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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 

Summer Lovin’: How to Cake when its hot, hot, HOT!

Summer Lovin’: How to Cake when its hot, hot, HOT!

Summer is the best time of year! The days are longer, the weather is perfect for kickin’ back on the porch with some friends, sharing some food, and dare I say cake! But Summer can be brutal on Sugar Art, especially Buttercream! So how can 

Tutorial: Mermaid Sunset Cake

Tutorial: Mermaid Sunset Cake

Nothing says Summer like the beach, and what beach would be complete without a Mermaid! Join me for a look at some simple, yet stunning techniques to create your very own Buttercream paradise! Beyond the Sea Its not a beach cake without some waves right?! 

10 Devilishly Cute Halloween Treats

10 Devilishly Cute Halloween Treats

Its almost Halloween! The holiday where you have to buy treats for kids that aren’t even yours! Bonus though, you can eat the candy they don’t eat/can’t find the next day. Winning. Now come Halloween, I flinch looking through my news feed. I’m a total 

10 Scrumptious Spring Bakes

10 Scrumptious Spring Bakes

Spring has sprung. Flowers (and their retched pollen!) are blooming everywhere, and delicious fruits are now in season. To celebrate, I have collected together some scrumptious Spring bakes, that are TOTALLY healthy because they have fruit! (don’t go ruining my fantasy with sense and reason!) 

Product Review: Cake Tools by Cake Dutchess

Product Review: Cake Tools by Cake Dutchess

When I heard that my friend Etty Van Urk, aka Cake Dutchess, was creating ultra high quality, solid steel modelling tools, I could not have been more excited. Even as someone that doesn’t model all that often, it was obvious watching other modellers, that there 

Hand Painting on Buttercream

Hand Painting on Buttercream

Hand painted lettering is so in right now, and its so much easier than you might imagine! I certainly find it easier than hand piping writing (major props to White Flower Cake Shoppe ??), and its easily adaptable to any ‘font’ you want to use. 

Product Review: Natural Food Gels from Magic Colours

Product Review: Natural Food Gels from Magic Colours

Natural Food Gel colours by Magic Colours provided by Loyal Bakeware There’s a new colour range out from Magic Colors, and this one is 100% Natural! Awesome!  I gave them a LIVE test run in the Buttercream Lounge, so head on over if you want 

Product Review: Loyal Pro 360 Turntable

Product Review: Loyal Pro 360 Turntable

TURNTABLE PROVIDED BY LOYAL BAKEWARE Those of you that know me, know I LOVE my Ateco 613 Turntable. LOVE it. Its smooth running, perfectly balanced, and single handedly the most important cake tool I have. Its also the most expensive. Thats even assuming you can 

Texturing Buttercream

Texturing Buttercream

If you are looking for realism and depth, you gotta add some texture. Its not as hard as it sounds, and it doesn’t even require expensive tools! Have a look around your kitchen or cake room, you probably have most of these already! Silicone Basting 

Product Review: Roxy and Rich Natural Colours for Buttercream

Product Review: Roxy and Rich Natural Colours for Buttercream

Natural colourings have been round for ages, but I have always resisted using them because they were bland, lacklustre colours, the results were unreliable, and they tasted gross. When I heard about Roxy and Rich’s new Natural Fat Dispersible Dust Colours, I was interested to 

Happy 6th Birthday Grayson!

Happy 6th Birthday Grayson!

Our littlest monkey turned 6 this week, and since he is currently obsessed with Super Mario, naturally he needed a Super Mario Party. 6 year old me squealed with glee. The Cake I used fondant on this cake. Whaaaaat?!?!?! Yes, fondant. I could have made