cake tin
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 …
birthdaycake1
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 …
cakeproject
  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 …
valentine
Remember the 4 days affair cake with Belinda Jeffery?  It kind of just made it for Valentine’s Day.  I was very worried when the chocolate ganache turned out to be more runny that I expected.  As far as I know when making a ganache, it would be one part chocolate to two parts cream.  Anyway, …
cropped-birthdaycake.jpg
Well, actually it is for a birthday, it just happens that it falls on Valentine’s Day.  I chose to make the “Apricot and Pecan White Christmas Cake” a recipe (recipe by Beverley Sutherland Smith in Maureen McKeon’s “Crave a passion for chocolate” cook book) because birthday boy loves fruit cake and chocolates.  So this cake …
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