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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Carrot Cake

    Carrot Cake Recipe

    Ingredients For the carrot cake – 450ml/16fl oz vegetable oil – 400g/14oz plain flour – 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda – 550g/1lb 4oz sugar – 5 free-range eggs – ½ tsp salt – 2½ tsp ground cinnamon – 525g/1lb 3oz carrots, grated – 150g/5½oz shelled walnuts, chopped For the icing – 200g/7oz cream cheese – …

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  • Basic Buttercream

    Ingredients – 110g butter, room temperature – 500g icing sugar – 1 tsp vanilla extract – 60ml milk Method Add butter, icing sugar and vanilla extract to a large mixing bowl, then beat for about 5 minutes with an electric whisk until smooth. Pour the milk gradually if you need to loosen the mixture.

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  • Baby Face Cupcake tutorial

    Had fun making these cup baby face cupcakes. These little cuties will be perfect for a baby shower, baby welcome party or a a present for a new mum coming home from baby delivery.  

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  • Vanilla Sponge Cake

    Ingredients – 500g self-raising flour – 500g butter, at room temperature – 500g caster sugar – 500g eggs, cracked Method Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C / gas mark 4. Cream butter and caster sugar until fluffy. Alternate adding eggs and flour small at a time until fully mixed. Pour the mixture into 2 …

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