Spring Fling Cake

I’m posting something which is very out of the ordinary today. You might have noticed that I tend to post on a Monday and a Friday, and always post a tried and tested recipe, with a little back story and hopefully some nice photographs. Today, on the other hand, is a Sunday and instead of […]

Making gum paste Daffodils – Two Methods

Spring is well and truly here so I’m making some spring inspired cupcakes, together with little gum paste decorations. You’ll obviously need some gum paste for this so if you’re not sure on how to make it, check my post on making gum paste butterflies. The brush embroidery method results in a stylised two dimensional […]

Making gum paste birds

Starting sugar craft can seem very daunting. There is a huge variety of products and equipment available so I’ve been trying to come up with things to do with my limited palette of skills and equipment. Sugar craft can become an expensive hobby so starting off with a limited amount of ‘stuff’ allows you to […]

Making gum paste butterflies

I’ve been using gum paste to make small decorations for cupcakes that are simple to make. Gum paste is a version of icing which is longer lasting and more useful for modeling with. To make some, you’ll need a batch of royal icing, which I described in my brush embroidery post. The royal icing needs to […]

Brushing up on Brush Embroidery

I tried some brush embroidery at my sugar craft class last week. You need a cake board covered with coloured icing. I used ready to roll icing and used 8mls of blue food colouring. I found my first experience with rolling out coloured icing very troublesome – dying the work surface blue and just made […]


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