Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Welcome to Craft & Pastry

Welcome to Craft & Pastry

Since 2009 Creatividades Latinas have been your one stop supplier of quality Cake and Candy making supplies! We carry an extremely wide variety of products for all your cake decorating candy making needs. Cake decorating supplies, including  Bake ware featuring Fat Daddios, Wilton  Books & Step by Step Guides, Gum Paste Flowers, Cake Tools, Cake Stands , Gum Paste & Satin Ice Fondant, Americolor Food Colors, Icing/Frosting, Luster Dust, Edible Pearls, Impression Molds, Chocolate, Chocolate Tools, Candy Molds, Cake Toppers, Wedding Supplies, We print and ship custom Edible Images using state of the art equipment, CK Products, A huge line of Cookie Cutters, A full line of Cupcake Supplies, Novelties, Royal Icing pre made flowers and shapes, Complete line of Tools and Kits, Edible Powders & Glitters, Candles, Plates & Pillars, Packaging. We also offer Classes for any level of experience.

Jewelry tools, Scrapbooking supplies and paper crafts.

Craft & Pastry is a supplier for costumer in United States and English information available. Email as

Monday, October 7, 2013


 Craft & Pastry offers a variety of classes

To register for available classes, please call 818-399-7708
Craft & Pastry offers a variety of classes for every age, skill level and interest in your on-site bakery. Our expert instructors provide hands-on instruction in an intimate, relaxed setting. Whether you are starting from scratch or looking to expand your portfolio of techniques, Craft & Pastry cakes has something for everyone!



You must register and pay for all classes at least three days in advance. No exceptions.


A 72 hour notification is required for cancellation of a pre-paid class. A cancellation received with less than 72-hours notice will be non-refundable.


Classes are subject to cancellation if the minimum enrollment of three students is not met.  Classes without the minimum enrollment number will be canceled 48 hours prior to the first class. You will receive notification of any cancellations and a full refund will be provided to you. 

Craft & Pastry


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Artistic Gelatin Course

Gelatin Basic Course

Learn to make delicious jellies water and milk colored glasses, with fresh fruit, yogurt, and milk.
All processes known as; Mix ingredients, preservatives, hydration, table weights, hints and tips, rules and clean lines, cost basis and purchase equipment.

Floral Jelly Course

Learn to make different flowers like roses, chrysanthemums, poppy’s, sunflowers, and daisies.
Based on the manual technique (injection technique), in this course you will learn new and different techniques and hydration.

Artistic Gelatin Course

History and process of the gelatin, uses, characteristics, and qualities.
Different forms of hydration of the gelatin
Preparation of gelatin flavors and essences and natural fruit juices.
Preparation of milk and gelatin jelly water (transparent).

Types encapsulated; horizontal, vertical, and 3-D.
Technique for decorating.

Dimensional gelatin.
Technique applying artificially flavored gelatin water and milk.
Technique for 3-D using a spatula.

Techniques of using fruit in gelatin without hindering the thickening process of the gelatin.
Gelatin aquarium using milk essences and the use of fish shaped molds.
Let me know if you have any questions.
Thank You,

Creatividades Latinas
214 S. Brand Blvd.
San Fernando, CA 91340

Monday, July 2, 2012

Turning Your Pictures into Cake Toppers

You’re Photo Cake,
Corporate Company Logo Cake Toppers
Photo Toppers, Toppers for Kids, Corporate Logos, Edible Cake Toppers. Be assured that any image that you have, we can print onto these toppers. We have created photo cake toppers with football club badges, charity events, school opening days, the Royal Wedding.
Let us create your photo cake topper for you.
You may just want a personal Message, or a loved ones name.
Let us know your requirements, either before or after purchase.
This particular size is suitable for standard cupcakes, or make a great alternative for finishing off cookies.

