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 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 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 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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How do I register a home bakery? If you are starting out and in the UK – read on…   Anyone beginning a cake decorating business or a home bakery has one question on their mind.  And that is how do I register a home bakery?  If they are resident in UK they have one…

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Color flow icing and how to use it…   Color flow icing is a fun ingredient you can use to make more 3D designs for cakes,  cookies,  and cupcakes.   The designs can look very professional and marvelous. But it does take time and practice to get things right. In fact,  many beginners in this color…

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Cake Pricing Guide   A little while ago I wrote a report on ways to price a cake in my Cake Pricing Guide.  (Neat name eh?)   Does what it says on the tin ….anyway  🙂   The Cake Pricing Guide details no less than 10 ways a cake can be priced.   Yes you read…

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Sharp edges on a fondant cake needed? Here is how! If you have ever wondered how to get totally sharp edges on a fondant cake – then look no further.   I was looking around for some interesting craft tips to share with you – and have found a lot of interesting techniques.  Some are…

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Customer records and finding them quickly My thoughts today are regarding customer records and how to locate these quickly and effortlessly when needed.   Let me tell you why I was reminded of this query. Recently I was tasked with booking a local restaurant table for four. I had visited this establishment only once before.…

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How to stop discounting your cakes to friends and family!   Discounting your cakes to friends and family – if even… charging anything at all?  Why is charging for cakes so difficult sometimes? As a cake decorator it is so easy to get overwhelmed when both life and work pulls you in all different directions. It…

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