We get so many questions in the shop and on our courses about different icings and what are their best uses.
A message from the re-knowned Paul Bradford explaining the value of attending a cake course
Step by step recipe and instructions for how to create a classic Victoria sponge cake
Cakes freeze very successfully if you follow these suggestions. It is particularly useful if you need to plan ahead or if you have cake left after a celebration.
People ask me about freezing iced cakes (due to cancelled parties). Generally it is best not to freeze an iced cake but in emergency situations – you can. Here's my guide
It is so frustrating when this happens! Peeling cases spoil the whole look and there are many reasons why this happens. Follow our steps to success and your cupcakes should stay firmly in their cases.
Top tips from Annabelle on baking the perfect cupcake
Piping jelly is an incredibly useful product for the cake decorator.
Make chocolate hearts decorated with sprinkles - perfect on their own or use to decorate cupcakes
The sugar gun is one of my favourite pieces of sugar craft equipment. They are incredibly versatile and once you have one you will wonder how you managed without it.
Being a cake decorator in hot weather brings on a whole new challenge – It is (whatever you may think) still possible to enjoy cake decorating in the warmer weather – just follow our top tips……
The size guide is remarkably useful! Don't be deceived by it's appearance; that flat white plastic board with holes makes it so much easier to achieve balanced models that are in proportion.
Discover the secrets to baking the perfect fruit cake, great for any occasion!
Modelling out of icing is a wonderful skill to master but it is usually trickier than people expect. Here I will share our CP golden rules and top tips for success when modelling in icing.
Whether you are an experienced cake decorator or you are just starting out on your first ever cake project, you need to know how much icing you will need to cover your cake.
Covering a cupcake with sugar paste gives you a lovely flat surface to decorate on, looks professional, is less messy than buttercream and is easier than you think!
Practical tips when nothing seems to be working
Step by step how to bake these delicious Strawberry & Champagne cupcakes
An adapter or coupler is not an essential item for piping but it certainly makes it a LOT easier.
Step by step how to fill & use a two tone piping bag to pipe a rose swirl and how to create champagne & strawberry frosting.
Step by step how to create strawberries from icing that even taste of strawberry!
Learn the basics of baking and decorating delicious vanilla cookies!
Making patterned paste is easier than you think - just follow these steps.....
Charming, delightful, incredibly effective and easier to create than you may think
Before starting read what it says on your pot of glitter! We recommend Rainbow Dust edible glitter - because the glitter is 100% edible you can have fun sprinkling it on everything!
There are a few golden rules when using moulds and here I will share my top tips for getting the most from your moulds.
The cake has been baked. The icing rolled out and placed delicately onto your edible masterpiece, and the little finishing touches that make a cake go from looking average to amazing!
A quick and easy Nativity Christmas cake - all in chocolate