DIY cake decoration

Why not use something else than playdough once in a while when playing with kids? Sweet gum paste instead of playdough - doesn't it sound inviting?

Your kid's birthday is just the time for something like that.

DIY cake decoration - gum paste
Gum paste (also called florist paste) is similar to royal icing, but no cooking is required. Similar to sugar paste, but ...better :) It's ideal for making cake decorations. Especially if are stubborn enough to WANT a certain cake decoration your way. In case there are more of us -

here's the simple 3-ingredient recipe:

  1. Take a totally fresh egg and use a few drops of eggwhite 
  2. add two spoonfuls of powdered sugar and 
  3. a drop of liquid edible coloring
  4. Mix well. Voila! 

DIY cake decoration - gum paste




 Now you can make that tiny animals or boats or cars for your kid's birthday cake! Use many colors! It's fun. (There are also AZO-free dyes on the market.)

Your kid can help. In fact, he/she will love to. It's fun and close to working with playdough - only it tastes sweet ;) I made a lot (and I mean a lot) of cake ornaments when I was a kid, helping my mom who used to make a loot of cakes (and again, I mean a lot). As I recall, I was modelling more gum paste than playdough in those years...

I was working alone this year, but next year, oh, I'm so looking forward to this! I've even made up a name 'pre-birthday kids creative time' ;)

DIY cake decoration - gum paste



A hint: make the decorations a day or two before making the cake (they also need some time to dry) so there's less work for you to do in that final busy hours before the party :)

DIY gum paste cake decorations


And it's great if the kid has eaten (healthy food) just before starting the activity - otherwise you might end up without the products ;)

Make your own sweet cake decoration - a simple 3-ingredients HOW-TO


Damjana


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10 comments:

  1. Genius! I'm totally trying this. I went cake crazy for my first son. He got an octopus, diggers, a dinosaur & more. My poor second son got a round cake covered in sprinkles lol

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    1. Michelle, good, glad to help you to new ideas. But now I'm sooo curious - could I see your octopus cake? It sounds an amazing idea :)

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  2. O ja, zdaj pa vem, kako bosta bili torti okrašeni januarja :) Hvala :)

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    1. Sanja,
      fino! Sta oba tvoja fanta januarčka? To bo veselo ;)

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    2. Mhm, 2 leti in 10 dni narazen :)

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  3. What a great idea! Love how thick the letters and numbers turned out! And the share of green is great! Green is my favorite color-in any shade!
    Cathy

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  4. Hmm...never thought to make your own cake decoration. This is a great idea, and yours look amazing...better than the ones you buy out of the stores! #FHFridays

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  5. What a great idea. It looks like something I might actually be able to accomplish too!

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    1. Carlee,

      thank you! Yes, go ahead, try it out - it's easy and fun ;)

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