March 24th, 2017
Learn how easy it is to create a spectacular tiara cake topper in icing using the set of Tiara Cutters by Fmm! Decorated with edible jewels and finished with an edible sparkly glitter, it’s perfect for a little princess’s birthday cake! The set comes in 2 sizes so you can make little ones for cupcakes and we really love using them to cut out delicate side designs – check out our beautiful aqua wedding cake below!
March 2nd, 2017
We absolutely love the Blossom Sugar Art box set! It’s packed full of 15 unique flower cutters and 3 double sided moulds which couldn’t be easier to use. It’s the perfect gift for beginners, as well as experienced cake decorators who want to make professional looking flowers quickly and without all the fuss. It’s so quick and simple, even the kids can get involved!
Divide some Sattina perfect paste into three, and colour each section with different shades of lavender, fuchsia, and yellow. Use a cocktail stick to add just a tiny amount as the paste … Read More...
February 23rd, 2017
We created this trendy tall cake using a few of our favourite baking essentials – the cake leveller, the cake lifter, and the tall side scraper. We also took the opportunity to try out some of FMM’s adorable cutters to show you a simple technique of painting on icing. The style is in the form of a children’s book illustration, you really don’t have to be an amazing artist to achieve this!
February 16th, 2017
Discover our amazing array of new delicious cake mixes and frostings at Cake Craft World. We’re excited to announce the new additions to the collection, including an indulgent toffee cake mix, a moreish salted caramel frosting, a hearty and moist carrot cake mix, and the brilliant ‘bake even’ chocolate cupcake mix.
Our cake mixes are used by the professionals, and they’re our little secret to making delicious cakes and cupcakes every single time. The best part? All you have to do is just add water and oil! It really is as simple as that. Happy baking!
Toffee Cake Mix… Read More...
February 9th, 2017
This quaint little ski lodge sits upon a charming backdrop of snow topped rocky mountains. Get creative and adorn your cake with some textured fir trees and frosty snowflakes to finish off your magical winter retreat.
Cover the cake and the hexagonal board with Sattina white sugarpaste using the smoother tool and leave to set. To create the raised effect for the chalet to sit on, roll out some white Sattina sugarpaste to a thickness of 1cm and cut out a disc using the round side of the PME round & wavy edge cutter XXX large. Attach this … Read More...
February 1st, 2017
In honour of the highly anticipated film ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ coming out this Valentine’s, we used edible lace to create these stunning masquerade masks – one for Anastasia, and one for Mr Christian Grey. Lace is a simple way to add a touch of elegance to your cakes, and it couldn’t be easier to use. Each unique design can be cut and coloured as desired, so feel free to experiment with them and achieve your ideal shapes and shades. We’ve also shown how using lace on a cupcake can add that touch of extravagance.
To make the cake, knead … Read More...
January 19th, 2017
We created this vibrant red and rose gold ‘Queen of Hearts’ inspired cake for Valentine’s this year using edible cake lace. This cake will be adored by your loved ones this Valentine’s Day, or you could feature it as a centrepiece at an Alice in Wonderland themed party! Lace is a simple way to add a touch of elegance to your cakes, and it couldn’t be easier to use. Each unique design can be cut and coloured as desired, so feel free to experiment with them and achieve your ideal shapes and shades. You could try cutting out stars … Read More...
January 13th, 2017
Rose gold and marble cake
We’ve been mad about marble here at Cake Craft this week! We created this stunningly futuristic marble and rose gold cake using some brand new colours and marbling techniques. This may appear tricky, but it’s a lot easier than it looks! A lot of people ask how we do it, so we thought we’d give you a step-by-step guide on how to recreate this elegant effect. Marble is so versatile, which means you can combine it with plenty of different colours to either tone it down, or create a dramatic bold look! We went with … Read More...
