Mini Succulent Tutorial!

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It was an A-ha moment like no other... I was thinking about succulents and how much I love them, but wanted teeny tiny ones... the cutters I normally use to make them seemed too large and so I casually opened my drawer organized  jam packed with molds... Then.... I saw it. My rose mold. (Ok fine, I actually have two, and I'm not sure why - but they come in handy!) I gave one a try with a little piece of green fondant and SHABHAM!  There she was, a perfect little mini succulent waiting to be dusted and edged! And who doesn't love a little tutorial??? So here we go! It's so easy you'll love creating these little guys to pop on cupcakes and cookies and cakes! You will need: A rose mold - I like this one because it has different shapes and sizes, not all the roses look identical. A chunk of fondant - the one in the picture is a little bright for me, but normally I use something slightly paler Dusting colours (Dark Green, Light Green and a grey/bluey colour, grey - … [Read more...]

Wild and Free

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I was thrilled when Bruna from Simply Lace Photography asked me to create a sweets table for her little guy turning two! She sent me some inspiration images and her colour scheme and let me run with it... Have I mentioned how much I love it when people let me run with it??? Good things happen ;)   The cake was chocolate with vanilla swiss meringue buttercream and the top tier was strawberry with vanilla swiss meringue buttercream. (yum) The marquee "2" was made from fondant with little silver dragee's tarnished with brown food colouring. SO much fun to make! The tee-pee's were made from wafer paper and edible markers and a few toothpicks! I had fun creating different designs on them and had a friend sit and put the toothpicks in while I worked on other projects! (Thanks Whitney ;) )     But my pride and JOY were the little succulents on the cookies...  Making them was an A-Ha! Moment... I even made a little tutorial for them (which I'll post separately) … [Read more...]