Crochet Lace Cake Tutorial

No one has taken the world of cake decorating by storm quite the way Queen of Hearts Couture Cakes girls have and so their brand new book has been hotly anticipated by their fans world-wide. The Contemporary Buttercream Bible by Valeri Valeriano and Christina Ong is a masterpiece in cake design … [Read more...]

The New Naked Cake – The “Half Dressed” Cake

Rustic style "naked cakes" were a huge hit for weddings this past year, but this summer it's the "Half-Dressed Cake" that's set to take centre stage - the crumb coated version of the "naked cake". (See more naked wedding cake design inspiration in our feature: Naked Cakes - Woodsy & … [Read more...]

Sugar Succulents

Love them or hate them, succulents are a big trend in wedding florals this year for rustic style wedding receptions. We have two pretty examples above, with a watercolour effect cake above left (via Inspired by This, Braedon Flynn Photography) and to the right, a rustic style beauty softened with … [Read more...]

Elegant Afternoon Tea Cakes – Bake for MS

CALLING ALL  CAKE BAKERS! The MS Society is hosting a fundraising drive, "Cake Break", for the month of May.  To join in the campaign to support MS sufferers and MS research (MS is an incurable, life long illness: for more info see below), bakers are asked to a host an afternoon tea, a "coffee and … [Read more...]

Pinata Cakes & Tutorials

Mexican-style "pinata" cakes with sweets hidden inside are a huge hit for children's parties. For Easter,  Sugar, Cinnamon & Love have created a  fabulous mini Easter surprise cake with a chocolate bunny hidden inside that even us grown-ups would love. This magical little Easter cake is made … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Cakes

Mother's Day is the perfect excuse to make a beautiful vintage style floral cake to spoil your Mum or Gran with a luxurious afternoon tea.  The fabulous pale blue and pink Mother's Day cake above left (by Ceri Badham of Fancy Cakes by Linda) features a delicate stencilled lace side design for an … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Cakes

With just a month to go, it's time to start planning your Valentine's cakes for 2014.  For those in the cake decorating business, early promotion of a beautiful range of Valentines cakes as a alternative to flowers will reap rewards for your business.  Indeed, mini "cakes for two" have been a … [Read more...]

Piping Techniques: Piping Scrolls

  Scroll piping is an enduringly elegant cake decoration and a technique that's well worth practicing for any beginner cake decorator.  While not as simple as pearl piping or drop string piping, it is nonethelss easy to master scroll piping with just a bit of practice. We have lots of exquisite … [Read more...]

Our Top 10 Halloween Cakes!

Halloween is the perfect excuse to indulge your novelty cake-making talents! To inspire you, we have two masterpiece Halloween cakes above from Martha Stewart (top left) and via Indulgy.com (right).  You'll find the templates for Martha's spectacular cake here: haunted house templates, as well as … [Read more...]

Vintage Banner Cake Toppers

Vintage banner cake toppers are a great way to dress up single tier cakes, especially since textured buttercream cakes are so in vogue at the moment for weddings and parties. Whether you go with a petal piped cake, buttercream ruffles or piped roses, a hand-crafted cake topper adds that extra wow … [Read more...]