Edible Flowers for Cake Decorating

Edible Flowers for Cake Decorating

This week I went shopping for the start of my edible flowers.  Real flowers are being used more and more on cakes, they are no longer just florist arrangements for on wedding cakes, but pops of colour on celebration cakes, often paired with buttercream and ganache drips. I’ve spent quite a while researching which edible flowers I would like to grow, and which flowers, despite their beauty, are not safe to put on cakes (either at all, or without making sure it is fully removed).  This is by no means…

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Trend Alert: Marble Look Cakes

Trend Alert: Marble Look Cakes

Welcome to our new blog category! Trend Alert: we’ll be posting brilliant cakes with different themes, because who doesn’t love looking at beautiful cakes and getting inspired. This weeks theme is marble.  All pictures have been attributed to their makers, alongside their social media pages if you love their work and want to see more.           1. Light marble and giant flowers Made by Sweet Bakes, this caught my eye because of my love of peonies and the subtle marble colour. Follow Sweet Bakes on Instagram…

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Christmas Tree Cookies

Christmas Tree Cookies

Today I thought I’d put together a compilation of Christmas Tree cookies to inspire your decorating!  Here are my 10 favourites, I hope it gives you some ideas during the final countdown to Christmas!           —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Soft colours and a hint of gold!  From Night-core I love the triangle trees, and zig zag lines and alternating dots.  By Glorious Treats Lots of frosting!  You can do this with either royal icing and buttercream, with m&ms for decorationg.  Just use a small star tip for decorating.  By…

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Easter Decorating Ideas – Cupcakes and Cakes

Easter Decorating Ideas – Cupcakes and Cakes

With Easter nearly here I thought I’d compile a few different baking ideas! Mini Creme Egg Cupcakes – cupcakes by me, idea from My Baking Addiction. I used my favourite chocolate cake recipe, then baked a cream egg into the middle.  Decorated with vanilla buttercream using a 1A tip. Peek-a-boo Bunny Cupcakes.  Super quick and sweet!  Cupcakes by me. Circle cutter for the pastel coloured dome, then smaller half circle for the head.  Ears were made using the petals from a large daisy cutter.  Ear and eye details using either…

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Cake Ideas: Flowers and Gardening

Cake Ideas: Flowers and Gardening

These cake ideas are for a 70th birthday, for a lady who gardens.  I spend a lot of time looking at cake themes when someone contacts me about making a cake for them, so I thought this would be a great place to post them for my reference, and it wouldn’t hurt to give you all some inspiration too! From Chocolate Cake Blog Hydrangea Cake From I Am Baker (Includes tutorial!)   From Flickr From Flickr Rosette cake, but a little different being ombre.  From Best Friends For Frosting Ahh……

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