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How To Make A 3D Standing Minion Cake

Minions are a very popular choice for a birthday cake, and now we’ve found the perfect fuss free way to make one! The 3D Minions Cake Frame Kit is designed primarily for making your own standing Minion cake. It’s a fantastic piece of equipment, and perfect for making 3D novelty cakes on a sturdy re-useable base. Minions come in all shapes and sizes, so feel free to get creative and alter your design to suit the look you’re going for!

 

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Assemble your cake frame as per the instructions contained within the box. Cover the base of your … Read More...

How To Make A Happy Birthday Icing Cake Topper

Use the Fmm Happy Birthday cutter to create a funky shaped birthday cake topper that can be popped on the side or top of your cake and coloured and decorated to suit the theme of your party.

 

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It’s really important to use the right icing with this cutter. You must use a modelling paste like Sattina 3 in 1 or Sattina Perfect Paste (a mix of 50/50 modelling and sugarpaste) so that the icing doesn’t stretch and tear – don’t just use sugarpaste!

Dust your work surface and the cutter with the cornflour pouch and roll out … Read More...

The Easiest Sugar Peony Ever

Want to make pretty peonies but feel it looks far too complicated? With the help of ‘The Easiest Peony Ever’ cutter set, it couldn’t be easier! They have been designed to work together to make the easiest and quickest Peony ever. These cutters are so versatile, you can create peonies of different sizes by simply adding additional strips or taking some away. Create an elegant topper for a wedding cake, or an extravagant bouquet of peonies of all different shapes and sizes. Anything is possible with this cutter!

 

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First, lightly dust your work surface with a … Read More...

How To Make Every Letter And Number With One Magic Tin

One tin, countless uses. The Wilton Countless Celebrations Cake Pan Set is perfect for making cakes fit for all occasions. Whether it’s a simple number cake for a special birthday, or a themed cake for a child’s birthday party, you can make it all with this one handy piece of equipment. One pan bakes more than 39 shapes, including letters A to Z, numerals 0 to 9, punctuation, and personalised shapes you can design into novelty cakes, such as robots and animals. Simply add the inserts where required to form your desired shape, bake, and decorate!

 

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How To Make Sparkly Pearls

We love the range of Karen Davies moulds that includes an incredible ornate pearl effect mould and a pearl border mould. Take a look at how we have used these moulds to completely transform two simple cakes into a couple of stunning showstoppers!

 

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Use a dry brush to cover the entire mould with a generous amount of ‘String of Pearls’ edible dust.

 

 

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Dust your work surface with a cornflour pouch. Take approximately 250g of Sattina Perfect Paste and shape it into a thick sausage with your hands. Use your rolling pin … Read More...

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.

 

Covering The Cake And Board

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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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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...

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