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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 your cake. […]


Chocolate Tempering revisited

Needing some quick helpful advice on how to temper chocolate? Click on our project link and we have provided all the essential details you will need Chocolate Tempering


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 […]


Festive Recipe Corner

Festive Recipe Corner Mincemeat Cupcakes 170g Stork spread 170g Caster Sugar 170g SR Flour 3 Eggs 1tsp mixed spice or 1 tsp of spice or orange extract 1 tblsp milk   Buttercream Butter 140g Icing sugar 280g 1 tsp boiling water, or milk Orange or mixed spice extract   Beat the stork & sugar together […]


How to use tappits and other cutters

How to use tappits and other cutters. There are cutters on the market now for every shape imaginable. There are plunger cutters which are easy release and leave on imprinted design, simple metal or plastic cutters, intricate flower cutters and tappits (see the help video below) which are shaped like rulers which you tap sharply […]


Cake Painting Tips

At Sweet Inspiration we are regularly asked by customers abut cake painting onto cakes, and what they should use, or how to get the best possible effect. We have put together a few essential tips for you this week to help you in your quest for perfect painting. Use either a colour paste/gel, Sugarflair blossom […]



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