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Cute Kawaii Panda Cake - Part Two - Decorating the Cake


January 25, 2018 by Penelope Darcy Graham

Finishing off your Panda cake is really easy and relatively quick. Once you have iced the cake, you just have to add the Panda’s signature Black markings. One trick to keeping it looking really professional is to not touch the cut edges too much when you attach the black, as this will keep a much cleaner line.   What you will need: 2kg White Fondant; plus an additional kilo if...Read more

Cute Kawaii Panda Cake - Part One - Baking and Carving the Cake


January 22, 2018 by Penelope Darcy Graham

Now, when you start out making this cake it is pretty hard to believe that it will ever become a Cute Panda! But that’s one of the reasons I like it so much, and another reason why I really love the Countless Celebration Tin; you can really create any shape you fancy from it! I know that there seem like a lot of steps to carving the cake, but there...Read more

How to Fondant Ice your Traditional Christmas Cake


December 17, 2017 by Penelope Darcy Graham

Icing your cake is often a slightly daunting task, but if you follow this method you will soon find that you are getting perfect results with minimal effort. Just remember that the paste shrinks and stretches and with a little bit of guidance will usually do want you want it to do. My biggest tip is take off all your jewellery before starting! Otherwise, before you know it, your cake...Read more

How to Marzipan your Traditional Christmas Cake


December 14, 2017 by Penelope Darcy Graham

Icing your cake is often a slightly daunting task, but if you follow this method you will soon find that you are getting perfect results with minimal effort. Just remember that the paste shrinks and stretches and with a little bit of guidance will usually do want you want it to do. My biggest tip is take off all your jewellery before starting! Otherwise, before you know it, your cake...Read more

How to make your Traditional Fruit Christmas Cake


November 7, 2017 by Penelope Darcy Graham

Nothing smells better in the kitchen than the Christmas Cake cooking in the oven. This is usually a bake I love to do on a lazy Sunday afternoon in October. That then gives your cake plenty of time to mature and develop lots of lovely flavour before you have it for Christmas. This is my absolute favourite Fruit Cake Recipe, and the one that we always have every year at...Read more

Halloween 'Marvelous Meringues' Mix – Cake Craft World


October 23, 2017 by

When the Wilton 'Marvelous Meringues' mix came through our door, we couldn't wait to try it! This little box of magical mix makes approximately two dozen 1 and a half inch melt-in-your-mouth meringue cookies, with a delicious vanilla flavour. They make perfect little treats for children's birthday parties and other special occasions. Why use this mix? So, 'why should I use a packet mix over making my own meringue?', you...Read more

Countless reasons to try out the Countless Celebrations Tin


October 20, 2017 by Penelope Darcy Graham

Most people I have had the pleasure to teach, will know I am not a fan of having lots of different sized and shaped tins (my husband will not agree with this statement). I know only too well that most kitchens cupboards are already groaning under the pressure of housing a multitude of tins. So why am I telling you why you might want to consider having the Wilton Countless...Read more

Baking SOS


October 13, 2017 by Penelope Darcy Graham

It’s fair to say that sometimes baking just doesn’t quite go to plan, no matter how much experience you have.  Sometimes things just go a bit pear-shaped! Now, most ‘cake catastrophes’ can be disguised with a bit of careful layering and artful frosting. It would be fair to say that I’ve witnessed quite a few very ugly bakes be masterfully transformed into the most beautiful cakes, and no one (apart...Read more

Wilton 'I taught myself buttercream flowers' piping kit – Cake Craft World


October 11, 2017 by

When we received the 'I taught myself buttercream flowers' piping kit from Wilton, our brains were bursting with ideas! Unicorns are still the trendiest mythical creature around, so we had a vision of the stunning buttercream flower mane we could make with this kit, and brought it to life! A quick look at Instagram or a stroll down the high street will show you that the fascination with unicorns is...Read more

GBBO - Pastry do’s and don’ts


October 5, 2017 by Penelope Darcy Graham

It was pastry week in the GBBO tent this week, and we saw the contestants battle all kind of pastry dilemmas and triumphs. All I can say is thank goodness it didn’t look too hot in that tent, pastry is not a fan of the heat! Now there is absolutely nothing wrong with a packet of shop bought stuff, but making your own pastry really isn’t difficult, tastes amazing and...Read more

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