It's never been easier or prettier to apply personalised additions to your cake creations
Sweet Stamp by AmyCakes not only have wonderful wording to add to cakes but images too, as Emily Coyle demonstrates with this around the world themed cake.... It's never been easier or prettier to apply personalised additions to your cake creations!
Sweet Stamping with Sweet Stamp!
By Emily Coyle of Emily's Cakes
YOU WILL NEED
florist paste (Squires)
light brown dust
pale blue dust
green edible art paint
signature gold paint (Faye Cahill)
clear isomalt (Squires)
modelling paste (Fun Cakes)
grey edible marker
Great Adventure Map Embosser (Sweet Stamp)
handwritten style lettering set (Sweet Stamp)
classic style lettering set (SweetStamp)
tacky pad (Sweet Stamp)
brush duo (Sweet Stamp)
small rolling pin
ABOUT THE DESIGNER… I began my cake journey a few years ago while working for my family's cake supply business. I learnt how to use the tools and assist during classes, I'm very lucky to have had that opportunity and access to those resources. I began making cakes for weddings and other celebrations and my passion grew. My sister Amy then invented the Sweet Stamp concept and I have been having great fun thinking of designs and creating display cakes with these awesome products; I love having free reign to create ideas that are in my head and wouldn't always be ordered by my customers. This is a cake I have been dying to create and I hope you enjoy my step by steps on how I made some of the details!
1 Place the Great Adventure Map Embosser face down onto your tacky pad and press to secure.
Top Tip! Lay out your equipment onto the protective film of your tacky pad as a guide to make sure it will fit.
2 Cut out your map shape into a rectangle using a pizza wheel.
3 Using a foam pad and ball tool, thin the edges of your map.
4 Paint a light wash of blue over your map using a mix of pale blue dust and dipping solution. Once dry, go over with a light wash of a light cream dust and dipping solution to give it an aged look.
5 Paint the map using green edible paint using the brush duo.
6 Stick onto your cake and add in map details with a grey edible pen.
7 Roll out some white florist paste and cut into a strip roughly 1cm wide.
8 Wrap around a round cutter, cut off the excess and glue together to join. Leave to set for a few hours or overnight.
9 Once set, remove the round cutter and place onto a silicone mat. Melt some isomalt in a silicone jug using a microwave and following the instructions on the packet. Leave for a few minutes to make sure the bubbles are gone, then pour into the frame.
10 Roll some modelling paste into a handle shape. Cut the end using a craft knife to create a flat surface.
11 Cut out a disc shape from the remaining paste.
12 Using edible glue, attach the three parts together and leave to set.
13 Paint the handle in light brown or cream dust mixed with dipping solution.
14 Paint the rest in signature gold mixed with dipping solution, being careful not to paint the isomalt.
THE FINAL PRODUCT...
Stamping in a scripted font is a trend that has been seen everywhere… and now it’s in cake!
With SWEET STAMP by AmyCakes you can easily emboss your message or name, no more messing around with frustrating and time consuming cutters or struggling to find modern and elegant lettering.
The Colour Coded sets come in a handy storage tray so you can keep track of your letters easily. Using a ball of fondant, you can release the letters from the tray.
Did you enjoy this tutorial? We've got plenty more where this came from, such as a really useful back-to-basics acrticle on How to Cover a Cake with Fondant
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