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Monthly Archives: May 2017

How To Make An Elephant Cake

29th May 2017

In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to make an elephant cake, with a fondant elephant playing in a pool of water. Adorbs! To see how to cover a cake in fondant, click here. This tutorial concentrates on the decoration part of how to make an elephant cake. You can subscribe to my YouTube channel right here! The Pool To make the pool, I rolled out Sugarflair Duck Egg Blue fondant and cut out a circle using a large circle cutter. I then used water to stick this to top of my cake. To add a grass border, I rolled small cones of green and stuck them around the perimeter of my blue fondant using water. For the grass border around the base of my cake, I rolled a strip of green fondant and cut one side straight using a large knife. Using a cutting wheel, I then cut ‘v’ shapes into the strip to give […]

How To Make Colourful Ganache Cupcakes

22nd May 2017

In all the ganache drip hype, I had never actually tried to colour ganache so these cupcakes were a fun experiment for me. Here is how I made colourful ganache cupcakes along with my recipes and affiliate links for the bits I used to make them. You can subscribe to my YouTube channel right here! Cupcakes First, you will need a good cupcake recipe. This recipe is my go-to cupcake recipe! {“@context”:”http:\/\/schema.org\/”,”@type”:”Recipe”,”name”:”Classic English Vanilla Cupcake Recipe”,”author”:{“@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Billie”},”datePublished”:”2016-08-21 19:23:26″,”image”:”https:\/\/sweetiedarlingcakes.co.uk\/wp-content\/uploads\/2016\/08\/Cupcake-Recipe-Blog-Featured1.jpg”,”description”:””,”recipeYield”:”12 plus a spare 1 for you to scoff”,”recipeIngredient”:[“200 g butter ((room temperature))”,”200 g caster sugar”,”200 g self raising flour”,”4 large eggs ((room temperature))”,”1 tsp vanilla extract”],”recipeInstructions”:[“Preheat your oven to 140C fan. Line a cupcake tin with 12 cupcake cases. This mix will actually make 13-14 cupcakes depending on how much you fill each case up.”,”Beat your butter and sugar together until it’s light and pale in colour.”,”Add your flour, eggs and vanilla and mix until just incorporated. […]

How To Make A Luggage Wedding Cake

15th May 2017

Suitcase, or luggage, cakes are so much fun to make! Here is my tutorial on how to make a luggage wedding cake, including affiliate links for the equipment that I use. The Cakes My cakes were 8″ x 5″, 10 x 7″, and 12″ x 9″ – a 2″ gap between each tier. Two tiers had to be brown fondant and the middle tier had to be ivory. For all tiers, I used Massa Ticino because it’s LIFE. To see how to split, fill and crumb coat a cake in detail, click here. My suitcases had to be distressed so I didn’t really need to go hard on smoothing, nevertheless, I am addicted to the smooth so I used my smoothers to buff away any marks and sharpen up all the edges on my rectangle cakes. I then indented a line, where the cases would open, across the front and sides of my cakes using a ruler.   You […]

How To Make A Sprinkle Rain Cake

1st May 2017

This week, I received my first ever sprinkle box from Baking Time Club and, of course, I had to make something with them immediately! The pack of sprinkles I chose to use is called ‘Rainbows For Days’, which I bloody love, and it made me thinking of doing a sprinkle rain cake. I had my square cake from my last ProFroster tutorial to use so I got to work on covering that first. This post contains affiliate links for the products I used. You can subscribe to my YouTube channel right here! Covering My Cake I always use Massa Ticino to cover my cakes, it’s my favourite fondant in the world and so lovely to use, especially with square cakes where fondant can tear or crack more easily. Covering square cakes takes patience and not panicking! Lift each pleat out and press small sections of fondant onto the cake. I prefer to start at the corners and then […]