This step-by-step project will show you how to make colourful Easter themed chocolates. It’s a great alternative to buying Easter eggs and, best of all, it’s so easy that you can get everyone involved in making it.
Choose from white, milk or dark Callebaut couverture chocolate chips so that everyone can enjoy their favourite chocolate!
Don’t be put off by the word “couverture” – it’s just the name for “proper” chocolate that hasn’t had lots of additives mixed into it, so it melts well, is easy to use and most importantly has a great flavour too!
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March 13th, 2020
This sweet bouquet cake decoration can be created in advance on an icing covered plaque or decorated straight onto an iced cake, cupcakes or even cookies. Use ready-made sugar blossoms or cut out your own using blossom plunger cutters and coloured sugarpaste. For the cake we used Sattina golden delight cake mix which is deliciously moist and super quick and easy as you just mix with water and bake! This topper can be adapted for any favourite family member or friend and is a great project to get the children involved with so why not have a go!… Read More...
January 28th, 2020
Crystal or geode cakes have been trending for a while now so with a little Valentine inspiration we have added our own twist on the trend to create this romantic crystal and floral heart cake. For wedding, anniversary and other celebration cakes, you can always change the colour of the cake covering and decoration to suit the theme of the occasion.
.What you need:
- Sattina Golden Delight cake mix 750g
- Vanilla Frosting, 700g Tub
- Sattina True Red sugarpaste 750g
- White Sugar Candy Crystals 150g pack
- Round White 10″ Masonite Cake Board (4mm Deep)
- 7mm red
January 2nd, 2020
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This versatile cutter is super easy to use, allowing you to create amazing animal print patterns on celebration cakes, cupcakes and cookies. By using a different section of the cutter, you can choose between zebra, giraffe or leopard print patterns.
Fmm Multi Animal Print Cutter
Non stick rolling pin
Sattina Perfect Paste
Renshaw black modelling paste
Sugarflair brown, yellow and orange paste food colouring
Dust your work surface with the cornflour pouch then roll out Sattina Perfect Paste 1-2mm in thickness in a rectangular shape … Read More...
November 28th, 2019
Gingerbread is a traditional favourite at Christmas, so we love this alternative Christmas cake design of a cookie jar, decorated with freshly baked gingerbread cookies. Our ‘cookies’ have in fact been made using sugarpaste, but you can choose whether to do the same or alternatively bake real gingerbread cookies.
Tall 7 inch round cake (we used 1kg Sattina golden delight Madeira cake mix baked in 3 layers)
Icing sugar, for dusting
November 14th, 2019
This design shows how versatile using just one mould can be, offering a range of different flowers and foliage. We particularly like the effect achieved from brushing the mould with sparkling sugar before pressing sugarpaste into it as it gives a very seasonal frosty look.
9 inch round rich fruit cake, made from 1.75kg rich fruit cake mix
September 26th, 2019
Fault line cakes are very on trend at the moment and are often decorated with buttercream. You may have seen our tutorial on cakes covered with buttercream and sprinkles in the gap, but these work equally well with sugarpaste too! You can get really professional looking results using our PhotoCake ribbons inside the fault line gap.
Icing sugar, for dusting
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September 12th, 2019
Be on trend with our simple tutorial on how to decorate a fault line cake. Follow our step-by-step guide to see how easy it is to create this dramatic effect.
1kg freshly made buttercream, see recipe below if you need a recipe
3 x 7″ sandwich tins, buttered and base lined
August 8th, 2019
PhotoCake has such a large range of images to choose from that it has really enabled us to come up with some fabulous cake designs which are within the grasp of the home baker! This time we have used the PhotoCake edible icing sheet ‘Adventure Awaits’ to create this travelling case, perfect for anyone heading off to travel the world! You can order the A4 edible icing printed topper sheet with no message or personalise one.
July 24th, 2019
You can create your own jungle-themed cake using this tutorial, changing the design to suit the occasion and type of party! For example, keep the cake a little more sophisticated for a 40th birthday but add the PhotoCake ‘cute jungle animal’ icing sheet for a child’s birthday party. If you are making the cake for a small number of guests, then design the cake around one deep tier. Imagine just the zebra print top tier with the ‘Let’s Go Wild’ cake topper – it would still make a striking centre piece at a party!
July 18th, 2019
In this step by step tutorial, we have taken the ‘naked cake’ a step further by adding ready-made edible cake lace, pearls and blossoms to create a stunning celebration cake suitable for a birthday, anniversary or even a small wedding! There’s no need to achieve a perfect covering with frosting or buttercream as the lace sits just above the top edge of the cake, hiding any little imperfections!
May 28th, 2019
This Father’s Day, why not make your Dad this awesome Superman cake, using the Superman logo edible printed cake topper. It’s quirky, fun and so much easier than it looks. It’s perfect for birthdays too!
- 750g Madeira cake mix
- 750g Sattina Meditteranean blue sugarpaste
- 500g Sattina white sugarpaste
- 250g Sattina true red sugarpaste
- Superman Logo edible printed cake topper
- 100g Sattina pitch black sugarpaste
- Edible glue
- Black edible ink pen
- Sea blue ‘brush N fine’ pen
- Cornflour pouch
- 8″ square tin
- 16″ non stick rolling pin
- PME curved edge icing smoother
- Fish scales embossing sheet
April 30th, 2019
Follow our simple step by step guide to learn how to make this fresh and elegant spring meadow cake, using the meadow and foilage stencils by House of Cake.
You will need to make sure your cake is approx 5″ tall (around 13cm) so that the stencils will fit neatly onto the side. Once the cake has been covered in sugarpaste, leave the cake for at least 24 hours so that the icing will set firm.
