My favorite flower to make is the gum paste daisy. I don’t know why, really–maybe it’s because daisies cheer me up. They’re such a happy flower. To make a fondant or gum paste daisy, you will need: Daisy cutout set … Continue reading
Gum paste (or fondant) leaves are a nice touch to your gum paste blossoms (simple or detailed). They’re pretty easy, and you can make a whole bunch at once and store them in a cool, dry place for later use … Continue reading
I can’t begin to talk about how much I love these blossoms. I’ve used these as a filler flower in a wedding cake floral spray, but I think they are stunning in their simplicity on their own. After rediscovering this … Continue reading
Gum paste blossoms are a great addition to a cupcake, or be a nice filler flower in a flower spray for a wedding cake. Even though the term “gum paste” is kind of gross (it is really just sugar, glucose, … Continue reading
The Cupcake Swirl is my absolute favorite way to frost a cupcake. Ever since I learned how to do it, I have never bothered trying to use a knife or spatula again. Once you get it down pat (practice makes … Continue reading
The comments I hear most often about fondant is that it tastes bad or bland. To be honest, for a long time I couldn’t fault such an opinion. Prepackaged fondant, while convenient, is expensive at almost $5 per pound of white–double the cost if you want a strong color, like red or black–and doesn’t have much of a taste to it. So why spend so much money on a product that usually winds up in the trash?