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I’ve always found tutorials are the best way to learn. Here are a collection of cake decorating tutorials I have written.

They are mostly easy to do. My favourite one is making Simple Fondant Roses. Another popular tutorial is Fondant Santa Figurine which explains how to make a cake topper for your Christmas cakes.

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Leveling a Cake

Generally a cake will not come fresh out of the oven perfectly flat and level. Even if you have used baking strips (for more information about these, see my Secrets of the Cake Decorating Pros e-book) there will still be some kind of dome on the top of your cake. You will notice that no…

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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…

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How To Cover A Cake With Fondant

Covering a cake in fondant is a skill that takes time to master. While they look so effective and have become ‘everyday’ for many events, getting the fondant thin and smooth without tears or bubbles is a real challenge! I once had a friend ask me to give her a quick lesson in a text…

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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…

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Online Tutorials – Reviews

It seems to me that there are a growing number of online cake decorating tutorials online now… which is great! When I first started learning I relied on YouTube for pointers but Googled for actual online courses and found it really hard to find any. Since then, and probably thanks to Facebook making suggestions to…

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Baking a level cake

All professional cakes are flat. The cake is level without the dreaded dome sitting on top. So what are the tricks to baking a flat cake? Here are some tips… How to bake a level cake This may sound simple but if you are trying your hand at making professional looking cakes, there are some…

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