January 3rd, 2017
Mindfulness colouring-in books are all the rage at the moment. But what’s better than colouring-in books?… Colouring-in cakes of course! These beautiful edible designs can be filled in with vibrant colours, and make for fun birthday cakes, especially for children! Edible pens at the ready – colouring-in isn’t just for kids, you know…
These designs couldn’t be easier to use! Simply colour in your chosen design with a selection of PME edible ink pens. This is the bit where you can get creative with colour, and find your inner zen (breathe in, breathe out…).
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December 22nd, 2016
Wow your Christmas party dinner guests with this stunning tower of nutty chocolate boulders. This mountain of mouthwatering Ferrero Rochers will give profiteroles a run for their money! For New Year’s Eve vibes, we’ve studded our stack with dainty sugar stars, but you could choose an alternative decoration of your choice, such as snowflakes! Place it on top of your cake and tie a glittering golden ribbon around the base to create a spectacular centrepiece, or feature it as a standalone piece. Either way, your family and friends will be absolutely mesmerised!
We made some glittery cupcakes with a … Read More...
December 20th, 2016
This dazzling carousel cake featuring whimsical unicorns would make a spectacular birthday cake for children and adults. You can simplify the design to create a single tier cake or even change the colour to suit the theme of your party.
Covering The Cake And Board
Covering the board in sugarpaste is not essential but it does create an elegant look. Brush the board with a little cooled boiled water, then dust your work surface with icing sugar and knead and roll out approximately 500g (1lb 2oz) of ivory sugarpaste. Lift up and place onto the board, smooth over … Read More...
December 8th, 2016
When it comes to decorating your home at Christmas or choosing cards and wrapping paper, everyone has a different style and taste – designing your Christmas cake is no different so we have come up with a range of ideas for you! Whether you are creating a cake the whole family will love or you prefer a more traditional or rustic style, take a look at these 4 very different Christmas cake ideas to give you inspiration for your own centrepiece!
Christmas Wishes & Mistletoe Kisses
This cake design was taken from a Christmas card, we loved the wording and … Read More...
November 30th, 2016
This festive carousel cake featuring whimsical reindeer would make a spectacular cake for children and adults this Christmas. You can simplify the design to create a single tier cake or even change the colour to suit the theme of your party.
Covering the Cake and Board
Covering the petal cake board in sugarpaste is not essential but it does create an elegant look. Brush the board with a little cooled boiled water, then dust your work surface with icing sugar and knead and roll out approximately 500g (1lb 2oz) of white sugarpaste. Lift up and place … Read More...
October 24th, 2016
To make this spooky chocolate bark, simply melt chocolate chips in the microwave, spread onto greaseproof paper using a flat palette knife and scatter rainbow chocolate drops and skulls & bones sprinkles over the top. Carefully pop in some candy eyeballs so that they sit the right way up and leave to set. Once set, break the chocolate bark into shards and use to decorate a cake, drop into Halloween treat bags or simply pile onto a plate ready for eating!
These wafer ‘gothic and horror’ plaques are great for teenage or adult parties. They can be used to … Read More...
October 17th, 2016
With skeleton and skull moulds, sprinkles, treat bags and cupcake cases – we hope you’ll find everything you need to create some really funky cakes and treats in our Halloween cake and cupcake decorations section.
We love this candy skeleton mould – not only is it great for making scary chocolate treats to offer trick or treaters, but you could also use it to build a skeleton to decorate the side of a cake, ideal if you want to create a fun centrepiece cake for a party!
1. Candy Eyeballs
Have fun decorating Halloween cupcakes, cakes and biscuits … Read More...
October 10th, 2016
Spin A Quick Spiders Web
This is probably the quickest Halloween cake we have ever made and you don’t have to cover the cake first in sugarpaste, you can spin the web over chocolate ganache, buttercream, mirror glaze or cupcakes. Spoon some ‘Royal Icing To Go’ into a disposable piping bag, cut a tiny hole in the bottom and drizzle over the top and sides in a fast backwards and forwards movement. Decorate with plastic spider rings and add a spritz of silver edible glitter to give a shimmery finish.
The simple shape of this … Read More...
