How to Color Gum Paste
Cake Decorating

How to Colour Gum Paste on a Budget Like an Expert

Wouldn’t it be great if you didn’t have to spend a lot of money to colour your Gum Paste when you start making sugar flowers and still get amazing results? I know the feeling… Whenever you start something new you always feel that it’s going to cost you a fortune and I have no doubt

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Homemade gum Paste Recipe
Cake Decorating

Simple Homemade Gum Paste Recipe for Sugar Flower Making

What if you could cut back on your expenses by making your own Gum Paste – read on and find out how it’s done. I know it’s easy to shop online or go to your local cake supplier to buy ready-made Gum Paste but it is expensive, and I have not been satisfied with the

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Rich Fruit Christmas Cake Recipe
Cake Recipes

My Rich Fruit Christmas Cake Recipe That Really Works

This rich fruit Christmas cake recipe will produce a moist cake that everyone will love. Once you have perfected the art of making this cake, I don’t think you will use any other recipe for your Christmas cakes. The fruit used in a traditional English fruit cake are sultanas, raisins, currants, glace cherries and small

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Best Royal Icing Music
Cake Decorating

How to Choose the Best Royal Icing Recipe for Cakes or Projects

Often people are unaware of which type of Royal icing to use for their cakes or projects so below I’ve put together my two ‘go to’ recipes that will guarantee your cakes turn out successfully. One of the most versatile products used for cake decorating is Royal Icing whether it sets hard or is a

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Sieve Icing Sugar for Fondant
Cake Decorating

The Easiest Rolled Fondant Icing Recipe

There are many uses for rolled fondant as well as using it to cover a cake. For example, you can use it to make simple flowers, cut-out designs, models, bows, and drapes, and they will all be soft enough to cut and eat with the cake. Rolling fondant is mainly used as the covering for

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5 Reasons to Make Sugar Gum Paste Flowers
Cake Decorating

5 Reasons to Make Sugar Gum Paste Flowers

The delicate sugar flowers that decorate many of today’s celebration cakes are called gum paste flowers because they are made from confectioner’s/powdered sugar that has been mixed with several ingredients including edible gum. It is made into a paste that has an elastic quality, which can be rolled very thinly then shaped easily by hand

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Cake Decorating

Should I use Gum Tragacanth, CMC Tylose or GumTex?

Gum paste sugar flowers are made from a sugar paste that includes an ingredient that makes it flexible. You can then roll and stretch the paste to make life-like flowers and leaves that, after a few hours, will dry to a porcelain-like hardness.   There are three gums available for making sugar gum paste. Two

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