Coloured Bubble Wrap Chocolate

Coloured Bubble Wrap Chocolate

Using bubble wrap to mould chocolate is not a new thing, but after making a couple of cakes and loving the extra texture, I realised a bit of gold flicked over it wasn’t enough for me… I mean, it’s good but I wanted some colour!  I love the pastel coloured, marbled chocolate bark with sprinkles and I wondered if I could re-create that with some added texture. I had a look around and couldn’t see anyone else making colourful bubble wrap chocolate so it was time to give it a…

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How to: Cover a Cake in Sprinkles

How to: Cover a Cake in Sprinkles

Here’s a quick video we’ve put together about covering a cake in sprinkles. I’ve seen the ‘pressing the sprinkles on’ method, and I could just imagine the mess! So I figured this method, where the sprinkles stay flat on the bench until they’re stuck on the buttercream would be much less messy. I had a lot of warnings about sprinkles everywhere, but I can honestly say I’m not sure any even got on the floor! Just a couple of notes: Make sure your cake is chilled firm so you can…

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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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Wafer Paper Ribbon Rose

Wafer Paper Ribbon Rose

Wafer paper flowers are popping up everywhere. Of course there are many types, some look amazing realistic. But this ribbon rose is great to whip up in a pinch! I made a last minute decision to make some for a cake last year, and in a few minutes I had the perfect toppers to finish off a cake for my mother-in-law (the cake at the bottom of the post) You can make them any size you like, the large one in the picture above was made using a circle from…

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Tractor Cake Topper Tutorial

Tractor Cake Topper Tutorial

In this world where cakes so many cakes are 3D carved and gravity defying, I really do live simple 2D toppers and decorations.  It’s always been more my ‘thing’. You can make any decoration using this technique below, but this shows how I made a 2D tractor topper from a clip art picture.  The picture I used is here. After cutting out the tractor, I laid it on a piece of green gumpaste and cut out the body of the tactor… … Like so. I matched up the wheel sizes…

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