A healthy alternative for cake ingredients Sometimes we sugarcrafters get a very bad reputation. After all, the products we create tend to be pretty sugary, fattening, and unhealthy. But what if there was such a thing as a healthy alternative for cake ingredients that we could offer our customers?   This may bring in more…

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Got a cake complaint?   Occasionally you may get a cake complaint. It comes as a bolt out of the blue and something that you have never had before.   I saw one cake decorator say it was her first cake complaint in five years. Yet she had been completely thrown into a strop for…

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Making a cake as a present I saw a recent post on a forum asking  – what to do about relatives asking you to make a cake for a party you are also invited to.    So what exactly can you do when making a cake as a present? Here are my thoughts…. Your Aunt…

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Should I sell a cake that’s been frozen? A big discussion blew up in a cake decorators forum. The question was.. ‘Should I sell a cake that’s been frozen.  Then defrost it and then decorate it?’ This is fine for home use – but what if this is a customer’s order and they are paying…

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Cake Business Photographs – could they be better? I saw a cake decorator moaning recently on social media. Someone had bought some cakes from her.   That wasn’t a problem in itself. The person who bought the cakes had created some cake toppers and stuck them in the cakes.  The gold twinkly card with a…

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How to make Popcorn Cupcakes I found a novel way to change an ordinary cupcake into a bag of popcorn. So here it is today.  A video tutorial on  “How to make Popcorn Cupcakes.”     I thought it would be perfect fun treat for weekend movies. Plus the kids might enjoy making these too.…

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

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Oreo Cupcakes Oreo cupcakes are certainly a cookie lover’s dream!  Definitely delicious, with an Oreo cookie tucked in the bottom and chunks of Oreos throughout the batter.  This idea is perfect for last minute parties or entertaining when a decorative dessert is needed but there’s not enough time. The cupcakes are sure to be a…

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Home bakery and selling alcohol The question has arisen a couple of times about running a home bakery and selling alcohol. There are three ways alcohol could be added. 1. Either by soaking ingredients in alcohol – brandy, rum or such like. 2. Or injecting brandy into a baked cake to enhance the flavour. 3.…

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The Secret to Perfect Piping Piping designs or writing on a cake can transform an ordinary treat into a super special treat.  Here is the secret to perfect piping.   The consistency of the icing is important.  If your icing is too thin, it will leak out of your pastry bag and you will have…

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