Ever wanted to know how your cakes are made? In this video I am giving you a sneaky insight into my kitchen. I have even included a recipe for you to follow to make your very own cake or 12 vanilla flavoured cupcakes
I think it’s always fun to see how things are made, especially when they’re wedding cakes!
Much time, effort and skill goes into creating a cake and that is before any baking is done! The very design of your cake calls for an understanding of what techniques, styles and colours work together, whilst staying true to what your client wants.
I love talking about cakes and sharing my experiences, so here I have a short video on how to cover a cake in sugarpaste icing. If you are thinking of making your own cake, or a cake for someone else you will find this video useful too.
I would recommend using a quality sugarpaste icing as they are generally not as sweet as some less expensive brands and have a subtle flavour that does not overpower your cake. A quality sugarpaste icing usually has better coverage and is more forgiving which means a little icing can go a long way by rolling it out thinner and doesn’t tear or wrinkle.
Please feel free to like, leave a comment and let me know how you get on with your cake adventures, or get in touch for your bespoke cake needs.
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** Serving Guide is based on portion sizes of 1’(width) x 2”(depth) x height of the cake.
Finger portions are 1” (width) x 1” (depth) x height of cake and yield double the number of servings.**
A question I am often asked is: How much cake do we need? Although it is ultimately down to the individual couples, I have compiled a list of 5 things to keep in mind that will help make that decision even easier.
We want to say a huuuge congratulations to all of you who were engaged over the holidays.
What an experience! Being chosen as one of the finalists for the Royal Wedding Cake Competition at the Ideal Home Show was a privilege and one of many personal achievements. Although not for the actual wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the idea itself was fun and really got people excited and talking about the big day.
The cakes on show were fabulous and although my cake didn’t win, it was great to be among fellow cake decorators who share my passion. It was a wonderful way to challenge myself, but to also encourage and be encouraged by other cake decorators.
My cake journey started out as a young girl obsessed with sweet treats. I learned to make my favourite bakes mainly so that I could fuel this obsession by whipping them up whenever I wanted. Over time, friends and family started to comment on my cakes and suggested several times that I should start up a business. They were very flattering comments but a lack of confidence prevented me from pursuing it any further. The more I baked, the more positive comments I received, so instead of diving in head first, I decided to dip my toes in to test the water. I started up a free website where I could upload images of my cakes and named the site Love & Cakes.
Looking for something sweet for your wedding? Deliberating whether to serve up something shop bought or home-baked? Well, look no further because I am going to give you five good reasons why your wedding cake should be home-baked.
Photo: Emma Tarn Photography
As a cake baker and decorator there are times when you’re just not able to get that all important picture of your cake to share with potential clients or when you do, the lightings wrong, the picture is blurred or the angle doesn’t compliment the cake. So I decided to join forces with the amazing Emma Tarn from Emma Tarn Photography to recreate that moment so often missed at the wedding venue.
Everyone knows that weddings are expensive and trying to keep to a budget can be a challenge. Your venue, catering and honeymoon (if you are having one) has eaten a large chunk of your budget and you want a beautiful cake, but do not want to blow the rest of your budget on it. What can you do? How can you keep your cake costs down? Well here is some insider advice.
If there is anything that cake baking has taught me, it is the need to be aware of people’s allergies, intolerances and personal preferences. At first it was a challenge having to think in a completely different way to what I was used to and although I overcame many of these, I am acutely aware that there is always more to learn.