This is the first in a series of articles upon how to make epoxy resin paste, along with known as sugar paste, decorations for decorating both cupcakes and full size cakes.
This first article will look at using little cutters to create fun still simple cupcakes. The second article will assist you make your own small flowers and the third will go into using silicone veiners, molds and supplement dimension to your decorations. As we go along you will build your skills helping you focus on the tasks in each successive article.
Using bonding agent glue vs Fondant
Just to clarify, I use glue paste silicone fondant molds for all my decorations. I have used fondant in the subsequent to but I find paste glue is much easier to manage. Fondant can get totally sticky and become quite fiddly for little tasks. I accomplish use fondant sometimes to lid cupcakes and full sized cakes.
Though you can generally locate a few substitute coloured fondants at most cake decorating shops I have never seen coloured paste paste in stores here in Sydney. If you do obsession to colour your paste paste it can be curtains quite easily when usual or gel food colouring.
Before you start colouring your gum glue you will dependence to find upon a cutter to grant your theme. For normal size cupcakes, a cutter the size of a 50 cent piece works well. For mini cupcakes you are looking at a cutter the size of a 10 or 5 cent piece, which can be much harder to find.
Colouring Your cement Paste
Once you have selected your definite colour, be credited with a few drops of colouring to your paste paste. You will in fact have to work the dough to fusion in the colour suitably be prepared to acquire your hands dirty. Corn starch can be used to support prevent the bonding agent glue from sticking to both you and your play-act bench but be careful! Too much corn starch can dry out your icing!
Your next stage is to roll out your epoxy resin paste to 1-2 mm thickness, next suitably clip your cement paste like your cutter. It is that simple, and the result, you have professional looking cupcake decorations! It should be noted, allow the decorations ascetic for a few hours allowing them to go difficult past applying them to your cake or cupcakes.
For simple cupcakes decorated similar to this type of paste glue decoration, I generally use four easy icing techniques to sit my designs on. The first is just flooding the cupcake considering the icing correspondingly you acquire a nice, tidy flat surface. If you find you have a bit of a misfortune upon the top of your cupcake after baking, all you have to reach is tolerate a knife and slice the misfortune off allowing you to enhancement your icing kind and flat over the top. create distinct your icing isn't too stiff and use the back up of a spoon to support loan the icing in view of that you don't depart any indents or loosen the cake.
The second icing technique uses an way in 3-4 mm star icing tip. I started my swirl from the outside and worked my pretension to the centre going up. You can also start from the centre and behave your quirk to the edges and urge on stirring again.
The third icing technique uses a round icing tip approximately 2 mm wide. as soon as this technique you usefully start from the external and play a role your mannerism to the centre. I used only a insult upward turn towards the centre. If you were after a more defined mountain of icing after that you would use a larger tip.