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Nautical Cakes and Tutorial

By July 14, 2017 Cakes and More, Tutorials

Hello Everybody!!

It is a fact that we are in the middle of summer..here in Central Florida right now the heat is terrible and it is almost mandatory to take a trip to the pool or even better to the beach!!

And it is for this reason that I have decided to bring you this cake option which is so appropriate for the season: NAUTICAL CAKES.

Definitely Nautical Cakes are one of my favorites themes, for me these cakes are one of the most elegant and refreshing that I have made, they are always trendy and they are also very versatile, you can use them in birthday and in baby showers as well.

When I make these cakes I always like to put a border in the shape of waves to give a more beachy touch so I included a small picture-tutorial so you can see how I do it and how easy it is:

  • You just need to cut a ribbon of blue fondant and with a round cutter cut the borders of the ribbon and voila!! Really quick and easy..right??

And here you have a couple of pictures with some of the nautical cakes that I have made:

                    

SO if your planning a nautical party here you have a couple of great ideas, I hope you like them and that they will be useful to you..thank you so much for reading and Happy Summer!!

Blessings,

Cecilia

 

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4th of July Cupcakes

By June 30, 2017 Cakes and More, Tutorials

Hello Everybody!!

4th of July is around the corner..usually friends and family come together to celebrate the Independence Day but also take advantage of the occasion to make that day a cheat day and brake the diet with a good BBQ, beers and of course desserts!!

It’s for this reason that I wanted to bring this funny and original idea for your dessert..4th of July Cupcakes!!

They are so cute and easy to make and when your guest give the first bite they are going to have so much fun with the surprise that they’re going to find inside that I’m sure that these cupcakes will become the center of attention of your 4th of July party..so let’s do this:

  • Bake your favorite flavor cupcakes, I made chocolates cupcakes and to make them more festive I used American Flag themed baking cups but you can use white plain baking cups and  they still going to look really good.
  • Hollow the center of your cupcakes, I used a cupcake corer but you can use a knife.
  • Fill with your favorite color sprinkles.

  • Frost your cupcakes , I usually make my own icing but when it comes to red I use store bought but of course you can use white icing and they will look great, everything depends on what color you prefer..you can even take this cupcakes to the next level and combine different colors like red, white and blue..we can be as creative as we want!!
  • To achieve this swirl I used ATECO 844 tip.
  • Decorate with more sprinkles and anything allegorical to 4th of July like a star or American Flags cupcake toppers.

And here you have a picture of your ready to eat cupcakes:

Look how beautiful they are and what a fun detail inside, the perfect dessert for a 4th of July celebration..

And that’s it for now, I hope you can make this cupcakes and enjoy it as much as I will with my family and friends..HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!!

Blessings,

Cecilia

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Graduation Hat Cake Tutorial

By June 23, 2017 Cakes and More, Tutorials

Hello everybody!!

Let’s keep the graduation mood..this time I bring another option that you can use for your grad celebration and is a cake in the shape of a graduation hat!!

Last time I show you how to make a graduation hat cake topper but if you don’t have enough time to make a lot of decorations for your graduation cake or if you have a last minute request but at the same time you want to do something pretty, original , elegant and no time consuming at all then this is the right cake for you!!

I always try to share easy ideas with you and this is not the exception..again, this is really easy to make and it’s a cake that you can have fully decorated in one hour..yes, one hour!!

You can use the color of your convenience and  you can make it as big as you want ..I made this one in black and it was a small 6” round cake because it was meant to be used as a cupcake tower topper.

So here you have the instructions:

  • Cover your cake with fondant.

  • Cut a piece of cake board into a square shape, the size will depend on the size of your cake.
  • Using your fingers cover the entire surface of the cake board with shortening, this will be acting as a glue for the fondant
  • Cover in fondant.

  • Stick the covered cake board  with water to your covered cake placing it in a diamond shape, let it dry for a couple of minutes.

  • To make the tassel cut a piece of fondant into a rectangular shape, the size will depend on the size of your cake..this one was 20 x 6 cm.
  • From the half to the bottom cut into strips and then roll pressing the top part at the same time.
  • If necessary cut the tip of the tassel to eliminate protruding parts.
  • Attach to the cake board with water and let it dry for a couple of minutes…and that’s it!!!

Here you have a picture of the final product:

To take the cake to the next level  I put a ribbon and wrote ”Class of 2017″ to decorate the cake board, of course this is optional.

And here you have a picture of the cake at the graduation party as a topper of the cupcake tower:

As you can see, there are so many options when it comes to celebrate a graduation party and this beautiful cake is one of them..I hope you find this tutorial useful and you can feel encouraged to make this simply but elegant graduation hat cake, you’ll see that it is easier than you think..just remember that everything needs a little bit of PRACTICE and PATIENCE!!

Blessings,

Cecilia

 

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How to Make a Graduation Hat Cake Topper

By June 13, 2017 Tutorials

Hello Everybody!!

