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Melt and Create

Melt and Create with Rainbow Dust Colour Melts

 

With Rainbow Dust’s new fantastic colour melts you can melt and create a huge range of fantastic edible fun! Of course we now have them available on the website if you fancy giving them a go.

I’ll be sharing our favourite tricks using colour melts and it’s not just about Cake Pops!

The Best Bits

  • They are made up of Non-Hydrogenated Fats
  • Smaller Buttons that melt quicker
  • Great flavour
  • Available in 8 colours and more coming soon!

Packs of Colour Melts

To melt them you can use multiple methods. One being the Microwave, nice and easy does it! The other is the double boiler, slightly harder work but ensures you don’t over-do your candy buttons.

Instructions for Microwave – Place candy melts in a microwave safe bowl. Do not melt in the bag. Microwave for 30 seconds at half power or on the defrost setting. Repeat until completely melted be careful not to over cook your melts.

Instructions for Double Boiler – Partially fill the bottom pan with water and bring to a simmer.
Fit the top pan or bowl in place and add the candy. Stir until completely melted. A jug or bowl can be used to replace the top pan. Do not allow any water to come in direct contact with the candy.

The PME Chocolate Melting pot also works fantastic with these!

 

Melt and Create

Here’s some fantastic examples on using your colour melts by Rainbow Dust.

Melt and Create

I love the use of the colour melts on these tasty Cake Pops. Use Rainbow Dust Edible Gold Glitter to add an extra sparkle!

Cake Pops using Rainbow Dust Colour Melts

Try dipping cake balls in candy melts and popping them in a mini cake cup, once done drizzle with different coloured candy colour melts to create these gorgeous mini cake bites.

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Or why not go for gold and create edible ice cream bowls, this will really impress the guests and they are so easy the kids can have fun giving it a go too!

Check out the entire rage of Rainbow Dust Colour Melts.

 

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Creating Easy Carnation Sugar Flowers

Creating Easy Carnation Sugar Flowers

Creating Easy Carnation Sugar Flowers

A few months back we wrote to you about creating the easiest rose ever, well now we are here to tell you about creating easy carnation sugar flowers using the fantastic Easiest Carnation Cutter Ever by FMM Sugarcraft. Of course like all the new products we keep you up to date with, these cutters are also available in our online store.

Creating Easy Carnation Sugar Flowers

 

After the huge success from the rose cutter, it’s just fabulous news that FMM Sugarcraft keep releasing belting new products that really do make creating easier and less time consuming. These take 5 minutes to create, a few hours to set and a simple dust of colour on top to give your carnation a realistic finish.

Creating Easy Carnation Sugar Flowers

 

Here’s some great tips when creating your carnations.

  • Always use flower or modelling paste. Using sugarpaste will cause the flowers to crack and crumble.
  • Dust your surface lightly with icing sugar to stop your paste from sticking, also non-stick boards are extremely helpful.
  • Roll thin. With a good quality flower paste the thinner you roll the more realistic your sugar flowers will look.
  • Dust the flower once dried with powder colour like sugarflair blossom tints and a dry brush to create a variegated finish.
  • If you love this cutter then you have to try The Easiest Rose cutter.. it’s just as fantastic & saves hours of time!

Cover cakes & cupcakes in beautiful carnations!

Creating Easy Carnation Sugar Flowers

Learn how to use the Easiest Carnation Cutter. FMM Sugarcraft have kindly made us a free tutorial to watch at your leisure.

If you loved this post, give these ones a read! We think you’ll like them just as much!

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Using Tylo Powder

Using Tylo Powder

Using Tylo Powder

Using Tylo Powder

If you want to know more about using Tylo Powder and how to get the most out of the product for cake decorating and modelling then you are in the right place.

This write up has been brought to us by the well renowned cake decorating colours and consumables company ‘Rainbow Dust Ltd’.

Tylo Powder is an essential ingredient in any sugar crafters equipment box, and is widely used to make modelling paste, flower paste and edible glue. It is also reffered to as CMC and is a professional grade extra fine powder, which is available in 50g, 80g and 120g.

