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16/10/2020

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

09/10/2020

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

02/10/2020

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

23/09/2020

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

15/09/2020

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

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