 

We are in the middle of graduation season and for that reason I considered to make this short tutorial about how to make a graduation hat cake topper.

This tutorial is really easy to follow, you can make it without spending too much money because you don’t need a lot of materials to make it and the best of all is that is no time consuming..you can have it ready in 20 minutes!!

I made this cute graduation hat in black but you can always change it depending on the color you need.

So here we go, you’re going to need:

  • Half round floral foam, you need to cut the round tip of the foam to achieve a flat surface and this way we make it easier to form the top of the hat.
  • A piece of cake board cut into square shape.
  • Black fondant.
  • Shortening.

  • Using your fingers cover the entire surface of the foam and the cake board with shortening, this will be acting as a glue to stick the fondant.
  • Cover with fondant and don’t forget to cover underneath to avoid the foam touching the surface of the cake directly, same thing with the cake board.
  • Stick the  covered cake board to the  covered foam with water placing it in a diamond shape, let it dry for a couple of minutes.

  • To make the tassel cut a piece of fondant into a rectangular shape, the size will depend on the size of your hat..this one was 10 x 4 cm.
  • From the half to the bottom cut into strips and then roll pressing the top part at the same time.

  • If necessary cut the tip of the tassel to eliminate protruding parts, if you plan to put any decoration like a button just squeeze the tip with your finger.
  • Let it dry for a couple of minutes.
  • Attach to the cake board with water an let it dry for a couple of minutes.

And here you have pictures of cakes that I have made using this graduation hat topper:

    

I hope that you enjoyed this tutorial, a cake with a graduation hat topper can be a wonderful gift for a friend or relative who is living this special moment in their life..give it a try, you’ll be surprise about how easy it is to make it, just don’t forget to put a little bit of PRACTICE and PATIENCE!!

Blessings,

Cecilia

 

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Little Cow Cake and Tutorial

By June 4, 2017 Cakes and More, Tutorials

Hello Everybody!!

It’s been a couple of years since I made this Little Cow Cake but it’s still one of my favorites.

When I was asked to make a farm inspired cake, Presley’s mommy told me that she was in love with cows and off course my immediate thought was to put a nice cow as a topper so I decided once again to step out of my comfort  zone and make the little cow just following my instincts, I had already read a little bit about how to make fondant figurines and basically everything start the same way so I decided not only to do this little cow on my way but also to make a tutorial with the purpose of being able to share it with others.

Here you have a picture of my Little Cow Cake:

Details about  this cake:

  • It was a 8” vanilla cake with buttercream icing.
  • It was covered with green homemade marshmallow fondant and decorated with yellow and white HMMF .
  • The fence was hand cut and made with brown prefabricated fondant.
  • The flowers were  made with a flower fondant cutter and I put light green dragees in the center of each flower.
  • The  grass was made with a garlic presser, no extruder at the moment LOL.
  • The name was made with the FMM funky letter fondant cutter that I bought here

Close up picture of the cute little cow:

Let me tell you something, I was REALLY HAPPY with the final product, this cow topper is really easy to make and also very versatile, in this case I wanted the cow to look really girly so I put a flower in her head but you can play with it and put a bow or a hat or even earrings to give it a funny touch to it LOL.

The tutorial about how to make this cow is in the COW TUTORIAL album on my Facebook page Cake Creations by Cecilia, here’s the link:

https://www.facebook.com/469958093028065/photos/?tab=album&album_id=580181418672398

And that’s it for now, hope you like this post and find the moment to make this beautiful cow..if you have any questions leave a comment and I will be more than happy to help, but don’t forget to give it a try, with a little bit of PRACTICE and PATIENCE you can make wonderful things!!

Blessings,

Cecilia

 

 

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How to make a KIT KAT cake

By May 21, 2017 Cakes and More, Tutorials

Hello everybody!!

A couple of years ago, for my mother in law’s birthday we decided to make a small celebration taking her out to a restaurant for dinner and bringing the cake as a surprise and sing happy birthday in the  same place.

The plan was perfect, of course I was in charge of the cake, but there was a small detail: we plan everything the night before her birthday!! I needed to do something delicious and pretty but at the same time something quick and easy to make and like magic a life saver idea came to my mind: THE KIT KAT CAKE.

Seriously, this cake is a life saver, really easy to make and the presentation is absolutely beautiful..here you have a picture of my KIT KAT cake:

This is the way I made it:

  • Bake your favorite cake in a round pan and frost it with your favorite icing.
  • Cut the KIT KAT bars and place it all around the cake, here you have a sample picture:

  • Fill the center with your favorite candies, I used M&M’s.
  • Tie a ribbon outside of the cake…and that’s it!!!

Hope you enjoy this small tutorial..if you are in a hurry (and even if you are not LOL) you have to try this yummy, beautiful and easy to make cake.

Blessings,

Cecilia

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