Monthly Archives: August 2014

Say It With Flowers!

Claude Monet is reported to have once said, “I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.” It seems only natural, then, that something so beautiful, something so powerful, should be featured as a centerpiece on so many cakes! Today, we’ll turn our attention to gum paste (or fondant) roses.


We have a large assortment of pre-made gum paste flowers, including single roses and rose sprays. Add an extra elegant touch to your next cake with no hassle whatsoever!

If you’d rather try your hand at making your own roses, we have rose cutters in a variety of sizes – from 50 mm up to 110 mm. Our JEM brand cutters are incredibly easy to use and create beautiful flowers anyone would be thrilled to receive on a cake or cupcake!

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 To give your roses a more natural look, brush on a bit of petal dust in a complementary color as your flowers are drying. Start with a heavier coat of petal dust in the middle of the bud, then lightly brush the edges of your roses to add depth to your flowers.


For a plethora of tips and step-by-step video tutorials, head on over to YouTube and check out Shawna McGreevy or CakePlayGround!

Cake Decorating Class

If you’ve been looking to brush up on your cake decorating skills (or learn the art for the first time!), then we have a golden opportunity for you! During our upcoming four-week cake decorating class, you’ll learn many professional tips and tricks from our expert instructor, Bianca!

Past participants rave about how much they’ve learned – if you’re interested in joining their ranks, here’s an outline of what will be covered:

Week 1 (no supplies needed this week):

  • Instructions on baking a cake
  • Adding filling between layers
  • Frosting a perfectly smooth cake
  • Equipment to simplify your job and storing unused colored frosting

Week 2:

  • Simple borders
  • Writing and printing a message
  • Drop flowers
  • Rose bud, leaves, and base of full rose

Week 3:

  • Rope and reverse shell borders
  • Complete full rose
  • Basket weave

Week 4:

  • Students complete an eight-inch basket weave cake with a rose spray

Our upcoming cake decorating class will meet on four Sundays – September 7, September 21, September 18, and October 5 – from 1 pm until 3 pm. The class costs $40 and has a maximum of 6 participants, so stop by the store to sign up today!