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How to Make Simple Fondant Roses

These are some REALLY simple fondant roses for you to add to your cakes that will make you look like you have been cake decorating forever! They are often referred to as ‘ribbon roses’ although I like to call them ‘modern roses’ as they are a bit more funky and fun than a traditional, old-school rose. They are also a lot less work!! I made these for a 2-tier birthday cake for a paying customer. How to make fondant roses… Step 1: Take a small amount of fondant in the color of your choice. You can add some CMC powdercontinue reading…

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Chocolate Mud Cake Recipe

This is the BEST chocolate mud cake ever! Every time I make this cake it turns out perfect and every person that tries it comes back for more! Although my favorite cake is the caramel mud, this is my husband’s favorite out of all the other cake recipes. Ingredients 350 grams dark chocolate pieces 225 grams butter 600 mL water 3 Eggs 400 grams castor sugar 400 grams self raising flour  Instructions Preheat oven to 170C/325F. *Please note: This mixture is quite runny, use a solid cake tin not a spring form tin. *Tip: Line tin with baking paper, this will makecontinue reading…

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How to make white frosting

Frosting / Icing. It depends where you live as to what it’s called… So if you are after the completely white fluffy icing look, this is the way to go! You will require some kind of shortening – I know this is different in all different countries but where I am in Australia, we use a product called ‘So-Lite’. You can buy it at cake decorating shops or online. The instructions to make frosting are marked on the top of the So-Lite container from my supplier but here are my step by step processes… How To Make Frosting 1. Startcontinue reading…

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White Chocolate Mud Cake Recipe

Out of all the mud cake recipes, this would have to be my second favourite flavour. Another slight variation of the classic dark chocolate mud cake, this truly is very easy to master. Ingredients 350 grams white chocolate pieces 225 grams butter 600 mL water 3 Eggs 400 grams castor sugar 400 grams self-raising flour  Instructions Preheat oven to 170C/325F. *Please note: This mixture is quite runny, use a solid cake tin, not a spring form tin. *Tip: Line tin with baking paper, this will make the cake easier to remove from the tin, no sticking to the sides. Incontinue reading…

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Banana Caramel Mud Cake Recipe

Here is my Banana Caramel Mud Cake Recipe Mmmm… another delicious experiment! I took a delicious combination of banana cake and added the sweetness of smooth caramel… heaven! This one has won the heart of my brother so much, he chose it for his wedding cake. 250g butter or margerine250g white chocolate150ml hot water1 cup brown sugar1+3/4 cup plain flour1 cup self-raising flour2 eggs250g white chocolate3-4 mashed bananas Preheat oven to 150 degC. Melt chocolate and butter together. Add the water and the sugar and mix until the sugar has dissolved. Allow to cool. Mash the banana, eggs and vanillacontinue reading…

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Bek’s Birthday / Zebra Print Cake

This was a cake I made for my friend Bek. She is a single, fun, sassy girl and I told her I would make her a fun single tier cake to cut for dessert at her birthday lunch. Animal print and hot pink was the answer! Baking the Cake I started with a tall 20cm (8″) vanilla buttercake using 2 cake batters. To add to the surprise I added some Wilton Rose coloring to make the inside cake hot pink. Once it cooled I covered it in my buttercream icing recipe and covered the whole cake in smooth white fondant. Creating the Zebra Patterncontinue reading…

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