painted edible toronto skyline cake

And a close up of the edible Toronto skyline cake tier.

cutest super mario luigi princess peach cake toppers figurine

A super mario, luigi, princess peach fondant cake!

n synce birthday cake, nintendo 90s theme cake

Here's a 90s theme birthday cake, it has nintendo, N'sync and super mario!

Monday, February 29, 2016

Peppa Pig Skiing Birthday Cake!

Hey everyone, here's a Peppa Pig theme cake I made recently!
It's designed by the little boy Oliver himself, how amazing is that! 
The details; car, peppa pig and family, snow mountain are from a story book
he has, I love how he imagined this and let me make it into a cake :)

peppa pig fondant custom birthday cake skiing

Peppa Pig skiing theme cake!

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Fondant Cake Designs :)

I wanna wish everyone a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Here's a cute hot air balloon fondant cake I made. :)
Thanks for following, I really appreciate it!

 hot air balloon fondant cake


Saturday, November 21, 2015

Split Theme Cake Design! Monster High and Skylander Cake

double theme cake design monster high skylander

Skylander Cake + Monster High Cake

Here's a cake with a split theme design! I been seeing these cakes with double designs and been wanting to do one. This mom was planning a combined birthday party for her two children, and had originally wanted cupcakes with half of them Monster High and half with Skylander.  Last minute, she said she really wanted a cake made by me and asked if it's possible to put the 2 theme together. I said of course it's doable! :)

The top of the cake is Crusher from Skylander and Draculaura from Monster High. These two characters are the sibling's favorite from the shows. I made the bottom of the cake half of each theme.

split theme cake design draculaura skylander

Both Crusher and Draculaura are made out of gumpaste.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

My Recent Cakes! - TheCakingGirl

I have been  busy moving, packing and unpacking.  Took a while to settle into my new home. 
I have a way bigger kitchen now, lots of space for me to create cakes!
 Once I get everything settled, I'm gonna start making tutorials again.

Here are some of my recent fondant cakes! Which one do you like the most?

beautiful Little Mermaid birthday cake

My Little Mermaid birthday cake!

edible ariel little mermaid figurine cake topper

Close up of The Little Mermaid figurine cake topper.
She is handmade and entirely edible!

safari animal zebra lion birthday cake

Safari Jungle Animal theme, birthday cake!

hong kong double decker bus cake

Hong Kong double decker bus cake.

cute robot cupcake toppers

Some cute robot cupcake toppers.

cute robot cupcakes

how to make robot cupcakes

dinosaur train birthday cake for kids

Dinosaur Train birthday cake!

3d despicable me minion birthday cake holding balloon

Despicable Me Minion Cake for a 1st Birthday!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

How to make Minion Figurines tutorial - minion figurine cake toppers step by step

how to make a minion figurine cake topper

MINIONS! I love them! They were the best part of the Despicable Me movies, so glad they finally have their own movie! I've always loved receiving Minion cake orders, hope I get to make some more this year now that their movie is coming out.

This is probably my most popular Despicable Me Minion cake.
This pink design with the middle minion picking off the daisy petals.
"She loves me, she loves me now".

despicable me minion cake for girlhow to make a despicable me cake

girly despicable me minion cake

I've made a minion tutorial to show you how I make my minion figurines for cake toppers.  If you scale the minion  figurine a bit smaller, you can also follow the tutorial to make minion figurines for cupcakes as well.
In this tutorial, I made 3 different minions to show you different styles to make... short, tall, with standing legs or sitting legs, and no legs, different eye exprssions and hair styles too. 


Thanks for watching my minion tutorial video, 
if you'd like to see my other tutorials,
check out my Youtube channel at: @TheCakingGirl

edible minion figurine tutorial

how to make a minion figurine cake topper tutorial

how to make minion cake toppers gumpaste

If you like this tutorial,

pinterest how to make a minion

Sunday, July 19, 2015

How To Use Tappit Cutters, Letters and Numbers. - Fondant Decorating DIY

how to get fondant letters out of tappits tutorial cutters

Tappit Cutters! Pros... I love the font, some cake designs look better overall with the tappit cutters lowercase or upper case.  Cons... they can be intimidating to use, many times I hear of bakers (from all sorts of skill levels) have trouble using them. I remember wanting to pull my hair out the first time I tried to use them. It happens to all of us!

What makes tappit cutters challenging to use, is how skinny the fondant letters and numbers are.  They can be easily twisted and deformed by the slightest touch.  Tweezers, exacto knives and toothpicks don't seem to help.

I've tried many different methods of getting fondant letters out, here I'm gonna show you the best, easiest, fastest way in getting the fondant letters out.

The trick is to have your fondant rolled very thin and air dry it a bit.  So roll it as thin as you can, and then let it sit for a few minutes.  It won't work if your fondant is too soft or sticky.  So if you just colored your fondant, let it air out for a few minutes.

I find the more stiff and dry the fondant is, the easier it is for me to get the fondant letters and numbers out.

I've made a tutorial video showing you how I do it, watch it here:

How to get fondant letters out of tappit cutters

1. Roll out the fondant as thin is you can, it needs to be thinner than the height of the cutter (which isn't very high of course).

2. Dust the cutter with cornstarch and powder sugar mix.
(While working with fondant, I have a bowl with half powder sugar and half cornstarch mixed together. I use it to powder the area/cutters/rolling pin to prevent fondant from sticking.)

3. Press the letter cutter firmly into the fondant, then press onto it and 'rub' it back and forth a bit, this would ensure it's pressed all the way through and the extra fondant is cut off.

4. If there's any extra fondant, for example, the negative spaces in a letter B or O, or P etc.. use a toothpick or exacto knife to pick it out.

5. Form a fist with your hand, place the fist behind the cutter and tap the cutter against the edge of a table.

6. The letter or number should pop right out.

how to use tappits cutters tutorial step by step guide

If you like this tutorial, share it on pinterest!

how to get fondant out of tappits cutter tutorial step by step