Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The New Silhouette Cameo

Meet Miss Silhouette Cameo, or Cammie for short. She is the newest addition to our family and loves to hang out and play. She has 2 older sisters, Molly, a yellow lab, and Lexie, a golden retriever.

Cammie is an American Eskimo puppy.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Live Demo for Cakeswebake

Tonight was the live demo for cakeswebake. I had planned on showing several great techniques, but time was a real issue! I do hope that I answered everyones questions, and it was great fun to have several great items to give away. Thanks to Agbay for the great leveler and to Icing Images for the designer icing sheets and the year subscription to iiprints. I really ran out of time to show the demo cake. I had a minor computer glitch, but I was able to get my designs back into the program, cut them out and put them on the cake in just a few minutes. This is the Halloween cake from tonights demo.  

The cakes were decorated using the print and cut feature of the Silhouette. I saved some random clip art pictures I found on the internet and opened them in the Silhouette Studio program. I printed the images onto a white icing sheet from Icing Images. I then put the icing sheet into the Silhouette and the Silhouette cut out the images. The border was a design from iiprints. I printed the candy corn design onto a white icing sheet and cut out a simple border. The cake took about 5 minutes to cut out the designs and apply to the cake.

The wide borders for this cake were also fromn the iiprints from Icing Images. There is a great collection of deisgns for any occasion. There is no end to what you can create using this great program. The borders on this cake are very simple and this cake was very quick to decorate. I added a thin solid border around the bottom of each tier. It was cut from a solid blue designer sheet. The loopy bow on the top of the cake was printed gum paste. I printed on both sides of the gum paste, cut the gum paste into strips and glued them onto a wire.