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Tutorial

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

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

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

10/10/2019
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Zoe Clark: ‘Bluebell’ Lace Applique

  Cake International 2019 is quickly approaching, and we wanted to share a quick taster of one of our proud sponsorships! Zoe Clark of Zoe Clark Cakes has produced this stunning three-tiered cake design on behalf our the wedding collaboration for Cake International.  If you haven’t heard about it, this fabulous collaboration features cakes inspired by dresses, designed by award-winning dress designer Ian Stuart. There are around 40 different cakes as a part of this collaboration, all of which can be seen at Cake International in November. The collaboration will be... Read More

11/09/2019
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How To: Use Simpress Moulds On Tall Cakes

  We all know how Marvelous Molds’ simpress moulds can completely transform your cake tiers with their stunning range of designs, but did you know you can also use them to decorate tall cake tiers?  Even though your average simpress mould measures approximately 7” x 4”, the majority of cake decorators tend to gravitate towards using the mould horizontally. But, Chef Dominic has been kind enough to demonstrate just how easy it is to cover cakes taller than 4” high. See how it’s done in the video demonstration, or take... Read More

10/09/2019
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How To Use Julia Usher’s Stencils

  Julia Usher is a world-renowned sugar artist known for her work in 3D cookies. Her range of stencils are the perfect answer to creating intricate designs on your cookies. Julia’s stencils allow you to layer designs on top of one another to create beautiful, intricate designs. Use your airbrush to colour separate areas of the stencil and create these beautiful effects. With Dynamic Duos™, you’re getting double the fun! That’s because each design consists of two sets – one with backgrounds and another with messages and frames. These sets can... Read More

02/04/2019

Easy Fudge Recipe with Sugar & Crumbs

Sugar & Crumbs’ Easy Fudge recipe is one our absolute faves! So, if you’re using this extra time at home to brush up on your baking skills, we urge you to give this one a try! Ingredients 397g Can of Condensed Milk 115g Butter 500g of Sugar and Crumbs Icing Sugar of your choice Instructions 1. Place the butter into a large non-stick saucepan and melt over a low heat. Stir until melted. 2. Add in the condensed milk and whisk in well. Gradually add in the icing sugar and... Read More

02/04/2019

Easy Meringue Kisses Recipe with Sugar and Crumbs

If you’re using this extra time at home to brush up on your cake baking skills, why not treat the family to some melt-in-the-mouth mini meringue drops? They’re a crowd favourite and the simplest of treats to make, requiring just two ingredients. Ingredients 6 Large Egg Whites 300g Sugar and Crumbs Natural Flavoured Icing Sugar of your choice Instructions 1. Pre-heat oven to 100 C Fan, 200F, Gas mark 1/4. Line one or more baking trays with parchment paper. 2. In a mixing bowl beat egg whites until stiff. Start by beating on a... Read More

02/04/2019

Easy Flavoured Buttercream with Sugar and Crumbs

If you’re using this extra time at home to perfect your sweet treats and baking skills, you’re going to need a simple but perfect buttercream recipe, needing four simple ingredients. Buttercream is the easiest and the prettiest way to decorate your cakes or cupcakes, and with Sugar & Crumbs’ recipe, you’ll perfect the consistency in no time at all. Ingredients 500g Sugar and Crumbs Natural Flavoured Icing Sugar flavour of your choice 250g Butter Unsalted – Softened 1 Tablespoon Condensed Milk Food Colour Gels (optional) Instructions 1. Beat the butter... Read More

25/02/2019

How to Redeem Cake Dec Coins!

    We love our customers and that’s why we choose to reward every order with Cake Dec Coins. Whenever you place an order with us through your Cake Decorating Company account, you will be rewarded with Cake Dec Coins which can be converted to your E-wallet. The more you spend, the more coins you earn! After you’ve converted your coins to your E-wallet, your total will be taken off your next order when you checkout! Easy! Or, if you’d prefer to save them for next time, you can choose... Read More