Friday, April 19, 2013

What to Do When You Don't Mix Enough Resin - 3 Great Tips to Fix it!

Sometimes when you're mixing resin, you underestimate how much resin you need and don't measure out quite enough resin to fill your mould. Disaster! Right? Well, you can make sure that this never happens to you. This video shows you one method to work out the volume of your mould. Another way to work out how much resin to mix is to fill your mould with rice or water and then tip that into a measuring cup/jug. But what if you didn't work out how much resin you need before you started and now you've discovered you don't have enough to fill your mould? Here's 3 ideas to try! 1. Top the mould up! Mix more resin and try to match the colour.  It's really hard to colour match but you might get close enough that no one will really notice the colour difference. You can barely see the difference in this bangle - it looks like shadow and highlight - and it would be barely noticeable when this bangle was being worn. 2. Use the colour blocking technique Top the...
Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Easter Egg Cake Pops

If you love Tim Tams, then you'll love these cake pops! They are simple enough for children to make because there is no baking required and you can whip up a batch in no time at all. Shape them into Easter eggs instead of balls and you have a yummy and easy Easter treat. Here's how to do it. The base of these cake pops couldn't be easier to make: all you need is a packet of Tim Tams and cream cheese. Place the Tim Tams and 1/3 cup of cream cheese into the food processor and pulse until they are almost smooth. Then use an ice cream scoop to scoop out evenly sized portions. Shape them in your hands.... ..... until they are egg shaped. Refrigerate them for about 15 minutes to firm them up.  You may need to keep doing this whilst you are working the mixture as it is quite soft in warm weather. Whilst they are in the fridge, mix a drop of food colouring into some cake decorating fondant until it is well mixed. Make as many colours as you like. Roll...