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13/10/2021

How To Make Easy Halloween Cupcakes

It’s our favourite time of year, the leaves are starting to turn shades of orange, we’re ready to crank the heating up and get cosy, and of course Bake Off is back on our TV screens – it’s officially Autumn!  Autumn also brings the spooky season, and we think Halloween is the perfect excuse to get baking. Any excuse right?! From cute and cool Halloween Cakes, to show-stopping witchy creations, we’ve loved seeing everyone’s Halloween-themed bakes on Instagram and we thought we’d put together a guide to help you join... Read More

29/09/2021
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How To Make The Perfect Victoria Sponge Cake

Looking to make the perfect Victoria Sponge Cake? Look no further! Cake artist extraordinaire, Verity Jane has shared her own personal go-to Victoria Sponge recipe, and trust us, it’s perfect! A Victoria Sponge Cake is a delicate, spongy cake with a uniform crumb that is made with eggs, sugar, and flour as the main ingredients – complete with buttercream filling and strawberry jam. You can also watch the process and follow along step-by-step with Verity’s video tutorial: This recipe makes a tall 7″ Vanilla Sponge Cake Ingredients needed: FOR THE... Read More

14/09/2021

How To Make A Halloween Lambeth Cake

Halloween is creeping up on us, (seasonal pun intended), meaning our cakey social feeds are about to be consumed by spooky bakes and horrifyingly delicious treats. We can’t wait! But being one of our favourite times of the year, we’re jumping straight in with this fabulous Halloween cake by Liz from @loveisbakeable Halloween is the perfect opportunity to get creative in the kitchen, any opportunity right?! Whether it’s baking with the kids, creating spooky cute cakes, or cake pops, we’ve got you covered with Halloween cake ideas with this easy... Read More

20/08/2021

‘Tropical Vibes’ Watermelon Cake Tutorial by Emily Coyle

Say a big watermelon sugar ‘hi’ to this fabulous cake design by Emily Coyle of Cake Cream. Emily has kindly shared with us her step-by-step guide so you can recreate your own version and get the ultimate tropical vibes in cakey form this summer! Step 1: Cake Cream Ingredients Needed: -200g Cake Cream (Swiss Meringue Buttercream) 200g -125ml Warm Water -227g Softened Butter Instructions: 1. Add your Cake Cream and warm water to a mixer with a whisk attachment and mix at high speed. 2. Whisk till thickened then add... Read More

19/07/2021

Edible Fabric Ruffle Tutorial with Ginger Bear Bakery

In this tutorial, Zoe Rees from @gingerbearbakery shows us how to create beautiful ruffles out of wafer paper. You will need: Multi Purpose Edible Fabric Mix 78g White Wafer Paper – Set of 12 x A4 Sheets PME Circle Cutters – Set of 3 Sizes Colour Mill Oil Based Colouring – Rose 20ml Rainbow Dust’s Edible Powder Colour 2g Hamilworth Florist Wire – Dark Green, 20 Gauge x 25 Products mentioned above are recommened, as used in Zoe’s tutorial. However, you can swap out where you see approprate with different... 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

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