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How much sugar paste to cover a cake

How much sugar paste to cover a cake How much sugar paste to cover a cake is a quick guide on quantities and also some hints and tips. We have included some equipment recommendations for you to view below too:  Shape 6 inch (15cm) 8 inch (20cm) 9 inch (23cm) 10 inch (25cm) 12 inch […]

 



Chocolate Tempering Revisited

Chocolate Tempering Revisited What is chocolate tempering, and why do it? If chocolate is tempered it will produce a good snap and shine to the finished piece(s). Chocolate that is not tempered will look dull and unappetising. Tempering chocolate is the use of heat to what they call ‘pre-crystallise’ the cocoa butter – by changing […]

 



What size cake board do I need?

What size cake board do I need?… 3 Top Tips On Sizing Cake Boards Whether you are new to cake decoration or just doing a one-off here are a few pointers to choosing a cake board size.   1.       Measure, measure, measure…it seems a basic tip but if I had a penny for every time […]

 



7 mistakes brides make when choosing a cake maker:

7 mistakes brides make when choosing a cake maker: Not all of us are able to have the contacts and money to have a lavish wedding that Meghan and Harry are arranging, nonetheless, for any couple taking the plunge into married life – and whatever the financial outlook – want to make the most of […]

 



Ready to roll icing: 7 common mistakes

Ready to roll icing: 7 common mistakes   When rolling out ready to roll icing or also known as sugar paste, or fondant too. These are the most common errors we encounter when we talk with people. So here are our 7 top hints and tips   Measure you cake or know the size of […]

 



Christmas Cake Recipe

Christmas Cake Recipe Here is a link to our tried and tested cake recipe. Worth a try and is nice and easy! Download recipe here

 



Colouring Icing – Video

Watch our new video which can give you some hints and tips on colouring up icings with the various products available. View on YouTube: Colouring icing: hints and tips

 



Buttercream Basics by Peggy Loy

I have been making buttercream now for many years and always use the same recipe where there is half the butter to icing sugar regardless of the amount
being made.

 



Magazines For Sweet Inspiration

This month has seen the start of the introduction of the specialist magazines into SI HQ.

 



Is fondant the same as sugar paste?

Is fondant the same as sugar paste? Nasty little words….This month we sort out some confusing baking terminology Words: Sugar paste in the UK also known as fondant or ready to roll icing. This seems to cause many people much confusion, not surprising! Traditional fondant is a type of icing that either covers confectionery like […]

 



 

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