Slowly adding to my repertoire. Another wedding coming up in May. I now live and breathe wedding cakes, looking for inspiration on the internet, books, magazines, nature, wrapping papers, clothes… you name it, I have my eyes on it.  As the colour theme is purple (no it is lilac, no…mauve, or is it aubergine or …
to line your cake tin? We know that we need to choose and prepare the cake tin well in advance before making the mixture.  My cake decorating instructor agreed BUT (always a but..) she said that you should only prepare the baking paper first – that means only cutting to size.  Very interesting.  According to …
Dead wrong!  There are many ways to create a rose cone or bud (depending on which method you follow). It is the most important foundation, the first step to make a rose and how much ‘life’ is created or given. Many of us know the ‘standard’ way as we may be taught that way or we …
Doing and learning it the hard way.  The first time I used butter cream on a birthday cake, I made a real boo boo.  There were crumbs all over… if only I had known about crumb coat. So what is crumb coat? It is a very thin layer of frosting that is applied to a …
  I have signed up for a beginners cake decorating class!  Yes, you can learn (a lot I must say) from books and the internet BUT you also need that human interaction as well as learning through look and feel.  Of course nothing beats the sharing and learning with a group of people who have …
Have you ever asked yourself what’s in your cake?  For discerning eaters or if you are vegetarian or Muslims or allergic to certain foods or preservatives, do you accept that all cakes are permitted?  If you buy birthday or wedding cakes from the store or from your cake decorator, would you ask for the sorts …
I never thought that I would end up having more tools than what I have in my garden shed!  Even though the tools for gardening are much more expensive but the tools for sugar craft just keeps building and the expense adds up. As a beginner, I knew little about how each tool is or …
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