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·       Edible Cup cake Toppers 12 x 5.4cm
·       Edible Cup cake Toppers 30 x 3.8cm
·       Round Edible Icing Cake Toppers 6 x 8.3cm
·       Round Edible Cake Toppers 19cm (7.5")
·       A4 (10" x 7.5") Edible Cake Toppers
·       A5 (4.5" x 7.5") Edible Cake Topper
·       All Of Our Edible Cake Toppers
·       Your Photo Cake, Corporate Company Logo Cake Toppers
·       Milestone Birthdays
·       Christmas Cake Toppers, Halloween Cake Toppers & Easter Cake Toppers
·       Special Occasion Cake Toppers
·       Creatividades Latinas Edible Cake Toppers

Cake Topper Designs in Creatividades Latinas
Turning Your Pictures into Cake Toppers
Email us with your request Email us at

·        Cake Topper Designs, Making Your Pictures Edible
·        We are privileged to supply Corporate Cupcake Toppers to some of the countries leading bakers and cake makers.
·        Our extensive, but by no means exhaustive range of edible cake toppers are suitable for use as birthday party cake toppers, kid’s birthday cake toppers and so much more.
·        We have over 3000 different ideas for birthday cake toppers, wedding day toppers, Christening cake toppers, Retirement cake toppers and more.
·        Find your Special Occasion Edible Cake topper by clicking here
·        Our most popular items are our Personalized Photo Cake toppers.
·        We have sizes that are suitable to have your choice of picture printed or a company / corporate logo.
To order your Personalized Cake topper simply order your desired Cake topper / cupcake topper using the link below.
You can select your required Blank sheets here
Then simply email your chosen image(s) / logo(s) to the email address below.

A4 Personalized Picture Edible Icing Cake Topper

Your very Own Image / Design, printed onto our A4 size Edible Icing Cake Topper.
Our A4 Edible icing sheets are 19cm x  25.4cm.
We can print pretty much anything onto this cake topper within the dimensions stated.
Whether its a picture of a loved one, a pet, your own design or 
Simply a request for something that we don't already have simply place your order and then email us your required picture.
Email us at    
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Your Picture Edible Cake Topper 7.5" Round

 Your very Own Image / Design,
printed onto our 7.5" Round Edible Icing Cake Topper.
We can print pretty much anything onto this cake topper within the dimensions stated.
Whether its a picture of a loved one, a pet, your own design or  
Simply a request for something that we don't already have simply place your order and then email us your required picture.
Email us at    
Don't forget your message

Personal Picture / Company Logo 12 x 5.4cm Edible icing Cupcake Toppers

 Shaped Edible Cake Toppers (1 shape and size per sheet )
Printed on  Edible Wafer Paper
Our example shows 24 x 4cm circles.
You can select your own shape and own size below.

Only 1 shape and size per sheet but have upto 4 pictures/ messages per sheet 
Just remember the bigger the shape the less that will fit on the sheet.

4cm approx 24
5 cm approx 12
These make a cheap way of presenting a picture of choice or a corporate logo.
Simply Cut out with a pair of clean scissors or a craft knife and apply to to the top of your cup cakes.
Send us Your Chosen Image(s) to
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12 to 24 Personalized Picture / Company Logo Edible Icing Cupcake Toppers 38mm


DescriptionYour picture / logo or message

 Printed onto 24 x 3.8cm Edible Icing CupCake Toppers.

By far our most popular item. Very popular for Company Logos.

Please note we can only use 1 image per sheet.

We can print pretty much anything onto these  cupcake topper within the dimensions stated.

Whether its a picture of a loved one, a pet, your own design or 

a company logo, simply place your order and then email us your required picture.

Send us Your Chosen Image(s) to
Don't forget your message

 Disney Princess 7.5"round Cake Topper Design Creatividades

Round Cake Topper Designs.
What's the difference between icing sheet and wafer paper ?
How Do I Store My icing Sheets ?
    How to Use Icing Sheets (General Use) 
    Icing Sheet Troubleshooting
    Icing Won't come off the backing ?
    The icing sheet won’t blend into the icing on my cake ?
    Icing sheet has bubbled ?
    Icing Sheet has Wrinkled ?
    Icing Sheet has cracked ?
    How do I upload my photo?
    I cannot see my design on the website ?
    When will I receive my cake topper?
    My Item Has Not Arrived Can I have My Money Back?

Types of Edible Toppers
There are two types of edible topper that can be used to print edible images:

Wafer paper, also known as edible rice paper, and icing sheets which are sometimes called frosting sheets.

Wafer Paper

Wafer paper is a starch-based edible paper. Edible images printed onto wafer paper will not be as high quality as those printed onto icing sheets making it less suitable for photo cakes.
Wafer paper is ideal though for printing things like leaves, feathers, wings, flowers and butterflies. Wafer paper dissolves in water but not on icing so it will not blend into the surface of an iced cake. You simply lay a wafer paper topper onto your cake.  As a result, wafer paper may be noticeable when cutting or eating the cake. Wafer paper also has a tendency to curl or wrinkle when refrigerated or placed on moist cakes. Unlike icing sheets, wafer paper has no plastic backing to peel away and it requires your images to be cut out individually, unless you have a full size sheet image of course. Wafer paper can be cut to desired shapes and sizes. 

