Sunday, November 9, 2014

Tutorial: Anna From Frozen Cameo Style




For Anna, we  will make exactly as on Elsa's tutorial  , but we have to change the colors and hair style.i also add a little smile on Anna since she looks sweeter than her  Cold sister.
This Cameo Style figurines are meant to be place on the front of the cake tier. It should be dry and hard before adding it to your cake. I work ahead of time always, so any decoration is ready even a week previous to event. I use round styrofoams on the sizes of the cakes I am making, so I can basically add all decoration to the dummy and I make sure it fits perfectly on the cake once is ready. 



Cut an oval (I use graduated one), once cut mark with a smaller one where your figurine will fit in. You need some space to add the scrolls to decorate the cameo. Once is cut, place it on the dummy so it can dry on the same size as your cake will be



 Make a ball not bigger than 1 ", flatten it a bit, use your finger to mark the space that separates forehead and cheeks. Use a small ball tool to mark the eyes 




Make sure the head fits inside the marked Oval. Use black fondant for the eyes.Add a tiny little ball for the nose.  I use a #000 brush for the eyelashes and yes I put it upside down so it is easier to make the eyelashes look curvier. Add the eyebrows. Three white dots for adding some shine. A little pink powder for the cheeks and a heart shaped mouth with a red marker. Set aside and wait until is dry. 


Once you add the head, you should add the body, arms and robe. For the robe just fold and add the half circles as collar 






For the hair Make the sides of the hair as 2 little sausages thinned on the sides and mark them as you did on Elsa's Tutorial. Make 4 cones and also mark the hair lines and add the braid. 
(I am sorry I missed some pics on this stage) 









Super easy and fast to make!!! hope you also like the Elsa tutorial you can find here


Friday, November 7, 2014

Tutorial: Fondant Cameo Elsa from Frozen (super easy version)

 





I am soooo sorry for all this silent, I know I know you were wondering where in the world I was!!! Well, busy!!! tired !!! and sick!!!, but I am back and I am energized and full of great vibe to share with you. 

I am pretty sure that this year you have some Frozen request, maybe from one of your sweet cousins, your niece, the girl next door or maybe your own little one, and if you are like me, lazy !!! you are probably wondering how are you going to model those two girls ??? and on that cake request the first word was FIGURINES!!!!  





Seriously I am not taking any modeling class just for making Susie's cake!!! Well I should but honestly there is not much time and anyway, Elsa's expression is sooo freaking expressive that my latest Elsa figurine looked like the ugliest pageant girl ever!!! 

So, here is one easy and cute and fast option !!! Let's start 

Before You start !!! 

This Cameo Style figurines are meant to be place on the front of the cake tier. It should be dry and hard before adding it to your cake. I work ahead of time always, so any decoration is ready even a week previous to event. I use round styrofoams on the sizes of the cakes I am making, so I can basically add all decoration to the dummy and I make sure it fits perfectly on the cake once is ready. 



Cut an oval (I use graduated one), once cut mark with a smaller one where your figurine will fit in. You need some space to add the scrolls to decorate the cameo. Once is cut, place it on the dummy so it can dry on the same size as your cake will be



 Make a ball not bigger than 1 ", flatten it a bit, use your finger to mark the space that separates forehead and cheeks. Use a small ball tool to mark the eyes 




Make sure the head fits inside the marked Oval. Use black fondant for the eyes.Add a tiny little ball for the nose.  I use a #000 brush for the eyelashes and yes I put it upside down so it is easier to make the eyelashes look curvier. Add the eyebrows. Three white dots for adding some shine. A little pink powder for the cheeks and a heart shaped mouth with a red marker. Set aside and wait until is dry.





Roll 2 little sausages and thin the sides Those will be part of the hair. Make a little ball, about 1/2", flatten it use the same oval cutter you marked the cameo to keep part of the dress inside your mark. add a little skin tone flatten  ball for  the neck,Use a tool to mark the hair, you can also use a non serrate knife. 




Make the upper  part of the hair, make sure to keep it really puffy !!! and make a braid. I add the scrolls using  this scrolls mold from Wilton




Voila!!! She is ready


Monday, August 11, 2014

Wafer paper love!!! this is a total infatuation







Wafer paper is the new trend!!! yes, absolutely !!! If you are a cake decorator you know it already and maybe you already bought some sheets but not so sure how to use it or you are still afraid to use it. Well, that exactly happened to me last year: I got the paper but I was way too lost to start using it, there weren't any tutorials or real information about how to use it properly. 
Hopefully, some great sugar artists, decided to give it a try, experiment on it , with it and after trial and error, some great tutorials are out there!!! 

