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Monthly Archives: April 2017

The ProFroster on Square Cakes Review

24th April 2017

So the general consensus on the ProFroster is HOOOOOOOOOOOLY MOLY, YES! We love it on buttercream cakes, we love it on ganache cakes. What about square cakes? How is the Profroster on square cakes? I am here to answer your questions so here is my very first square cake using the ProFroster. Exciting! You can subscribe to my YouTube channel right here!   I have used a 6″ square cake filled with buttercream and crumb coated with buttercream, as usual. You can see this filling and crumb coating process in more detail here. You can also see my buttercream recipe here. I much prefer to work on chilled cake so once my first crumb coat is on, I chill my cake in the freezer until my buttercream is hard. I then add on a lot of buttercream and get to scrapin’. I set the ProFroster to the right height and line it up against my base board and scrape a side […]

Creme Egg Cupcakes – An Easter Recipe

17th April 2017

Along side Mini Eggs, Creme Eggs are up there with my fave Easter treats. I LOVE the filling of Creme Eggs so for these Creme Egg Cupcakes, I’ve made a chocolate cupcake with a centre of Creme Egg filling. Oh yes I have. Then it’s topped with buttercream and a whole Creme Egg. And I ain’t even ashamed.   {“@context”:”http:\/\/schema.org\/”,”@type”:”Recipe”,”name”:”Creme Egg Cupcakes”,”author”:{“@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Billie”},”datePublished”:”2017-04-17 06:00:04″,”image”:”https:\/\/sweetiedarlingcakes.co.uk\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/04\/Featured-2.jpg”,”description”:””,”recipeYield”:”12-14 cupcakes”,”prepTime”:”PT40M”,”cookTime”:”PT25M”,”recipeIngredient”:[“200 g butter (room temperature)”,”200 g caster sugar”,”165 g self raising flour”,”35 g cocoa powder”,”4 large eggs”,”2 tbs milk (whole or semi-skimmed)\t \t 250 g butter (room temperature)”,”200 g butter (room temperature)”,”400 g icing sugar”,”1 tsp vanilla”,”2-3 drops pastel food colour”,”Creme Eggs (full or mini size)”,”400 g fondant icing sugar”,”5-7 tbs water”,”1 or 2 drops yellow food colour”],”recipeInstructions”:[“Preheat oven to 140 degrees fan, or 160 conventional. Line a cupcake tin with cupcake cases. This recipe will yield 12-14 cupcakes but it can be very easily halved if you would prefer to […]

The ProFroster with Ganache

10th April 2017

Following on from last week’s tutorial for how to use The ProFroster with buttercream, I got a LOT of requests for a video to show how to use it with ganache. I’m not a natural ganacher… Every time I make white chocolate ganache, it splits. Every. Time. What an opportunity for a ganache troubleshoot though! You can subscribe to my YouTube channel right here! How To Make White Chocolate Ganache I always use three parts white chocolate to one part cream so for this cake, a 6″ cake, I used 400ml double cream and 1200g white chocolate. This was too much and next time I’d do 333ml double cream and 1kg white chocolate. The chocolate and cream should be stirred together then melted in 1 minute bursts in the microwave (30 seconds if you’re doing a smaller quantity). Stir after each burst until all the chocolate is almost melted. When there are just a few drops of chocolate left, try to […]

The Pro Froster Review

3rd April 2017

This week I was able to record me using The Pro Froster, a super scraper from the States. We’ve all seen this kind of product popping up in a few different places through 2016 and 2017. I loved the look of these tools but in every demo I saw, they looked so flimsy. The way the two pieces attached looked fragile and like they wouldn’t stand up to buttercream or ganache without a lot of effort on my part. So when my friend, Verity aka The Baking Fairy, tagged me in a video of The Pro Froster on Instagram, I was super excited! It was one of the tools I desperately wanted and it looked sturdy, a good robust piece of equipment! Here is my Pro Froster review along with a demo video on a simple rustic buttercream Easter cake. You can subscribe to my YouTube channel right here! What is The Pro Froster? The Pro Froster is a two-part […]