How to make Cosy Snowmen Cupcakes

Author: Amanda Macleod |

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With Christmas approaching lots of us will be baking  festive goodies. I made a batch of cupcakes for the wedding coordinators at Newland Hall last week and thought I would show you how simple they are to make.

I was lucky enough to be sent a box of lovely cake decorating goodies from Doric Cake Crafts and decided I would make use of some of them to make the cupcakes. I got some fab muffin cases in bold colours so I based my colours on them.… Read the full post

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How to Make a Convertible Car Cake Topper

Author: Amanda Macleod |

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This tutorial will show you, step by step how to make a convertible car topper. The images are of a Chevy Belair as this is the topper I had to make for a wedding cake but the process will work for any car.

This is not a quick process if you want to make a realistic looking car. There is some preparation work to do but it is worth doing as it will make your life easier later on and the same process can be used for any future cars you make.… Read the full post

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Product Review – Culpitt Cake Decorating Turntable

Author: Amanda Macleod |

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If you are starting out as a cake decorator and in need of a turntable or looking to replace an existing one, this review may be of interest to you.

The product: Culpitt Cake Decorating Turntable
Cost: £12.50 on Culpitt Website (correct price a time of publication)

This is a very competitive price. When I began cake decorating many (many) years ago there were fewer turntables on the market and the average cost was £30.00. At less than half this amount the Culpitt turntable is a great alternative in an arena where the cost of raw materials, tools 7 equipment can be high.… Read the full post

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Cake Shows – Cake International

Author: Amanda Macleod |

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Cake International is almost here!

I am sure that lots of you know that this show is on at the NEC in Birmingham from the 7th to the 9th of November and I am sure that just as many of you have booked your tickets for it.

I have booked mine and it is my birthday weekend so I am planning on a fun filled weekend meeting cakey friends, attending a show without a work element being involved and downing (did I say downing?… Read the full post

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The Deconstruction of Marie Antoinette

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Last year I made a sugar sculpture for the decorative exhibit category of the Cake International Show.

I was completely immersed in making her and did not take pics as I went to show the process.

Marie has been sitting in my dining room since last April and I decided that, having received many questions about how I made her, it would be great to show you.

So I decided to make a series of videos to show the inner support structure and tips on some of the external decoration.… Read the full post

Edible Colour Comparison Test

Author: Amanda Macleod |

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Amongst the comments and questions on Facebook I noticed a few questions regarding new brands of colours on the market. Since there have been so many developments in products since I started making cakes (I am going back as far as when you could get yellow, blue, green and red liquid from the supermarket) I thought I would compare a few brands to see which I liked best and hopefully give you some helpful information regarding colours.

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