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12/02/2020

Red Hot Sale 2020

  To make sure you’re feeling the love this Valentine’s Day, we’re offering a special range of discounts with our annual Red Hot Sale! Until 11:59pm Thursday 20th February. you can earn up to 12.5% off all* items on the website. *Excludes Agbay and sale items. Please also note that each code can only be used once per customer and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers. You must be logged into your account to get your discount. How to get your discount: Log into your account on our website... 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

15/01/2020

Floating Cake Separators

  One of our new favourites to come through Cake Dec HQ this week was our new range of Floating Cake Separators. Now, you can create the most magical-looking cakes, with floating cake tiers! Well, kind of.  With the illusion of floating comes a show-stopping masterpiece in which your cake is the life of the party, starting conversations among guest and catching eyes as they enter the room. In fact, these revolutionary cake stands will transform the way you display your cakes, taking them to an entirely new level.  How... Read More

02/01/2020

2020 Cake Decorating Trends

  Happy New Decade, cake decorators! We trust you all had a wonderful Christmas, covered head to toe in icing sugar with plenty of sweet treats to devour! Just in case you’ve got a touch of the January Blues, we wanted to get you excited for all the upcoming cakey trends expected this year. With 2020 comes brand new and creative ways of cake decorating, from perfectly imperfect fault lines to new flavours to watch out for.   Metallics It seems to be a trend that never gets old, but... Read More

18/12/2019

Christmas Tree Cake with Spectrum Flow

Ben Cullen, a.k.a. The BakeKing has been fulfilling his Christmas elf duties over the past couple of weeks, creating an incredible Christmas Tree cake that you can follow step-by-step. Imagine seeing this beauty take pride of place of your Christmas buffet table! To start, Ben layers his sponge cake with chocolate frosting and carves his cake to form a basic Christmas Tree shape, before covering it entirely in chocolate frosting.  Once fully covered, he uses Product Excellence Award Winner, THE SUGAR PASTE, to create sugarpaste leaves to apply to the... Read More

09/12/2019

Weddings 2 Collaboration

For those of you who were unable to attend Cake International at the NEC last month, we wanted to make sure you didn’t miss out on this fabulous collaboration, Weddings 2. The Weddings 2 Collaboration was a homage to The Posh Frock Shop, as seen on Channel 4 last year. The show followed multi-award-winning wedding dress designer, Ian Stuart, and his team at his opulent Blewcoat Store in London. The collaboration featured a collection of incredible cake designs, inspired by Ian Stuart gowns, which were displayed at Cake International. We... Read More

04/12/2019

Christmas Delivery Information

    If you’ve got a schedule full of festive bakes, or some last-minute stocking fillers to order, you might be wondering about our delivery times over the Christmas period. Our Warehouse Heroes will be working over the festive season so your orders will still be picked and packed. However, we recommend getting your orders in early to avoid disappointment. CHRISTMAS DELIVERY Bank Holidays over Christmas and New Year mean reduced collections by our couriers which will affect delivery times. Please check the below and choose the correct delivery method to... Read More

22/11/2019

Candy Clay

Extreme Cake Maker, Zoe Burmester of Sugar Street Studios, has been wowing audiences with her incredible cake art over the last few years and taking the cake decorating world by storm. From her appearance on Kirstie Allsop’s Handmade Christmas, and her recurring participation in Channel 4’s Extreme Cake Makers, multi-award-winning Zoe has just launched her new sculpting chocolate, Candy Clay. Candy Clay is a delicious sculpting chocolate, suitable for all types of sugarcraft sculptures. It blends seamlessly without the need for glue or water when blending your work together.  The special formula... Read More

15/11/2019

THE FLOWER PASTE™

  If you like THE SUGAR PASTE™... chances are you’ll LOVE THE FLOWER PASTE™. Venture into the art of sugar floristry with our new favourite flower paste, THE FLOWER PASTE™. THE FLOWER PASTE™ really raises the standard for flower pastes everywhere, maintaining a firm yet flexible consistency, with a quality velvety smooth feel. It rolls extremely thin without cracking or tearing, meaning a little goes a long way. The combination of firmness and stretchiness makes it the ideal flower paste for cake artists with warm hands, whether it’s rolling, shaping, cutting... Read More