Modelling Paste:

Tylo Powder is vital in transforming sugarpaste into Modelling Paste and it starts to work straight away, no need to leave over night like it’s alternative Gum Tragacanth.

  • Add 1tsp to 250g of Sugarpaste and knead well.

Tips:

If it starts to crack then add a little more sugarpaste and knead again.

Once done the paste is now ready to creat models, drapes, bows and to use in moulds.

 

Edible Glue

Using Tylo Powder to create an edible glue is really easy!

  • Simply mix 1/4 teaspoon to 50ml of water in a pot.

It will initially form a lumpy mixture, don’t worry as this is normal!

Leave overnight and the next morning you’ll find a clear thick glue ready to use. If you require it to be slightly thinner simply add a little more water.

Tips:

With Tylo edible glue you can also create ‘gunge’, this is the term we use to describe very thick glue paste, made from sugarpaste you are using and mixed with a small amount of the Tylo edible glue. This is used for a stronger hold and it will match the colour of sugarpaste you are using it with!

 

Flower Paste:

Tylo Powder can also be used to make flower paste, ideal for making wired flowers, shapes on wires and any other shapes or leaves that require a firmer paste.

Flower Paste Basic Recipe: For 500g of Flower Paste

  • 450g of sieved Icing Sugar
  • 5 teaspoons of Tylo Powder
  • 60-65ml of cool boiled water

Add all the ingredients to a bowl and mix together using an electric mixer, mix until completely combined. Place the paste on a dusted non stick work surface and knead until fully combined. Then place in to a polythene bag until required.

Tips:

You can freeze both modelling paste and flower paste for up to 6 months!

 

We have a few different sizes available in the Tylo Powder and with it’s long best before’s and versatility it’s almost worth getting the larger quantities!

All sizes of Tylo Powder are available in our Online Shop.

Why not Pin the Rainbow Dust worksheet so you always have it handy!

Using Tylo Powder

 

Cute Farm Yard Cake Tutorial

Cute Farm Yard Cake Tutorial

Cute Farm Yard Cake Tutorial

Cute Farm Yard Cake Tutorial

 

Check out this super Cute Farm Yard Cake Tutorial brought to you by FMM Sugarcraft.

Using the latest cutters from FMM Sugarcraft making a super cute farm yard cake couldn’t be easier. Novelty cakes are always great fun to make!

The new cute animal cutters make it so much easier to put this gorgeous cake design together without all the extra hand cutting hassle!

Cute Farm Yard Cake Tutorial

Here’s what they look like once cut. I would definitely recommend using modelling paste here. Modelling paste is firmer and therefore much easier to release from the cutters than sugarpaste. This is even more imprtant in warmer months when sugarpaste can be very sticky making it hard to handle.

Cute Farm Yard Cake Tutorial

A quick tip to make your own modelling paste is to use 1tsp of Tylo Powder to 250g of sugarpaste, mix well then seal for 6 hours whilst it has time to work. Tylo makes your sugarpaste easier to work with and also allows it to dry firmer.

Here’s a video to show you exactly how to create your fun farm yard cake.

Star Wars Cakes

Star Wars Cakes

12 Star Wars Cakes to blow your mind!

Here’s 12 fabulous, nerdy and down right awesome Star Wars cakes that WILL make you smile… if you’re not a fan of Star Wars we advise you turn away now and flip to another one of our cakey blogs!

Number 1:

Just look at thise awesome Star Wars Lego Figure Models.. all hand made! Lucky James!

Star Wars Cakes

Number 2:

BB-8 has taken on a slightly new less spherical shape! I love the design behind this! To get that awesome shine on parts of the cake try using edible glaze.. it’s great stuff!

Star Wars Cakes

 

Number 3:

I have seen these types with Marvel Comics & DC but this is really cool! A 4 tier stacked cake with everything you could ever want for your Star Wars themed party!

Star Wars Cakes

Number 4:

This is some serious love for both Star Wars & hand painted cakes. Bravo Cakelava!

