Newsletter – September 2015

Here at Creative Cutters we have been working on improving our Edible Wonder Lace. I have had a lot of people asking me “how to keep it made up for a couple o weeks” After much testing I have found how to make it and keep it for future use. The ingredients have changed by only 1 ingredient which seems to preserve the shelf life. After making the lace, remove from the mold and place between parchment paper and store in a zip lock bag. I found making the lace in the macrowave so much easier! My microwave is 90 watts. I put it on the defrost level for 3 minutes then leave in the microwave for another 3 minutes with NO HEAT AT ALL, then for 2 minutes on defrost level. Leave on the counter for 3 minutes, remove and attach to the cake. In the next issue I will show you the pillow shaped cakes we have made.

N.B: Always spray the lace molds with Cooking Spray Oil and wipe out the excess before applying the lace mixture.

Wishing everyone both in Canada and the USA a wonderful Labour Day Weekend!

Geraldine


Cake of the Month:

This beautiful cake was decorated using:
– Butterflies were printed on Rice Paper using Airbrush Colours
– Ruffles were made using our TMR – Multi Ribbon Cutter and TRUF18 – Ruffle Stick
– Peonies were made using our 239 – Rose Petal Cutters and SLLYW – Yellow Lily Stamens
For more information on the tools used to make this cake, please contact us
Toll Free: 1-888-805-3444

Cake with white peonies and blue butterflies


New Sugarpaste colours - Red and Black


Flower of the Month!
Forget-Me-Not:

Native to Europe and Asia, these tiny flowers are most commonly a clear sky-blue with a yellow, pink, or white ‘eye’. They also grow in many other shades of blue from deep to pale and in pink, white, and yellow. As they usually grow in clusters, they can be grouped together and used as filler flower to compliment Roses, Sweet Peas, Carnations or any other garden flowers. Excellent in arrangements for garden weddings, they also look splendid when combined with Lilacs and Lily of the Valley.

Parts of the flower: 5 petals and stamens
Tools and Materials
288X – Forget-Me-Not Plunger Cutter SRYW – Yellow Stamens
–  TFMATM – Flower Mat with Holes – TPK1008 – Pallete Knife
–  GTOOL15 – Geraldine’s Ball Tool – Large – Cornstarch & Shortening
TPINL – Rolling Pin and Board – Wire Cutters
–  MLGP1 – ML Gumpaste – Dusting Colours
– Step 1: Roll gum paste very thinly. Cut out flowers. See figure 1. Place on the foamflower mat. (Do not cut more than 6 flowers at a time as they dry quickly and you will not have time to shape them). – Step 2: With the ball tool, stroke the petals inwards towards the centre of the flower to create a cupped effect. See figure 2.
– Step 3: Take the stamens and dip into water. See figure 3. – Step 4:  Then thread the stamen through the flower so the head is in the centre of the cup. See figure 4.
– Step 5: Allow to dry, then group together in bunches of 3 or 5 flowers. See figure 5.

September’s Recipe:

Blueberry Banana:

Blueberry Banana Muffins

Ingredients:
2 – Bananas (Extra Ripe and Mashed) – 3/4 Cup – All Purpose Flour
–  1/4 Cup – Vegetable Oil – 1/4 Cup – Whole Wheat Flour
–  1 – Egg (Large) – 1 Tsp – Baking Powder
1/2 Cup – Brown Sugar – 1 Tsp – Baking Soda
–  1/4 Cup – Liquid Invert Sugar – 1 Tsp – Cinnamon
1 Tsp – Vanilla – Pinch – Salt
1/4 Cup – Low Fat Blueberry Yogurt – 1 1/2 Cups – Blueberries (Fresh or Frozen)

 

Method:
1. Preheat oven to 3750F.  Spray 12 muffin cups with vegetable oil.

2. Beat bananas, oil, egg, both types of sugar, vanilla and yogurt in a large bowl until well mixed.

3. Combine flours, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a separate bowl, mixing well.

4. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet until just mixed.

5. Fold in the blueberries.

6. Pour the batter into the prepared muffin cups and bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the middle of the oven, until the tops are firm to the touch and a tester comes out clean.

7. Turn out and serve immediately.


Free Cake Decorating Demonstration with Geraldine!

Retro is back and Geraldine is here to show you how to use the colours and style of the 80’s to decorate your custom cakes. Geraldine will show you how to cover a cake with Rolled Fondant. Using a variety of cutters and markers, such as diamonds and lace markers you will see how many styles you can create on cakes, cupcakes and cookies.

Cameos are back! See how this simple decoration can be enhanced with lace pieces and elegant pearls. Master the art of piping Rain Drops (without peaks). New and old cake decorators will appreciate these handy tips. Geraldine will be available to answer questions and show her portfolio of amazing cakes and skillful piping. Geraldine will be happy to sign your copy of “Simply Elegant”.

When: Saturday September 12th 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Where: McCall’s School of Cake Decoration and Cake Decorating Supplies – 3810 Bloor Street West, Etobicoke, Ontario, M9B 6C2
Tel: 416-231-8040
Fax: 416-231-9956
Toll Free Number: 1-800-541-3415
Seating is limited to the first 30 students. Please pre-register to attend.

Canada’s Baking and Sweets Show!
Expose yourself to the world of cakes, chocolates, confections and more! Come and visit us at booth #713 and #715. Save $2 per regular admission when you purchase your tickets online.
When: September 25-27, 2015
Where: Toronto Congress Centre. 650 Dixon Rd, Toronto, ON M9W 1J1
 
For more information about the show:
 

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**

For New and Exciting Classes Check our Website! 

 ALL class fees over $100.00 are tax deductible in Canada only! For more information, please click here


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
 
All class fees over $100 are tax deductible in Canada only!