Saturday, March 29, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
It is L'Oreal Fashion Week here in Toronto ..... and Flour Confections was asked to take part!
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Flour Confections and Platinum Events Group special offer:
All clients who have booked a wedding cake with Flour Confections can receive 10% off any services booked with Platinum Events group, including: Month of Coordination, Full Wedding Planning, Partial Wedding Planning and Destination Wedding Planning.
"Platinum Events Group is at the forefront of Toronto’s elite wedding industry, providing full-scale event planning, coordination and consulting services. Whether you are hosting a private sunset wedding on the beach, an intimate mid afternoon brunch for 20 or a cocktail reception for 1000, we are fully confident in our ability to provide you with top notch services. As a client you inherit our creative and professional staff to design and plan every facet of your event so the end result is a seamless work of art."
Contact Platinum Events Group for to book your services today, and mention the Flour Confections promotion to receive your discount.
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
This is a sugar dough that is rolled out and applied over the cake, creating a matte smooth sugar canvass which allows your cake designer to create many wonderful designs. Fondant can be tinted any colour and flavoured with things such as vanilla bean or white chocolate. It is the ideal medium for many complicated cake designs and for cakes being displayed during the warm summer months. The fondant keeps the cake inside insulated and moist.
This is a sinfully rich icing that is made from chocolate (white, milk or dark) and heavy cream - just like the inside of a truffle. It can be shiny or matte and used as a filling or an exterior finish. Because it is so rich and dense, it is best not to pair it with a delicate cake.
Modeling Chocolate/CocoaDough/Chocolate Plastique/Chocolate Paste:
This is a mixture of chocolate (either white, milk or dark) and corn syrup which creates a wonderfully pliable substance that can be tinted many colours, used to make edible decorations and flowers, and even to cover cakes.
Traditionally used to finish fruit cakes, royal icing is a sugar icing made from egg whites and icing sugar. It is the ideal icing used for intricate piping and detailing, and can be used white or tinted to any colour needed. When dry, it is very firm and fragile.
This is the traditional style icing that you would find in a grocery store bakery. It is a frosting made from icing sugar, shortening or sometimes butter, and sometimes a liquid such as milk or hot water. This icing is firm, very sweet, and holds up very well in hot weather if made with shortening. It is very white in colour and can be tinted to any colour you can imagine, it can also be flavoured with extracts or chocolate.
A soft, satiny, luscious icing that can be used as both a filling and an exterior finish. The 2 most popular styles of this buttercream are Italian or Swiss. Both are made with egg whites, sugar, and unsalted butter, however the method of preparation differs between the two types. The flavour possibilities are endless, as are the colour choices. Due to the fact that this icing is made with butter, it is very firm when refrigerated and it does not hold up in extreme heat or sun, but is fine in air conditioned environments.
Gumpaste/Sugar Paste/Flower Paste:
This is a special sugar dough similar to fondant however it has the addition of additives that allow it to be more elastic and dry very firm. This is the ideal medium for making life-like flowers and other sugar decorations, it is not to be used to cover cakes.
This is a paste made from ground almonds and sugar. It is traditionally used to cover fruit cakes prior to being covered with royal icing. It is also used to mould flowers and small fruits.
If you really want to do your guests a favour and have them be supremely happy - then give them an edible gift favour at your wedding or event.
Why not treat your guests to something sweet that ties in to the theme of your wedding or event, matches the monograms on your invitations, or acts as a place card?
Offered in vanilla, chocolate, gingerbread - or even custom flavours, decorated cookie favours are a sweet treat that everyone will love. Packing in clear cellophane bags tied with satin ribbon, Chinese take out boxes, or clear pvc boxes available.