Newsletter – January 2016

January 2016 Newsletter

Having finished 2015 surrounded by family and friends, we welcome in 2016 with its promise of new opportunities and new life events!

Nothing shows it better than the annual Bridal Show! Show your brides that you can do more than just cake! Enhance this special life moment by using decorated cookies, cupcakes and macarons as favours for both the bridal shower and the wedding. Cookie/Macaron bouquets make great table centrepieces!

Check out the cookie bouquet I did for Valentine’s Day (the other occasion to express love), in this month’s issue!

Happy New Year!

Geraldine


Cakes of the Month:

Quilting Made Quick and Easy!
1. Cover cake with Sugarpaste (Fondant)
2. Press cutter into sides to impress
N.B: Ruffles were made using our TRUF18 – Ruffle Stick
Red Quilted Cake with Yellow Roses
Shown on the cake above is my latest quilting idea for Valentine’s Day, Weddings, Anniversaries and Bridal Showers.
This cake was decorated using:
For more information on the tools used to make this cake, please contact us
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Valentine's Day Sale
Cake Board Specials

Flower of the Month!

Rose:

Always a symbol of elegance, nobility and decorum; Roses have been cultivated for over 5,000 years. But Roses are much more ancient even than that, as fossils of rose plants millions of years old have been found in America, Europe, and Asia. Today, there are more than 200 species in existence in temperate and subtropical regions of the northern hemisphere. Still the most popular flower of all, Roses look beautiful by themselves or in combination with Moth Orchids, Slipper Orchids, Carnations, Sweet peas or Freesias accented with Rose Leaves.

Parts of the flower: Multi-petalled, calyx, hip, leaves

Tools and Materials
239 – Rose Petal – TFMATM – Flower Mat with Holes
–  242L – Rose Calyx – TPK1008 – Pallete Knife
–  244 – Rose Leaves
FDV011 – Leaf Veiner – Double Sided
W24M – 24 Gauge Moss (Dark) Green Wires TX211 – X-acto Knife
–  W28M – 28 Gauge Moss (Dark) Green Wires – Wire Cutters
MLGP1 – ML Gumpaste – Dusting Colours
GTOOL15 – Geraldine’s Ball Tool – Large – Cornstarch
TPINL – Rolling Pin and Board – Large
– Shortening

 

Step 1 Rose Step 2 Rose
– Step 1: Make a hook at the end of the wire. See figure 1. – Step 2: Take a piece of gum paste, place it on the wire and shape it into a solid cone. See figure 2.
Step 3 Rose Step 4 Rose
– Step 3: Prepare coloured gum paste in a deep shade for the first 3 petals, and progressively lighter colouring for each succeeding row of petals. To lighten, add half the quantity of white gum paste to the remaining coloured gum paste. (In other words, make each row of petals 50% lighter than the previous row).Roll out the gum paste very thinly, and cut out 3 petals in the darkest shade. See figure 3 – Step 4: Place each petal onto a foam flower mat and with the aid of the ball tool thin around the top half. This will create a curling effect. (DO NOT thin the lower half.) See figure 4.
Step 5 Rose Step 6 Rose
– Step 5: Paint the cone with water. See figure 5 – Step 6: Place the petal slightly above the cone by wrapping in the left side. Roll the petal around the cone to create a very tight bud. See figure 6
Step 7 Rose Step 8 Rose
– Step 7: Slightly curl the tip of the petal. See figure 7. – Step 8: Repeat as above, only this time place the 2 petals (‘A2’ and ‘A3’) slightly higher than petal ‘A1’ and place opposite each other on the bud.  See figure 8. Lighten the gum paste, roll out very thinly and cut out 2 more petals. Repeat as in Step 2, only this time place petals opposite each other and fold so that they overlap. Let dry.
Step 9 Rose Step 10 Rose
– Step 9: Roll out gum paste, remembering to lighten once again. Cut out 3 more petals. For a large rose, repeat as above until desired size is achieved, remembering to lighten the paste for each row of petals. See figure 9. – Step 10: Take moss green paste and white paste and roll out each very thinly. Place the 2 colours together with the white paste on top. Then, cut out the calyx. See figure 10. 
Step 11 Rose Step 12 Rose
– Step 11: Make cuts at an angle into the centre of the calyx with an X-Acto knife. See figure 11. – Step 12: Make a small rose hip. See figure 12.
Step 13 Rose Step 14 Rose
– Step 13: Paint a little water on the top and pull the wire through. See figure 13. – Step 14: Paint a little water in the centre of the calyx and attach to the rose hip and rose. See figure 14.
Step 16 Rose
– Step 15: Then pull through the calyx to attach the white side to the flower. See figure 15.

