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21  COOKING / Dessert / Happy Halloween! on: October 30, 2010 12:02:35 PM
We are throwing a goodbye party tonight on Devil's Night as we are moving to the states and I decided to make a cake that would work with the halloween theme.

The entire cake is edible, the spider is rice krispie treats covered in fondant.  The ghosts are marshmallows covered in fondant and the jack-o-lantern is also fondant.  The cake is marble sponge with chocolate mousse filling.

22  COOKING / Dessert / Re: How to make fondant??? on: October 17, 2010 01:29:41 PM
white corn syrup = Glucose: Wilton makes it.  or if you have a clear corn syrup that will work too.
23  COOKING / Dessert / Re: How to make fondant??? on: October 17, 2010 08:40:01 AM
I use fondant alot lately, once I got the hang of it.  here's a recipe that works really well for me that I've modified from what I found online.  It tastes like fudge and my kids love it!

1 tbsp unflavored gelatin
1/4 cup cold water
1/2 cup white corn syrup
1 1/2 tablespoon glycerin
2 tablespoons shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
8 cups sifted icing sugar
1. Combine gelatin and cold water; let stand until thick. Place gelatin mixture in top of double boiler and heat until dissolved.
2. Add corn syrup and glycerin, mix well. Stir in shortening and just before completely melted, remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Mixture should cool until lukewarm.
3. Place 4 cups icing sugar in a large bowl. Make a well in the center and using a wooden spoon, stir in the lukewarm gelatin mixture. Mix in sugar and add more a little at a time, until stickiness disappears. Knead in remaining sugar. Knead until the fondant is smooth, pliable and does not stick to your hands. If fondant is too soft, add more sugar; if too stiff, add water (a drop at a time). Use fondant immediately or store in airtight container in fridge. When ready to use, bring to room temperature and knead again until soft.
To make it chocolate fondant, substitute 1 cup icing sugar with 1 cup unsweetened cocoa
When colouring, make sure you put shortening on your hands or your hands will dye that colour.

hope it works for you!  let me know
24  COOKING / Dessert / John Deere cake on: August 29, 2010 12:19:18 PM
My father-in-laws 65th bday party was this weekend.  My husband suggested a John Deere tractor on his cake and we looked to buy him a little toy one.  I couldn't find one anywhere so at the last minute made one instead.  The cake is chocolate sponge with chocolate ganache filling.  Covered with fondant and buttercream accents and the tractor is gum paste.  It was a big hit.

the side

view from above

C&C welcome!
25  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Gum paste flowers and a wedding - gum paste recipe included on: July 23, 2010 07:02:58 AM
i just bought a cheap electronic scale so i know this recipe works, if you don't have one these are only approximates, you may have to play with it.

1 1/4 tsp gelatin
1/3 cup cold water
scant 4 cups icing sugar
1/4 cup corn starch
1/4 tsp tartar
1 tbls glycerin
26  COOKING / Dessert / Gum paste flowers and a wedding - gum paste recipe included on: July 23, 2010 05:15:41 AM
Our neighbours got married this past Weds and asked if I would make them their cake. I've been making quite a few lately and still have another this week.  But I thought I'd share as this is the first time I used, made by me, gum paste roses.  I made the gum paste myself.  I had bought the pre-made just add water stuff and it was aweful to work with.  I had taken a class at the local college last winter so I tried that recipe and it worked so much better.

Gum Paste recipe - no gum trag is used which is great b/c it's hard to find.
6g gelatin
70g cold water
1 tbsp glycerin
500g icing sugar
63g corn starch
.5g cream of tartar

mix gelatin and cold water together and let set up.  Put over double boiler and wait until the liquid is clear (absolutely no grainules).  Remove from heat at glycerin.

In mixing bowl place icing sugar, corn starch and tartar.  Add liquid and mix.    Allow mixer to thoroughly mix, about 3 minutes.

Remove from bowl, grease hands with shortening so it doesn't stick and knead as you would bread.  If too sticky add more sugar, if too dry add tiny amounts of shortening until a nice pliable consistancy.  Because there is corn starch, it will dry out really fast.  So place in plastic wrap and take off small pieces at a time.  This will make a good size ball of dough.  Will keep double wrapped and in air tight container in the fridge for up to 6months.

Anyway, here is the final product.  The bride gave me a hug yesterday when they got home.  So I am pretty proud of this one.

The cake is chocolate sponge with dark chocolate framboise ganache with rolled buttercream and royal icing scroll work.

C&C welcome!
27  COOKING / Dessert / another belly cake on: July 12, 2010 10:36:52 AM
I hosted a non-shower baby shower for my dear friend on Friday night.  Instead of sad little games we had the Spa Angels come in and give pedicures.  Then we ate and drank and laughed!  I made the cake and was inspired by a previous post.  The cake was chocolate with cream cheese icing.  First time with the cream cheese.  I wasn't sure how well it would work with the fondant.  But it looked great and I got another order because of it!  Everything is edible.  These pics are before I attached the flowers with royal icing.

When it came time to have cake, the mother-to-be did the c-section.
28  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Canada day Cupcakes! on: June 30, 2010 02:52:40 PM
they look awesome!!! happy Canada day!
29  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Happy Canada Day!!! on: June 30, 2010 03:33:27 AM
This is awesome! Where did you find the little maple leaves? We're having a Canada Day party on Saturday and I'm making cupcakes.  It would be awesome if I could gt my hands on some leaves.  Cheesy

Thanks!  I got the leaves at Bulk Barn!
30  COOKING / Dessert / Happy Canada Day!!! on: June 29, 2010 03:14:24 PM
I was asked by our social committee at work to make a cake for Canada Day.  I'd love to take credit for the design, but it was all my husband's idea.  I made a Canada Flag and on the maple leaf is a camp fire with moose and beaver (very canadian) having marshmallows!  The cake is white spone with white butter cream.  The sides have red and white fondant maple leaves and the moose and beaver are also fondant.

The flag:

The campfire:

and I made some cookies for my kids daycares too!

I hope you enjoy, I had a blast making this!
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