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Today we are leaving for Niagara Falls - girls night out before the big day. I am doing the final assembly and putting it all together.


Views: 469 | Added by: NinjaTurtle | Date: 14.09.2011

And another big surprise of the day - you will see something that noone was allowed to see yet. Yes, the topping of the cake is ready - bride hat and groom hat - ta-dam!

cake topping
Views: 504 | Added by: NinjaTurtle | Date: 11.09.2011

This Sunday was full of events - no wonder we only have 5 days left before the BIG DAY!
There is an addition to our cake set family - champagne glasses - give them a warm welcome!!!

Champagne glasses
Views: 683 | Added by: NinjaTurtle | Date: 11.09.2011

About 3 evenings of making roses and watching Dexter ( I am done with season 2 by the way, and yes, you are getting quite blood-thirsty after about 300 petals :) ).

Here are step-by-step pictures and some quick explanations on how to get the flowers done - just in case someone loves Dexter as well, or may be for the case when I get old and crazy and forget some sugarcraft techniques.

We start with the gumpaste - here is a big chunk of it Gumpaste

I usually don't go superfancy and use the recipe  on the Wilton Gum-Tex box. Keep it covered at all times - dries very fast.

Then we need some wire - I used gauge 24 for the roses, as they are quite heavy - make a little hoop on the top

Wire for the flowers

Then we take a little piece of gumpaste - about the size of filbert - and shape it as a raindrop - our base for the rose is ready. Dip the wire hoop in the water and insert it in t ... Read more »

Views: 1211 | Added by: NinjaTurtle | Date: 10.09.2011

Cake design is a wild thing. You are thinking it all over, adding details, changing improving, caring about it and all of a sudden it gets out of control, like a whimmy child, and starts its own independent existence, demanding, but fabulous.
My sister's wedding is planned small - about 25 people. 14" one layer cake will serve 25 people. But, really, one layer wedding cake? I don't get it. Not for the girls from the poor country. Where is brilliance? grandiosity? luxury? On the other hand, making a confectionary monster and toss most of it? oh, no, we don't waste food, not a smalest piece of it.
Pam-pam-pam - applauze! welcome monsiuer design - final edition.
2 layers - first: polish honey-walnut-raisin cake, square, fondant covered. Second layer - not quite a real layer - thin merengue cake, fondant ... Read more »
Views: 679 | Added by: NinjaTurtle | Date: 08.09.2011

Today I am doing something really exiting. You know, when you take a pile of cheap components and turn it into something quite glamourous.
I am decorating a cake set for the wedding cake today. The cheapest one we have found so far was around $75 - no way!
So, my secret ingredient list:
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Views: 264 | Added by: NinjaTurtle | Date: 01.09.2011

I was planning this site inially as an art Gallery. Works in progress, imprimature, art shows and so on. And the first entry was supposed to be art-related. But life is life - my little darling baby-sister is getting married in September. Just let her new life be as wonderful as she dares to dream. And my tiny little contribution would be the wedding cake. So, this is where I am starting today - the design is approved, the approval for the cake itself still pending. I will start working on some sugarpaste flowers. Step-by-step pictures are coming.
Views: 225 | Added by: NinjaTurtle | Date: 01.09.2011

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