1. Angie

    Choc Chip Tip

    Angie submitted a new blog post Choc Chip Tip Choc chips are beautiful pieces of chocolatey goodness that are added to muffins and cakes to deliver a little hint of luxury to your taste buds. So instead of mixing them into your cakes how about adding them to your buttercream. By adding them...
  2. Angie

    How to make Strawberry Milkshake Buttercream

    Here is the recipe and guide on how to make strawberry milkshake buttercream. This recipe will allow you to fill a 7 inch round cake, or around 6-8 cupcakes depending on how much of the buttercream you use. You may wish to double up the recipe if you are trying to cover and fill the cake with...
  3. Angie

    How to prevent your cake from moving when covering or icing.

    When you are covering a cake with icing fondant, buttercream or any frosting, you will need to ensure that the cake does not slide or move. In order to keep the cake in place simply put a blob of buttercream, frosting or jam on the middle of your cake board and place your cake on top. This will...
  4. Angie

    Baking and cake decorating 101 - Some top tips.

    Buttercream - A good rule to work by is the half fat to icing sugar ratio, (confectioners sugar for US). It's usually known as the half fat to flour ratio but I didn't want to confuse you lol! ;) Therefore for every 100 grams of butter you would use 200 grams of icing sugar and for 300 grams of...
  5. J


    Hello, can anyone give some advice on making pink, (or any pastel colour) buttercream? As the butter is so yellow, the buttercream I make is almost a toffee colour when adding the red food colouring. I have tried both gel and liquid colouring both with the same result. Is there a trick I have...
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    Peter Rabbit Christening Cake Help for Rachel from Facebook

    Rachel P Hi thank you for replying, aww I'm looking for a peter rabbit cake or figures but I can't find anyone to do it for my sons christening I seen your cakes & fell in love, there are amazing! Xxx Help Me Bake You're most welcome, Rachel where are you based? I'm just trying to think if I...
  7. Angie

    How to rescue buttercream that is too stiff.

    If your buttercream is too dry or stiff, add a teaspoon(s) of milk/boiled water to the mix and whisk in. Do this until you reach the required consistency. If your buttercream is too cold this can also cause problems therefore use additional whisking to soften your batch or leave at room...
  8. Angie

    Chocolate Buttercream

    How to make chocolate buttercream. Ingredients: 100 grams Softened Butter 200 grams Icing Sugar 1 Tablespoon of Cocoa or Melted Chocolate Method: 1. Place the butter into a mixing bowl and whisk to make it fluffy. 2. Next sift in the Icing Sugar and Cocoa/ Chocolate into the bowl. 3. Whisk...
  9. Angie

    For great piping use Block Butter

    If you are piping roses or other piped designs using buttercream then ensure that you use blocks or sticks of butter and icing or confectioners sugar in your mixture as the block of butter will ensure that it holds its shape.
  10. Angie

    How to use Cupcake Dummies

    Cupcake dummies are used to help you perfect your decorating techniques. 1. If you cover the centre with sticky tape you can then pipe over them and enhance your piping skills. If you do it wrong simply scoop the buttercream off your dummies, place back in your piping bag and then start...
  11. Angie

    An easy way to filling a Piping Bag

    A quick and easy way to fill your piping bag is to stand it in a large tall glass, this will free up your hands making it easier to insert the buttercream in the bag with a spoon.
  12. Angie

    What can icing sugar be used for?

    Icing sugar or confectioners sugar as it’s also known in the US can have multiple uses. Firstly it can be used for lightly dusting your work surface, this allows you to roll out your icing, fondant or sugarpaste ensuring that it doesn’t stick to it. It is also used in the ingredients to...
  13. Angie

    Buttercream Tip

    If your buttercream is too dry or stiff, add a teaspoon(s) of milk/boiled water to the mix and whisk in. Do this until you reach the required consistency.