Colouring Sugarpaste – Get the Dough Hook on it!
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!
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
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).
A cute character Christmas cake which everyone will love
(and it’s simpler than you might think!)
You will need:
1 x 8″ Christmas Cake, marzipanned and iced See here for the how to
10″ Cake card
Ribbon for trimming around the base of the cake
Sugarpaste; white, flesh, red, green, brown and dark brown.
Important steps before you decorate your Christmas Cake! There’s lots of different ways to do it, but here’s how I do….
For an 8″ cake you will need:
I thought it would be useful to show you how to make an oversized bow topper and tails for a cake. It needs a bit of forward planning for the drying out stage but looks super impressive, especially on a tiered cake.
The possibilities are endless. Here are my tips for cutting, working and applying sugarveil to your cakes.
So you now have a sheet of Sugarveil and you want to use it on a cake.
Plan out your design, for simplicity I’m wrapping the collar of a cake with Sugarveil.
I promised you a Sugarveil how to back in June when I used it for my Sister’s Wedding Cake. So here it is….
Sugarveil is an edible icing product that starts out liquid and using a special mat you can form flexible edible sheets of icing lace in various designs.
Removing from the Mat
First up lay a sheet of non-stick baking paper just over twice the size of the mat on the worksurface. I have done it directly onto the worktop which resulted in the sheet sticking to it like glue, after all that hard work you don’t need that!