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26th September 2012 // 0 Comments

The bicycle cake!


Here’s a really playful bicycle themed cake we created! It’s a classic Victoria Sponge cake with the large boulder as a second tier. The cake is covered with custom coloured icing and decorated with various edible sugarpaste modellings. We had lots of fun making this cake!

25th September 2012 // 3 Comments

‘Tutorial Tuesday’: How to make a sugarpaste witches’ hat and broom for Halloween!


With autumn underway and Halloween just around the corner we’re celebrating the upcoming festivities by bringing you autumn and Halloween themed tutorials from now ultil the end of October!


What you will need:

Edible glue
Hologram Graphite cake glitter by Rainbow Dust
Lush Lime cake glitter by Rainbow Dust
White Lustre Dust by Sugarflair
Custom coloured fondant
Blade and Shell tool by Tala
Paint brushes
Non-stick rolling pin by Tala
Circular cookie cutter by Tala


Step one: Roll out the black coloured fondant and cut a circle out using the cookie cutter. This will form the base of the witches’ hat


Step two: Using the left over black icing form a ball ensuring it begins to taper at one end. This should look like an oversized ‘raindrop’.


Step three: Once rolled out use the blade tool to create a  ghoulishly green band.


Step four: Paint the base of the hat and the larger end of the ‘raindrop’ with edible glue and esemble them as shown above.


Step five: Using a small amount of the grey coloured fondant form the shape of a buckle. To give the buckle a metallic sheen brush with a little lustre dust. Before attaching use the tip of the blade tool to create ‘buckle holes’.


Step six: Using the Lush Lime and Hologram Graphite Rainbow Dust add a finishing sparkle to the witches’ hat. Gently paint with edible glue before applying the glitter if it does not stick.


Step seven: To make the witches’ broom roll the dark brown fondant until it resembles a broom handle. Roll the light brown icing and use the blade tool cut out a ‘fan’ shape’. Continue to use the blade tool to create a bristle effect.


Step eight: Glue both pieces together and add extra detail by applying small amounts of grey fondant to secure the broom end to the broom handle.


Now you have two spooktacular sugarpaste creations to decorate your Halloween themed cupcakes!

20th September 2012 // 0 Comments

National Cupcake Week tutorial: How to make cupcake toppers!


What you need:

Cocktail sticks/tooth picks
Card (two contrasting patterns/colours)
A button
Hole punch 


Step one: Cut the card into two circles ensuring one is larger than the other. Using the glue stick the smaller circle in the centre of the larger circle. 

Step two: Pierce two holes in the middle of the small circle once it is securly glued to the larger of the two using the hole punch. Once the hole is made use a needle or a cocktail stick to push the ribbon through both circles, from the back. Once both ends of the ribbon have been pushed through the holes made with the hole punch thread the ribbon through the button, one hole at a time. 

Note: If this becomes tricky try cutting your ribbon so it tapers at each end thus making it easier to thread.


Step three: Once the ribbon is in place secure it by tying a bow in the centre of the button and cupcake topper.

Step four: Now flip your cupcake topper over. On the back will be a 'loop' where the ribbon was pushed through. Carefully slot one end of the cocktail stick through that loop and apply a small amount of tape over it to secure it futher.


Now you have a very simple but elegant cupcake topper to adorn your baked goods!


19th September 2012 // 0 Comments

National Cupcake Week: How to make a sugarpaste pumpkin!



What you will need:

Tala’s straight edged tool
Tala’s star modelling tool
Orange sugrpaste
Brown sugarpaste
Green sugarpaste
A kebob stick (you can also use a lollipop stick or a paintbrush to wind the tendrils)
Edible glue


Step one: Mould the orange sugarpaste into a ball and shape. Once you have your desired pumpkin figure use your flower leaf modelling tool to score grooves into the ball. In the centre of your pumpkin use the star modelling tool to indent a space for a stalk and tendril.


Step two: Now it is time to make your pumpkin tendrils! Using the green sugarpaste roll it out with your hand until you get a thin ‘sausage’ shape. Take your kebob stick and gently wind the tendril around to form a spiral. Once you are happy with the tendril’s form carefully slide it off the kebob stick.


Step three: To make the pumpkin stalk take small amounts of brown sugarpaste and mould until you gain the appropriate shape (the tapered end should neatly slot into the indentation you made earlier)

Step four: To secure the tendril use a small amount of edible glue. Also, paint the stalk with edible glue and sit it atop of the pumpkin tendril.

Endpumpkins Now you have your edible sugarpaste pumpkin!