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Step by Step instructions on executing three dimensional painted designs on fondant-covered cakes.
Marco Antonio López & Sonia Escobar of http://www.newcake.com 878 KB, PDF format. Updated: March 16/07
Easy to follow instructions for building the famous kid's toy out of crispy cereal and fondant. The technique can be adapted to create other 3D designs.
By cakefairy18 of CakeFairy.ca. 178 KB, PDF file format. Updated: Mar 30/06
This matrix was based on another popular cake pricing matrix but adapted to Canadian products and resources. Customizable to your own needs.
186 KB, Microsoft Excel format. Updated: Apr 02/06
How to make a tilted cake (a.k.a. "topsey turvey" or "mad hatter" cake) in 6 easy steps. Illustrated instructions based on the Whimsical Bakehouse book. By Paul of Yumarama.com.
Web page. Updated: Mar 25/06
A three-page instructional on carving a cake in the shape of a shark, does not include cake recipe although it is recommended to use a dense butter cake. Covering is rolled fondant.
By flourgirl of Flour Confections.
144 KB, PDF format. Updated: Apr 09/06
Step-by-steps instructions on making your own home-made gumpaste. Save money! Requires gelatin, icing sugar and either Gum-Tex™ (Wilton), tylose or gum tragacanth as the stiffeners.
By Flowers (aka Diane) of vjcakecreations.ca.
176 KB, PDF format. Updated: May 11/06
"How do I get my buttercream smooth?" is a question you see all the time. This How To will answer that for you. Just follow these Step-by-step instructions on smoothing your Swiss Meringue Buttercream - these same steps will work well on many other frostings. It's not as difficult as you think to get a really smooth icing!
By flourgirl (aka Lisa) of flourconfections.ca.
298 KB, PDF format. Updated: July 27/06
"Sugar's Functional Role in Cooking is a 20-page PDF handbook detailing all the essential functional properties that sugar contibutes to foods and is a magnificent teaching tool for everyone from the average consumer to secondary school students to culinary professionals." From the US based Sugar Assosciation.
1.2 MB, PDF format. Aug 25/06
Easy Step-by-Step illustrated instructions on how to make regular, good tasting,
non-MMF fondant from scratch. So easy, even I can do it!
No marshmallows were harmed in the making of this fondant. Submitted by Paul of Yumarama.com. 602 KB, PDF format. Aug 4/07
Instructions on creating a gum paste or fondant topper using perfectly safe gumballs as your base structure. Original article by (and used with permission of) Geraldine Kidwell. Submitted by MariaK. 90 KB, PDF format. Feb 9/07