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.
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
There is nothing worse than trying to finish a cake in a hurry, and the buttercream curdles. It will look like clumps of butter floating in a white soup or resemble cream cheese. However, don’t let panic set in, as there is an easy way to put it right. You can fix curdled buttercream by
Recipes in Article The simplest form of buttercream is made from a mixture of powdered sugar, butter, a few drops of vanilla essence, and a splash of milk. The ingredients are whisked together, and it’s ready to use. However, some buttercreams take more time to make, but the results are worth spending time over them.
Cakes coated with Royal icing are usually rich fruit cakes, pound cakes, Genoese, or a yeast-based cake that are firmer in texture than a sponge cake. Wedding cakes are generally given a smooth finish, and Christmas cakes can be given a smooth finish or a rough, peaked finish to resemble snow. Royal icing is used
Royal icing can be used in many ways, e.g., to cover a cake, pipe intricate designs, pipe flowers, and ice cookies, to name a few. Unfortunately, there can often be problems with using Royal icing, so here I will tell you how some of them can be easily solved. Royal icing not setting, overmixed icing,
One of the biggest problems with cake decorating is waiting for everything to dry, and Royal icing is no exception. There are ways to speed up the process, but they must be done carefully to get the best results. You can speed up the drying of Royal icing by using a fan, a dehumidifier, or
Recipes in Article Rolling fondant is the white, smooth, rolled sugar coating put onto many elaborately decorated cakes made for special occasions. The majority of the rolling fondant on sale in cake suppliers or supermarkets is not vegan friendly unless written on the packaging. To be sure it’s truly vegan, make your own, and here
Recipes in Article Royal icing is usually made with powdered sugar and egg whites. Other ingredients are added to make it set hard for piping or to make a softer icing to cover a cake. Using any animal-derived products is not acceptable when making Vegan Royal Icing, so you need to use alternatives. Surprisingly, some
This is the 10th Video in a 10 Part Series on making gumpaste flowers that are beginner-friendly. This step-by-step gumpaste Sweet Pea Video Tutorial shows everything you need to know as if you were in the classroom with me with nothing left out. You will also be shown how to assemble the parts and make
This is the 9th Video in a 10 Part Series on making gumpaste flowers that are beginner-friendly. This step-by-step gumpaste Rose Bouquet and Rose Bowl Cake Topper Video Tutorial show everything you need to know as if you were in the classroom with me with nothing left out. You will also be shown how
This is the 8th Video in a 10 Part Series on making gumpaste flowers that are beginner-friendly. This step-by-step gumpaste Rose Ring Cake Topper Video Tutorial shows everything you need to know as if you were in the classroom with me with nothing left out. You will also be shown how to assemble