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Question & Answer

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

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

28/01/2020

FAQ: E127

What is E127? E127, also known as, Erythrosine or Red Dye #3. is a cherry-pink/red synthetic coal tar dye, commonly found in sweets, bakery, glace cherries, chocolate, sprinkles, cake decorating gels and other edible goods. Is E127 legal? Although still approved in the US, E127 is an illegal edible ingredient in the UK/EU and banned from use in edible products. Why is E127 banned in the UK? Associations have been made between E127 and hyperactive behavioural disorders in children, causing a negative effect on activity and attention. Not only that,... Read More

20/01/2020
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FAQ: Are Edible Ink Cartridges Truly Edible?

As a cake decorator, you’re probably already familiar with the diverse range of possibilities when it comes to edible ink, from edible marker pens to airbrush paints. But, are you fully aware of the dangers that could arise if you overlook your use of edible ink cartridges?  To ensure our cartridge and printers are used correctly, and therefore safely, we have put together some of our most frequently asked questions, in order to aid you on your edible printing quests. What are edible ink cartridges? Edible ink cartridges work just... Read More

20/04/2018

Cake Lace Q&A

This week we did our first LIVE Q&A session on our Facebook page. The subject this week was Cake Lace and lots of you tuned in live to pick our brains about all things edible lace. We received a lot of interesting comments and really enjoyed the session – a huge thank you to everyone who took part and sent in some questions. If you missed the session, don’t fret, we’ve detailed all the questions and answers here. How do you colour Cake Lace? Cake Lace can be coloured with lustre... Read More