The Cake Decorating Co. | Blog

07/08/2020
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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

15/07/2020

A Piz-za Cake! Literally…

Introducing the latest trend in the cake decorating universe… Chocolate Pizzas! Pizza, in chocolate form, need we say anything else? It’s all the rage right now, swapping out the bread dough for a chocolate base and replacing the pepperoni and cheese with delicious chocolate drizzles and edible sprinkles. Made by hand in, our entire range of chocolate pizzas all offer a signature base of solid Belgian chocolate in either milk, dark or white varieties, topped with a selection of delicious ingredients from brownie biscuits to jelly beans, and then finished... Read More

16/06/2020

Let us introduce… Sweet Freedom!

Self-confessed chocolate spread junkie? Got a sweet tooth that just won’t quit? We are thrilled to welcome Sweet Freedom to the Cake Dec Family. You should never feel guilty for indulging in your sweeter side and with Sweet Freedom, you don’t have to!   It has quickly become a holy grail product amongst the vegans in the office, we are so excited to share this plant-based, earth-friendly brand that is suitable for everyone with a sweet tooth! What is Sweet Freedom?  Sweet Freedom makes healthy taste GREAT. Their range of chocolate... Read More

01/06/2020

No Eggs? No Flour? No Problem!

If you’re feeling the urge to bake, or have a hankering for something sweet, there’s nothing worse than lacking the essential ingredients needed for a quality cake. I mean seriously, what could be more soul-destroying than putting the oven on pre-heat, fastening your apron, and then discovering you used the last of the eggs on yesterday’s cheeky pancake breakfast? But don’t fret! We’ve put together some absolute life-savers of cake mixes, with some delectable and luxurious flavours that are sure to whisk you away. And you only need water and... Read More

21/04/2020

Lockdown Bake Off!

Bake Off may be finished but our Lockdown Bake Off has only just begun! We challenge all budding bakers and emerging cake artists to get elbow deep in icing sugar and show off your lockdown masterpieces with us. Every Tuesday, in true bake-off style, we’ll announce a winner and two runner ups to receive a free voucher to spend on our website! Anyone can enter, of any age, or skill. The key is to be creative! Why not browse our baking essentials category to get some ideas and grab what... Read More

07/04/2020

Freezing 101 – How To Preserve Your Baked Goods

If you find yourself elbow deep in icing sugar and flour these days, but with limited mouths to feed during the lockdown, check out some of our top tips for freezing your cakes and other baked goods. It’s perfect if you’re feeling like a baking sesh and want to stockpile desserts over the next few weeks, and also super useful if you just happen to have ingredients leftover.   Plain Cakes Once you’ve finished baking, allow your cake layers to cool completely, then wrap each individual layer in plastic wrap/cling... Read More

01/04/2020
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Smug As A Mug With A Cake

You may be fully stocked on the essentials, and so you should be during such unprecedented times, but if you’re feeling as though your options are limited when you get a sweet tooth, you’re not alone! That’s why we’ve compiled some of our favourite recipes for mug cakes!  With a mug cake, you can indulge your chocolate cravings with the most basic of ingredients, and it only takes a minute to make. It’s the perfect solution for an after-dinner treat with the kids, especially with a Disney+ and Chill!  ... Read More

19/03/2020
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Coronavirus Advice: Managing Customer Cancellations

We’ve had a few questions from customers asking what they should do about their clients wanting to cancel cake orders. We’re a small business as well, we know it’s an uncertain time but we’re here to help. Everyone will be different and it will depend on the contract you have with your client. However, if your terms allow, we’d recommend getting clients to reschedule rather than refund. All the events being cancelled will probably be rebooked when this is all over and people won’t stop having birthdays! Giving customers the... Read More

16/03/2020

COVID-19 Coronavirus

  – Last updated 27.05.20 Click & Collect will reopen on Thursday 28th May. Social distancing measures will be in place with only one person allowed in the reception for collection at a time. Door handles and the bell will be sanitised regularly. Staff will put down your order and the clipboard for you to sign before stepping away so you can collect your items. Please respect distancing regulations. Click & Collect is for you to collect orders you have placed online only. We do not have shop premises for... Read More