To Make Rose Leaves:

Step 17 Rose Making the leaves Step 2 Rose Making the leaves
– Step 1: Roll out the moss green gum paste leaving a slightly thicker portion at the centre of the base through which a wire can be threaded. Cut out the rose leaf. See figure 1 – Step 2: Very gently thread the 28-gauge wire through the thicker base of the leaf to approximately 1/” (1.5 cm) along the length of the leaf. Vein the leaf. See figure 2.
Step 3 Rose Making the leaves
– Step 3: Roll the edges of the rose leaf with the ball tool on the foam flower mat. See figure 3. Shape as desired and let dry. When dry, dust the leaf with moss green colour (#C436).

Dust the edges with a little brown and red colour. Dust the underside of the leaf with red colour. Steam over a boiling kettle to obtain a shine.


Finished Flowers - Red Roses


Share the love this Valentine’s Day with our array of creative products!

Valentine's Day Ideas

Tools shown in the picture above:
– Heart Shape Cake Pans
 
For more information on these products, please contact us
Toll Free: 1-888-805-3444

Featured Products:

Ideal for decorating Cakes, Cookies, Cupcakes for Valentine’s Day. We have a wide variety of products for you to create lovely gifts that will brighten anyone’s day!

Valentine's Day Cookie Bouquet
Tools used to make this lovely cookie bouquet:
– 3427 – Heart with Arrow Cookie Cutter
 
N.B: Attach the sucker sticks to the cookies using melted chocolate.
 
For more information on these products, please contact us
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GCEC63 – Rose – Eyelet Plunger Set of 3

Sizes:
 
– Large: 2 3/4″ x 2 1/8″
– Medium: 2″ x 1 1/2″
– Small: 1 1/2″ x 1 1/8″
Price: $21.95
Rose Plunger Cutters Ideas
For more information on this product, please contact us
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Featured Book:

CL1990 - Cookie Bouquets by Casey Lester

CL1990 – Cookie Bouquets by Casey Lester:
Looking for something different? Casey Lester will take you into a new world of ideas to present cookies either as centerpieces for tables or favours for: Bridal Showers, Valentine’s Day, Birthday gifts, Baby Showers and more!
Price: $17.95
For more information on these amazing books please contact us
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January’s Recipe:

Butter Cookies:

Use this delicious and easy recipe to make lovely cookie bouquets!

Ingredients:
12 oz – All purpose Flour
–  4 oz – White Granulated Sugar
–  8 oz – Salted Butter (Softened)
1 Egg (Large)
Vanilla to taste
Method:
1. Cream together the butter and sugar on 2nd speed for approximately 5-8 minutes or until mixture turns pale yellow in colour.

2. Add the egg and vanilla. Beat well.

3. Slowly add the flour until just incorporated. Do not over mix.

4. Wrap in wax paper and plastic wrap and leave in refrigerator overnight.

Baking:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F (300°F in a convection oven).

2. Roll out dough on a surface dusted with flour to the desired thickness (we recommend about 1/8”) and cut into the desired shapes.

3. Bake for 8 minutes, then turn pan around.

4. Bake for 8 more minutes or until the edges are slightly brown.


Upcoming Events!

Exclusive Classes with Geraldine! 

Electronic media is a great way to see videos, tutorials and many decorating techniques. This has resulted with so many customers asking for assistance and help to clarify the work that they have watched.
We are offering a one on one consulting service with Geraldine Randlesome, who will explain and demonstrate the technique that the student is having difficulties with.
Where: Creative Cutters. 555 Edward Ave. Unit 14 Richmond Hill, Ontario Canada L4C 5K6
Tel: 905-883-5638
Fax: 905-770-3091
Toll Free Number: 1-888-805-3444
Requirements:
 
A telephone conversation with a staff member of what the client is looking for in as much detail as possible will be required before a date or time can be arranged.
A time will be mutually agreed and a fee of $75.00 per hour will be paid in full at that time to secure the time and date agreed to.
– All tools and supplies used by Geraldine will stay at the store.
**Limited Time Proposal**

Classes with Geraldine!
Geraldine would travel the world to teach you!
If you like any of these new ideas and would like Geraldine to come to your area and teach you, please contact Creative Cutters to get details on coordinating classes.
Creative Cutters:
555 Edward Ave. Unit 14
Richmond Hill, Ontario
Canada L4C 5K6
Tel: 905-883-5638
Fax: 905-770-3091
Toll Free Number: 1-888-805-3444
For more information click here
 
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