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10 Must Try Cupcake Recipes

10 Must Try Cupcake Recipes

Sometimes you wanna try a new recipe, or even something REALLY decadent, but a full size cake just seems like too many stairs. That’s where the cupcake comes in! I’ve scoured the internet, and I’ve found my 10 favourites! The sweet taste of Coconut, with the tang of 

Product Review: Berry Fresh Freeze Dried Berry Powder

Product Review: Berry Fresh Freeze Dried Berry Powder

BERRY FRESH FREEZE DRIED FRUIT POWDER USED IN THIS REVIEW PROVIDED BY BERRY FRESH AUSTRALIA It is a truth universally acknowledged that fruit and cake go together like, well, fruit and cake! Sweet and sour, tangy and bitter, fruit adds flavour, fun, and freshness to 

Product Review: Black Cocoa Powder from Cakers Warehouse

Product Review: Black Cocoa Powder from Cakers Warehouse

Black frosting. It’s the holy grail of frostings. It can be achieved, but it comes at a cost, usually a weird taste, green teeth, and green.. other stuff. I had heard of Black Cocoa Powder, used to make what you may have heard of as 

Frosting a cake with Basic Buttercream

Frosting a cake with Basic Buttercream

Getting a smooth, perfect finish on your Buttercream cake is easier than you think. It all comes down to using the right tools, and using them the right way. There are a host of tools available to help you frost your cake quickly, so why 

10 Magical Mermaid Cakes

10 Magical Mermaid Cakes

Picture it, Australia, 1989. Little Girls and Boys everywhere, watching ‘The Little Mermaid” for the first time. Minds were blown. Outfits were created. Unrealistic expectations of ‘Surf hair’ were born. And no one, NO ONE ever got out of the pool normally again! Flash forward 

Product Review: Caker’s Warehouse Buttercream

Product Review: Caker’s Warehouse Buttercream

My friends at Caker’s Warehouse gave me some of their premade Buttercream to try. They gave it to me for free to see what I thought, but as you know by now, if I don’t like something, I’ll tell you straight! I’ve tasted a LOT of premade 

Buttercream Essentials: What you NEED to get started

Buttercream Essentials: What you NEED to get started

Liking the look of this Buttercream thing? Wanna have a try? Awesome! Your first visit to a Cake Supply Store can be overwhelming. Everything is shiny, and looks really useful. So just what do you NEED to get started? I’m breaking down my personal list of 

Basic Buttercream

Basic Buttercream

NOTES Basic Buttercream is safe at room temperature for one week. I don’t recommend refrigerating or freezing Basic Buttercream, as it messes with the consistency. You can however freeze prepiped flowers, or moulded elements for up to 3 months, as long as they are well 

Piping a Buttercream Rose

Piping a Buttercream Rose

If you like Buttercream, you probably LOVE Buttercream Roses. They are beautiful, timeless, and 100% edible (which is probably my favourite part!) They are also one of the most agonised over, and remain my most requested for classes, and for hints and tips. So can 

The Top 5 Most Asked Questions.. Answered!

The Top 5 Most Asked Questions.. Answered!

One of the best parts of this gig, is helping all of you find your way in Buttercream. I get lots of questions, and I love answering them. I get some questions more than most, so I thought I would the top 5 in a 

Prepping and Crumb Coating a Cake

Prepping and Crumb Coating a Cake

True beauty starts from the inside, whether it’s a person or a cake, and my aim at Viva La Buttercream, is to inspire a little of both. Any cake made with love is perfect on it’s own, but if you want to take your cake 

Using a Silicone Mold with Buttercream

Using a Silicone Mold with Buttercream

Using Buttercream in a mold?? Sorcery!! Well no actually, it’s easier than you might think, and opens up a whole world of design and decoration opportunities. Have you heard of modelling chocolate Kerrie? Yes, I have, and yes, its MUCH easier, but not everyone has,