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How To : Make a sugar art candy clay rose

This video shows you how to make a rose out of candy clay for your cake decoration. The candy clay is an alternative to fondant or gumpaste. I also use this for figures and the kids have a lot of fun playing with it. I used a wet paper towel to wipe off my hands every once in ...more

How To : Make kawaii sugar gumdrops from resin clay

Resin clay gumdrops are handy for creating gumdrop wreaths that last a whole lot longer than real gumdrop wreaths (which inevitably either end up with a few bite marks in them or melting). These fake gumdrops can also be used for other craft projects like jewelry charms and d ...more

How To : Make delicious candy clay for cake decorating

Candy and clay aren't two words you usually hear in the same sentence. But for pastry chefs and bakers, candy clay is a deeply ingrained part of their cake decorating vocabulary. That's because candy clay is a much better tasting sister of fondant, which is commonly used to de ...more

How To : Make a Snowman & Christmas Tree with Sugar Paste

It's time for the holidays, and you're full of Christmas cheer, all ready to make some homemade decorations. Well, get out your modeling sugar and check out these two video tutorials on how to make a snowman and Christmas tree with modeling sugar paste. These crafty Christmas ...more

How To : Form hydrothermal quartz

How can hot water form beautiful quartz crystals? This mine is red Georgia clay, with veins of minerals running through it. The veins are hydrothermal. Hydro means water. Thermal means heat. So the veins were caused by hot water. But how could hot water form quartz crystals? ...more

How To : Make Earrings Out of Marshmallow Peeps

In this video from Polymer Clay Productions, we are shown how to make earrings out of polymer clay marshmallow Peeps. They use holographic yellow glitter for the sugar, polymer clay, and Sunny Side Up yellow coloring. Use a clay color and glitter color that match. Have some re ...more

How To : Keep brown sugar soft in storage with Jenny Jones

In this clip, learn how to keep your bag of brown sugar soft and usable no matter how long you have it in storage. All you need is a clay disk and a little water and you will never have to worry about rock hard sugar again. Check out this tip from Jenny Jones and bake with tha ...more

How To : Assemble believable hair for gumpaste figures

If you want to make cakes that look professional and almost good enough to sell, then meet gumpaste, your new BFF. A mixture of sugar, water, egg white and gelatin, it's a sweet, pliable cake decorating material that's as easy to shape as polymer clay. Too see just how easy i ...more

How To : Make a flavorful tandoori turkey

You haven't tasted the full potential of turkey until you've cooked it tandoori style. Just a bit of background: Tandoori means baked or cooked in a tandoor, or a cylindrical clay oven fired to a high heat by wood chips or charcoal. The clay oven, combined by the method of fir ...more

How To : Make a mini Christmas log cake for a dollhouse

Here is another video by a woman named Angela on how to make a miniature Christmas log cake for a dollhouse. The first thing she does is roll out a sheet of brown clay with a pasta maker on a setting of 4. Then she rolls out a white sheet with smaller setting of 6. Use a razor ...more

How To : Make rolled fondant icing

Fondant is a type of smooth, thick, yet pliable icing that can be made in sheets to decorate cakes, cookies, and cupcakes. Because it's effectively the polymer clay of the cake decorating world, it holds its shape very well, which means you can employ it to create complex flow ...more

How To : Make pickles & preserve vegetables for the winter

Pickles are a fantastic accompaniment to sandwiches and burgers or even just to munch on during a hot summer day, and now you can make your very own pickles at home. You can make your pickles more sour or sweet but they all use the same basic pickling process. Things you'll n ...more

How To : Make Custom-Shaped Chocolates at Home

It is a truth universally acknowledged that food molded into fancy shapes somehow seems tastier. That's true even with chocolate, which is inherently delicious. Now, while you can buy chocolate that's been pre-molded into fancy shapes, you can have a lot of fun and save a few ...more

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