This cake will work in all sorts of colour combinations – this year I’m drawn to all things purple but go with your own colour scheme if you’d prefer.
I’v been a busy bee working up some little projects for Renshaw – If you fancy giving any of these projects a go you’ll find them on the Renshaw Blog just here
Get yourself a good Sugarpaste Rolling Pin!
This one may seems a bit daft, but how many of you are covering cakes with a regular old rolling pin? Chances are its a wooden one and you’re finding it a bit on the short side?
Make your own Modelling Paste
This will save you a fortune. Using a modelling paste for most cake decorations, flowers and bits and pieces is much much easier than using sugarpaste (fondant). It dries out quicker so will hold the shape you want it to with ease.
Storing your left over Sugarpaste – Seal it Up!
If you’re like me you’ll always end up with some left over coloured sugarpaste at the end of a project. It needs storing well so that when you next go looking for the green you know you had it’s not completely dried out or welded itself together with a random ball of purple!
Colouring Sugarpaste – Get the Dough Hook on it!
Ever turned your hands (and the worktop) purple/orange/green/black? Mine have been all sorts and usually when you’re off somewhere important. I don’t buy ready coloured sugarpaste as I find it too sticky and rather colour my own with gel paste colours.
I thought I’d share my 5 top cake decorating tips this week, just very little bits and pieces that I’ve learnt along the way and make life ten tons easier!
Maybe you’ll know my top tips already but just in case….
If you remember the Easter chicks from last year you’ll know I have a thing for turning a Creme Eggs into something else for Easter, this year it’s lambs!
You will need:
Sugarpaste; white, peach/flesh/pink, black plus green and pink for flowers and leaves
Use ready coloured or colour your own using gel paste colours
Pink lustre dust and soft paintbrush
A little something from me to slip into the hamper today…
£100 to spend on anything you like in The Pink Whisk Shop!
Whatever it is you need The Pink Whisk Shop has a huge selection of baking equipment, cake decorations and displays as well as lots of delicious goodies in the Cupcake Shop and if you’re still looking for inspiration you could spend the lot of some fab books instead!
Hurrah! Today is the 1st December so it can mean only one thing – the start of The Pink Whisk 12 Days of Christmas. If you weren’t here last year then it’s one Christmas recipe each day for the first 12 days of December (then I collapse in a heap).