How to Scale Up a Cake Recipe

Not a recipe today after all the wedding cake antics I have a lot of catching up to do!

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Tale of a Wedding Cake

Hello all – please forgive me for the lack of recipes of late I have had a huge project on the go…

A wedding cake for my sister Charlotte and her husband!

 It’s all over and done with and whilst I considered blogging each step for you the design of the cake was a surprise for Mr & Mrs Rodgers so I couldn’t give the game away.

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How to make Sugar Roses

How to make Sugar Roses

I know a fair few of you wanted me to blog how to make the blush roses I used on my traditional cake in The Great British Wedding cake, so here it it….. how to make sugar roses.
You will need:
White  Sugar Florist Paste (SFP)
White fat such as Trex
Small rolling pin
Rose petal cutters or a small round cutter
Ball tool
Foam pad
Water and paintbrush
Empty egg box
Sugarflair blossom tint powder – Rose
Large powder brush

Here are some handy product links:

Sugar Florist Paste (SFP) is the key to really great sugar roses.  

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Royal Red Velvet Cupcakes and Perfect Cream Cheese Frosting

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting – perfect for a right royal knees up!

Selection of royal cupcake cases


165g butter,softened

300g caster sugar

2 tsp vanilla extract

3 eggs, large

200g plain flour

70g self raising flour

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

20g cocoapowder

225ml milk

25ml vinegar

Red gel colour paste

Perfectly Pipeable Cream Cheese Frosting

70g butter, softened

200g Philadelphia

400g icing sugar, sifted

Red white and blue sprinkles

Union jack mini flags

Makes 24 cupcakes – enough for a knees up!

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Wedding Baking – Sweet Treat Kebabs

Biscuit, marshmallow and meringue – all in one go!  These sweet treat kebabs are perfect wedding treats with brilliant wow factor – ideal for dipping in a chocolate fountain.  This idea came from a Martha Stewart project and of course has the Pink Whisk twist with Raspberry Sherbet Marshmallows.  

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Wedding Baking – Lemon Meringue Tower

Lemon Meringue Tower

Wanting something a little bit different from the traditional wedding bake?  Why not have a Lemon Meringue Tower instead.  If you watched The Great British Wedding Cake on BBC2 this week – here’s the full project in Pink Whisk step by step style.

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Wedding Baking – Fruit Wedding Cake

Here’s the recipe for my perfect wedding cake.  Because sometimes you need a fruit cake that tastes great without maturing and one that cooks fairly quickly – like when you have 11 hours to make the whole darn thing…

I will be doing a separate tutorial for sugarpaste roses later on this week.

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Wedding Baking – Tea Cup Biscuits

Wedding Tea Cup Biscuits

I thought we’d start off with a project that is really simple but definitely one of those finishing touches that will be ooh’d and aah’d over.  By no means limited to weddings these tea cup biscuits can be done for any special occasion  including having the girls round for a brew and a slice of cake!

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Wedding Baking…let’s DIY

Taking part in The Great British Wedding Cake got me thinking about baking for your own wedding which is well within the realms of possibility for all you Pink Whiskers.  It doesn’t have to be the cake, there’s lots of wedding treats we can bake up too so I’m kicking off this week with a few little treat ideas and of course the projects from the programme.

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The Great British Wedding Cake BBC2

Just a quick post to let you all know that I will be appearing in the one off special
The Great British Wedding Cake – Wednesday 20th April 8pm BBC2
alongside Edd Kimber and Miranda Gore-Browne, just like old bake off times!

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