Mickey Mouse Figurine Tutorial – Fondant Cake Decorating

How to make a Mickey Mouse Figurine!

Hey everyone, I know a lot of ppl wanted to know how to make an edible Mickey Mouse figurine with fondant or gumapste, myself included! He’s one of the most challenging characters to create in 3D for cakes.  I figured out a way to make the snout, so I recorded it for a tutorial.
I hope it’s helpful!
This is my Mickey Mouse Figurine tutorial! 🙂

Call of Duty Cake!

best call of duty cake

Wanna wish eveyone a happy and healthy 2015!!

This is my Call of Duty cake, for a Call of Duty video game addict.  Everything you see is handmade and edible. The zombies, monkey bombs and energy drinks are made out of fondant/gumpaste.  The Call of Duty soldier figurine is made out of gumpaste.  The zombie blood is a mixture of lemon extract, red and brown food coloring.  I was so happy with how this cake turned out!

Inside is cream cheese buttercream with carrot cake, and it’s made into a brick pattern too!

Here’s a video, cause you gotta see it in 3D to get all the details!

Sewing Theme Cake!

pretty sewing theme cake

Yesterday was my mom’s birthday! My sister and I went over to my parent’s place and we made dinner for our family, and of course, I made her a cake to surprise her.  My mom likes to sew and always made clothing for us when we were kids, so I made her a sewing theme cake.  

The funny thing was, when my gramma saw the sewing theme cake, her first reaction was: “Is that too little fabric? She’s gonna be cold. And skanky.” Lol, it’s just a sewing theme cake, and I don’t even know how to sew… but I still got a little lecture on how a woman should dress anyway. Promised her I’ll use more fabric IF I ever decide to sew a dress haha.

But no, I tried sewing before, couldn’t do it, wouldn’t do it again lol.

My mommy with the cake, she turned 58, doesn’t she look great!!!

Happy Birthday Mommy!! <3

Fondant Christmas Light Cake Tutorial!

I made this Christmas cake yesterday for my daughter’s grade 5 class. When I picked her up afterschool, 
she told me her teacher and classmates loved it, the kids who had a wooden dowel in their slice of cake, 
lined up at the sink to wash them clean so they can keep it and take it home! HAHA! So cute!
       Here’s my fondant Christmas Lights Tutorial!
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how to make fondant christmas lights cake tutorial
How to make Fondant Christmas Light Cake Tutorial
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How to make fondant Christmas lights

1. You’ll need: 
-colored fondant (any color your want your lights and wire to be)
-clay extruder (optional)
-exacto knife
-circle cutter

2. Roll the piece of fondant into a long shape, try to make it even. It can be as small or thick as you want, it will determine the size of the light bulbs.

3. Use the exacto knife and mark where you will cut. Try to evenly space them, so every clump is the same size, it’ll ensure all your light bulbs are the same size.

4. Roll the cut fondant into a teardrop shape, or oval shape, however you want your light bulb shape to be.

5. Make the rest of the light bulbs, and do it for your other colored fondants too.

6. Use the exacto knife to cut the bottom of the bulb, this would create a small flat surface area. It would make it easier to glue to the green fondant in step 8.

7. Roll out the green fondant and use a circle cutter that would be a good size for the bulbs. 

8. Glue the bulb and the green part together with water or edible glue.

9. Repeat for all the colored light bulbs.

10. Use the clay extruder to make the green cord. If the clay is hard/dry, it’ll come out with rough edges, try warming it in your palm or knead shortening in if this happens.

11. Wrap the green cord around the cake. This method is better than piping green royal icing onto the cake, unless you have super steady hands.  Piping a straight line, on the side of a cake is really hard!

12. Use water or edible glue and wet the surface of the cake you plan on attaching the light bulb to, poke a toothpick in and let a tiny bit of it to stick out for the bulb.

13-16. Stick the bulb into the toothpick. The toothpick should be partially in the bulb to secure it in place.  You can stick it with the bulb facing up or down (it’s facing down on my cake), you can also make it stick up and down alternating.  

Don’t forget to remind the ppl there’s toothpicks in the fondant light bulb before serving 🙂

Happy caking!


Fondant Olaf Figurine Tutorial

how to make olaf figurine tutorial

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Olaf Figurine Tutorial, how to make Olaf!

1. Materials you’ll need: 
– white fondant
– small clump of black fondant
– small clump of orange fondant
– small clump of brown fondant
– ball tip tool or you can use back of a paint brush
– exacto knife
– 3 toothpicks
– small roller
– thin paint brush
– edible blue color
– tylose or gumpaste powder (not shown in pic, oops!)
 you’ll need to knead this into the fondant before starting

2. Make white fondant into Olaf’s head shape. I used the small roller and pressed that on for the top of his head, and also below his nose, to make his middle nose part more prominent. I used the tip of the roller to push in the 2 indents on both sides of his well as well. Flat part of the roller can flat/smooth the sides of his mouth.