Star Wars Cakes

Number 5:

Star Wars isn’t just for boys you know!? LOVE this Princess Leia Star Wars Cake for a twist on the usual!

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Number 6:

Star Wars isn’t Star Wars without lightsabers…

Star Wars Cakes

Number 7:

Now this brings a whole new meaning to ‘Chewie’ Cookies!! Love it… Gingerbread men easily made into our favourite fury character, Chewbacca!

Star Wars Cakes

Number 8:

If the Dark Side has cake, then count me in!

Star Wars Cakes

Number 9:

Simply awesome… the force of the Jedi.

Star Wars Cakes

Number 10:

Yes, the ultimate combo: Lego and Star Wars… I love the way they have covered the board on this one… cake design doesn’t stop with the cake!

Star Wars Cakes

Number 11:

What a cool space effect this cake has got!? To get creative, use black icing whilst splattering bits of edible white food colour on top!

Star Wars Cakes

Number 12:

This one is for next level Star Wars fans… Will you marry me Miss AT-AT?

Star Wars Cakes

Hope you enjoyed our Star Wars themed blog. For more Star Wars Cake-Inspo check out our Pinterest board ‘Star Wars Cakes’ which is where we found all these awesome cakes!

Check out some of our other blogs:

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10 Cake Textures You Will Love

Chocolate Orange Fudge Cake

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10 Cake Textures You Will Love

10 Cake Textures You Will Love

So texture isn’t just about the inside of the cake these days, it’s about making something unique, impressionable and down right gorgeous! Here’s some of our favourite ways to use textures to impress when cake decorating.

1. Rustic Royal Icing – Give these designs a go, using a palette knife with a royal iced finish, alternatively you can also do these designs in buttercream if you are not wanting a completely white finish… pretty them up with sugar flowers for details.

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2. Ruffles & Sequins – Yes, it is technically two techniques but my gawwd they go well together! Check out Kara’s Couture homemade sequin tutorial for an easy way to create your very own edible sequins in the video below!texture1

3. Wood Effect – There’s many ways to create these types of texture. I love this one by Ella’s Celestial Cakes. On this awesome cake Ella has created textured buttercream rings on top and modelling chocolate bark on the sides with air brushing and hand painting. You can also get hold of impression mats that will do a lot of the hard work for you!ellascellestrialcakes

4. Mini Texure – Utilising your scissors can create an really sweet leaf effect for your Christmas Tree’s… cute toppers for cupcakes and Christmas Cake details. Don’t write off the equipment sat in the kitchen already!texture

5. Glitter Texture – A great way to make your cake shine! Be sure to use edible not non toxic glitters on your cake to stick to health & hygiene guidelines. Rainbow Dust do a 100% edible range that works great! I love what Kara has done with this simple and fun Halloween Cake!

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6. Polka Dot Texture – Now there’s a really long and boring way of planning polka dots out that takes hours of frustration… OR… and it’s a big and awesome or… Use the FMM Press Ice, they do all the hard work of measuring for you, all you have to do is pipe a spot of royal icing to finish it off! Check out the how to tutorial below if you like the idea of this time saving technique.polka_texture

7. Knit Texture – Love this texture design, a great one although a little fiddly.  texture_knit_weave

8. Lace Textured Cake – This is a hand piped lace cake with small ruffle detail. Lace has been huge this year and you can see why with this simple, yet elegant effect!bobetteandbelle

9. Elegant Brush Embroidery – Ok ok, if you haven’t checked out how to do this yet please see the tutorial I have included by SweetAmbs… It’s the best thing since sliced bread or rolling pins to keep it cake orientated!! Brush embroidery is done with a brush and royal icing, once dried you can highlight in metallic edible paint for this rather royal, gold finish.brush_embroidery_texture

10. 3D Triangle Texture – This effect is really pretty, taking a simple circle and folding it in to a triangle. Use a little bit of edible glue to attach your shapes and voila!! I would recommend using a bit of Tylose with your fondant when doing these, it helps the fondant to dry firm and stops your shapes sagging! textures_preciouspeggys

On our Facebook Page we asked our customers to show us some ways on how they’ve been creating textures on their cakes and I have to say they’ve done such a fantastic job!

