Monthly Archives: 28th September 2015

Jolly Good Hints & Tips!

Jolly Good Hints & Tips!

Today I thought I’d share some really useful general tips to help make it easier to turn your cakes into jolly good cakes! ♦ When covering a cake in sugar paste, use a pizza wheel to trim the excess icing around the bottom of the cake.  The smooth, continuous motion makes a much neater finish than… Read more

Colouring in Cakes!

Colouring in Cakes!

For a woman of my age, I was far too excited when I got my full set of coloured edible felt-tip pens!  Well I’d only had a black one before!  If you have some artistic talent, you can create some wonderful designs on your cakes with edible pens. However, if your drawing ability hasn’t improved since you were… Read more

Blooming Cake!

Blooming Cake!

As I’m always looking for an excuse to bake a cake, I was delighted to see a ‘chocolate cake’ category at my local horticultural society show last weekend! So, I baked my favourite chocolate cake recipe and although the judging was to be based on taste not the decoration, being a cake decorator I couldn’t help but make… Read more

5 Jolly Easy Cupcake Decorations!

5 Jolly Easy Cupcake Decorations!

Bored of sprinkles but no time or energy for making elaborate decorations?  Here are 5 super quick ways to turn your cupcake into a jolly good cupcake! 1. Stick a flake into a swirl of white buttercream for a ’99 ice cream’ treat! 2. Add a paper cocktail umbrella and a straw (trim off the ends to make… Read more

How to Make a Magic Malteser Cake!

How to Make a Magic Malteser Cake!

Gravity defying cakes have become very popular recently and require varying levels of skill to create. This is a really easy one to make, but it is guaranteed to impress! You will need – florist wire, a flower pick or drinking straw, a tiny amount of sugar paste or royal icing, an empty Maltesers bag, lots of Maltesers! First,… Read more

Piping Gel – 10 Jolly Good Uses!

Piping Gel – 10 Jolly Good Uses!

Piping gel is a thick, clear, super sticky gel. It has a sweet taste but doesn’t really have much of a flavour.  You can buy it in small tubs from cake decorating shops or online.  Buy the smallest tub – you generally only need tiny amounts and even if you use it very regularly (which you will when… Read more

Incredible Edible Printing!

Incredible Edible Printing!

The edible image printer is a jolly good invention!  (Dear Father Christmas ….!)  It’s similar to a normal printer, but uses edible ink cartridges to print onto edible wafer paper sheets.  Wafer paper, as it now tends to be called, is the same as rice paper, but now tends to be made from potato starch!  Wafer paper does… Read more