October 20th, 2017
We’ve been having so much fun with wacky ideas for Halloween this month! We made something for everyone. These stunning gothic rose cupcakes are perfect for an adult Halloween party, whilst the silly spider cupcakes will go down a treat at kid’s parties. You can even have a go at carving out a skull cake for the perfect spooky centrepiece.
1 – Gothic Rose Cupcakes
Fill the sides of your piping bag with black frosting, and the centre with red to achieve a two-tone effect.
Pipe a swirl directly onto your chocolate cupcakes with the No.1B tube
October 4th, 2017
If you’re not into fruit cake but still want to create a festive cake for Christmas, this 3D chocolate Rudolph cake is a fun alternative. We used Cake Craft World’s chocolate cake mix which is not only delicious, but super easy to make as all you have to do is add water, mix and bake. There’s even a ready-made chocolate frosting which tastes amazing when combined with the chocolate cake! The antlers need to be made the day before so they have time to dry and set firm. If you have time, cover the cake as well so that the … Read More...
October 2nd, 2017
It may seem like ages away, but Christmas will be here before we know it! We decided to get ready early and make a cute polar bear cake. We used 375g of Cake Craft World’s Golden Delight Madeira cake mix in the 6″ round tin and baked two to create the depth. This mix is delicious and so simple to use as all you have to do is add water, mix and bake. The polar bear is also easy to make and we love the sugar ice he is sitting on which we also placed around the board. It’s made … Read More...
August 29th, 2017
Unicorns are still the trendiest mythical creature around, and nothing is stopping them! We jumped on the bandwagon and made this magical unicorn cake using the Wilton ‘I Taught Myself Buttercream Flowers’ kit. We absolutely adore this set! It contains five piping nozzles perfect for creating different shapes and sizes in your buttercream for a textured mane, a flower nail, and 12 disposable piping bags to fill with every colour of the rainbow. The kit also includes a 44 page booklet full of amazing ideas and stunning photos to inspire you.
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July 20th, 2017
The Karen Davies Buttercream Flowers Mould is ideal for creating realistic flowers with a buttercream effect for wedding cakes and celebration cakes. The ‘buttercream flower’ look on cakes couldn’t be easier to recreate thanks to this amazing mould! By using Sattina Perfect Paste instead of buttercream you make less of a mess and still achieve a beautiful effect. The mould allows you to produce stunning flowers quickly and easily, and takes away the worry of your buttercream melting!
Dust your mould with a cornflour pouch, then turn the mould over and tap any excess out.
July 17th, 2017
We’re mixing things up and giving you a delicious alternative to strawberries and cream this summer with our raspberry and white chocolate frosting! This tasty frosting is ready to use straight away, so it’s ideal for those last minute celebration cakes. It’s perfect for filling and covering larger cakes or piping straight onto cupcakes. We made a multi-layered cake using our Golden Delight Madeira cake mix, and piped on little swirls using the new Wilton No.1B drop flower/rose piping tube. Serve this up at a summer party and you can guarantee it’ll be gone in minutes!
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June 22nd, 2017
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!
Assemble your cake frame as per the instructions contained within the box. Cover the base of your … Read More...
June 15th, 2017
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.
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...
May 15th, 2017
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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May 4th, 2017
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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April 27th, 2017
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!
Use a dry brush to cover the entire mould with a generous amount of ‘String of Pearls’ edible dust.
April 19th, 2017
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!
April 6th, 2017
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!
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...
March 30th, 2017
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!
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!
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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.
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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...