Archive for February 4th, 2008

Let’s Decorate Cakes

love-at-first-bite2.jpgThis was the very first card that I made with this the very first set issued by Flourishes, llc…so I thought I would share it again today.
Flourishes is having a Cake Decorating Contest all month for February.  It is also my birthday one day this month..so there will be prizes each week….a special blog candy the week of my birthday and lots more.  Throughout the month of February we will randomly select from the links you have posted and give away other prizes. (hmmm…let’s see, Mardi Gras is  Tuesday (that’s tomorrow)–and I am a Cajun girl from south Lousiana so, that may be a good day for a give away?) So, if you’ve already made cards with the cake set then let us see the link – enter as often as you want!! It will be month long celebration so join in the fun!! 
Every order place will receive a gift all month long..so what are you waiting for????  
To participate you must submit your creation to Flourishes, llc either on our forum at SCS or directly to the email address:  www.flourishesllc@cox.net 

 What? You don’t have the Cake Decorating 101 Set????

Well, we’ll make it easy for you – this set will be on sale for 15% off the regular price for the entire month of February!! AND – if you place an order with Flourishes for anything during the month of February, we will include a little something extra in your order!! What little something? You’ll have to order to find out!! 
 Today I will be sharing with you the tutorial that Nancy Kirk (a Flourish girl) has done for the Flourishes Newsletter  to demonstrating some ways of using the great set to it’s full potentinal.  Take it away Nancy.

Cake Decorating Spotlight – Part 1

Over the next two days we will spotlight the Cake Decorating 101 Stamp set and show you some of the fun things we’ve done with this set! The set contains images of cakes, a cake slice, cake plates, pedestals, sentiments and many decorating pieces for a total of 34 stamps!

First, the basics – here are just some examples of how we put together a basic cake:

Stamp the outline cake
Then, mask the cake and stamp the plate and the pedestal
Add a little decorative detail – don’t you just love the little “bling” hanging from the cake plate?Apply color!!
Here are some great examples from Leslie Miller Tracy Durcan, and Sharon Johnson – a little coloring, decorative paper and ribbon and you have a fabulous card!
Or try this – stamp the outline cake image and make a reverse mask. Then use a decorative stamp to create a design within the cake outline – the reverse mask protects the area around the cake. For this I used SU’s filigree background stamp. Here is a card I did using the reverse mask technique and Basic Grey paper.

Suppose you wanted the cake to look like a slice has been removed? Here’s how: Stamp out outline cake image.
Then, take the “slice out” stamp (I don’t know what else to call this stamp, so I just call it the ‘slice out”) and place it towards the left hand side of the cake. Because these are clear stamps, you can line it up where you want it very easily.There it is. A cake with a slice cut out!
Here are some great examples of cakes with the slice cut out from Jan Marie Caruso (hey thats me she talking about), Alex Eaton and Tracy Durcan.

Want More???

Check back tomorrow for Part 2 of the Cake Decorating Spotlight. We will show you how to decorate a cake slice, and show some fabulous examples of “when a cake set is not a cake set” .

In the meantime, be sure to get in on the month long Cake Decorating contest by providing us a link to your cards make with the Cake Decorating Set – see the details from our January 31th post!

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