Back to Basics Series : Part 2 Using Snowflake Cutters
Welcome to Part 2 of my Back To Basics series. It is a pleasure to have you all join me over the next few weeks exploring the 6 different shapes included in the popular 18 piece cutter set currently available from Kmart Australia. (If you don't have the set don't worry you can buy them individually elsewhere) Be inspired to get your cutters out and make some gorgeous sugar decorations that you can store and use up to 6 months later.
Get yourself set up with your cutters, a mat, rolling pin, corn flour, CMC/Tylose treated fondant in your colour choice, and let's have some sugar play!
**New Items needed today:
- Some new Chux style dish cloths. (Any brand will do)
- CMC/Tylose Glue (Recipe here)
Set Two: Snow Flake Cutters
Now I'll remind you again, if you don't have this set at your Kmart there are many other places you can buy them from. Off the top of my head, I can think of ebay, Robins Kitchen and countless numbers of other cake decorating suppliers.
And I actually bought a set myself to specifically present this series to you. Kmart have no affiliation with me.
|Remove the excess and push gently in a swiping motion across the cutter. Your fondant should slightly sink in as in the 3rd photo.|
Don't allow the brown ones to dry longer than say 5-8 minutes, just enough to surface dry. (in Wet humid season pop under your fan) Bring them back to the cutting mat and let's get creative!
|Look here! Using a sharp knife /scalpel I have made Bird Footprints / Owl Feet and Reindeer Antlers!|
(Snowflake antlers would go really well with the Simple Ingredients tutorial that I included as a review blog post last year titled: Best Web Christmas Fondant Tutorials)
|Alrighty then, now let's focus on the more traditional Snowflake colours of white and of course the now super popular blue, a trending theme thanks to the Disney Movie Frozen.|
By themselves, they are pretty good, once dry whack them on top of a cupcake piped with blue Butter Cream or stick them all over your cake! Looks great!
There's always MORE!
|Yep! Much More Eye Catching!|
Look how pretty would these look on top of a cake!
|For something different try layering them in a former of your choice (I use paint palettes) Once dry they will make interesting Snowflake type flowers to adorn your Winter, Christmas or Frozen themed goodies.|
|Pretty Blue and White Snowflakes!|