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  • How to soak dried fruits for a fruit cake.

    The flavour of your fruit cake is based on the ingredients you use and how you prepare your dried fruits before baking. I make it a point to taste all the dried fruits and the alcohol before adding it to my mix. Hahaha lol, I know what you are thinking now. Yes I am normally …

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  • FRUIT CAKE RECIPE: How to bake a fruit cake

    Fruits cakes are a popular choice for wedding cakes, Christmas cakes, Easter cakes and other celebration cakes. Fruit cakes can be baked well in advance. They have a longer shelf life than other cake flavours like vanilla and chocolate cakes due to the alcohol content and alcohol treatment after baking.  This fruit cake recipe is …

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  • CAKE DOWELS: How to stack tiered cakes

    Avoid cake transporting disasters with this simple and easy cake stacking method. Tired cakes can be a nightmare especially if you have different textures and weights in each cake tier. Effective cake support by the use of dowels will ensure that your cake arrives to its destination in one piece.

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  • The Profroster: How to get sharp edges on cakes using The Profroster UK

    My quest for sharp edges on cakes has led me on a search for the best tool to achieve sharp edges on ganache cakes or buttercream cakes. I first spotted The Profroster a year ago on facebook and fell in love with it staright away. I was not convinced at first to spent that much …

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  • Royal Icing : How to pipe and paint a scroll design on cake tutorial

    I love piping so much even though I do not show this much in my work. Some modern cake decorators feel royal icing piping is out of fashion especially with the rise of silicone molds. These silicone molds can be so fiddly and work better with gum paste which can be very expensive. On the …

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  • SHARP EDGES TUTORIALS: How to cover a cake and cake board with fondant or sugarpaste

      Covering cakes with fondant is one of the essential basic steps in cake decorating. Whether you are a professional cake decorator or novice, trust me you are never too old to learn new tricks. In this tutorial, I will show you how I cover cakes and cake board with sugarpaste fondant and achieve a …

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  • Designerart cakes: Meet Marcia Brown

     Over the last 6 years, Marcia Brown developed various products in making Designer Stiletto High Heel Sugar Shoes and other related cake decorating products. Read more about her in this exclusive interview with Busi Christian-iwuagwu of Cakes and Sugarcraft Supplies.

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  • Lemon and raspberry cake recipe

    I just love the combination of lemon and raspberry. Juicy tangy raspberries and the sharpness of lemons are a perfect combination in this light and fluffy sponge. I used a good quality raspberry jam but you can also crush fresh raspberries and fill the cake with them. Made this cake for mothers day for myself …

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  • Easy valentines day cupcake toppers tutorial

    Everyone is in a rush to buy the best romantic gift or romantic a getaway Why not surprise your loved ones with these cute romantic Valentine’s Day cupcakes. You can personalise these by writing their name and use their favourite colours. Learn how to make a simple edible ribbon rose and leaves cupcake topper, personalised …

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  • Designerart Cakes New Revised Ultimate High Heel Sugar Shoe Cake Kit

    SHOE CAKE TOPPER: How to make a gumpaste sugar shoe cake topper tutorial

    Fashion inspired cakes like handbag cakes, Nigerian wrapper cakes and make up cakes are not complete without a edible gumpaste sugar shoe cake topper. These shoe cake toppers can be very tricky to make free hand or you will have to buy different cutters and paper templates to complete your project. Marcia Brown of Designerart cakes …

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  • How to make a wired sugar gumpaste calla lily tutorial

    Calla lilies also known as arum lilies and one of the most easy and quick flowers to make using sugar gum paste. These flowers originated from Africa, I grew up seeing calla lilies everywhere in Zimbabwe. In this tutorial, I will be showing you how to make the edible version of this beautiful sugar calla …

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  • Nigerian Fashion Inspired George Lace Wrapper Cake Tutorial

        Learn how to make this easy and quick Nigerian fashion inspired George Lace Wrapper Cake.  

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  • Swiss meringue buttercream recipe

        This buttercream is yummy, fluffy and silky. Not too sweet. I use this in most of my cakes and cupcakes. Tastes fabulous with vanilla sponge cakes and a thin layer of raspberry jam.  Can be flavored with chocolate, coffee, toffee or citrus to suit your taste.

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  • Buttercream Video

    How to cover a cake with Buttercream

    How to prepare a cake for fondant or buttercream decorating.

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  • Gravity Falls Cake Video

    How to make Gravity Falls Journal 3 cake

    Happy birthday to my handsome, intelligent son Victor., who is 9 years old today. My premature 800g birth weight baby has grown into big healthy boy. My miracle baby. My son loves #gravityfalls and we watch it’s together now #weirdmageddon #gravityfallscake he also loves his football #chealseafc so I made this for #gravityfallsjournalbook cake for …

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  • Peony Flowers Cake Video

    How to make a wired open sugar peony flower and leaves

      In this tutorial I will show you how easy it it to make a gumpaste sugar wired peony. This is perfect for wedding cake and other cake celebrations.  

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  • Handbag Cake Video

    Hand Bag Cake Tutorial

    The perfect cake for the lady who loves fashion and shopping

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  • Chocolate Cake Video

    Chocolate Cake Recipe

    This chocolate cake is by far the most fluffy, moist and light cake I have ever baked. This recipe will be perfect as a base for black forest cake. I personally serve this with Swiss meringue buttercream and chocolate ganache.  

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  • Princess Tiara Cake Video

    Rainbow Tiara Crown Cake

    Made this cake for my lively and bubbly colourful Daughter Princess Chiamanda. She loves skittles and rainbows.

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  • Hello Cake Lovers!

    Welcome to Cakes & Sugarcraft Supplies. I have assembled a few of my favourite short recipes, interesting stories and hopefully easily digestible content for you to feast your eyes and ears on. Enjoy!

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