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Monthly Archives: June 2017

How To Make Cake Lace Flowers

19th June 2017

When one of my brides asked for edible hessian and lace flowers on her wedding cake, I knew EXACTLY what I’d be reaching for. Cake Lace! The Cake Lace Florence and Hessian mats are the perfect mats for this style of edible flower! You can subscribe to my YouTube channel right here!   Cake Lace Flowers To make my Cake Lace flowers, I used the ready-mixed Pearlised White Cake Lace and coloured some blue using Sugarflair Baby Blue, and some a browny-gold using Sugarflair Autumn Leaf and Sugarflair Honey Gold. I used the Cake Lace spreader to spread my Cake Lace across my mats, making sure the pattern was completely filled. Cake Lace has to be dried out so this can either be done by leaving the Cake Lace out at room temperature overnight, or by putting it in an oven at 70-80C for 8-10 minutes. 8-10 mins wasn’t long enough for my Cake Lace to set so I […]

How to use Wedding Cake Separators

12th June 2017

Using wedding cake separators is a great way to add some interest to a cake. The cake tiers appear as if they are floating on a bed of flowers and what’s not to love about that? You can subscribe to my YouTube channel right here! To see how to cover a cake in fondant, click here. For my separators, I use shallow polystyrene dummies of 2″ depth and I always make sure the diameter of the dummy is 2″ smaller than the cake that is sitting on top of it. So, if I have a 4 tier cake (12″, 10″, 8″ and 6″) I will have an 8″ separator between by 12″ and 10″, a 6″ separator between my 10″ and 8″, and a 4″ separator between my 8″ and 6″. I attach a thin cake board to the bottom of each separator to protect my cakes from the polystyrene. Dowelling I then dowel underneath where each […]

How To Make A Unicorn Cake

5th June 2017

I knew when I received this unicorn cake order that it would need a unicorn, of course, a rainbow, and some sprinkles! Here is how I made this unicorn cake. To see how to cover a cake in fondant, click here. You can subscribe to my YouTube channel right here! Sprinkle Cake Board Now, I feel like I could just talk about the board on this cake and that would be enough. It’s that special. You may remember my mention of Baking Time Club in my “It’s Raining Sprinkles” tutorial. One of the other sprinkle mixes I got was ‘Candy Floss’. Candy Floss sprinkles just happen to be the most perfect sprinkles in the world for a unicorn cake! I chose to decorate my cake board with these sprinkles by pressing them into soft fondant brushed with piping jelly. Rainbow To make sure my rainbow actually looked like a rainbow, I printed a template from Google and traced it onto […]