DIY Cake Decor: Marzipan Roses

If you are making your own wedding cake for your big day and want to decorate it with edible roses I found a perfect video for you on YouTube! It teaches you how to create them with Marzipan, step by step!

Marzipan is a sweet dough made of ground almonds, sugar and sugar syrup. Once mixed it makes a perfect edible modeling clay perfect for molding decor for your cake. (Marzipan can usually be purchased at your local grocery store or where cake items are sold!)

Donna (djcssp) is clearly a professional at making these beautiful sugar flowers and her video is very detailed to make creating the roses very simple, even if it’s your first time working with edible modeling clay.

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Send us your pics of handmade flowers if you create some! We’d love to see 🙂

DIY Video: Cake Decorating Tools of the Trade

After posting a delicious wedding cake and frosting recipe in the last post, I thought it would be a great idea to follow up with a fantastic video on cake decorating tools I found on YouTube by Expert Village. If you are making your own cake or cupcakes, learning the basic cake decorating techniques and the tools needed are a must!

This great video explains the basic starter tools you’ll need to start you on your way to creating beautiful cakes. The woman in the video goes over basic starter tips for frosting such as leaf tips and star tips, and other basic tools. If you are just starting in the world of decorating, it’s a great video to watch to learn about some of the tools that would help you along the way.

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If you decide you want to purchase some of these basic tools, most can be found at your local craft store such as Joanns, Michaels or AC Moore. Wilton is a great supplier of all things cake decorating..and is one of my personal favorites. I actually just recently purchased an entire fondant (to be explained in a later blog!) decorating set from AC Moore this week brand new for only $5 dollars (regularly $25)! Apparently they are getting rid of older Wilton products to make room for some of the newer I walked away with a steal! Check out your local store, maybe you’ll get a steal too 😀

DIY Wedding Makeup Video – Sweet & Innocent

Doing your own makeup on wedding day can mean huge savings for your budget. Plus, you get to keep using the makeup you purchased for the wedding for everyday use and special outings. If you feel confident enough..go for it! (And I know you DIY’ers are totally capable of it!)

Here is a great how to video from panacea81 on Youtube, showing a beautiful sweet and innocent look using Stila, Barry M and MAC cosmetics. Gorgeous!

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If you use the video for a test run or your day, send us some pics! 😀