11.8.16

A Simple Wedding Theme based on a Brooch

A brooch that accompanies the traditional attire for Malay weddings is called Kerongsang.
It comes in a set of three pieces joined together by a thin chain. to pin the front lapels of Kebaya together.


It can also be detached and used singly.



Desgn is transfered onto cake by piping with royal icing and painted using edible gold.




Autumn coloured flowers to complement overall look and match the stage decorations. 


 

The doorgift with a similar design.

Wedding planning can be a breeze when it is based on a single item.




6.6.16

Quick Scrolls using Tissue Paper Technique




There are many techniques and tools to get consistent scroll designs onto cakes.
My favourite is the tissue paper transfer technique.



Print out free design templates found online.
You will also need tissue papers cut according to the height of your cake,
 edible markers and pins.



Trace the design onto tissue with edible marker.
Use a medium tip, not too fine and not too thick 
so that the ink would not be too wet for the tissue.


Pin it onto cake.


Use a thicker tip to trace the scrolls.
The ink will seep through. 
The maximum times for tissue reuse is three, 
after that repeat the transfer of design from paper 
or whenever the tissue is not usable anymore.


You will get faint line like this.



I use a Wilton tip 3 to pipe royal icing and make them more swirly at the ends.



Then optional adding of teardrop shapes,
or any small piping if you wish to make the design more compact.

The quickest technique is off course free hand piping,
something I would only be able to do if I start practising everyday for 2 years.
That's only an estimate.



2.5.16

Cake Painting : The Rose

My first post for 2016! In May.
I need to "congratulate" myself.
Anyway, I'm happy because quality content needs time, patience, 
and a little luck (that's when something turns out better than planned).

Here's one of the 2016 trending technique, cake painting.
I wouldn't say this is a self-taught rose, I did look at some wet-on-wet techniques on Pinterest and YouTube because I wanted the smudged look.


But in the end, I dab gold paint with sponge around the edges of the rose.
Below are some photos and videos compiled.   


Free hand draw the petals using a flat brush.
After looking at lots of videos, you can do that.
Watch the video below.

Rose Painting (Part 1)


Use gel colours and go over the inner edge.
If you feel the paint is too thick, use water to dilute.
If you want to give it a lighter colour, use white. I use Americolor Bright White.

Give the outer edge some frills.
Watch video below.

Rose Painting (Part 2)

Lastly, blend the 2 colours with another brush stroke to the middle of the petals.
And I also smudged the blacks in between the petals. 

Lovely picture courtesy from the bride.
Thank you Leesa and Hazriq!

PS the acrylic gold topper is from Cuts Studio.


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