July has been a very hot month. The weather is slowly beginning to feel like Summer; and with all the rain we have had the garden flowers are looking wonderful and very bright.
I was invited to go and teach an art school class of 80 students in cake decorating for children from the age of 3 thru to 12. I made 100 cupcakes (Chocolate Chip Carrot) with buttercream all ready in a disposable bag with a #15 plastic tip held closed with a clothes pin placed on the table to decorate.
The second project was a mini chocolate pizza, they all enjoyed that as no one had seen the pizza before in chocolate.
I was simply amazed at some of the creations the very little children had made – all were given a box to take their work home with them. The next one will be for Christmas.
Please check out our new red and black sugarpaste. Many more colours to follow!
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Water lilies originated in Eastern America then introduced into Britain in 1786. This flower is also known as Alligator Bonnet, Nymphaea Ordorata, Egyptian Lotus, and Blue Lotus. Water Lilies comes in shades of white, gold, pink, and red for the hardy species. The tropical varieties add blue and purple to the colour spectrum.
|Tools and Materials|
|–||272 – Water Lily Petals||– TFMATM – Flower Mat with Holes
|–||3681 – Round Cutters (Set of 5)||– TPK1008 – Pallete Knife
|–||W24M – 24 Gauge Moss (Dark) Green Wires||– GTOOL15 – Geraldine’s Ball Tool – Large|
|–||W18M – 18 Gauge Moss (Dark) Green Wires||– Wire Cutters|
|–||W26W – 26 Gauge White Wires||– Dusting Colours|
|–||W30W – 30 Gauge White Wires||– Cornstarch|
|–||MLGP1 – ML Gumpaste
|–||TPINL – Rolling Pin and Board|
Attach a ball of paste onto a hooked 18-gauge wire and shape into a fat rose cone. Roll out between 20 and 30 thin cigar shaped cylinders and attach around the rose cone. Make 15 thin cigars and insert 30-gauge wire the centre. Tape them evenly around the centre and allow to dry. Once dry dust with pale yellow. Steam to set the colour.
A quick and easy dessert for Summer days!
- 1 Pineapple pealed and core. (You can purchase from your supermarket)
- 1/4 Cup – Brown Sugar
- 1 Teaspoon – Vanilla
- 1/4 Cup – Sweet Butter
2. Melt butter in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar and vanilla. Cook until sugar is dissolved and bubbling.
3. Add pineapple and cook 2-3 minutes per side or until well browned.
Serve with ice cream or whipped cream. Enjoy!
The sugar grass (cane) has green leaves and a sand colour stalk which is full of sap to produce sugar.
Sugar is grown in hot countries with heavy rain falls such asCuba,Australia, andSouth America.
This perennial plant is harvested once a year. The cane used to be cut with a machete (A curved knife) as close to the ground as possible to yield as much sap as possible but is now harvested by machines.
The cut cane a quickly moved to a mill where cane is cut into small pieces and the sap (juice) is squeezed out using heavy rollers. The juice is brown at this stage it is then cleaned and boiled The juice goes into a large machine like a huge spin dryer which revolves at a high speed so the juice spun out and the crystals are left behind. We now have two products the brown juice called molasses and brown crystals or raw sugar. The molasses is used to make rum and cattle foods. The raw sugar is further processed, purified and refined to a finished product for the market.
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