Harris Academy's Talented Teen Cake Designers

Harris Academy's Talented Teen Cake Designers

I was delighted to visit Harris Academy in Dundee this morning to see the cakes that their students had made for their National 5 examination in Practical Cake Craft. To say I was impressed is an understatement!  
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Quick and classy moulded thistles

Quick and classy moulded thistles

With Burns Night fast approaching we thought we would show you how quick and easy it is to make decorative thistles with our moulds. Just follow this step-by-step guide. The finished product looks like it will have taken you many hours to create but it only takes a couple of minutes!
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Gingerbread Party

Gingerbread Party

For some time I have wanted to hold a Gingerbread decorating event for local children but if you know my shop you’ll know that it is really not of a size or layout that would work for lots of kiddies, icing, sweets and sticky fingers! Luckily for me I mentioned the idea to Jacquie of Jessie’s Kitchen and she immediately offered to host it. We both got very excited at the prospect and on Monday 30th November we held our first ever Gingerbread Party. This is the story of how it went…
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Make Classic Pulled Blossoms

Make Classic Pulled Blossoms

In this blog post I want to show you how to use a very old-fashioned technique to make some quick and beautiful flowers. This visual, step-by-step guide should take you through from start to finish, and give you perfect sugarpaste or flowerpaste cake decorations.

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“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” – Discuss….

“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” – Discuss….

Our customers will often show us images of cakes that they have seen online and liked or perhaps they might even produce a scrapbook of cuttings or some printed photocopies of cakes. 

At this point cake decorators have a choice to make – to copy or not to copy… I’m really clear on where I stand when it comes to copying someone else’s designs, I just won’t do it. And in my experience most good cake decorators won’t do it either because let’s face it if they are good at their job they should be able to come up with an original design and not just carbon copy someone else’s hard work. 

There is a but though… What if the cake decorator doesn’t know they are copying? 

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Mother's Day Cupcakes

Mother's Day Cupcakes

As Mother’s Day is fast approaching, we thought this would be a perfect opportunity to show you just how easy it is to turn something as simple as a plain cupcake into a really special gift. We’ve also created a special discounted cake decorating kit with all the equipment you’ll need if you’d like to have a go yourself.
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