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Blog: Top Tips

Wedding Cakes Hints and Tips!

If you’re busy planning your wedding cake designs for 2018, take a look at our hints and tips on this feature. Cake Life asked a selection of the artists from “Wedding...
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Isomalt Black Magic tier by Bloom Cakery

Anna Astashkina is the creator of Bloom Cakery (bloomcakery.com) and she is completely self-taught. Anna was born and raised in Russia and after moving to USA 3 years ago, found...
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Airbrushing Tips by Emma Ball

Airbrushing Tips by Emma Ball Emma Ball is a multi-gold award winning artist and owner of Emma-Lou Cakes, Manchester and is about to share some key tips to get an amazing...
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How to secure a cake dummy with Mish Pattinson

How to secure a cake dummy… You may find that covering or icing a cake dummy with sugarpaste or fondant can sometimes be more difficult than covering an actual cake! But...
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Pricing Your Cakes | Free Pro Mini Lesson

Charging properly for your cakes is the difference between success and failure, or in other words profit or loss. Pricing cakes is a topic that comes up again and again as...
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Brand new: 4 fabulous cake calculators!

When our members ask… we deliver! Our development team, Mark and Tom have been working hard – with help of charts and data from the wonderful madeitwithlove – to...
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The tough world of cake business

When Paul set up his cake business 15 years ago it was all so new. He knew he could make lovely cakes and he was full of ambition and ready to go. However, there were a number of...
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Buttercream covering and filling guide

Hi Folks! From time to time members ask how much buttercream to make up for various size cakes, number of layer fillings and covering. Since we don’t have a buttercream guide on...
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Rosehip

What? No eggs? A beginner’s guide to vegan baking by Pro members Helen and Isabelle

We’re delighted to bring you this blog post from two of our Pro members, Helen Metcalfe of Dahlia Cake Studio and Isabelle Payne of The Rosehip Bakery, all about the best...
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Calculating how much sugarpaste you need to cover a cake

Hello Everyone! With Christmas and New Year celebrations well and truly behind us, we’re all looking forward to our Spring and Summer creations.  Many of you will already have...
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6 steps to becoming a cake decorator

Thinking of dipping your toe into the world of cake decorating? We’re all very friendly here, promise. Here are the six steps you’ll need to follow to go from complete...
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10 cake hacks every decorator should know

Life hack: noun, informal. A strategy or technique adopted in order to manage one’s time and daily activities in a more efficient way. Cake hack: noun, informal. As above, but...
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