How to Decorate a Kitchen in Ultra Mod Contemporary Style

The contemporary style is spare, artistic and made out of natural materials like recycled glass and wood. Big name designers enter into this style starting with the lighting fixture. Elegant and rustic chandeliers made out of recycled wood that have been bent to look like branches are a start. The Brothers Dressler made a teak version that was a hit of Toronto’s Interior Design Show.

Your Faucet should also look like something that would be in the galley of a space ship. Choose a tall, chic and handsome fixture like the Axor Citterio Semi-0Pro faucet which brings maximum style and function to the kitchen sing. The arm is coiled and has a maximum 360 degree swivel. You can get utilitarian yet beautiful fixtures like this at Hansbrohe, USA.

Instead of the usual tile go for glass tile. watery green glass tile gives a kitchen a clean hygienic look that is not so hygienic that it says “hospital.” Maternity green light fixtures are also a hit simply because that color does mean that recycled bottles are in the equation. Think of a Coca-Cola Bottle color of green and you are getting the picture of what is hot in the cotemporary kitchen world. Pendant lamps in this type of green color are very popular in modern kitchen.

Most furnishings in the Tate of the art kitchen have functional items that look like works at art. An example would be Tahiar Manmood ‘s items. Tahiar makes a hard wood rolling pin with long thin handles separate from the roller. Tahir Mahmood also makes a mortar and pestle in the same style a the rolling pin. The effect is elegant and ecologically correct.

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Melamine is common in the modern kitchen as are some retro touches like the mash up of vintage Formica with a metal frame so it can be a cutting board. Vintage Formica is also often found in end tables and on items such as microwave coasters and cutlery caddies.

It is also very haute to put rack trees filled with bottles on your counter. These are four holding fine wine. Putting long wine bottles on the bottom and shorter ones on the top makes it look like a Christmas tree.

Instead of a cookbook in your contemporary kitchen you will have a Falvor Thesaurus. This is a book written by Niki Segnit that helps you make innovative dishes as a cook by adding signature popular flavors that you create on your own with every day elements.

How to Decorate A Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberries and whipped cream taste amazing and they are the perfect confection to make for a birthday or fo0r Valentine’s Day. Believe it or not Strawberry Shortcake was a cartoon-like story book character that was owned by theWilton Cake decorating company for many years. The Wilton cake decorating company still sells a pan featuring the character’s face. It also sells cake toppers representing the character. Using cake pans or cake toppers by Wilton can save time and trouble when decorating short cakes.

Most people simply pile layers of whipped cream, ice cream, strawberries, syrup and angel or pound cake to create a beautiful strawberry cake. However you can make a very formal looking short cake by cooking up a layer cake and decorate it with fondant and strawberry.

Tiny strawberry short cakes in wrapper make great party give always as do little iced strawberry cakes. You can even make a short cake whipped cream and mousse delight in a tall wine glass and give it away to your guests at the end of a party. Strawberry shortcake in a glass is a nice take away gift.

One nice idea is to create a giant strawberry that is either flat or 3D by being artistic with cake molds. If you are very clever you can drop the cake inside a larger cake mold and fill it with Jell-O. This can give your cake a very bejeweled look.

With patience and the right decorator’s tip you can also use frosting to make a round cake look like a basket. Use fondant to create the handle and then heap the cake with strawberries. This makes it look like a basket.

Many strawberry shortcakes look just perfect layered between slices of angel cake. The idea is to heap on the berries in the middle and let it die the cake pink. If you are using a cake with a hole you can fill it with berries and cream. Make sure you pile peaks of whipped cream on top of the cake and then dot each peak with a strawberry.

Remember that when you do cut strawberries that they do look like little hearts and these look nice pressed into frosting or whipped cream around the sides of the cake.

One trend is to make a towering 3-D cake. Make a tiered cede of three rood cakes that go smaller as they go up. Ice your tiered cake in pink and decorate it with strawberries.

For a really exotic effect decorate the cake with miniature wild strawberries and then add mint leaves. This gives you the look of a Victorian Strawberry Short Cake.