3. Exacto knife to create the smile.

4. Use the exacto knife and cut out the smile.  It’s okay if the cut isn’t perfectly smooth/flat.

5. Use a ball tip tool or the back of a paint brush, and flatten the fondant inside the mouth opening.

6. Roll out a thin piece of black fondant and cut it into the shape of his mouth.

7. Add water for it to stick on, then use the ball tip tool or back of paintbrush and smooth out the black fondant. 

8. Roll out a small piece of white fondant, place a plastic wrap over and use a small circle cutter to cut the eyes. The plastic wrap will smooth out the circle into a dome shape rather than a flat coin shape.

9. Glue the eyes down with water.

10. Dilute the blue color gel with a few drops of water, or vodka or lemon extract. Paint around the eyes a small border of blue.

11. With black fondant, place eye balls and eye lid onto his eyes.  For the eyelids, I pinch a but of black fondant and roll it really thin with my fingers.

12. Roll really thin brown fondant with your fingers, for eyebrows.

13. Roll really thin brown fondant into a rectangular shape. add some water inside and place a toothpick in the center. Fold the fondant over and make a straight cut beside the tooth pick.  Roll a bit of brown fondant into a thin V shape and glue it on as fingers.

14. Use white fondant to create the body parts.

15. Use black fondant and make the 3 buttons. Let the pieces dry for at least an hour to let them harden before assembling. Assemble the body parts together with a tooth pick in the core and leave a bit of tooth pick sticking out at the top of the body to add the head on.

Happy Caking everyone! <3

How to Support a 3D Sculpted Cake Standing

Here’s the Cogsley Robot Toy.

How to support a 3d cake
This is my cake!
cogsley toy cake
The most challenging part of making this cake, was support structure. 
I decided to make the head out of styrofoam, and have all the servings of the cake inside the torso to lessen the weight of the cake. I explain below how I made the support system for inside of the cake.

How to make a 3d sculpted cake

How to Support a 3D Sculpted Cake Standing

1. The torso cake is cut in half with a top and bottom. The bottom had 4 wooden dowels cut to the same length, touching the cake board at the bottom, and supporting the smaller rectangular cake board on top that’s supporting the top half of the torso cake.

2. The top half of the torso cake also has 4 wooden dowels cut to the same length.  The bottom is touching the smaller rectangular cake board, and the top is supporting the styrofoam head.

By cutting the torso in half, and putting dowels and cake board inside, you’re taking the ‘weight’ off the cake.  If you’re working with a cake taller than 6 or 7 inches, I would suggest to do this.  Once the cake is in room temperature again, it’ll wobble and move, and it can easily collapse, especially during transportation.  This would help reinforce the support.  You’re creating a ‘table-like’ support inside.

3. I put 2 dowels through the cake.  Half of it is in the cake, and half of it is in the head.  This would keep the head in place and prevent it from loosening or falling off.

4. For the arms, it’s enough surface area touching the body and if you put edible glue on all of that area, it should hold it in place, but just to make sure, I added a wooden bbq skewer going across the cake.

5. For the ears, I held them up with toothpicks.  I used more than 1 toothpick on each side since the ears are quite heavy.  I get asked a lot how do I keep fondant pieces up, I always put toothpicks inside.  Just let the person cutting the cake know, so they are aware and take them out if they are serving them to kids.

6.  I always go for safe.. so after all that support, I made the blue feet out of solid fondant, and wrapped it around the torso.  This locked the cake in place really well! I always try touching the cake and slightly pushing it to see if it moves.  The cake didn’t move after I added the blue fondant feet! It’s a long piece of fondant going around the base of the cake like a belt.

Happy Caking!

Frozen Cupcakes Fail Post on DailyMail.com

funny cupcake fail

I just saw an online article at DailyMail.com with my Frozen cupcake photo. (Article here: Click! )

 My photo is the ‘before’ pic and the ‘after’ pic is made by another baker.

This lady had used my photo to request an order from a baker in her area, and unfortunately, she didn’t get the exact design I made. 🙁 This is why you need to be careful when you order cakes. Whether they work out of home or they are in a store, sometimes people need more practice before they start to doing it professionally (selling to customers). Look through their online portfolio and see if they ‘steal’ cake photos from other bakers. When their photo album has cake photos with other people’s watermark, that’s a huge sign they’re stolen! Also, look at reviews on the side of the page, some Facebook Pages offer reviews.

I understand that everyone starts somewhere, I always encourage beginner bakers as I’m self taught myself.  But it’s really unfair for people to receive products that’s not close to what they had requested for. This baker has potential, but she needs to be honest with her skill level.  The first year I made cakes, I made A LOT of free cakes to practice.

(I also wanna point out 2 things I disagree with the article though…. 1) Not everything ordered from Facebook is crummy  and 2) there are very brilliant, talented, famous male bakers as well!)