Fourth of July Recipes, Candy and Cake Decorating

Uncle Sam Celebrates July 4th
step-by-step cake decorating instructions
by Anthony J Springall

Let's get ready...


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You will need the following:

  • Gum Tragacanth
  • White Sugarpaste
  • Blue Sugarpaste
  • Red Sugarpaste
  • Peach Sugarpaste
  • Bamboo skewers or similar
  • A ready covered cake - how to
  • A small knife
  • A small paint brush
  • Red food color - buy it
  • Black food color - buy it
  • A ball modeling tool
  • Dowel cutter or similar
  • Silver curling ribbon
  • A pair of scissors
  • A small amount of Royal icing - recipe
  • A piping bag - buy it
  • A number 1, 1.5 or 2 Becknal or PME piping tube
  • A small container of water
  • Silver florist's wire
  • Sparkling silver foil blocked card (I used a card silver star decoration from Christmas)
  • A graphite pencil
  • Star cutters
  • 7mm/ 9mm Red ribbon
  • A Rolling Pin
Go shopping for colors and other cake decorating supplies!

Instead of using Sugarpaste (rolled fondant) (recipe), you could also
use Marzipan (recipe).

Next: Let's get started

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