- 250g Sattina ready to use royal icing
- Sugarflair edible powder colours – white, white, lime green, red, lemon yellow, dusky lilac,
April 24th, 2019
Follow our step by step guide to create this ‘show-stopping Jurassic World cake using simple painting techniques and effects. With random brush strokes, splatters and splodges of paint there’s no need for a perfect finish, making it a fun and easy cake for beginners!
You will need
- 1kg Sattina golden delight Madeira cake mix
- 500g Sattina vanilla frosting
- Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom PhotoCake Topper
- 1kg Sattina bright orange sugarpaste
- Sugarflair red paste food colouring
- Sugarflair tangerine paste food colouring
- Sugarflair primrose paste food colouring
- Sugarflair liquorice paste food colouring
- Rejuvenator spirit
- Royal icing
- Edible glue
March 27th, 2019
This stunning, elegant floral cake is perfect for a wedding, or any other special celebration. It may look show-stopping, but it’s actually so easy to do when you use our brand new Karen Davies moulds. Follow this step by step guide to find out how!
- 6″ and 8″ round deep cakes
- 2kg Sattina white sugarpaste
- Sattina 3 in 1 modelling paste
- Sattina perfect paste
- Jem petal base
- Cornflour pouch
- Edible glue or royal icing
- Cake smoother
- Bellissimo smoother
- Karen Davies ruffled roses mould
- Karen Davies brush embroidery mould
- Small straight palette knife
March 20th, 2019
This amazing Paw Patrol cake, made using the PhotoCake Paw Patrol edible topper is so easy to do! Follow our step by step guide, which shows you how to attach the edible print and create decorations to enhance the colours and design.
When carving a cake into any shape, it’s important to use a firm textured cake mix so that you can cut out the shape cleanly and neatly. We used Sattina golden delight Madeira cake mix in a 10 x 12″ cake tin; the cake mix is absolutely delicious and super easy to use as you simply add water … Read More...
March 19th, 2019
This show-stopping Batman cake, using both the PhotoCake Batman edible strips and circular disc, is super easy to make. Follow our step by step guide showing you how easy it is to attach the edible prints and handy hints on making a simple modelling paste and strong glue for heavier decorations.
- Batman round edible print cake topper
- Batman strips edible prints
- 750g Sattina primrose yellow sugarpaste
- 1kg Sattina powder blue sugarpaste
- 500g Sattina pitch black sugarpaste
- Small amounts green, red, white, red, orange sugarpaste
- CMC powder
- Rainbow Dust black edible ink pen
- 6″ round
February 26th, 2019
When our MD, Lin, along with FMM Sugarcraft, designed the revolutionary mix ‘n’ match face cutter, our customers were blown away. It’s an all in one cutter that can create an endless variety of cake toppers, from tigers, penguins, chicks and ladybirds to elves, angels, Frankenstein’s monster and pumpkins. In fact, the only limit is your imagination!
This new large face cake cutter is the follow-up design, which is 13cm in diameter (instead of the original 6cm) and includes a new shape which is perfect for a tusk, long pointy nose or unicorn horn.
To show you how to … Read More...
January 30th, 2019
Our professional vegan sponge cake mix can be used to make perfectly baked cakes, cupcakes, muffins, loaf cakes, and tray bakes! It tastes so delicious, it’s hard to believe it’s actually a mix that you simply add water and vegetable oil to and not home baked!
The cake mix is available in 500g and 1kg bags – see our quantity guide below for how much cake mix you will need for different size cakes etc.
For this 8″ sponge cake we used:
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January 16th, 2019
- 15″ round cake board
- 8″ & 5″ round cake tins
- Small doll pan
- 16″ non stick rolling pin
- 6″ non stick rolling pin
- PME geometric diamond cutter set
- PME geometric lantern cutter set
- PME round plunger cutter set
- PME designer wheeler with 3 heads
- Fine brush for painting
- Brush for edible glue
- Fmm ribbon cutter
- Reversible cutter set (use scalloped side for the lion’s mane)
- Cake Star large upper case push easy alphabet cutters
- Small palette knife
- 5″ round single thick card
- 3 cake dowels
- Cake pop sticks (or cocktail sticks)
December 20th, 2018
We are super excited to tell you about four new fabulous geometric cutter sets by PME. Each design comes in a set of 3 different sizes, great for creating patterns on cupcakes, cookies and cakes. The cutters are lovely and deep too, making them easy to use with sugarpaste, marzipan, pastry and modelling paste.
We have had a lot of fun experimenting with them and hope you love our selection of ideas below. The cutter sets can be bought individually at £6.75 each or you can buy all four designs for only £24.30.
DIAMONDS (XL) CUTTER SET
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November 26th, 2018
This cute little penguin cake is super quick and easy to make. Simply bake two cakes using the small half ball pan and sandwich together. The cake is perfect to offer family and friends and will give you approximately 8-10 portions. We used the Sattina golden delight Madeira cake mix which takes minutes to prepare – you simply add water, mix and bake!
Step One: Covering the cake
A handy hint when covering a 3D cake is to layer the cake with buttercream then insert a cake pop stick or short dowel through the middle. Make sure the dowel is … Read More...
October 30th, 2018
Let us take you through a step by step tutorial and show you how easy it is to make this really cute festive ‘Christmouse Feast’ cake. You can use your favourite recipe or choose from one of our incredibly delicious cake mixes where all you have to do is add water (or water and oil), mix and bake. The medium ball tin will cut into approximately 12 portions or for a mini Christmas cake, the small ball tin will feed around 4 portions.
October 9th, 2018