Month: May 2016

Something new: Kiddie summer decorating classes

Something new: Kiddie summer decorating classes

Ever since I had a cookie decorating activity for kids/toddlers in October 2014, I’ve always wanted to teach kids how to decorate cookies and cupcakes. Since I have no children of my own, helping unlock a child’s creativity and potential is a happy experience for me. I also think […]

Mixing IMBC

Mixing IMBC

When I first started cake decorating, all I ever used for frosting was American buttercream. I used Wilton’s recipe and added a bit more of my own modifications in order to come up with a stable mix that would withstand the intense heat in the […]

Mothers’ Day Mini Cake Tutorial

Mothers’ Day Mini Cake Tutorial

It’s Mothers’ Day in the Philippines this coming Sunday, May 8, and I am pretty sure that we are all now trying to think of gifts to show our appreciation to our dear mothers. What better way to say “I love you” than with cake?

mothers day buttercream floral cake
Buttercream floral cake for Mothers Day 2015

 

Mothers’ Day is one of the busiest days for any baker/cake decorator. If you’re still looking for Mothers Day gift ideas, I have some for you! You may check out my previous post about cake designs for mothers. Or you can check out my mini cake tutorial below:

 

 

Please take note that I used royal icing flowers in this tutorial. Why? Because using royal icing to pipe flowers will allow me to prepare ahead of time. Besides, it’s extremely hot these days, and I don’t want to risk my cakes. I use a pretty stable Italian meringue and American buttercream, but it is better to be safe than sorry.

 

royal icing flowers
Royal icing flowers just look like buttercream flowers. If I didn’t tell you that these are made of royal icing, I bet you wouldn’t notice.

 

So how did I make these royal icing flowers? I simply piped them as I would pipe buttercream flowers. I used Wilton’s recipe for the royal icing, but I added a bit more water, just enough to make sure that the royal icing isn’t too hard but it’s not runny either. In other words, the royal icing has been thinned down a bit, but it can still hold its shape.

You don’t know how to pipe buttercream flowers? Do not fret! Go to my favorite cake blogs, Cake Style, and check out their Youtube tutorials on making buttercream floral cakes!

If you want more buttercream floral cake ideas, check out my post on my first few cakes with buttercream flowers for Mothers Day 2015. Enjoy!

Mothers Day Mini Cakes for 2016
My other mini cake designs for Mothers Day 2016 inspired by the Queen of Hearts Couture Cakes’ latest book, One Tier Buttercream Wonders (check out the Amazon link on the left side of the page)
Learn from one of my favorite cake blogs!

Learn from one of my favorite cake blogs!

I’ve stumbled upon a fabulous site for buttercream cakes specializing in wedding cakes. It’s called Cake Style TV – check it out! These guys are huge Cake Artists in Australia and are now taking their fabulous classes to the world online! I got totally hooked after watching their first […]