Cake Decorating

For cakes, cookies and cupcakes so beautifully decorated it’s almost a crime to eat them, check out these cake decorating ideas. Featuring mouth watering recipes and decorating that ranges from child friendly to advanced, it’s easy to learn the art of cake decoration. Not only that but our cake recipes and projects also come with a range of themes that are perfect for holidays, birthdays and other special occasions.

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Buttercream One-Tier Wonders | Sneak Peek!

Buttercream One-Tier Wonders is a fabulous new book all about buttercream cake decorating. Starting from simple designs to something more elaborate it has a large selection of designs to choose from.       Fancy expanding your knowledge on making beautifully decretive cakes whilst combining your love of buttercream?  Then this is the book for you. Buttercream…

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Simply Modern Wedding Cakes | Sneak Peek

Simply Modern Wedding Cakes is the new book from world-renown sugar craft teacher Lindy Smith. The book shows you how to make a wedding cake with the minimum of fuss but with maximum effect.       A wedding cake is the centerpiece to a wedding – aside from the bride and groom of course.…

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This week we’re loving… Summer Holiday Crafts!

School’s almost out for summer and that holiday feeling is sweeping the nation, as we slap on the sun cream and head off for the sunshine at home or abroad. To inspire you in your travels, this week we’ve got a suitcase full of summer holiday crafts, whether it’s time with the kids or grandkids…

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Top Ten DIY Wedding Books

The DIY wedding has never been more popular. More and more people are realising that organising a wedding can be a really creative, fun process so rather than just getting their chequebooks out and buying a ‘package’, they’re rolling up their sleeves and getting stuck in to their own DIY wedding. We’ve picked out some…

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How to Make Buttercream Flowers

Have you ever wondered how to make buttercream flowers which look realistic and really have the ‘wow’ factor? The talented authors of 100 Buttercream Flowers, Valeri Valeriano & Christina Ong, share their incredible techniques for how to make stunningly beautiful and realistic buttercream flowers including this incredible Sunflower. Undoubtedly one of the most well-loved flowers, sunflowers…

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Valentine’s Crafts | Chocolate Heart Eclairs

February 14th is fast approaching and we thought you might like these super pretty chocolate ice heart eclairs. Make your Valentine’s Day even more special with these delicious treats. Materials 1 x quantity choux pastry 500ml (18fl oz) vanilla ice cream 450g (1lb) dark (semisweet) chocolate, melted 50g (13/4oz) white chocolate, melted Wooden lolly sticks…

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How to Make a Simple Redwork Cake Band

  This beautiful redwork cake band would make the perfect finishing touch to a Christmas or birthday cake. This band is 6cm (21⁄2in) high but the width is easy to alter. This one fits a cake with a circumference of 60cm (24in). If you want to adapt the cake band to a larger cake size, cut your…

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Make Your Own Gingerbread House

Gingerbread houses are the ultimate Christmas decoration. They are fun to make and a great way to involve children with crafting at Christmas. There are tons of tutorials and recipes online to choose from and we’ve got a round up of our favourites here. Edible gingerbread houses This glittery, sparkly delight by talented cookie decorator…

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How To Make A Leopard Print Cake | Masterclass with Zoe Clark

Not only do Zoe Clark’s cakes look amazing on the outside – we’ve now discovered that there’s a surprise waiting inside too! There are different ways to create patterns inside the sponge, and to find out how to make a leopard print cake, we turned to Simply Perfect Party Cakes For Kids by Zoe Clark……