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Maple Leaf Filled Chocolates for Canada Day

Posted by Jayden Scott on 27th Jun 2018

Maple Leaf Filled Chocolates for Canada Day
In this video Scoop's resident chocolate diva, Jayden Scott, demonstrates how to make Maple Leaf filled chocolates for Canada Day. Ingredients: Tempered Chocolate - We used our Van Leer White Chocolate Fat Dispersible Colour *optional - we used Roxy N Rich RED Chocolate Mold (deep enough so you have room for the filling) - We used our Maple Leaf filled chocolate mold.  Filling - you can use a variety of fills including caramel,...
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How to Pipe a Succulent / Cactus Cupcake Garden

Posted by Jayden Scott on 20th Apr 2018

How to Pipe a Succulent / Cactus Cupcake Garden
We started by covering the top of our cupcakes with sanding sugar - we used gold sanding sugar. Alternately you could use brown sugar, graham cracker crumbs or even light brown icing. Tall Flowering Cactus These cupcake toppers were made by first shaping fondant into a rounded tube of the right shape. (You could also use a rice krispie treat form into the same shape). Using a  Commercial Open Star Tip 862 and icing coloured with&n...
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Easter Basket Cake

Posted by Jayden Scott | Leslie Williams on 27th Mar 2018

Easter Basket Cake
Check out this fun Easter Basket Cake our resident cake decorator, Jayden, made. This is an relatively easy project and that someone with a bit of piping experience could undertake. The  basketweave piping tip (1D)was made for projects like this, literally. What the video below to see how Jayden puts it together. She says the hardest part in doing this cake is getting the spacing even.  For the purposes of this demo we a...
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How Do You Get a Rainbow of Colours into a Piping Bag?

Posted by Jayden Scott on 28th Feb 2018

How Do You Get a Rainbow of Colours into a Piping Bag?
On this post we thought we go back to a cupcake decorating basic. So many cool effects start with having multiple colours loaded into your piping bag. This tutorial will show you how easy it is to load up your piping bag without making a mess and muddying up your colours. Step 1: First, mix up your icing and divide into bowls for each colour you want to use and then mix up your colours. Jayden was making some St. Patricks day cupcakes so s...
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Making Edible Cake Lace with William Lindsay-Smith

Posted by Leslie Williams with William Lindsay-Smith on 7th Feb 2018

Making Edible Cake Lace with William Lindsay-Smith
Ingredients: Tylose - 1 tablespoon Boiling Water - 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon Icing Sugar - 1 tablespoons Cornstarch - 2 level tablespoons Meringue Powder - 1/4 teaspoon White corn syrup - 1/2 teaspoon Americolor White gel paste colour - 4-5 drops (or any gel paste colouring)Directions: Mix together All ingredients well, and make sure it is in a smooth spreadable paste. Let it rest for a bit so air bubbles come to the surface (at least an hour...
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