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How To Make Easy Halloween Cupcakes

It’s our favourite time of year, the leaves are starting to turn shades of orange, we’re ready to crank the heating up and get cosy, and of course Bake Off is back on our TV screens – it’s officially Autumn!  Autumn also brings the spooky season, and we think Halloween is the perfect excuse to get baking. Any excuse right?! From cute and cool Halloween Cakes, to show-stopping witchy creations, we’ve loved seeing everyone’s Halloween-themed bakes on Instagram and we thought we’d put together a guide to help you join... Read More


How To Make The Perfect Victoria Sponge Cake

Looking to make the perfect Victoria Sponge Cake? Look no further! Cake artist extraordinaire, Verity Jane has shared her own personal go-to Victoria Sponge recipe, and trust us, it’s perfect! A Victoria Sponge Cake is a delicate, spongy cake with a uniform crumb that is made with eggs, sugar, and flour as the main ingredients – complete with buttercream filling and strawberry jam. You can also watch the process and follow along step-by-step with Verity’s video tutorial: This recipe makes a tall 7″ Vanilla Sponge Cake Ingredients needed: FOR THE... Read More


How To Make A Halloween Lambeth Cake

Halloween is creeping up on us, (seasonal pun intended), meaning our cakey social feeds are about to be consumed by spooky bakes and horrifyingly delicious treats. We can’t wait! But being one of our favourite times of the year, we’re jumping straight in with this fabulous Halloween cake by Liz from @loveisbakeable Halloween is the perfect opportunity to get creative in the kitchen, any opportunity right?! Whether it’s baking with the kids, creating spooky cute cakes, or cake pops, we’ve got you covered with Halloween cake ideas with this easy... Read More


‘Tropical Vibes’ Watermelon Cake Tutorial by Emily Coyle

Say a big watermelon sugar ‘hi’ to this fabulous cake design by Emily Coyle of Cake Cream. Emily has kindly shared with us her step-by-step guide so you can recreate your own version and get the ultimate tropical vibes in cakey form this summer! Step 1: Cake Cream Ingredients Needed: -200g Cake Cream (Swiss Meringue Buttercream) 200g -125ml Warm Water -227g Softened Butter Instructions: 1. Add your Cake Cream and warm water to a mixer with a whisk attachment and mix at high speed. 2. Whisk till thickened then add... Read More


Cake Masters Review of EeZee Dowels

This month we had the chance to try eeZee Dowels from The Cake Decorating Company. eeZee Dowels are one of the strongest on the market and have been specially designed to feature a square shape to increase support for heavier cake tiers. To test the dowels, we decided to make a double-barrel celebration cake. Once our cakes had been crumb coated in ganache, we took out the dowels and measured them against the bottom layer of cake. We really liked how easy these dowels were to work with, we were... Read More


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