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Cake International 2016: Our amazing students’ Christmas table

When Amy Bohan, one of our Pro members, came up with the idea of having a students’ table at this year’s Cake International, we nearly jumped for joy! What a brilliant way to show off the skills of our members and help them showcase their talents to a wider audience. We decided on a Christmas…

Cakes to scoff on holiday

If you’re anything like us, rather than dreaming of the sun, sea, sand and suntans that await on your summer holidays, you’re probably wondering what local cakes are on offer. In order to whet your appetite, we’ve complied a handy list of which cakes to scoff where. Bon voyage! Opera Cake – France Sing it…

Five perfect cake movie moments

Every now and then an awesome movie comes along that completely blows you away. And every now and then an awesome movie comes along featuring a scene with cake. Which always makes things even better. We’ve rounded up five of our favourite cake moments in movies for your delight and delectation. If you haven’t seen…

Catching up with Calli from Callicious Cakes

This week’s tutorial was the beautiful hand-painted Tiger Plaque by Calli Hopper. In her guest blog post, Calli tells us all about her career as a graphic artist, textile designer and cake decorator and shares her various career highlights with us, as well as some of her favourite techniques. Calli’s varied skills and interests really…

Royal Icing Today by Ceri Griffiths

Picture or Robert Burns Cake

In this guest blog post, Ceri Griffiths – royal icing guru, tells us all about the various royal icing trends and his journey while mastering the medium. You can enjoy learning with Ceri in his fantastic and easy-to-follow series of royal icing tutorials, catering to a variety of skill levels.    I’ve been a baker, confectioner,…

Ginger Preserved in Syrup

In this guest blog post, madeitwithlove shares some festive cheer and a delicious recipe for ginger preserved in syrup – this recipe is sure to come in useful around Christmas time or and indeed throughout winter, when we love baking and cooking with delicious , comforting spices and flavours. Over to madeitwithlove… Hi fellow members It’s…

Carry on Ganaching! New Charts and Recipes

In this guest post, madeitwithlove brings us some exciting and easy new recipes for chocolate syrup and soft ganache, as well as updated versions of the super helpful charts which her hubby previously put together!…Enjoy! Hi Everyone, Hope you guys have all enjoyed a great, busy summer. Autumn is here and so are thoughts of planning for…

Live Global Cake Challenge at The Americas Cake and Sugarcraft Fair, Florida 2015

Karen Keaney of Roses and Bows Cakery is one busy lady. Just weeks after filming her fantastic Steampunk Rocket Ship Cake tutorial with us, she was off to Florida! In her guest post, she shares her experience of the Live Global Cake Challenge in Orlando last month, as part of The Americas Cake and Sugarcraft Fair. She…

How to present a cake – present a cake the right way

How to present a cake… doyou know how to present a cake? Properly planning your cake designs is crucial for any cake designer. Before our fellow Scottish, Guest Tutor Janette from Janette MacPherson Cake Craft  came to film her tutorials with us, we had asked if she could show us a photograph or draw a sketch of her cake…

Shoe Cakes | Cake Trend Tuesday

We recently featured our fashion inspired blog, where we discussed the popular cake design concept of using a dress design from a collection and translating it into a cake art. (You can see it here.)This week we decided to showcase our love for Shoe Inspired Cakes. This link between fashion, shoes and handbag designs can be seen…

Fashion Cakes – The Cake Decorating Trend of 2015

Fashion Cakes are the latest cake decorating trend to take over our social media this year…More and more, we can see the link between fashionable clothing, shoes and interior design patterns following through into our cake designs. Fashion inspired cakes can be used to create an elegant wedding design cake, a fashionable birthday cake or to…

Dawn Butler – Cake Designer and Entrepreneur

Dawn Butler, our fantastic guest tutor, filmed a tutorial with us and it is due to launch very soon yay!! We were so pleased that Dawn came to film a tutorial for us! If you haven’t heard of Dawn, you may have heard of  her company Dinkydoodle Designs? Dinkydoodle Designs  brings you the Dinky Doodle Airbrush and…