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Anyone Can Ice a Birthday Cake
Anyone Can Ice a Birthday Cake
Anyone with a little time and patience can ice a birthday cake. Everything you need is available ready-made; all you have to do is put it together. We show you how…...
Anyone Can Ice a Celebration Cake
Anyone Can Ice a Celebration Cake
We prove that anyone can make and ice a simple celebration cake. By working through a real life example we show you how easily a simple celebration cake can be made....
Anyone Can Ice a Wedding Cake
Anyone Can Ice a Wedding Cake
Icing a wedding cake sounds like a huge challenge but a simply-decorated cake made with love is easy to make and more effective than an elaborate shop-bought cake. We…...
Cake Decorating With Edible Gold Leaf
Cake Decorating With Edible Gold Leaf
Gold leaf is the epitome of food extravagance and mastering the technique adds a whole new dimension to luxury cakes....
Chocolate Icing and Filling
Chocolate Icing and Filling
You can fill and ice almost any cake with chocolate - and why not? From a glossy glaze to a spreadable buttercream, every type of icing can be adapted to include…...
Crumb Coating a Cake: Step by Step
Crumb Coating a Cake: Step by Step
Those fabulous occasion cakes you see in cake shop windows and on our facebook page, always look so smooth and professional! The secret to a really smooth finish on a…...
Decorating Your Cupcakes
Decorating Your Cupcakes
When it comes to decorating cupcakes, throw away the rulebook and try some of our exciting new ideas - crumble-topped cupcakes, zesty lemon cupcakes, or…...
Flavoured Icings and Fillings
Flavoured Icings and Fillings
From rhubarb to lavender, from mocha to Baileys, there are a hundred and one icings to spread proudly on your cakes. Here are some of our favourite icing flavours -…...
How to Make a Cupcake Bouquet
How to Make a Cupcake Bouquet
A cupcake bouquet makes a refreshing (and tasty) change to a standard floral bouquet. If you're looking for a new way to present your cupcakes, why not give this a…...
Icing Alternatives
Icing Alternatives
Terrified of the piping tube? There are plenty of ways to make your cake look gorgeous - without mixing, moulding or piping. Today, anyone who can spread glue can…...
Imaginative Cake Decorating
Imaginative Cake Decorating
A delicious cake deserves beautiful decoration. If you’ve got a special occasion or a party coming up, why not turn your favourite cake into a jaw-dropping centrepiece?...
Making Fondant Roses
Making Fondant Roses
Moulded fondant roses look spectacular but the technique is simple to learn....
Sourcing Your Cake Decorations
Sourcing Your Cake Decorations
Want to find out where Nigella buys her tiny cupcake roses, or where to order festive marzipan models? Here’s how to make your cake a modern masterpiece, and where to…...
Special Effects: Pastillage Cake Toppers
Special Effects: Pastillage Cake Toppers
Pastillage work looks spectacular but the only real skill needed is speed - impress your family and friends with pastillage cake toppers using our tips and hints....
Special Effects: Wood or Marble Effect Fondant Icing
Special Effects: Wood or Marble Effect Fondant Icing
Stunning special effects can be achieved using fondant icing - here's how to make 'marble' and 'wood' cake effects....
Spun Sugar Techniques for Cakes
Spun Sugar Techniques for Cakes
Spun Sugar is a fairy-like confection which can easily be mastered when you understand the process....
Sugar Free Toppings for Cakes and Cupcakes
Sugar Free Toppings for Cakes and Cupcakes
Sugar free icings can be a challenge but these recipes make it easy to decorate cakes without using sugar-based toppings....
Using Confectioner's Varnish On Cake
Using Confectioner's Varnish On Cake
Confectioner's varnish is a secret ingredient used by many professional sugar artists, but it's possible to learn the skills for your own decorated cakes too....
Working With Your Icing
Working With Your Icing
Sugarpaste, piping, plaques, fondant and trellis: when did icing become so complicated? It's time someone demystified the most unpopular icing techniques. Read our…...
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