Cake below is by Daisychains Cakes – There’s loads of textures on this cake, using an airbrush to create a fur finish and the grass nozzle tube for piping the grass on the board! Just look at those eyes!!

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Cake below by Fancy Cakes by Linda – Using the FMM wood embosser, Ceri has created a textured finish to her fence and bird box!

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Cake below by Hassalls Hand Baked Heaven – Gemma has used a number of cake tools as well as the stitching tool to create the realistic leather effect of the super fun Doc Martins cake, just too awesome for words if you ask me!

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I hope you enjoyed this 10 Cake Textures You Will Love blog! For more textured cakes check out our post where are fans shared their designs!

Happy Baking Lovelies!

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How To Make an Art Deco Cake

How To Make an Art Deco Cake

Art Deco Cake Design
Art Deco Cake Design

I love the Art Deco style, this style first appeared in France in the 1920’s and can be seen to influence many of our buildings through until the 40’s. Taking this influence and building it in to our cake designs can make for an extremely pleasing and impressive cake. Think symmetrical rather than asymmetrical, it is both glamorous and exuberant in it’s form.

So enough said…. let me show you the cake made using the FMM Sugarcraft Essential Shapes Cutter so you can give this stunning design a go yourself!

Essential Shapes for Art Deco Cakes
Essential Shapes for Art Deco Cakes

What You Will Need

You can achieve a huge range of depth from one colour by adding more or less to your white fondant.

Rainbow Dust Pro-Gel Food Colours

To make your modelling paste from scratch simply add 1tsp of Tylo Powder to 250g of normal fondant/sugarpaste and leave covered to develop over 5 hours before using. We recommend rolling flower paste to 2mm thickness.

Step 1: Roll out your orange modelling paste in a long vertical strip, approximately 45mm wide. Cut out 73 x 38mm diamonds.

Step 2: Roll out your blue and light blue modelling paste in a long vertical strip approximately 45mm wide. Cut out 37 x 38mm diamonds of each colour.

Step 3: Cut each of your diamonds in half lengthways with your knife tool.

Step 4: Practise the pattern on your work surface first: The orange diamonds are placed together by the shortest sides of your shapes. They create a similar shape to a triangle with a piece missing from the centre. On the left hand side of your orange modelling paste match the longest side with your blue modelling past, and then on the right hand side of the orange modelling paste attach the lighter blue modelling paste shapes.

Step 5: Attach the pattern to your cake: Starting in the centre of the bottom tier of your cake, attach the shapes to your cake with water starting with the orange shapes. Then as explained in Step 4 attach the blue on one side and the light blue on the other. Keep working each side of your central point so the join will be at the back of the cake.

Step 6: Once you have completed your first row start a new row above, again starting in the centre of the cake. This time starting with your blue and light blue modelling paste and again working each side. Continue this for 3 rows.

Step 7: Continue this method for one single row on the top tier of your cake.

Step 8: To make the flower for your cake roll out your blue, light blue and orange modelling paste. Using your 5 petal rose cutters cut out your shapes as follows: Blue 90mm, orange 75mm and 50mm and light blue 65mm.

Step 9: Roll out your white modelling paste and cut out a 15mm circle.

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Step 10: Lay your largest flower shape flat on your work surface and wet the centre with water. Place your next size down flower on top and continue the same process until you have a blue and orange flower (See picture). Secure your white circle in the centre with water.

Step 11: Leave your flower to dry overnight.

Step 12: Secure the flower to your cake with some Royal Icing. I always use Delia’s Royal Icing Recipe which is really quick and easy.

Why not try switching from plain matt colours to rich metallics by using Rainbow Dust Metallic Edible Paint to add extra luxury!

Thanks for taking the time to read our tutorial How To Make an Art Deco Cake, please feel free to leave a comment or share. Thank you!