1. Angie

    Help Me Bake 10 Year Celebration Cake

    So it's official, we're now celebrating 10 years! Whoop, whoop! So for that, I decided to make a cake. Seeing as the site helps with cake baking and decorating, what better theme than to make all things cake and baking! Han got involved in this one and made a few items. She even made me a...
  2. Angie

    Cake Fiesta Manila 2021 - Virtual Event

    Calling all bakers! Here's another cake fest being held, only this time it's in the Philippines! Cake Fiesta Manila is the first international cake show in Asia, and there's a whole host of things going on! In addition, they are running competitions, giveaways, workshops and have Cake Artists...
  3. A Guy

    Happy Birthday John ;)

    There must be cake? :) A Guy
  4. clerahi

    Help with Unicorn Rainbow Cake

    So the birthday cake specification is in... Our granddaughter's answer was chocolate, rainbow, rainbow on top, unicorn on top, maltesers on top. I think the first rainbow means inside, I've seen those and thought that's a step too far. Our son added that she doesn't like fondant, which rules...
  5. G

    Searching for Tipsy Ring recipe from the 1970s

    Hello everyone, I wonder if anyone can help me....please!! Back in the 1970s I used to make a cake called Tipsy Ring. My daughter has asked me to make it for her 50th birthday this year but I lost the recipe years ago. I have searched and searched the Internet but no luck. It was a fairly simple...
  6. N

    Best Cake to use for two tiered

    Hi All, After some advice on best cake to use for a two tier fondant covered cake. Tossing up between white mud or basic vanilla cake. Was hoping to get away with no dowels etc, what cake would give best stabililty? Any input greatly appreciated.
  7. Angie

    50th Birthday Cake (3 Tier Flower Design)

    Here is my latest cake creation that I made for a dear friend of mine for her 50th birthday. If I'm entirely honest, I struggled a little bit coming up with a design for this one as my friend had given me free rein with it and I wasn't quite sure what kind of cake I was going to make. So...
  8. Angie

    Beauty and the Beast Cake

    Here is a Beauty, and the Beast themed birthday cake that I recently made for our friends' granddaughters 2nd birthday celebrations. The cake was romantic in nature and inspired by their love story, and the swags and drapes found on Belle's dress. Cake: I chose to use a Vanilla Madeira...
  9. Angie

    How to grease a Bundt tin.

    If you are making a bundt cake and are worried that the cake may not slide out in one go (because you cannot line it), then make sure you do the following steps to allow for a stress-free bake. 1. Grease the tin/pan thoroughly with a cake release spray, or using a pastry brush, put melted...
  10. Angie

    Why does my cake slide when filled?

    Sometimes when you are trying to cover a cake they can have a tendency to slide, this may be why. Reasons Answers By putting too much filling in the centre of your cake. To prevent this place a good amount of jam/jelly on the cake but not to the edges. Press down on the top layer, and the...
  11. Angie

    Why has my cake sunk in the middle?

    To help you understand why your cake has sunk in the middle, please see some of the below options. Reasons: Out of date/wet ingredients such as flour or incorrect quantities. Opening the oven door too soon. Oven temperature is incorrect. Overbeating your mixture, this adds too much air can...
  12. Angie

    Why does my cake peak?

    Here are a few reasons as to why cakes peak in the oven. Reasons Answers Oven temp is too high. Invest in an oven thermometer to ensure the correct temp is used. Too much raising agent has been added to the mixture. Use measuring spoons to ensure correct quantities. Cakes placed too...
  13. Angie

    Why is my cake heavy and dense?

    Cakes can often become heavy and dense for some of the following reasons. Reasons Solutions This can occur if there is insufficient creaming. Always whisk butter and sugar until it goes pale in colour. Overbeating your batter/mixture Mix little and often in quick bursts. Out of date...
  14. Angie

    Christmas Cake Tutorial - Stir Up Sunday

    As we're entering that time of year again and with Stir Up Sunday just around the corner. I thought I would put together a mini-tutorial with a small video showing you how to make your own Christmas Cakes. Tip: Take your butter out of the fridge 30 minutes before starting your cakes to allow...
  15. Angie

    Peppa Pig Cake Tutorial

    I recently made the following Peppa Pig Cake for our friends Granddaughter and thought I would give you a guide on how to make your own. Please note that I made the cake the day before to allow it to cool and settle for 24hrs prior to decoration. Day 1 Firstly I made an 8 inch Madeira cake...
  16. Angie

    2D Penguin Christmas Cake

    This is a 2D Penguin Cake that I made for our friends on the run-up to Christmas. It is a festive fruit cake, covered in marzipan and then topped with white rolled icing. The black and yellow icing is Renshaws, and the edible pearls are actually Halloween Sugar Pearls which were bought from...
  17. Angie

    Super Mario and friends Cake

    Here is the latest cake that I made for my daughter's birthday as per her request. The cake itself is a 7-inch chocolate sponge cake that I covered and filled with chocolate fudge icing. The Super Mario, Luigi and Yoshi figures were bought from a toy store and were pre-washed in hot soapy...
  18. Angie

    Cake International NEC Birmingham 17-19 March 2017

    We may be looking to go to this bad boy this year! :D After going to the Cake and Bake show for the last few years Jules and I have decided to hopefully make the trip to Birmingham this year to see all the fabulous things going on at Cake International. We are a bit last minute on this and...
  19. Ortonesque

    Beetroot cake disaster - help

    I hope someone can help with this. I tried this cake last year as made by the catering company which provides the recipe on its website. I've tried making it at home twice and each time it's a disaster - it tastes too eggy, the beetroot gives a weird taste, and even though a knife comes out...
  20. Angie

    What is a skewer?

    A skewer is a metal, plastic or wooden stick that is used for a variety of things when baking or cooking. A metal skewer is pointed at one end and has a handle or a rounded-off end at the other which enables you to hold it. These are inserted into a baking cake to see if the middle has...