I decided to get Craftsy Class "Delicate Wafer paper cakes" with Stevi Auble  ,and I totally loove it !!! From there and having the basic knowledge, the imagination will take you to many endless possibilities!!! I am feeling great making these flowers and introducing wafer paper to my new cakes,  I have also found great inspiration and a huge willing of try new things on my cakes, I feel "Ferocious" about getting edgy designs, yes I feel I can make them !!! GRRRREAT!!! (Roar) 

                                                                     



Some of my latest cakes using Wafer paper class from Craftsy

Get inspired!!! Have fun playing with sugar !!! <3

 

Sunday, June 29, 2014

OMG!!!! CRAFTSY classes on sale !!!!

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When I buy something there is nothing I looove more than pay half price or get the best deal possible!!

You really need to take advantage to this sale from Craftsy, there are many many classes on sale and prices start from as low as $19.99
You have to click here so you can have full access to these offer and it will not last long !!!! 

Happy CRAFTSY!!! 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Tutorial: How to Make a Maleficent cake topper






Ohhhh nothing more entertaining for me than just to sit on my chair and start making cute little faces, yes cuute!!! even if we are talking about Disney's "Maleficent"  with Angelina Jolie, that one that tells the real story behind that wicked witch. 

Well, i totally fell in loove with the movie and wanted to make a cute topper, and cute means no dark malicious eyes or sharp gestures. So I bring you today how to make a cuuute Maleficent cake topper, let's start: 




What you need:

  • 2"x3" styrofoam cone 
  • 2" styrofoam sphere
  • fondant: black,  neon green, purple
  • modeling tools 
  • rolling pin
  • circle cutters (MIA on the pic)
  • edible glue or water or vodka 





Start with a 2" styrofoam and same size fondant, put the ball inside,  you can see this tutorial  to understand this step. Make it look sort of an apple: wider on top, narrowed on lower part.






Use your finger or a small rolling pin to mark on the face where the eyes will be and to make the cheeks. use the rolling pin to smooth the face.


The distance for the forehead should be wider, so you can have enough room for the hair or the hat in this case 



For this step, you can use any of your piping tips, you do not need to buy many tools all the time, look around and you will find many great tools. I use round tip #10 and #12  for making eyes. Cut a little corner of your tiny circle so you can add a side detail on the doll's eye..






For the rest of detail, just make a tiny sausage and thin the sides and add the eye lashes. Cut little green circle for the iris and the shine on the eyes. 




Add the mouth, and 2 tiny round circles using round tip #10 
 Tip:  When ever I do not have the right round size i need, i roll my fondant thicker cut the circle and press it gently in between my fingers so it can be bigger. 



Use a large heart cutter to to cut the shape of the hat or hood that she wears, then use a large circle cutter (4" 1/2 at least) to cut a circle to add it to the witch head. Most of the time I roll the fondant thicker so I can have more chance to smooth it thinner and cover all the head. 




Make a sausage and thin sides, cut in half and make the horns: they go inside then outside like an "S" 




Once you make the horns, add half toothpick on the sides of the head, like where you would add some piggy tails. Glue the horns and add purple details using your clay extruder. 



On the styrofoam cone, add a pice of flower wire, you can buy it here 
I glue it to the styrofoam so it doesn't move. Cut a purple stripe and add to the bottom trying to ruffle it a bit. Best way to stick is using a bit of shortening directly on the fondant. Add a wooden skewer just on the top of the cone all the way through the cone.
Tip: Styrofoam never ever should touch the cake surface, add a piece of fondant on the bottom of the styrofoam piece. 

Cut a large circle  to cover the body, put it on top as you are putting a shirt. cut the sides where the fondant meets the wire and hide on the sides and smooth. Cut 2 purple stripes about 1/2" wide for the dress details on the front 


 
Cut a small circle and and add and irregular stripe to the circle, you can use a special cutter or use your imagination to make it look irregular. Fold the circle over the wire so you can make the arms.
 I add some disco dust to make it more dramatic look. 

Here is the final cake !!   TADAAAAA!!!




For a more detailed class on how to make your little figurines, don't forget to check on new CRAFTSY class from amazing topper artist Brenda Walton from Sugar High