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How To Paint A Cake Super Gold

We’re always asked what the secret is to achieving a solid gold colour on cakes. It seems to be one of those techniques that everyone wants to master, and now we have discovered the perfect way to do it. With the Rolkem Super Gold metallic food colouring lustre dust, it couldn’t be easier. This truly super colour gives you a stunning result that’s comparable to gold leaf!

 

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For a 6″ deep cake, mix approximately half a pot of Super Gold with a little rejuvenator spirit. Add just enough rejuvenator spirit to create a stunning pool … Read More...

How To Make A Bouncy Easter Bunny Sugar Model

The Easter Bunny has arrived in the form of this adorable sugar model. If you are looking for Easter cake decorating ideas, this makes a quirky little centrepiece to bring a traditional Easter cake to life, and requires only two modelling tools. It might look tricky, but it actually couldn’t be easier. Why not give it a go this Easter!

 

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First, dust your work surface with a cornflour pouch. To make the bunny’s body, take some Sattina 3 in 1 modelling paste and roll it into a large cone shape, ensuring it’s slightly pointed at the … Read More...

How To Make A Completely Cuckoo Chocolate Drip Cake For Easter

With Easter just around the corner, we thought we’d get creative with the main thing that everyone looks forward to… chocolate! We went a bit cuckoo with this luxury chocolate drip cake topped with a realistic looking rooster. We like to think of it as a quirky alternative to the customary yellow fluffy chick cake topper – the cake may look a bit wacky, but it tastes absolutely delicious!

 

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To create the extra deep cake, use a 6″ deep cake tin, or stack two 6″ cakes on top of each other and layer with chocolate frosting. … Read More...

How To Make A Sparkly Tiara With Edible Jewels

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!

 

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Using a cocktail stick, add a tiny amount of fuchsia paste food colouring to approximately 100g of Sattina 3 in Read More...

How To Make Oodles Of Pretty Icing Flowers In No Time At All!

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!

 

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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...

How To Buttercream A Tall Cake And Paint These Cute Decorations

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!

 

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For a delicious moist cake, use 1 kilo of Golden Delight Madeira cake mix, baked in two 7“ round cake tins. This is … Read More...

Discover Our Brand New Delicious Cake Mixes

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!

 

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How To Make A Ski Chalet Cake

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.

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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...

How To Create A Fifty Shades Of Grey Edible Lace Mask Cake

 

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...

How To Create A Red And Rose Gold Heart Cake

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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...

How To Create Icing Marbling Effects

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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...

Edible Designs To Colour In Yourself

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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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How To Make A Ferrero Rocher Tower & New Year Cupcakes

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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...

How To Create A Whimsical Unicorn Carousel Cake

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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.

 

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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...

Christmas Cake Decorating Ideas – 4 Very Different Designs

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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...

How To Create A Reindeer Carousel Cake

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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

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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...

Halloween Cake Ideas – Spooky Chocolate Bark, Gothic Ghouls & Ghosts

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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...

Halloween Cake Ideas – Skeletons, Skulls And Bones

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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!

 

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Have fun decorating Halloween cupcakes, cakes and biscuits … Read More...

Halloween Cake Ideas – Spiders And Webs

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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.

 

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Make A Splash With The Fmm Splat Cutters

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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.

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Dust your work surface with cornflour (the cornflour pouch is perfect for this) and roll out some blue sugarpaste (also known as fondant icing) to around 3mm … Read More...

How To Use Easy Push Flower Cutters

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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.

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Dust your surface with a cornflour pouch before kneading and rolling out some sugarpaste to around 2-3mm thick. Using a small non-stick rolling pin really helps stop the icing Read More...

Quick & Easy Bunting In No Time At All

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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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The Easy Bunting cutters, set of 3
Sattina Perfect Paste
Cornflour pouch
Small non-stick rolling pin
Edible glue
Paint brush
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Simple But Beautiful Ruffles And Frills With The Easiest Carnation Cutters

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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...

Create Your Own Bouquet Of Cupcakes

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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.

 

 

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Open the box and fold the base in (each flap is numbered to make it even easier!)

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Push the middle inwards where the box is scored and tie a ribbon or bow around it – this will keep the box together (our ‘quick Read More...

How To Create Sharp, Crisp Edges On Sugarpasted Cakes Using Bellissimo Flexi Smoothers

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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

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