Some of you may already know this, but every now and then my friend, Cheryl from Sew Can Do, and I like to switch things up a bit and swap posts. Cheryl is all fabric, I’m all sugar. But sometimes we even like to switch that up a bit, too (though I take baby steps into her world, since needle and thread aren’t my friends like they are hers. Seriously, just check out her etsy shop and the crazy cuteness.)
When I spotted these sculptable frosting figures she created, I knew I had to try my own (look for future posts with that experimenting). And these also inspired my casual dabbling with fabric, which I shared with you on Tuesday. Wouldn’t these toppers be so perfect for those cupcakes? So now, I’m handing things over to Cheryl of Sew Can Do!!
SCULPTABLE FROSTING BY CHERYL OF SEW CAN DO
Roll out a bit of pink frosting 1/4 inch thick and cut with a flower cutter and then flatten slightly with the rolling pin to make the shape more uneven and drape over the top of the cake piece to “frost” it.
And if you really want to get whimsical, how about a little garden gnome?
Use knife to make a triangle with the red that is slightly wider at the bottom than the pink circle. Use the cutter to round out the bottom to make the hat shape:
Place hat over top of circle and curve to fit. Cut flower from white to create a beard and place over lower half of face:
Use end of paintbrush to make eye holes and then fill with small dots or blue. Create a mouth with paintbrush in same way and fill with a small strip of red for a nice smile.
Add creations to decorate cakes, cupcakes, brownies or use as stand alone sweets. The possibilities are endless and incredibly tasty. Hope you enjoy them! Thanks for letting me stop by Meaghan!
Thanks for visiting, Cheryl! And a REMINDER to ALL: This is a guest post by Cheryl of Sew Can Do. I did not create this super cool sculptable frosting. Rather than leave your questions in the comments here, your best bet to get any questions answered is to visit Cheryl at Sew Can Do.
Elvira Sanchez says
This is awesome, definitely gotta try this… Thank you
Does anyone have experience using this on a whole cake? I want the fondant look for my wedding cake, but lets face it – fondant’s not very good!
I agree about the fondant! If you click over to Cheryl’s site and contact her, I’m sure she can give you better info, but I’d say this would likely not be good for covering a whole cake. I’m not sure you’ll be able to roll out a large enough piece or have the elasticity. For all of fondant’s taste flaws, dang, it’s so good for smooth surfaces!
Love your tutorial and have to try this out but would love to know how long this will last due to all dairy products. Thanks
Hi Jodina! Good question. I’m not sure myself… this was a guest post from Cheryl of Sew Can Do, but if you follow the link to her site, there is contact info on her blog. She’s super nice, and I’m sure would be able to answer your question! Thanks for visiting! 🙂
brenda Jarmusz says
How long is this icing good for and what’s the proper handling of this icing as in can you leave at room temp or freeze or does it stay refrigerated. I love this recipe and can’t wait to try it. Thank you.
Is this good on small cakes, and
does it taste good?
Hi Jeanette! This was a guest post by Cheryl at Sew Can Do. I’ve never made it or tried it myself, though it has gotten rave reviews. If you click on the link to her site, I’m sure she’d be able to help you! 🙂 Thanks, meaghan
Here is how I used your recipe. Thanks!
So so awesome Amanda! And whatta cutie. I have a 5-year old girl… very fun age, they say the darnedest things!
I’m so excited about this! My son and daughter are turning 5 and 4 next month, and they are having a joint Lego party – this will be perfect to make their cakes! Thank you!
Can you cover a cake with this?
Hi Carolyn, This was a guest post by Cheryl of Sew Can Do. If you click the link to her site, I bet she can answer all your questions. I don’t think you can actually cover a cake with it, but she would know more! 🙂
can i use this for covering a cake?
Moly, probably not, but I’ve never tried this. This is a guest post by Cheryl of Sew Can Do. If you click the link to her site you can ask her directly. Thanks!
Jenn @ Icing on the Cake says
Wow, this is amazing. I wish I knew about this sooner!
Hello! I was wondering if you are able to use just regular food coloring instead of americolors to change the color of it. Or will it ruin the concentration?
Hi Mayaluna, this was a guest post by Cheryl of Sew Can Do, so I’m not sure, I’ve not tried it myself. But if you visit her blog, I’m sure she can help you. Thanks!
Has anyone triedto freeze this? I want to make my designs ahead of time, (incase I mess up!) so I’m just wondering how long I would have and if I could just pop them in the freezer? Thanks!!
For the marshmallow fondant spray with water to keep it from cracking. Also It might be too dry if its cracking. Maybe use more crisco when you are rolling it out.
Thank you so much for the Fondant . Happy Dance 🙂
Tammy Bills says
I tried this and it tasted very good. Much better than fondant and it would sculpt great but I could not get it to spread to put over a cake. Great for sculpting and taste great.
Bonnie B Simmers says
Love these ideas, and for children’s parties, they are wonderful!
Tama Feigley says
I’m using this on my nephews birch bark wedding cakes. I’ve experimented so far placing the the sculpable icing directly onto Butter Cream icing, it worked great! Sculpted and then hand painted the bark curls with Wilton icing color.
Oh good, thanks so much for the feedback, Tama! 🙂
I’m planning on using this to help decorate for my son’s minecraft birthday party…I’l let you all know how it turns out!
Hi! This looks amazing! I’m excited to try it for my brother’s birthday! How much frosting does this recipe make? Could I double it and be able to cover a whole cake? Or should I triple it?
Hi Camryn, I haven’t tried this myself. It’s a guest post from Cheryl at Sew Can Do, but if you visit her blog, I’m sure she’d be able to answer questions! I don’t believe this would work to cover a cake, just for the decoration, but she would know more :).
Can you add those powder