Swiss Meringue Buttercream with video

Swiss Meringue Buttercream with video

Swiss Meringue Buttercream is a staple in the cake world, and for good reason.  Cake decorators rave over it compared to traditional buttercream (made with butter and icing sugar) as it has a smoother, more velvety feel with no grittiness, and is great for filling, crumb coating, fully icing cakes and piping. I often make an Italian Meringue instead, but I’ll save that recipe for another day.  I wanted to put Swiss Meringue Buttercream up first as it’s the type of buttercream people look for more frequently when they decide…

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Salted Caramel Sauce

Salted Caramel Sauce

Salted Caramel Sauce.  Not only is it one of the most delicious things on the planet, it’s also so handy to have around to pour, dip and scoop. I’m posting this on it’s own so that whenever I post a recipe that uses Salted Caramel, I can link straight back here to this recipe.  I’ve used it recently in an upcoming Snickers Cookie recipe, I frequently use it in buttercream to flavour it, as well as for filling cakes (use an icing dam to stop overflow!) and drizzling on the…

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How To: Coloured Ganache Drip

How To:  Coloured Ganache Drip

Of course you’ve seen them around!  Ganache drip cakes have been the 2015/2016 trend and I’m not seeing them go away anytime soon.  The beauty with them is that they’re quick, effective and eye-catching. Lots of people have their own way of perfecting this method, but I’ve made a quick video of my own including a recipe which would be enough for an 8″ round cake.  My handy tool for both the drips and the top means no messy smears from a spatula and a perfectly level top. An important…

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Whipped Salted Caramel Filling

Whipped Salted Caramel Filling

I made this whipped salted caramel filling last week to fill some doughnuts and thought it would be a great one to share for filling and icing cakes.  I’ve doubled the recipe which should give you enough for filling/ decorating an 8″ cake.  You could also keep aside some of the caramel before whipping to drizzle between layers for an extra caramel hit (you can’t melt it after it’s whipped).   Whipped salted caramel filling 1 1/2 cup  sugar 1/2 cup water 1 cup cream 320g butter, cubed Salt to…

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