Icing Sheets
Icing sheets are not paper but thin layers of icing that have been pressed onto a flexible plastic backing. Icing sheets are the preferred form of “edible paper” for use on cakes. Edible images printed onto icing sheets will have more vibrant colour and crisper lines than those printed onto wafer paper. Icing sheets also blend into the iced surface of a cake absorbing the taste and colour of whatever is underneath. Because of this, most icing types are suitable to use underneath this product including butter cream, royal icing, glaced icing, fondant icing and fresh cream.  Icing sheets come in many different shapes and sizes or can be cut to desired shapes and sizes using a craft knife

Storing Your icing Sheets
Icing sheets should be stored tightly sealed in the grip seal bag provided to prevent them from drying out. Store flat out of direct light. Icing sheets do not need to be refrigerated. They have a shelf life of a minimum of 6 months from date of purchase.
Can icing sheets be purchased in advance?
Icing sheets can be printed in advance and then stored in the grip seal bag provided.  Leave the plastic backing on until ready to use.
Store flat, out of direct light. As with other food colorings, edible images can fade if overexposed to UV light.

Using Your Icing Sheet(s)

Butter cream
Handle your icing sheets with care using clean, dry hands.
If cutting out an image, do that while the frosting sheet is still on the backing and while it is still flexible. Use a pair of very sharp scissors or a craft knife.
Before the icing on your cake has had time to form a skin or crust, carefully remove the icing sheet from the plastic backing and apply it to the iced cake by lowering the sheet down onto the cake from the middle outward, carefully and gently smoothing with your hand.
Finish decorating your cake. You can pipe over icing sheets but take care not to puncture the sheet with your decorating tip. Store finished cake covered or in a cake box.
Non-dairy Whipped Topping
Application is the same as for butter cream.
Whipped Cream
Application is the same as for butter cream. Because of the high water content in whipped cream, you should apply the edible image as close to serving time as possible. Colors may run and the image may fade. To avoid this, you can apply the edible image to a fondant plaque to protect it from the moisture of the whipped cream.

Royal Icing
Mist the royal icing very lightly with water and then apply the edible image. You can also apply the image before the icing sets but it may wrinkle as the royal icing dries.

Rolled Fondant/Marzipan
Using water lightly moisten just the area where you want to apply your edible image.

Glace Icing
Pour your icing as usual. Apply the edible image just before the icing sets. Be sure your cake is level or the edible image may slide.

Problems with Icing Removal

The icing sheets it absorbing moisture from the air.  Maybe you are in humid conditions or are in a hot kitchen?  You need to dry the sheet slightly.  You can speed up this drying process by using a blow dryer. To do this, gently hold the icing sheet at one corner and blow dry in a slow side to side motion on the back. Pay special attention to areas heavily saturated with ink.
Another method, and my favorite one, is to place the icing sheet in the freezer (frost free) for 5 minutes which will release the sheet from the backing.  Remove the sheet from the backing as it comes out of the freezer otherwise it may start to stick again.  If doing cupcake toppers, you can just keep popping the sheet back into the freezer.  To be honest I tend to leave the sheet in the freezer and just keep popping the toppers off and placing straight onto cakes as I go.
Rolling the plastic backing across the sharp edge of a table might also help to release the icing sheet.

