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How to Create Wafer Paper Roses

How to Create Wafer Paper Roses

These wafer paper roses are pretty easy to make and you can make them while sitting in front of the TV!  They can be made as far in advance as you need them and used on cakes, cupcakes, or for table decoration etc. The method isn’t mine – I can’t remember where I first saw this… Read more

Knitting a Cake!

Knitting a Cake!

I was delighted to discover that a knitting cake that I made for my mum had been featured on the website of ‘Let’s Knit’ – the UK’s best selling knitting magazine – in an article entitled ’13 Incredible Cakes for Knitters!’  You can see the article at http://www.letsknit.co.uk/blog/13-incredible-cakes-for-knitters.  The ‘knitting’ was actually pretty easy to make but… Read more

Should I Start a Cake Business? 20 Questions You Should Ask Yourself!

Should I Start a Cake Business? 20 Questions You Should Ask Yourself!

So you love making cakes and all your friends and family love eating them.  Everyone says you should do this for a living …. and it sounds like your dream job, but stop right there!  Before you start getting your glossy business cards printed and start setting up your fabulous Facebook business page, read these 20 questions… Read more

Making a Monster Truck Cake!

Making a Monster Truck Cake!

To be honest, the motivation to make this monster truck cake for my Dad’s recent birthday was all about the sugar paste tyres!  I’d seen a tutorial on the amazing Jessica Harris Cake Design website (http://jessicaharriscakedesign.com) and I couldn’t wait to give them a go! The pictures below show my stages in creating the cake.  The truck… Read more

Jolly Good Sugar Free Scones!

Jolly Good Sugar Free Scones!

So I’ve taken on a real challenge this month – ‘Sugar Free March’ – for Cancer Research UK.  For someone who loves all things sweet – especially cake ♥ ♥ ♥ this is tough!!  So I’m seven days in and it feels like the longest month ever so I decided to try baking something resembling a… Read more

My Favourite Cake Books!

My Favourite Cake Books!

I love cake decorating books.  The best ones are so inspiring and so beautiful, I read them cover to cover when I have the wonderful treat of buying or receiving a new one!  Here are four of my favourites from my rapidly growing library ….! ♥   Hello, Cupcake! by Karen Tack & Alan Richardson This was one… Read more

Bouncing Birthday Cake!

Bouncing Birthday Cake!

I recently made this cake for my friend’s daughter’s trampolining party!  I made the model of the girl in advance so she had plenty of time to dry and only attached her to the cake at the actual party.  In order to make a firm model, I used gum paste rather than sugar paste as gum paste… Read more

Make a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Cake!

Make a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Cake!

I made this Ninja Turtle cake for my little boy’s 4th birthday after he developed a sudden love for these ‘heroes in a half shell’!  I made the turtle heads, the drain cover, and the name in advance which made things much easier when it came round to actually baking and constructing the cake –… Read more

Jolly Festive Cupcakes!

Jolly Festive Cupcakes!

How can it be December already?! I thought I’d better get on with a Christmas cake decorating blog to hopefully provide some festive cake inspiration! This set of Christmas pudding, snowman and Father Christmas cupcakes took a lot of work for six cakes, but I was happy with the result. They were all inspired by… Read more

A Jolly Useful Beginner’s Cake Checklist!

A Jolly Useful Beginner’s Cake Checklist!

So you’d really like to bake that special cake yourself, but don’t know where to start? Use my checklist to guide you through the process and go for it! ♥ Decide what you’re aiming for before you start! I use Google images to get ideas; it really helps to see what other people have created – what… Read more