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Blog: Top Tips

How to design a cake from scratch

Ever wondered what the actual process is in setting about designing a cake from scratch? We picked Paul’s brains to find out how he goes about making his marvellous...
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Cake decorating 101: fixing problems

Even the most experienced of cake decorators can run into problems now and then. We decided to pick Paul’s brains on some of the most common problems you’re likely to...
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A beginner’s guide to airbrushing

At the start of the year we conducted our members’ survey, to find out exactly what type of content you’re interested in reading. Airbrushing was a topic that kept popping up...
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Plan like a Pro: by member Kate Jordin

This week we’re joined by Pro member Kate Jordin, from The Bake Well Tart. Kate is a woman of many talents. Not only is she a smashing cake decorator, but she’s also...
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Cake Business Tutorials – 5 Ways to Make Your Cake Business Stand Out

Whether you’ve been in business for a while, or are just starting out, it’s important to think about what you can do to make sure your cake business stands out from...
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Carry on Ganaching! New Charts and Recipes

In this guest post, madeitwithlove brings us some exciting and easy new recipes for chocolate syrup and soft ganache, as well as updated versions of the super helpful charts which...
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5 super sweet tutorials to sharpen your sugar modelling skills

Sugar modelling is big news right now in cake world. As Paul discovered, when he visited Cake International this year. If you’d like to brush up on your sugar modelling...
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Tough questions to ask yourself before you start a cake business

For many cake decorators, running your own cake business is the dream. Imagine being able to do what you love every day? And so many do. But before you embark on the path of...
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5 things you need to know before you start a cake business

1. What’s your vision? As the business owner it’s your job to set the path for how you want your business to look, feel and be received. Spend time creating a clear vision of...
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How to make a gravity defying cake – 8 simple tips!

Who needs gravity, right? Nope, not us. We love gravity defying cakes – they have bucket loads of wow factor. However, nobody said defying gravity was going to be easily....
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Presenting your Cake Designs to Customers – How to Get it Right First Time!

Properly planning your cake designs is crucial for any cake designer. Before our fellow Scottish, Guest Tutor Janette from Janette MacPherson Cake Craft  came to film her...
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Can We Use IPA in Cake Decorating?

In this guest blog post, Howard (hubby to the lovely madeitwithlove), discussed what we really need to know about IPA. So it turns out that his super helpful ganache charts ...
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