September 15th, 2016
Add a splash of colour to your cakes with the Fmm Splat Shape Cutters. Their soft curved shape is perfect for cutting out puddles but with a little imagination they can be used to create fun and funky flowers. Using brightly coloured icing, you quickly have the splats to go on a paint balling cake or splashes of paint that can be used on a DIY or paint palette cake.
August 11th, 2016
We love these new Push Easy Flower cutters by Cake Star – they are just so easy to use and great fun for all the family. We used Sattina sugarpaste in an assortment of colours so that the flowers stayed soft and edible on the cakes. If you wish to make more delicate flowers or want them to stand upright, use a modelling paste like Sattina Perfect Paste.
July 14th, 2016
Quick & Easy Sugar Bunting
Create really quick and easy sugar bunting with this new set of cutters, designed by us, and made by Fmm. The best paste to use is Sattina Perfect Paste or a 50/50 mix of sugarpaste and modelling paste kneaded together. You can check out how quick and easy they are to use on our YouTube video or simply follow the steps below.
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June 30th, 2016
We are so proud of our newest little invention – not only does the ‘Easiest Carnation Ever’ cutter set make stunning carnations but creates beautifully romantic ruffles and frills too! The cake has been covered in Sattina antique lace sugarpaste which is a really soft, creamy peach colour that goes with any colour theme including pink! We used Sattina 3 in 1 modelling paste mixed with a little antique lace sugarpaste (about 3 to 1) to make the ruffles so they are a soft colour that matches.
Positioning the ruffles . . .
To position the ruffles evenly on the … Read More...
June 17th, 2016
There’s a new box on the scene that’s fun, easy to assemble and allows you to create a colourful bouquet of cupcakes. It’s available in several colours, comes flat packed with a clear insert for 7 cupcakes and assembles in no time at all – around one minute.
Open the box and fold the base in (each flap is numbered to make it even easier!)
May 26th, 2016
Discover the secret for creating sharp, crisp edges on sugarpasted cakes using Bellissimo Flexi Smoothers. They can be used on sugarpasted and marzipanned rich fruit cakes or on sponge cakes covered in ganache or buttercream. We have used a Madeira cake covered in buttercream and Antique Lace Sattina sugarpaste which has then been decorated using a ready-made edible lace, sprayed gold. The flexi smoothers come in three sizes which can be bought individually or as a set.
Small set for 3″ to 5″ cakes
Medium set for 6″ to 9″ cakes
Large set for 10″ plus cakes
May 6th, 2016
Pipe beautiful buttercream or royal icing flowers in seconds with these new flower piping tips. The rose, rose bud and Holland tulip can be bought individually or there is a set of 11 tips that are ideal for piping a variety of pretty flowers from violets to daisies, crocus, roses, freesia and more! To create vibrantly coloured piped flowers, colour your buttercream with a gel or paste food colouring as opposed to a liquid colouring.
Preparing Your Cupcakes
To decorate a cupcake, start by slicing the top off so that it is completely level then cover with … Read More...
March 24th, 2016
We love this vibrant range of 15 easy-to-use edible paints which have been developed by Squires Kitchen alongside expert cake artist, Natasha Collins. These versatile food paints have a smooth, streak-free consistency which is ideal for painting directly onto sugarpaste (rolled fondant), modelling paste or marzipan so that you can paint beautiful designs straight onto cakes, cupcakes and cookies.
Natasha has specially selected all the paint colours in the range, choosing a contemporary colour palette of popular shades that she regularly uses on her cakes. The paints can be used straight from the pot for bold colours … Read More...
March 11th, 2016
Drip cakes are all the fashion this year and so we have designed our own Easter drip cake and cupcake using coloured candy buttons and a selection of Easter decorations. Learn handy tips on how to achieve this effect so that you can create your own show stopper Easter cake! If you’re short of time, try our golden delight Madeira mix, 500grams of mix makes a delicious 7″ round cake and all you do is add water, mix and bake!