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Wrapping or Tenting your Cakes

Tenting your cakes is a method of wrapping and covering your cakes while...

The Magic of Aquafaba

The Wonder Egg Substitute I was referred to this amazing by-product by a vegan...

Transferring an image to Fondant

Transferring an image is a personal preference and useful if you are not...
Wrapping or Tenting your Cakes

Wrapping or Tenting your Cakes

Tenting your cakes is a method of wrapping and covering your cakes while baking to ensure an even bake with no overcooked edges and dry crusty tops.I always use 3" high baking tins as I like to bake...

The Magic of Aquafaba

The Magic of Aquafaba

The Wonder Egg Substitute I was referred to this amazing by-product by a vegan friend, after learning my youngest was severely allergic to egg.  WOW!  I thought, WHAT ELSE can this do? I have tried...

Transferring an image to Fondant

Transferring an image to Fondant

Transferring an image is a personal preference and useful if you are not confident in drawing freehand. Here are two methods that I was taught how to do when I first started cake decorating....

Painting on Icing

Painting on Icing

Painting is an excellent way to achieve a “different” result for that “different” cake. The Most Important Rule Is – Be Patient and Careful! Painting is an excellent way to achieve a “different”...

Modelling Chocolate

Modelling Chocolate

I was attracted to working with modelling chocolate because although it doesn’t dry out, it sets very solid after a few minutes once it’s cool allowing sculpts to be built quickly. Best of all,...

Marbled Buttercream Cake with Chocolate Decorations

Marbled Buttercream Cake with Chocolate Decorations

How to achieve a perfectly smooth buttercream finish... How to add a marbled buttercream decorative layer... How to make chocolate spheres, shards & donuts... Covering your Cake with Buttercream...

Designing Christmas Cakes

Designing Christmas Cakes

What can I do to make my cakes different this year?As Christmas draws near each year cake decorators begin to ponder the question… “What can I do to make my cakes different this year?” The answer of...

Lustre – a Gorgeous Glamour Finish

Lustre – a Gorgeous Glamour Finish

A lustred effect on your fondant covered cakes can give a range of finishes from a subtle pearlised finish, to one that has a great sheen, colour or metallic effect. There are several methods for...

Tips on How to Scale a Recipe

Tips on How to Scale a Recipe

How do you scale a recipe up or down to minimise waste and not end up cooking too much or too little? This method is not perfect, but it has helped me to massively reduce waste and prevents me being...

How to Make Piping Bags

How to Make Piping Bags

...With a little practice, a huge number of piping bags can be made in just a couple of minutes, so they are ready on-hand before decorating.Fabric or plastic piping bags are great, but they take...

How to Make an Armature

How to Make an Armature

Have you ever wanted to make a horse or any other animal that will stand alone? To begin: • Find an ornament that you would love to replicate in icing. This will assist you with size and scale....

Cotton String Work and Pearls

Cotton String Work and Pearls

It all eventuated from a dream … and was told it wouldn’t work!!! Cotton String Work is my creative contribution to the Cake Decorating world! To show the naysayers… the results achieved from four...

Chocolate Tempering

Chocolate Tempering

Tempering chocolate is an essential step for making smooth, glossy, evenly coloured coating for your dipped chocolates.Couverture chocolate is a good quality chocolate that needs to be used for...

Making an Award Winning Panther Cake

Making an Award Winning Panther Cake

During one point I had to watch our cat walk down the stairs, to get the true angle of how the leg and paw would be positioned, as the cat’s foot was angled back.When creating the Panther I...

Wrap Cake Method

Wrap Cake Method

As this is a Christmas themed cake you could use your favourite fruit cake, just prepare like you would your normal fruit cake. This Cake is for the 2D Reindeer with Christmas Lights Cake so I...

The Buttercream Odyssey

The Buttercream Odyssey

This is a comprehensive guide to various types of buttercream. Includes key characteristics of each type, in-depth recipes, comparisons of basic, Italian, Swiss and Ermine buttercream.Buttercream is...

Painting on Icing, Using a Stencil

Painting on Icing, Using a Stencil

I make my own stencils, but there are a lot out there to choose from. In stencils, look for the outline to be crisp and clear as it makes painting easier if the definition is already there. As you...

Word placement on cake boards

Word placement on cake boards

I have seen beautiful creations on decorator's pages but sometimes these are let down with thick wobbly wording around the cake boards or on their cakes. To me the lettering is the scary part,...

Glam any Cake with Edible Gold

Glam any Cake with Edible Gold

The use of edible gold and silver leaf creates a very dramatic and luxurious effect to your finished cake design. It gives you that true metallic finish that lustre either applied dry or painted on...

Basic Sugar Blowing Using Isomalt Sugar

Basic Sugar Blowing Using Isomalt Sugar

Over the past twenty years, chefs, sugar artists and confectioners have found that Isomalt has many advantages over sugar, especially when making showpieces, cake decorations, dessert garnishes...