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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How to Fix Curdled Buttercream
Cake Decorating

How to Fix Curdled Buttercream

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

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Buttercream - How to Make 6 Different Types
Cake Decorating

Buttercream – How to Make 6 Different Types

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.

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What is Royal Icing Used For?
Cake Decorating

What is Royal Icing Used for?

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

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How to Fix Royal Icing Problems
Cake Decorating

How to Fix Royal Icing Problems

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,

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How to Dry Royal Icing Fast
Cake Decorating

How to Dry Royal Icing Fast

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

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Fondant Cake
Allergen and Healthy Cakes

Easy Vegan Rolled Fondant Icing Recipe

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

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Whipped Royal Icing
Cake Decorating

6 Easy Vegan Royal Icing Recipes

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

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Gumpaste Sweet Pea Finished Cake
Sugar Flowers

How to Make Gumpaste Sweet Peas – Video 10

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

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Gumpaste Rose Ring
Sugar Flowers

How to Make a Gumpaste Rose Ring Cake Topper – Video 8

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

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