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Edible Fabric Ruffle Tutorial with Ginger Bear Bakery

In this tutorial, Zoe Rees from @gingerbearbakery shows us how to create beautiful ruffles out of wafer paper. You will need: Multi Purpose Edible Fabric Mix 78g White Wafer Paper – Set of 12 x A4 Sheets PME Circle Cutters – Set of 3 Sizes Colour Mill Oil Based Colouring – Rose 20ml Rainbow Dust’s Edible Powder Colour 2g Hamilworth Florist Wire – Dark Green, 20 Gauge x 25 Products mentioned above are recommened, as used in Zoe’s tutorial. However, you can swap out where you see approprate with different... Read More


How Much of THE SUGAR PASTE™ Do I Need To Cover My Cake?

When it comes to planning your next cakey masterpiece, it’s important to know everything you’re going to need – and how much of it! When it comes to sugarpaste or fondant, it’s sometimes hard to judge just how much is required for your cake, and there’s nothing worse than running out halfway through your baking sesh, or rolling too thin to make it stretch further! We’ve put together a handy guide to give you a rough idea on how much sugarpaste is required to cover your cake from top to... Read More

Pink Iced Swiss Meringue Buttercream Cake 04/02/2021

What’s The Difference Between American, Swiss & Italian Buttercream?

Buttercream – a cake artist’s best friend! But do you know your Swiss Meringue from your American? With a handful of exciting new products on the market that make Swiss Meringue Buttercream a breeze, we wanted to address one of our frequently asked questions: Which buttercream is best for me?! Here, we’ll be covering the top 3 buttercream options: American Buttercream, Swiss Meringue Buttercream and Italian Meringue Buttercream. You’ll be a Buttercream Boss in a swish of your whisk! Be sure to browse our huge range of buttercreams available here.... Read More


Top Tips For Postable Success!

We’ve designed the perfect postable pod/cupcake box duo for sending your delicious homemade cupcakes in the post! So whether you’re baking a gift for a long-distance relative, or a sweet and sugary pick-me-for a friend, why not have it delivered straight to their front door? Our Postable Cupcake Pods have been specially designed to protect your cupcakes in transit, but be sure to check out our top tips for some extra-added peace of mind!   Test Your Frosting Make sure your frosting is secure to your cupcake. A good way... Read More


Orange Spice and Everything Nice!

‘Tis almost the season to be jolly, which is a good excuse as any for some yummy and festively spiced treats! We thought we’d share some delicious recipes including one of our favourite Choc Shots from Sweet Freedom – orange spice! Not a fan of this autumn favourite? You can substitute any of Sweet Freedom’s award-winning Choc Shots! Chocolate Orange Bliss Balls Great fun to make with all the family for a tasty treat after dinner! Makes 8 Balls, 1 Hour Ingredients • 100g oats • 2 tbsp coconut flour... Read More


20 Spooky Bakes To Recreate At Home

We know Halloween is all about the sweets and chocolate, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have your cake and eat it, too. We’ve put together some of our favourite Halloween bakes to treat little ghouls this year, so you can recreate these spooky delights at home. 1. Marshmallow Cobwebs Some cakey genius on the interwebs thought up the idea of melting marshmallows to use as cobwebs, and now it’s an on-trend Halloween cake MUST. Simply melt in the microwave, pop on some protective gloves and stretch around your already-iced... Read More


Boo-It-Yourself: 7 Fun Ideas for Halloween At Home

  This year is a tricky one for sure, but Halloween hasn’t ghosted us yet. If you’re not feeling a socially-distanced trick-or-treating sesh, why not celebrate Halloween at home? We’ve compiled some ideas to keep your spirits high this Halloween, with lots of fun activities and ideas for the little ones over half term – plenty including cake and sweet treats, of course! 1. Halloween Scavenger Hunt Send your little monsters on a Halloween mission, with tasty treats hidden along the way. Whether it’s sweets and chocolate, spooktacular cupcakes, frightfully... Read More


Happy Sprinkles Updates

We know how much you love the Happy Sprinkles range, and so we thought we would update you on some of the changes coming up in the next few weeks. The sugar gurus over at Happy Sprinkles have been experimenting with all things colour, expanding their master range and tweaking to perfect their existing mixes. So, what’s changing? Dancing Queen The Dancing Queen mix is a sprinkling symphony in which one only wants to dance – it’s no wonder it’s one of our best-sellers. And now it’s even better, replacing... Read More


Cake Pop Crazy: 10 Recipe Ideas for Every Occasion

Talk about the perfect party treat – cake pops are super easy to make and great for any special event or casual get-together. We’ve compiled some of our favourite cake pop recipes and designs that are sure to inspire endless events and occasions in need of cakey goodness. Classic Chocolate Cake Pops There’s just something about eating a decorative, bite-sized dessert on a stick that is so fun, and with this simple chocolate-covered vanilla sponge and buttercream option, it’s super easy too! Perfect for beginners, and ideal for any occasion.... Read More


What’s The Difference Between Sugarpaste, Modelling Paste, and Flower Paste?

One of the most common questions we get asked is, what is the difference between sugarpaste, modelling paste, and flower paste? And it’s a good question, especially if you’re just starting out your baking venture. You’ll know that all three are super important for creating cakey masterpieces, but if you’re a little unsure about the specific differences, here’s a quick breakdown.   Sugarpaste / Fondant Sugarpaste is the paste that is typically used to cover a cake. Stretchy, soft, and pliable, sugarpaste is rolled out and draped over your cake... Read More