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Fondant Diego: Photo Tutorial

5 May

Last week I had the opportunity to make a Diego cake.  Here is a photo tutorial on how I created the character.

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(post on making hands coming soon)

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Here is my Dora tutorial.
To see more of my cakes visit my website: http://www.canadiancakefactory.ca

Present Bow Tutorial

20 Mar

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You will need a mat, rolling pin, ruler, knife (and/or pizza cutter) and fondant tylose mix or gumpaste

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1. Roll out the fondant and cut it into 1″ x 5″ pieces.  You will need up to 12 pieces but make a few extra in case of breakage

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2. Fold each piece in half

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3. Cut the corners off of each piece

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4.  Glue the bottom of each loop closed

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5. Cut one more small piece 1″ x 3″, fold it, glue it but do not cut off the corners

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6. Rest all the pieces on their sides and leave them to dry for 24 hours
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7.  Cut out a 2″ circle and glue 6 pieces onto it Image

8. add a bit of fondant into the empty space in the middle and add more glue
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9. Add the top layer (I used another 6 pieces because of the alternating colours, normally I would use 5 pieces on top)
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10.  Add the top loop
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And you are done!  Give it a day to dry and add it to your cake 🙂

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How To: Eeyore Tutorial

21 Oct

So this is my first tutorial.  I hope to do a bunch of these.

I used a 50/50 blend of gumpaste and fondant to make Eeyore.

1. Make a cone shaped lump for the body out of dark blue.  Create a curved spine along the back of the cone (see pic).
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2,  Create a light blue flat oval and add it onto the body.

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3. Push together a piece of dark blue fondant with a smaller piece of light blue.  Form into a leg.  Use a veining tool to create the creases in the legs.
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4. Repeat for other hind and front legs.

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5. At this point I left Eeyore to harden for a couple days.

6. To make his head I made two ovals, one of dark and one light.  I cut 1/3 off of both ovals and then glued the 2/3 portion of the dark to the 1/3 portion of the light.  Like this.

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7.  Attach the head to the body with a toothpick and gumpaste glue.  Take a piece of dark blue and blend it along the back of Eeyore’s neck to bring the two pieces together.  To make the gumpaste a bit more pliable I put it in the microwave briefly.  I could not get a perfect blend but I think it looks better then two separate pieces.

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8.  Add all the details.  I used a toothpick to add some lines and nostrils to Eeyore’s face.  I rolled out a spade shape of dark blue and added a smaller pink layer for each ear.  I used a petal and a circle cutter for his eyes and small strips for eyebrows.

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9.  Don’t forget his tail – a stripe of dark blue fondant with a pink bow, black tip and the nail.  I forgot to take a picture of this…

10.  Here he is on the cake.

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Thanks for reading 🙂