Fondant Covered Celebration Cake
Cake Decorating

Tips for Extreme Weather Cake Decorators: Rolling Fondant

There are so many things about making and decorating cakes that give you problems. For example –  the ingredients, the recipe, your oven, endless distractions from your surroundings and even being in the right frame of mind to work on a cake. The list is endless but, one of the main problems cake makers and

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Buttercream cupcakes
Cake Decorating

Tips for Extreme Weather Cake Decorators: Fillings & Frostings

When we speak about extreme weather conditions we are referring to extreme cold, heat and heat & humidity. Fortunately, once fillings and frostings are made, and used in a cake, the cold will not affect them. In fact, it will keep everything in place providing cakes are not allowed to freeze if they are being

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Top Tier Celebration Cake
Cake Decorating

Tips for Extreme Weather Cake Decorators: Gum Paste Sugar Flowers

Weather conditions are the main concern for a lot of cake decorators and to what extent, depends on where you live. Heat, cold, and humidity all play havoc in different ways with ingredients, the gumpaste, and with the finished flowers. Here I am giving you some ideas on how to handle your gumpaste when it’s

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How to Color Gum Paste
Cake Decorating

How to Colour Gum Paste on a Budget Like an Expert

Whenever you start something new, you always feel that it’s going to cost you a fortune, and I don’t doubt that your expectations will be no different when you decide to start making gum paste sugar flowers. Wouldn’t it be great if you didn’t have to spend a lot of money to color your Gum

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Making Marzipan
Cake Decorating

How to Make Your Own Marzipan to Cover Your Rich Fruit Cake

You can buy it ready-made in most cake supply shops or supermarkets but I have had little success with factory-made marzipan. I find that it has usually dried out slightly in its packaging or it’s oily, making it difficult to work with and getting it to roll smoothly is difficult. I don’t like the fact

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Homemade gum Paste Recipe
Cake Decorating

Simple Homemade Gum Paste Recipe for Sugar Flower Making

I know it’s easy to shop online or go to your local cake supplier to buy ready-made Gum Paste, but it’s expensive, and I have not been satisfied with the quality of any commercially made paste I’ve tried. With prices of all the cake making and decorating ingredients going up all the time, I’m sure

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Rich Fruit Christmas Cake Recipe
Cake Recipes

My Rich Fruit Christmas Cake Recipe That Really Works

For many years I used a traditional English fruit cake recipe for my Christmas cakes. I used the usual ‘cake’ ingredients such as butter, sugar, eggs, and flour, to which I added a mixture of dried and crystalized fruit such as sultanas, raisins, currants, glace cherries, and mixed citrus peel.  Raisins are quite expensive, so

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Best Royal Icing Music
Cake Decorating

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

One of the most versatile products used for cake decorating is Royal Icing, whether it sets hard or is a softer version. It’s made from Icing/confectioners sugar and egg whites and can be used, for example, to cover a cake, to create designs on cookies, for piping designs as decorations or to pipe flowers and

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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’s made into a paste that has an elastic quality, which can be rolled very thinly then shaped easily by hand and

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