The Cake Decorating Co. | Blog

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

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

13/03/2020

Eco Cake Cards

Completely biodegradable, our Eco Cake Cards are not only environmentally-friendly but also perfect to use as a base for fruit cakes and sponge tiers, typically used in between individual layers of stacked cakes. These eco cake cards are a great alternative and replacement for poly-coated cake cards, being completely free of plastic content. Strong and sturdy, these cards are approximately 1mm thick and superb for their intended use. They’re also grease/moisture resistant, microwavable, freezer-proof and oven-proof. ✔ 100% Food Approved ✔ 100% Recyclable ✔ 100% Biodegradable ✔ 100% Compostable ✔... Read More

10/03/2020

Happy Sprinkles Boxes

If you’re a big fan of the bright and colourful, then we have the sprinkles for you! These brand new sprinkle boxes consist of a beautiful mixture of Happy Sprinkles in all their glory. They include ten separate sprinkle/non-pareil compartments so you can easily mix and match as you please and get more glamour for your buck! With four different variations available, there is a mix to suit every cake design possible, with some of your main favourites like Mermaid Secret, Dancing Queen and metallics rods and pearls.   Pick... Read More

26/02/2020

Steribac

  Keep your cake decorating areas and surfaces pristine with this brand new anti-bac kitchen surface cleaner, Steribac! Steribac is a powerful, non-tainting, food-safe surface cleaner and degreaser that is perfect for bakers, cake artists and anyone who handles and prepares food for the public on a regular basis.  Killing 99.999% of bacteria, including MRSA and E.coli, Steribac is perfect for the food industry, whether it’s for use at home or in a bakery or restaurant. It’s also environmentally friendly! What makes Steribac a huge competitor amongst its range is... Read More

12/02/2020

Let’s Avo-Cuddle!

  Vicky, from The Yellow Bee Cake Company, is a multi-award winning Cake Artist and Teacher from Basingstoke, Hampshire. In 2019 Vicky was named one of the UK Top Ten cake artists by Cake Masters magazine. She creates tutorials for Cakes and Sugarcraft, Cake Masters and Cake Decoration and Sugarcraft magazines. Vicky’s first book “Making Sugar Models” is out now, available from all good stockists. To share the love in time for Valentine’s Day, we thought we’d post one of Vicky’s tutorials, showing you how to create a pair of... Read More