I decided that one flavour of sponge just wasn’t enough this week so opted for a double dose of chocolatey goodness, cocoa powder enriched cake and frosting, combining vanilla and chocolate cake with a duo of toppings, finished off with delicate flakes of crumbly white chocolate. Chocolate heaven!
I used a large rose nozzle for the piping, but not to create roses, I used it to create frills, zigzags, loops, ripples and ribbon effect piping detail.
As we talked about in Issue 1, there are three types of icing that are suitable for ‘modelling’. There’s sugarpaste (very versatile, soft and good for covering cakes), gum paste (sugar paste stiffened with gum tragacanth) and flower paste …
Learning to bake eggless cakes is a good trick to have up your sleeve, even if you do use eggs in your own baking. When baking for a kids birthday party or any other kind of gathering, there’s a good chance that there will be a guest who can’t eat eggs.
There are various reasons that some people don’t eat eggs. A person might be a vegan (meaning they don’t eat any animal products at all, including eggs and dairy) or they might have an allergy or intolerance that makes coming into contact with egg products potentially dangerous.
This week I decided to go all out and make what I would consider simple but stunning cupcakes. Had me thinking these would look great at a wedding even. I opted for different styles of piping using just a small star nozzle to make each of them unique with different piping detail from small solo stars to squiggly lines and circular swirls with a topping of spun sugar which gives them a fairy tale effect.
Once you have your biscuit and sugarcraft gun unpacked and washed, you can prepare your icing or cookie dough and start baking and decorating.
Its delicious and uses both milk and white chocolate – perfect for guests, a treat and elevenses.
(There is a handy measurement table at the bottom of this post).
There is nothing boring or ‘cookie cutter’ about these cookie cutters! We’ve put together these images to give you some shopping and baking inspiration. They’re perfect for a themed party and will really complement the other food that you serve, but you might have to search online to buy them.
These cookies can be paired with anything to give it an angelic spin. They look perfect dusted with a little sugar. They’re an obvious choice for Christmas but we can think of many more occasions where they’d go down well. You could add nutmeg and other spices into the cookie mix to make them even more seasonally appropriate.