The icing sheet won’t blend into the icing on my cake.
The icing on your cake has formed a skin or crusted over.
Apply your icing sheet before the icing on your cake has had time to form a skin or crust over. If it crusts before you are able to apply the icing sheet, lightly mist the area with water.
Icing sheet has bubbled.
Moisture has seeped up through the cake. Tapping down the bubbles with your finger can make them less noticeable. To prevent this, be sure your cake is completely cooled before icing it and applying the icing sheet. Store your finished cake in a cool, dry place. You’ll also want to avoid storing the finished cake in an airtight cake dome at room temperature. An airtight cake dome can act like a greenhouse.
Icing sheet has wrinkled.
The cake has flexed. Use a sturdier board underneath your cake. This is especially true with large sheet cakes that have an icing sheet in the centre. Icing sheets become part of the cake so they will flex whenever the cake flexes. This can cause wrinkles or cracks to form in the icing sheet.
Icing sheet has cracked or is damaged beyond repair.
If your icing sheet has cracked or become irreparably damaged while it’s on the cake, a new icing sheet can be applied over the damaged one.  First repair any cracks to the surface of the cake by filling them in with icing. Then, using the smooth side of a basket weave tip, pipe over the damaged icing sheet and lay a new one over it smoothing gently with your hand.  If the crack was caused by a lack of support underneath the cake, you will need to add more support or the crack may reappear.
How do I upload my photo?
We currently don’t have an upload facility.  You simply email your image to us at .  You can supply it in pretty much any format and we will advise if we have any issues with your chosen image.
I can’t see my design on the website?
If you require something specific that we don’t have listed, please drop us an email and we’ll happily put something together for you.  We will email a proof over for you to have a look at.   Please note that if we send a link to the website for you to place your order, the link will not take you to your specific design, it will be one of our design your own toppers with an image for illustration purposes only.
When will I receive my cake topper?
This depends on the delivery option you have chosen.  We aim to print and dispatch all orders in accordance with our processing times and receipt of any instructions from you (Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays). 
Our standard the state that you should allow 5 business days for delivery.
This is obviously a far more expensive option and has 2 services.  There is Monday to Friday special delivery and then there is Special Delivery with a Saturday delivery guarantee (even more expensive than normal special delivery).  If you select special delivery and we dispatch on a Friday, you would not be guaranteed to get your topper until Monday unless you have selected the Saturday guarantee option.  You are required to sign for this service on delivery and tracking is also provided.

My Item Has Not Arrived Can I have My Money Back?

Mail state that an item will not be considered lost until 15 business days have elapsed from date of posting and we can only process claims after this time has passed.  Therefore, please ensure that you order your topper in plenty of time for your event.
There will be changes to our processing times. 

We will be unable to offer a same day order/processing/dispatch service and all orders will be processed in the order they are received, regardless of delivery method chosen.

All orders will be processed the day following payment.  They will then be dispatched within 2 business days (Monday to Friday).   Please note that we do not process orders on a weekend.

Order placed Monday are processed Tuesday and dispatched by 5pm Wednesday.
Order placed Tuesday are processed Wednesday and dispatched by 5pm Thursday.
Order placed Wednesday are processed Thursday and dispatched by 5pm Friday.
Order placed Thursday are processed Friday and dispatched by 5pm Monday.
Order placed Friday, Saturday or Sunday will be processed on a Monday and dispatched by 5pm Tuesday.

An email notification will be sent to inform you of the day of dispatch.

First class items do not have a guaranteed delivery timescale and Royal Mail Guidelines state that they should arrive within 5 business days.

If ordering special delivery items, they will still undertake the same processing times and you should expect your item to arrive the next business day following dispatch notification.

Please ensure that you order your topper in plenty of time for your event allowing for our processing times and Royal Mail delivery times.

All general enquiries will be responded to within 24 hours (Monday to Friday).  Enquiries sent over a weekend will be answered on the Monday.
Ingredients for toppers & inks

Icing Sheets.

Water,Cornstarch,Corn Syrup, Corn Syrup Solids, Cellulose, Sorbitol, Glycerine, Sugar, Vegetable Oil, Gum Arabic, Polysorbate 80, Vanilla, Titanium Oxide, Citric Acid.

Wafer Paper

Potatoe Starch, Water, Vegetable Oil.

We cannot guarantee nut free on any of our products.

Suitable for Vegetarians.

Best date is 6 months from purchase.

Store in polythene bags provided in a cool dry place away from any strong odours. e.g. near vegetables.

Edible Inks Used in The printing of your Edible Cake Topper


Water, Glycerol E422 Brilliant Blue E133 (2%) Preservative ; 1.2 Propandiol E1520, Citric Acid E330


Water, Glycerol E422 Azorubine E122 (2.2%) Ponceau Red 4R E124 (0.9%) Preservative ; 1.2 Propandiol E1520, Citric Acid E330


Water, Glycerol E422 Tartrazine E102 (1.5%)  Preservative ; 1.2 Propandiol E1520, Citric Acid E330


Water, Glycerol E422 Brilliant Black E151 (2.5%) Sunset Yellow E110 (0.8%) Quinoline Yellow E104 (0.6%) Preservative ; 1.2 Propandiol E1520,