Fun Friday – Apple-Cinnamon Upside-Down Cake

Autumn is here and that means we are leaping into prime baking season too! Yippee! Not much can top the fragrant aroma of fall baking filling your home, the way apples and cinnamon do.  Here is a great recipe to kick start the changing of seasons and fill the air and your tummy with yummy…

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Cake Business Ideas – Grandma’s baking

You perhaps have seen via www.facebook.com/cakecoachonline my recent posting.  The sudden and totally unexpected loss of my mum – who encouraged me, believed in me, and gave me a mass of help when the chips were down.  My background is – I became a single mum when I decided to divorce my husband when the…

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Cake Business Ideas – Please Wait…

Standing in a bank queue the other day – I glimpsed at the ‘Please Wait Here’ sign.  This got me thinking.  We were queuing at the bank waiting to collect our own money. Have you considered your own system of collecting money for your orders which is rightfully yours – from your own satisfied customers? …

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Fun Friday – Candy Clay Baskets

Baskets are used for so many things in day to day life, why not bring them into your cake designs too!  Basket of cupcakes, a garden party with fondant flowers inside, a newborn shaped cake nestled inside for a baby shower?  The ideas are endless!  This woven basket technique is achievable by all levels of baking enthusiasts (perhaps a…

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Cake Business Ideas – The Frozen Fish Salesman

Today I had a strange conversation with a mobile fish salesman.  He had knocked on my door in the hope of trying to interest me in his wares.  Whilst I wasn’t interested in purchasing a very large amount of frozen fish today – priced at nearly £50 (due to lack of freezer storage space) I…

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Fun Friday – Popcorn Cupcakes

Happy Friday everyone!  I wanted to try something new and share a video tutorial with you today on how to create “Popcorn Cupcakes.”  I came across this video on YouTube and thought it would be perfect for a fun treat during those weekend movies you will hopefully get to watch while relaxing after a hard…

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Cake Business Ideas: Wet Paint

It came to my notice whilst walking the other day, that a sign proclaiming ‘Wet Paint’ which I observed many months before was still hanging off the park bench. Surely after four or so months – the paint must be dry! Presumably it is the painters job, to re-visit a location and ensure that his…

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Fun Friday – Butterscotch-Pecan Cake

Hidden deep beneath the pecan sheath of this delicious, statuesque cake lies a sweet secret which makes familiar flavors seem sophisticated.  This Butterscotch-Pecan Cake would be perfect for a night of entertaining.  Your guests will love the secretive brown-butter frosting and butterscotch-soaked layers spiked with rum.  They will think you spent all day in the…

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Cake Business Ideas – Do you delegate?

I just saw a quote ‘My goal is not to be better than anyone else – but better than I used to be’ – Dr. Wayne W. Dyer. What do you do to update your skills and improve and ensure you are on a cycle of continual improvement?  But are there things that you could…

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Fun Friday – Icing Filled Center Cupcakes

Have lots of fun with flavor and hidden surprises when you add a tasty icing or jelly filling to your baked cupcakes for a filled center. Everyone will be surprised when they sink their teeth into this cupcake filled with their favorite flavor.  An easy, quick and great idea for parties too! Filling the center…

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