What are Sugar Flowers Made of
Sugar Flowers

What are Sugar Flowers Made Of?

Gum Paste Sugar flowers are classed as edible but they don’t taste very nice and are usually kept as souvenirs of the occasion, and they are perfect for special occasions such as weddings.  However, I’m often asked to make a cake covered with flowers that can be cut & eaten with the cake so I

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How to Make Sugar Flowers at Home
Sugar Flowers

How to Make Sugar Flowers at Home

Have you ever been to a celebration where the cake has been covered in beautiful sugar flowers, and have you secretly wished that you could make those flowers yourself? With the right tuition, you can learn how to make sugar flowers easily at home without going on courses that cost a considerable amount of money.

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How To Make Sugar Flowers For Beginners
Sugar Flowers

How to Make Sugar Flowers for Beginners

The first time I saw gum paste sugar flowers I did not believe that I would ever be able to make them. They looked so delicate that I thought I would need years of training to make anything as I saw. However, the tutor explained it step by step, and I found myself producing some

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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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