• a pretty pink and green gingebread house

    Eight unusual gingerbread decorating ideas

    Thought you had to stick to sweets when you decorate your gingerbread? Think again. These gingerbread decorating ideas will open up a whole new world of creativity for you: Breakfast cereals Brightly coloured, shaped, saccharine – breakfast cereals are a perfect choice for gingerbread house decorating. Mini Shreddies make great roof panels while Fruit Loops …

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  • Virtual team building with gingerbread

    The Coronavirus pandemic turned the world upside down last year for everyone, myself included. But it wasn’t all bad news and opened up a new world of possibilities including gingerbread house virtual team building workshops. With everyone socially distanced or isolating it proved to be a wonderful way to get people back together (at least …

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  • White buttercream wedding cake with sugar roses cascading down the front

    The Ultimate American Buttercream Recipe

    What’s the most important part of your cake? The crumb texture? The lightness of the sponge? The flavour? The topping? For me, it’s gotta be the buttercream! Buttercream can take a fairly average sponge and inject it with life, contrasting flavours, rich tastes and sumptuousness. You can get away with using margarine in a cake, …

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  • Five DIY naked wedding cake tips

    Wedding cakes can be expensive, especially if you’re on a budget. So, if you’re feeling confident enough you could consider making it yourself. Creating your own DIY naked wedding cake doesn’t have to be complicated but it does require a bit of thought beforehand – the last thing you want is see your masterpiece sliding …

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  • a two tiered gold, white and rainbow cake with a unicorn on top

    The ultimate birthday unicorn cakes

    Who doesn’t love unicorn cakes? There’s something seriously pretty about them and girly. They’re also seriously popular with the under 10s currently! Unicorn cakes are also pretty versatile too – want a pink mane? No problem. Prefer rainbow instead? Knock yourself out. We haven’t done any boy unicorn cakes yet, but hey, there’s always a …

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  • A three tier naked wedding cake at Pangdean Barn with fresh flowers

    The enduring trend for naked wedding cakes

    When naked wedding cakes started gaining popularity a few years ago, I thought they would be like many trends – popular for a while but soon overtaken by the next big thing. How wrong was I? Because six years on they’re still going strong and one of the most popular choices for couples on their …

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  • Foraged edible purple and white violet flowers in bowl from above

    Best Flowers for Cakes

    Nothing beats fresh flowers on a cake – they look absolutely stunning and their beauty is unparalleled. Sugar flowers are amazing too and often you can’t tell the difference, but they take time to make and can drastically bump up the price of a cake. Whether you’re a cake maker looking to dress a cake …

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  • Two children having fun in the kitchen

    Six reasons why kids’ cake decorating is a great idea

    I recently taught my daughter’s class (all 30 of them) to decorate cupcakes as an end of term treat. It wasn’t the heart attack-inducing experience I thought it would be and I am constantly amazed at how engaged and creative the children become when they’re given something they like. Even the two naughtiest boys in …

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  • harry potter sorting hat cake

    Harry Potter Cake

    We were asked to create a very fabulous Harry Potter cake back in November and I have to say it turned out bloody brilliant even if I do say so myself. I flipping loved doing this cake and getting all the elements in there – the sorting hat, the glass, the wand and the snitch …

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  • Easter Cookies with the Children

    Well Easter certainly snuck up on us! If you are like me and have school age children driving you potty at home you could always spend an afternoon making Easter cookies with them like these… They are really easy to make and certainly keep my two amused for a couple of hours. The cutters are …

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