The life of a cake artist JUST got easier! I’m going to tell you about a new product and anyone who does primarily celebration cakes, will know what I mean!!
This vintage style plaque was SO easy to create using this new system and I show you how I did it in a mini-tutorial at the end of the post.
Normally, just the birthday greeting alone would have taken me nearly half an hour. You had to create all the letters one by one, which takes up time. You had to let the paste dry a bit to get the cleanest edges, which takes up time. You could only roll out small pieces of paste for a few letters at a time or else it would dry out, which takes up time. You only had one ‘a’, one ‘p’ and one ‘y’ to work with in a typical letter set so you had to wait until the first set was done before doing it all again, which takes up time. Ok, ok…you get the idea LOL!
Well, I was asked last month by Marvelous Molds to test out a new product that they were launching called Flexabets™. It’s a revolutionary new way to add lettering, names and messages to your decorated cakes or cakeboards that does not require working with stiff cutters, having to pick out your letters (unless you choose to) or waiting for your paste to dry so you can tap (more like SLAP!) them out. You can now create letters and numbers using their patented silicone onlay molds! These letters pop out easily, with barely any effort, and do not get ‘stuck’ in the onlay molds.
More good news. For helping them test out the Flexabets™ and writing a blog post, they are offering 10% OFF to my readers and fans that purchase a set. Just enter my exclusive code TVCSFLEXABET at checkout when you purchase from the Marvelous Molds site before March 13th.
Along with three styles of font (Calligraphy, Typewrite and Swirly), they also have four “Happy Birthday” style onlays which makes the most used greeting on celebration cakes, now an ease to add! You can use the greetings on the tops or sides of your cake, on cakeboards and sheetcakes, or to create plaques or toppers like the one I show here.
Oh how I WISH they’d come out with these back when I was making like 3-4 cakes a weekend! It would have saved me a TON of time and made the most dreaded part of any order just that much more bearable.
Here are samples from the Swirly set, which is my fave. I heard though through the grapevine that new, yet unseen fonts may be in development too!
And here is a FUN celebration style lettering that is available just in the “Happy Birthday” greeting.
I cannot reiterate enough how versatile Flexabets are for adding messages, names, monograms and more to your cakes, toppers or cakeboard. Now for the mini-tutorial on how I used the calligraphy font to make a Vintage Happy Birthday Plaque. Hope you ENJOY!!
(Oh and I also made this tutorial into a quick video that I posted to my Facebook page but without any instructions because I am after all a video novice and hey, getting it on a video was already an accomplishment so forget about adding text right? haha!!)
How to make a Vintage Happy Birthday Plaque – Mini-Tutorial:
Happy Caking Y’ALL!! =D