WOW! I can’t believe it’s been almost a year and a half since I’ve made a blog post! I have NO idea where all the time went. I have been in quite a prolonged decorating and creative funk lately, not feeling motivated, but I HAVE still been making cakes here and there, just not posting much and I guess blogging NONE, lol!
Some of my latest cakes:
Each time I think I want to post something about a cake I’ve made, I feel overwhelmed or have doubts that anything I post would be worth reading. So I don’t. But then I get a lovely comment on an Instagram or Facebook post and am reminded of the many times people have said I’ve inspired them with what I share – even when it’s about my struggles – and then instantly it seems worthwhile.
I guess I really need to just push through despite my doubts or I fear I may end up losing all interest in sharing my caking journey altogether (insert frowny face emoji here). So today, I’ve chosen to share a quick mini-tutorial on how I made this princess tiara using the new Satin Ice Shimmer Gold fondant and hopefully, it will be helpful to someone out there.
Now to preface, you can make this with any type of fondant. It just so happened that the idea for this tiara came when I was deciding what I could make with the new Shimmer fondant that I was sent to try out (which by the way comes in Gold, Silver and Pearl and can be mixed with their regular colours to make all kinds of shimmer shades). This new line from Satin Ice is such a game-changer and serious time-saver. I can see them being super useful and convenient for making all kinds of birthday cakes, including Carousel, Unicorn, Princess, Mermaid and even Outer Space themes…the list goes on. It adds that extra bit of magic to any design!
I had a hard time narrowing down what idea I wanted to try it out on first. I finally decided that a tiara would be the perfect way to showcase the gold shimmer. It’s hard to see in the daylight pics, but the shimmer in the fondant is amazing and would work equally well for wedding or glamour cakes.
Here are a couple of cell phone pics of the cake under flash setting.
As I was making the tiara, I decided I HAD to take progress pics. Mostly, I do this when I want to remember what I did, for next time, just in case there is a next time – haha! But once in a while I think to myself, I might as well share them with my followers since it might be super helpful. Also it’s been a while since I’ve shared anything, and it really is too cute not to share.
So hope you all enjoy this quickie tutorial and remember, HAPPY CAKING Y’ALL =D
How to make a Shimmer Fondant Princess Tiara: