Newsletter – May 2015

 

Spring is busting out all over!  My Magnolia tree was just loaded this year with beautiful full blooms!  It gets even better as I start introducing more Unique products to our inventory of decorating supplies.   In this month’s issue we will showcase my new Peacock Lace mold!  It is absolutely gorgeous!  I am so pleased with it and hope you will be too!

Our Mill Lane Sugarpaste has a New formula and New Packaging!  It tastes great and rolls out super thin!  It does everything our previous Sugarpaste did and more!!   Coming soon we will be introducing Red and Black Sugarpaste.

Lots of things are happening and I look forward to sharing them with you!

Geraldine


Cake of the Month:

For more information on the tools used, please contact us Toll Free: 1-888-805-3444 or send us an email at info@creativecutters.com


Readers Questions:

Gum Paste, Sugarpaste / Rolled Fondant:

What is the difference between Gum Paste and Sugarpaste/ Rolled Fondant?  MD

The quick answer is Gumpaste is Sugarpaste with more CMC or gums added. 

To make your Sugarpaste/Rolled Fondant into Gumpaste, start by adding a teaspoon of CMC to a pound of Sugarpaste, wrap in plastic and leave in the refrigerator over night. Technically the gums are expanding by absorbing the water in the paste.

Always record what you do as you may have to modify the paste in the future to suit you needs.


Water Brushed:

I used the water brush to paint gold on the edge of ruffles to highlight them with great success.  Can I use other colours like Black or Red to do the same thing? Utah.

The answer is yes; mix the color with vodka in the same way as the gold. Many decorators keep the water brush for vodka to paint colors or water when attaching pieces of sugarpaste or gum paste together.

See example below.

Pattern made using our 
Flower of the Month!

Lily of the Valley

Native to the temperate valleys of Europe and Britain, this delicate flower with its tiny white bell-shaped blossoms is ideal as a filler flower for bridal bouquets and arrangements for summer weddings. It looks especially attractive when combined with Lilacs and Roses, accented with Variegated Ivy.

Fresh Lily of the Valley is one of the most poisonous flowers and we do not recommend using them on real cakes.

Parts of the flower: 6 petals, bell-shaped
Tools and Materials:
173S – Lily of the Valley  TPK1008 – Pallete Knife
W28M – 28 Gauge Moss (Dark) Green Wires  SRGN – Green Regular Stamens
TPINL – Rolling Board and Pins Collection TFMATM – Flower Mat with Holes
MLGP1 – ML Gumpaste – Dusting Colours
GTOOL15 – Geraldine’s Ball Tool – Large – Cornstarch & Shortening
Step 1: Roll out paste very thinly. Using the lily of the valley cutter cut out the flower. (See figure 1) Step 2: Place the flower on the foamflower mat and, with the ball tool stroke the petals toward the centre of the flower. (The flower should become cup-like in shape). (See figure 2).
Step 3: Dip the head of one of the stamens into water. (See figure 3) Step 4: Thread the stamen through the centre of the flower. (See figure 4). Let dry.
Step 5: To assemble, tape up to 12 of the flowers together on a wire, slightly bend each flower over like a bell. (See figure 5)

Method:

May’s Recipe: 

Ginger Carrot Muffins:

Ingredients:

2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
2 Tsp Baking Soda 3/4 Cup Vegetable Oil
1 Tbsp Ginger (Ground) 3 Cups Carrots (Shredded)
1/2 Tsp Salt 1 Cup Cranberries (Chopped)
3 Eggs (Large) 1 Tsp Lemon Zest
1/2 Cup Apple Sauce (Unsweetened)

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Method:
1. Preheat oven to 350°F; and line muffin tin with cupcake liners.

2. In a bowl, blend flour, baking soda, ground ginger and salt; set aside.

3. Using a mixer on medium speed, beat oil and eggs together.

4. Add sugar to mixer and then add in apple sauce.

5. Once mixed, add flour mixture; beat for 30 seconds to incorporate.

6. Remove from mixer and stir in carrots, cranberries and lemon zest.

7. Pour batter into muffin cups and bake for 25-30 minutes.


Upcoming Events!

We Moved!

We are now located at:
 
555 Edward Ave. Unit 14 Richmond Hill, ON Unit 14 L4C 5K6 
(1 building south of our current location)
 
Same phone numbers:
Tel: 905-883-5638
Toll Free: 1-888-805-3444
 
We look forward to continuing to serve you from our new home!

For New and Exciting Classes Check our Website!
ALL class fees over $100.00 are tax deductible in Canada only!
 
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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:
561 Edward Ave. Unit 2
Richmond Hill, Ontario
Canada L4C 9W6
Tel: 905-883-5638
Fax: 905-770-3091
Toll Free Number: 1-888-805-3444
For more information click here
 
All class fees over $100 are tax deductible in Canada only!