Question & Answer

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


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.   What is Sugarpaste? 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


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 film.... Read More


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


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 illegal? E127 is an illegal edible ingredient in the UK/EU and banned from use in edible colourings. It can, however, still be used in cocktail cherries and candied cherries. 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... Read More


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... Read More


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