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Wilton Cone Cakes Baking Rack– Cake Craft World

September 22, 2017 by Paige Jones

When the Wilton cone cakes baking rack came through our door, we couldn't wait to get our hands on it! Ice-cream cone cupcakes are very trendy right now as a great alternative to standard cupcakes. A quick scroll through Instagram at the hashtag '#icecreamcupcakes' will show you a kaleidoscopic array of colourful cone cupcakes. They make perfect little treats for children's birthday parties and other special occasions. We combined this...Read more

GBBO - Caramel SOS

September 20, 2017 by Penelope Darcy Graham

So this week’s ‘Bake Off’ episode was all about everything caramel. And let’s just say for some it certainly turned out to be one real hot and sticky mess. Whether it was too runny, too grainy or just tasted burnt, the first ever ‘Bake Off’ Caramel week certainly proved to be a challenge. Now if caramel was in a flavour popularity contest, I think it might just come out tops...Read more

Bread SOS

September 17, 2017 by Penelope Darcy Graham

Help, my bake collapsed in the oven!? The dough over proofed on the second rise. Make sure that it is only just doubled in size, or just under before baking.   My dough has risen in a crazy shape with a giant crack!? Your oven may distribute heat unevenly, you may have forgotten to slash it (to let the steam out), or alternatively, the dough was not rolled tight enough...Read more

GBBO - Bread Week!

September 15, 2017 by Penelope Darcy Graham

So  ‘Bake Off’ this week was all about bread. Now I love bread, making and eating it, it is such a passion of mine (I even especially visited the bread museum in Belgium, and dragged my poor friend around a room of 1000 varnished loaves - I perhaps should not admit that!?). Now I don’t need to tell anyone that home baked bread is the best, but let’s face it...Read more

GBBO Contestants VS Cookies - How to bake the Perfect Cookie

September 7, 2017 by Penelope Darcy Graham

So the Cookie Monster would have been happy with last nights ‘Bake Off’ as it was all about his favourite food! And if you are anything like me, the purpose of a cup of tea is solely so that I can dunk a biscuit in it! A biscuit or cookie can come under a variety of guises, and different styles may need their own technical approach in baking (I’m going...Read more

GBBO is back!!!

August 30, 2017 by Penelope Darcy Graham

So last night was the night that it seemed the country had been waiting for, especially for those of us that like to drool at all those yummy (and sometimes not some yummy looking!) bakes on screen. The program was filled with the usual 3 challenges and kicked off with the first, a Fresh Fruit Sponge Cake. Now, I love a fruit filled cake but they can be quite difficult...Read more

Part 3 - How to make a Princess Cake - Dressing the Princess

August 8, 2017 by Penelope Darcy Graham

Now it's time to dress our Princess and make sure she has all her beautiful finishing touches - she needs to look her very best for every little girls party! Using a heart cutter, just a little longer than the doll's body (as illustrated), cut out a yellow paste heart. Shimmer the heart with a little shimmer dust and a large dry brush.  Attach with glue to the front of...Read more

Part 2 - How to Make a Princess Cake - Icing the Dress

August 8, 2017 by Penelope Darcy Graham

If you are not used to icing a cake with Fondant icing, don’t be scared by it. It’s much easier than it might seem, plus there is the added beauty is that this cake has multiple layers of skirt and flowers, so any imperfections can easily be covered up. To give the princess’ skirt lots additional shape and movement, we are going to add some rolls of fondant underneath the...Read more

Part 1 - How to make a Princess Cake - Preparing the Cake

August 8, 2017 by Penelope Darcy Graham

Ever since I can remember Doll cakes have been hugely popular and most of the mums that I meet, have had to make and decorate one at some point or another. But I want to show you a few simple tricks that will really transform your cake from wow to WOW! Please don’t be put off by what may look slightly complicated, this cake is quite straightforward when you get...Read more

Who is Penelope d'Arcy Graham?

June 30, 2017 by Penelope Darcy Graham

I started my career in cakes purely by accident, in fact, I think it would be fair to say that my arm initially had to be twisted! I originally trained at Art College in Textile design where I met my best friend Natt. Having spent many hours together in the studio we found that after graduation we no longer got to see one another. So we decided to go to...Read more

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