Cake Tips

Cake Business photographs – could they be better?

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

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

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 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

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

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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How to make chocolate ganache easily

How to make chocolate ganache easily After requests from our Cake Decorating community to share some craft tips on my blog – here we are. How to make chocolate ganache easily in the microwave.   This YouTube video shows an easy way of making this tasty cake filling/covering. This is a mixture of chocolate and…

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A Cake Business could use this marketing idea

A Cake Business could use this marketing idea Have you ever considered using a ‘borrowed’ marketing idea from another business.  I have thought of something and a cake business could use this marketing idea. Let me explain…   A thought occurred to me the other day. And that was around booking for something earlier and…

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Making your home bakery unique

Making your home bakery unique As important as the beautiful decorated cakes you create is flavours and textures. Why not create a unique experience for your customers thereby making your home bakery unique. Try different combinations of flavours and textures. This will set you aside from your competitors.   Once you choose cake decorating as…

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How to Make Cake Pops

How to make Cake Pops A fun way to use up those scraps Cake pops are very popular these days, and there is no wonder why. These tiny treats are small, affordable,  cute,  and delicious! They are also a fantastic way for you to use up your cake scraps and off cuts. Much better than…

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