Christmas Cake with Poinsettia and Hellebores
Cake Decorating

Everything You Need to Know About Decorating a Christmas Cake

A Christmas cake can be a rich fruit cake, a light fruit cake, a sponge cake, a yeast-based cake, or whatever type of Christmas cake is traditional in your country or one preferred by yourself and your family. However, for this article, I will be focusing on a traditional English rich fruit Christmas cake. Nothing

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Christmas Cake Gumpaste Flower Topper
Cake Decorating

20 Christmas Cake Decorating Ideas to Make Your Holiday Special

There is nothing more festive than a decorated Christmas cake. A table laid with all the food that everyone loves at Christmas is always extra special if there is a beautifully decorated cake as the centerpiece. Here are twenty Christmas cakes decorated with gumpaste sugar flowers, or fondant flowers, and fondant models to give you

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How to Make Fondant with Marshmallows
Cake Decorating

How to Make Fondant with Marshmallows

Recipes in Article Marshmallows, syrup, and powdered sugar are the main ingredients in marshmallow fondant. It has a pleasant taste and is often preferred to traditional rolled fondant. Marshmallow fondant is easy to make, tastes great, is not expensive to make, and is easy to use, so it’s a good alternative to regular rolled fondant.

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What is Modeling Chocolate?
Cake Decorating

What is Modeling Chocolate and How is it Made?

Recipes in Article Modeling Chocolate is a clay-like icing that can be used in a similar way to rolled fondant. It’s made with Dark chocolate, milk chocolate, or white chocolate and is often preferred by people who don’t like the taste of fondant. Modeling Chocolate is ideal for covering cakes and making cake decorations. It’s

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What Does Marzipan Taste Like?
Cake Decorating

What Does Marzipan Taste Like?

Marzipan tastes like an almond-flavored sweet, soft candy. It is made of finely ground almonds making its texture slightly rough. Marzipan made with blanched and peeled almonds has a less pronounced flavor and a lighter color than marzipan made with unpeeled or toasted almonds. Marzipan is made from finely ground almonds, so it has a

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Is Almond Paste the Same as Marzipan?
Cake Decorating

Is Almond Paste the Same as Marzipan?

Recipes in Article There is often confusion between Almond Paste and Marzipan because people are unsure what the difference is between them. To make things worse, recipes often list Almond Paste when they mean Marzipan and Marzipan when they mean Almond Paste. However, Almond Paste and Marzipan are used for completely different things.  Almond Paste

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Is Almond Meal the Same as Almond Flour
Cake Decorating

Is Almond Meal the Same as Almond Flour?

Although almond meal and almond flour are made from ground almonds, there is a difference in the texture and sometimes color, and they are used to make different things. Almond meal isn’t the same as almond flour. Almond meal can be made from almonds with or without the brown skin removed and has a rough texture

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How to Store Royal Icing
Cake Decorating

How to Store Royal Icing

Royal icing has a shelf life, and how you store it will determine how long it will last. Stored incorrectly, it will go off, and apart from not smelling or looking very nice, if it’s made with fresh egg whites, it won’t be safe to eat. You can store Royal icing if it’s made with

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What is Marzipan Made OF?
Cake Decorating

What is Marzipan Made Of?

The main ingredients used to make marzipan are sugar and ground almonds/almond meal. It’s straightforward to make it yourself, or you can buy it ready-made. You can use Marzipan on its own to cover a cake, or used under rolled fondant on rich fruit Christmas or wedding cakes, and used to make cake decorations. Marzipan

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What is Fondant Made Of?
Cake Decorating

What is Fondant Made Of?

Sugar is the main ingredient used in Fondant. You can easily make it yourself or buy it ready-made.  It’s used is as icing on a cake and gives an amazingly smooth finish. After rolling it out thinly, it’s molded onto the cake and can also be used to make frills and drapes to decorate the

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How to Thicken Buttercream
Cake Decorating

How to Thicken Buttercream

If your buttercream is not quite thick enough to hold its shape or too runny, it most likely will be because you have added too much liquid or worked with too warm ingredients. It can be fixed in most cases, although it may be a case of starting again if it has gone too far.

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How to Fix Grainy Buttercream
Cake Decorating

How to Fix Grainy Buttercream

There is nothing worse than grainy buttercream. It has the mouthfeel of grit, and if you’ve made a special cake that you have taken a lot of time to make and decorate, it can spoil all your hard work. Fortunately, you can take precautions to make sure it doesn’t happen. To fix grainy buttercream, you

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