Thursday, August 15, 2013

SugarEd Productions

Cymbidium Orchid Tutorial

Why am I so excited you ask???    The photo Tutorial of the Cymbidium Orchid I did will be available in the next four weeks on the SugarEd Productions Sugar Art School website. 

It was a great experience to make these photo tutorials. I figured out a system, I guess you can say of writing and photo taking. I found out during this process how many steps there really are to make a sugar flower. I never really gave it much thought until I had to photograph each step of the way...

When you are visit SugarEd Productions website
look for my photo tutorial on making a Cymbidium Orchid

Shaile's Edible Art Tutorial for SugarEd Productions
Shaile's Edible Art Cymbidium Orchid Tutorial

SugarEd Productions
SugarEd Productions Sugar Art School

Please come check out what the school has to offer:
  • new and exclusive video tutorials by Sharon Zambito and guest celebrity instructors
  • new and exclusive printable detailed photo tutorials from an array of talented contributors 
  • a huge recipe bank you can add to and print from
  • a huge article bank with information on baking, business, marketing, food safety and photography
  • an exclusive 10 part tutorial series on cake photography
  •  member photo gallery where you can share your creations
  • member photo tutorials; come share your skills
  •  member message forum where you can chat, ask questions, lend advice, and more
  • tons of resources including lists of classes and organizations, and more 
  • and more to come: games, contests with great prizes, and new features to be rolled out soon

We will be adding new content every week, (or more). Please come enjoy the interactive community we are building, where you can learn, share, make new friends, and have some fun along the way!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Gumpaste Hydrangea Tutorial

Quick and simple method to create gumpaste hydrangeas

Gumpaste Hydrangea

I had a last minute order for gumpaste hydrangeas to fill the top tier of a  6" cake.  
I normally make hydrangeas with individual cutters, so I needed find a quicker method. 

You will need:
Gumpaste color of your choice
Four petal cutter
Silk veining tool
Small rolling pin - I use the small celpin
Softening Pad with holes. This helps speed up making the flowers

1. Roll gumpaste over the medium hole of the pad
2. Cut out flower using the 4 petal cutter

3. Place back in the hole on the soft side of the pad
4. Elongate each petal slightly with small celstick rolling from the center out to the end

5. Widen the center part of each petal. 
6. Roll back and forth with the tip of the celpin in the middle for a rounder shape
7. Using the Silk Veining Tool roll over each petal to add texture

8. Use the small celstick to frill just the edges of each petal

9. Add the center of the Hydrangea
10. Allow to dry in the shape you would like.

This is a quick method hydrangea.
The color is added on small sections of the flower to add highlight

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Orange County Fair 2013

Another Fantastic year at the Orange County Fair

It's coming to a close, just one week left. I didn't realize how fast it has gone by.

I have met some really great people plus reunited with those who I have met the past couple of years. Each day I am there it just flies by while I demonstrate to many interested people the sugar flowers I make. So many haven't seen or heard of sugar flowers and are very interested in how they are made and how they can look so real.

Some shots of me at the fair this year

Shaile's Edible Art 2013 Orange County Fair

Shaile's Edible Art demonstrating at the Orange County Fair 2013

Shaile's Edible Art sugar flower display 2013 Orange County Fair

Thursday, August 1, 2013

August Classes

  Current Classes 

If you have ever thought about learning how to make life like sugar flowers I am teaching now at ABC Cakes in Orange, CA and I teach at Dragonfly Shops and Garden in the Orange Circle.

Go to the tabs Photos to see some samples of the flowers and arrangements I make. Also, when you go to the tab Classes I post upcoming classes. There will be more to come in the near future

I have been away from my blog for some time and I am now updating it and adding new photos and information so please stop by anytime.