1. Angie

    Chocolate Wholemeal Half and Half Cake Tutorial

    This chocolate cake is probably one of the nicest I've ever made. It's super moist, has an irresistible lightness and fluffiness to it, and has so much fibre-y goodness that it even persuaded my husband to indulge in a second slice! In keeping with my half-and-half technique, I've again...
  2. Angie

    Bob the Builder 70th Cake

    This is the recent Bob the Builder cake I made for my Dad's 70th Birthday. The cake is an 8-inch Madeira filled with jam and buttercream. It was then double iced in both white fondant and then pastel green fondant, which enabled me to get a smooth finish on the cake and ensured that nothing...
  3. Tintagel

    Halloween cake🦇

    Decided to make my Halloween cake yesterday, I made a 6” round chocolate cake and filled and crumb coated with orange flavoured and coloured butter icing. I then covered with purple fondant. things went a little haywire with the decorations, I was fairly happy with my bats, though the painting...
  4. Angie

    Tres Leches - Three Milk Cake Tips

    Three milk cake, or Tres Leches as it is also known, is a beautifully moist cake covered in three types of milk. The cake originally inspired by Mexico is both bold and delicious. In order to make the cake so delicious, three types of milk are traditionally used to soak the sponge. These are...
  5. Angie

    Dinosaur Cake

    Here is my Deano Dinosaur cake! It's not your average 17-year-old's cake, but when it's your own daughter, and you beg her to let you make her one because you like the theme so much, what can she say? We did watch Jurassic park over the weekend, so it's definitely in keeping with the theme...
  6. Angie

    Tips on making a Red Velvet Cake.

    Red velvet cake can be a bit of a conundrum for some people; effectively, it's a chocolate cake with a vanilla flavour that's bright red in colour and sometimes contains vinegar! So once you've got your head and taste buds around that one, it's good to know that it should be paired with some...
  7. 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...
  8. Angie

    How to keep your cake on the turntable when using buttercream or frosting.

    To help keep your cake in place when using buttercream or frosting, you can stick a piece of double-sided tape to the turntable and then place your cake board on the top. This will keep the board in place and stop the board and cake from moving while you buttercream. Or if you don't fancy...
  9. 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...
  10. A Guy

    Happy Birthday John ;)

    There must be cake? :) A Guy
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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.
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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, adds too much air and can...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...