Posts By: Matt Shields

What is bas-relief & how can you create it with your cakes?

What is bas-relief and how can you create this effect? Bas-relief is becoming an ever more used effect in the world of cake so we thought we’d ask Cakeflix artist and Cake International judge Rose Macefield to tell us a bit about it. What is bas-relief? Bas-relief is a sculpture in which the figure projects slightly from…

FREE TUTORIAL – Honey Bear cake topper with Rose Macefield

honey bear cake topper tutorial

Learn how to make this bas-relief pastillage Honey Bear cake topper with Rose Macefield Price to charge – £20 for topper only Perfect for use as a cake topper, this bas-relief sculpted bear is perfect for a whole host of cakes. In the following step by step, renowned cake decorator Rose Macefield shows you exactly…

Mary Berry reveals her quick method for making Victoria Sponge

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Mary Berry ditches traditional Victoria Sponge method… Former Queen of the Great British Bake Off, Mary Berry, has admitted that she no longer follows the traditional Victoria sponge baking method when it comes to making her cakes. The popular television presenter and food writer wrote in The Telegraph that when it comes to preparing the…

Making your first 3D bear cake – CakeFlix has a visitor

A 3D bear who dares to fly… After setting up our private cake courses in Spain a month or two ago, Cakeflix HQ had its first student visitor last week. Noreen Hinton, a cake enthusiast from south Wales had attended Paul’s renowned 5-day wedding course in April in Linlithgow (not quite as sunny as Malaga)…

A Healthier Way To Make Cakes? Science Says Yes!

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Healthier cakes on the way! Okay, so we presume since you’re reading this that you love cake just as much as we do! However, are aware that no doctor is going to be suggesting a nice slice of carrot cake as one of your five a day anytime soon! This is mainly down to the…

Bonus tutorial coming this Monday (20th August)!!!

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Bonus tutorial this Monday. Find out more… Since the launch of CakeFlix last month we’ve had an overwhelming amount of positive feedback about the new site. Members both old and new have let us all know just how much they love the new set up. With new regular live shows, a techniques section, a products…

Royal christening sees guests eat 7-year old cake

Prince William

Prince Louis’ royal christening sees guests eat 7-year old wedding cake! A royal christening is always a big occasion. Whether it be the guest list, the venue or the day its self you can always count on something special when it comes to the royal family. Now like any good event, cake is simply a…

Goosnargh Cakes by Janet Berry Baking

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Goosnargh Cakes When Janet Berry told me she was going to make Goosnargh Cakes, I said “what?”  We are all familiar with Bath Buns and Eccles Cakes but I hadn’t heard of Goosnargh Cakes.  It’s important we maintain our regional bakes. If any of our Cake Life readers bake these, please send me the results!…

Sugar Showcase June 2018

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Sugar Showcase winner June 2018… Suzie Bunner of The Cake Pavilion The Sugar Showcase is a regular monthly online exhibition of some of the greatest cake designs from all across the globe with an overall winner being announced via our Facebook page after each showcase! The best part about it is that anyone can enter! For your…

25 cakes in 2 days – The life of an Ibiza cake maker

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A month in the life of an Ibiza cake maker… In this members’ blog, Pro member Eileen Spargo sheds some light on the hectic life of an Ibiza cake maker, which culminated in her having to deliver 3 cakes to 3 different locations in just 1 day!!! Here’s Eileen’s story….As I am in a slightly…

What are the different types of icing? A guide with Annabelle Jane Cake School

Buttercream piping

The different types of icing – a definitive guide If you’re looking to learn everything you need to know about the different types of icing then you’ve come to the right place! Those lovely ladies at the fantastic Annabelle Jane Cake School have compiled together for us this easy to follow guide to all the different types…

Members’ Cakes – May 2018

Showcasing some of our favourite cakes our members have made over the last month… There’s nothing we find more inspiring than seeing some of our members’ fantastic work on a regular basis. From novelty cakes to wedding cakes, novices to professionals. We love them all! If you’re a member and would like the chance to…