Cake Project Guides

BABY SHOWER CAKE PROJECT GUIDE - 2

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED: FMM Cot Cutter Set, FMM Gift Tag, FMM It’s a Girl Cutter, FMM Knife & Scriber tool, Non Stick Mat & Non Stick Rolling Pin, White, Green & Pink Modelling Paste, White Flower Paste/Gum Paste, Water & Paintbrush (edible glue if you prefer), White ribbon around the bottom of the bottom tier. 5” Scalloped Edge Round Circle Cutter, Royal Icing.

CAKE: 2 tier 6” x 5” and 8” x 5” cake & 11” cake board covered in white fondant edged with pink ribbon. Pink ribbon around the bottom of the top tier.

Hints & Tips:

  1. · Always read the project sheet in full before starting the cake!
  2. · To make modelling paste, add a little tylo to your fondant.
  3. · Allow the modelling paste shapes to sit and firm up for a short time before attaching to the cake.
  4. · If the modelling paste is sticking to the tools or mat use the FMM Dab-a-Dust for dusting with either cornflour or icing sugar.

Be very careful when steaming decorations not to burn yourself.

To Make the Cot (Prepare 48 Hours in Advance)

1. Roll out the white flower paste/gum paste. Cut out the cot panels and leave to dry for 24 hours.

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To Make the Roses

2. Roll out pink modelling paste and cut out 21 large roses and 3 small roses using the decorating strips from the FMM Gift Tag Cutter set. Roll out white modelling paste and cut out 1 small white rose using the small decorating strip. Sit to one side to dry off a little.

To Make the Rose Leaves

3. Roll out green modelling paste and cut out 5 small leaves and 32 large leaves using the decorating strip. Pinch the bottom of each leaf to give it shape. Sit to one side to dry off a little.

To Make the It’s a Girl Inscription

4. Roll out pink modelling paste and cut out the inscription using the It’s a Girl Cutter. Sit to one side to dry off a little.

To Make the Pink Circle

5. Roll out pink modelling paste and cut out a 5” scalloped edged round circle. Using the pointed end of FMM Knife & Scriber tool push small holes in to each scallop (refer to photograph).

To Make the Cot Bedding

6. Roll out white modelling paste 5 mm thick. Using the Knife & Scriber tool cut out a rectangle smaller than the cot base to fit in the cot like a cot mattress. Roll out white modelling paste 2mm thick, using the FMM Knife & Scriber tool cut out a rectangle shape to make a blanket to fit inside the cot. Roll out pink modelling paste 5 mm thick, using the FMM Knife & Scriber tool cut out a small rectangle shape to make a pillow.

Assembling the Cake

7. Secure the pink circle to the top of the cake with water or edible glue.

8. Using water or edible glue attach the roses and leaves around the bottom tier of the cake, spacing them evenly. Note some roses have 2 leaves and some just 1. Refer to photograph.

9. Attach the It’s a Girl inscription on the front of the top tier with water or edible glue.

10.Decorate the cot blanket with the small pink roses and green leaves. Decorate the cot pillow with the white rose and green leaf. Place the mattress in the cot, cover with the cot blanket and place the cot pillow at the top end of the cot.

11.Secure the assembled cot to the top of the cake with royal icing.

FMM FLUFFY CLOUD PROJECT GUIDE - 1

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED: FMM Fluffy Clouds, FMM Essential Shapes Tappits, FMM Chunky Funky, FMM Smoother, FMM Blossom Set of 3 & Ejector, FMM Flute & Vein Tool, FMM Knife & Scriber Tool, Non Stick Mat & Non Stick Rolling Pin, Red, Yellow, Pink, Green (couple of different shades), Purple, Orange, Blue, Brown & White Modeling Paste, Water & Paintbrush, Rainbow Dust Edible Pen - Black

CAKE: 1 Tier Cake and Board Covered in Light Blue Fondant

HINTS & TIPS

  1. Always read the project sheet in full before starting your cake!
  2. To make your own modelling paste, add a little tylo to your fondant.
  3. Allow your modelling paste shapes to sit and firm up for a short time before attaching to your cake.
  4. If your modelling paste is sticking to your tools or mat use your FMM Dab-a-Dust.

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Cut out various cloud shapes in different shades of green. Cut all the bottoms of the clouds so they have a flat edge with the FMM Knife and Scriber Tool. Place 2 on the work mat. Overlap cloud 2 on cloud 1. Place the cutter for cloud 2 over the top of cloud 2 and cut in to cloud 1 below it. Remove any excess paste. Cloud 1 will now fit neatly in to cloud 2 like a jigsaw puzzle. Continue this with the clouds until there is enough to cover the bottom tier of the cake in shrubs. Attach them to the cake with water.

2. Cut out 1 white cloud using cloud cutter number 4 and attach with water on the front centre of the cake to make a sheep.

3. Cut out a large oval shape using the Essential Shapes Tappits with black modelling paste and attach to the sheep’s body. Cut out 2 of the smallest oval shapes with the Essential Shapes Tappit and attach to the sheep’s head with water for eyes. Roll 2 small balls of paste and attach with water on top of the eyes to make pupils. Roll 2 small pieces of black modeling paste for legs and 2 more for the sheeps ears. Attach with water.

4. Cut out 2 green clouds using cloud cutter number 4. Attach them to the cake with water halfway up your cake.

5. Make 2 tree stumps with brown modelling paste. Use the FMM Knife & Scriber tool to emboss the tree trunks. Attach to the cake with water.

6. Cut out clouds in the shapes of your choice with white modeling paste and attach to the cake with water.

7. Cut out 2 cloud shapes number 5 with white modeling paste and allow to dry overnight.

8. Cut out flower blossoms in various colours and attach to the cake with water. Roll small balls of white paste and place in the centre of the flowers.

9. Roll a thin sausage of red, yellow, pink, green, purple, orange and blue modeling paste. Make them all equal thickness. I always start to roll the sausage with my hand then use my FMM Smoother to achieve an even and smooth finish on my rolls of paste.

10. Curve the red modelling paste sausage in a semi-circle shape. Wet the inside edge with a little water then attach the yellow sausage of modelling paste. Wet the inside then add the next colour and continue until all the rainbow colours have been used. Cut both ends so they are nice and even and allow to dry overnight.

11. Once the rainbow is dry it will stand up. Make 2 small cubes of light blue paste and attach with water to the top of your cake to support the rainbow. Attach the rainbow to the cubes of paste with water then attach the 2 white dry clouds in front at the bottom of each end again using water.

12. Cut out an inscription for the cake with the FMM Chunky Funky font tappits in the colour of your choice and attach to the cake with water.

13. Draw 3 small v shapes on the cake with an edible pen to represent birds.