Saturday, 24 November 2012

Sandwiching and Crumbcoating Cakes


If you've decided to make a cake, you'll probably need to sandwich two or more sponges together.
Here, we'll do this with basic buttercream but you could also use cream to sandwich and add jam or fruit too.

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Essential Equipment

For those of you who are just starting out in baking; I've been working on getting an "Essential Equipment" post together over the last few days.

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Pre-Blog Baking Gallery

I thought you might like to see some pictures of things I've baked before I started this blog.

I'll be adding techniques for these gradually once we've been through some basics!

Rose's 18th Cake

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Basic Buttercream and Cupcake Piping

There are many ways to sandwich your cakes together or ice cupcakes. Some people use whipped double cream and jam to sandwich, but one of the most common ways to ice cupcakes is to use buttercream. Buttercream can have an assortment of colours and flavours added to enhance the appearance and taste, and can also be used for sandwiching and crumbcoating cakes.

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Basic Sponge - The basis of all cakey creations!

Over the last year, I've tried a few different sponge recipes with varying results. There are so many recipes out there, so it's important that you find one that's right for you to ensure success every time.


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