1. Angie

    An easy way to hold your cupcake in place while piping.

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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...
  3. Angie

    How to use Puff Pastry

    If you are going to use pre-made puff pastry to make vol-au-vents or turnovers etc then ensure you take the pastry out of the fridge about 20-30 minutes before use. This brings it to room temperature and makes it easier to work with.
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    Alternative to Gingerbread House

    Does anyone have an idea or recipe of a cookie or something that I could use to make a Birthday House? My nephew wants a Gingerbread House after seeing the one I made for Christmas. His birthday is in March, so I was thinking I could make him one, but It just seems odd to make Gingerbread houses...
  5. Angie

    Message Plunge Cutters

    These message cutters which say Best Wishes, Thank you and Love are great fun and can be used to cut and indent biscuits or icing fondant. They are very quick and simple to use and will add the personal touch to your baking creations in seconds.
  6. Angie

    How to make and decorate easy birthday cupcakes

    In the event, you are short on time, and you have to make some kind of birthday cake. Why not make a batch of cupcakes and then cut out the letters that say 'Happy Birthday' and add them to your cakes. :D 1. Make a batch of cupcakes of your choosing; I made chocolate cupcakes - 2. Either buy...
  7. Rach93

    Cupcake week...

    Hiya everyone... thank you for such a warm welcome. With it been cupcake week next week... I have decide to make some for my lovely work mates. I want to do cookie monster design on top.... but dont know what flavour to do so the design flows through. Help please Rach xxx
  8. Angie

    The Mat by Sweetwise

    I have recently purchased 'The Mat' and definitely had to share this with you. Basically, it's a see-through plastic mat that enables you to roll out your icing/fondant without the use of icing sugar. You just roll out your icing/fondant on the mat and transfer to your cake. It helps with...
  9. Angie

    How to rescue seized chocolate.

    Always ensure that if you are melting chocolate using a bain-marie and, that no water or steam comes in to contact with chocolate whatsoever. If it does, it will cause the chocolate to 'seize' and will become a thick mass of clumps. In order to rescue 'seized' chocolate simply add a little...
  10. Angie

    Help with a Minecraft cake.

    Request by Jhinx: Hi ange this is what im planning on making using your madeira recipe (yum) in a square tin then place 3 to give the height!!! Just wondering that as i need so many diff shades of green n brown i am using white icing and mixing own colours. Could i mix colours and cut squares...
  11. Angie

    Help using Letter Cutters

    If you are using letter cutters and you are trying to remove your icing/fondant from the cutter simply push the icing/fondant out using a slim soft paint brush. This ensures they do not break and that there will not be any indents or marks in the icing/fondant. If you are using a knife or...
  12. Angie

    Piping Practice

    In order to perfect your piping skills simply practice on the side of a cake tin until you’re confident enough piping onto the side of a cake. If you do it wrong (using buttercream) simply scrape it off the tin, place it back in your piping bag and try again! This tip was provided courtesy of...
  13. Angie

    Cake Decorating Design

    If you are making a cake for a party or a little one then always try and remember to incorporate a little of the design on the back of the cake. This makes it interesting to the other guests who only generally get to see the back of the cake whilst it is presented to the birthday boy or girl.