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Modelling Chocolate Unicorn Cake Topper Tutorial

Modelling Chocolate Unicorn cake topper tutorial. This is a simple but effective cake topper that can be made quickly with very basic tools. Step by step photos below  Download the Workshop PDF- click here: Unicorn workshopTemplate PDF: Template Here’s the whole process from start to finish to make it easy to follow along  

Decorated Cookies Recipe and Tutorial

No Chill No Spread Sugar Cookie Recipe and Decorating Tutorial Decorated Biscuits Quick heads up for international readers: I’m Australian, and here, we call cookies “biscuits”. What Americans call Biscuits most Aussies would recognise as a sort of savoury scone…  So it may take you a bit to get used to me referring to cookies …

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Modelling Chocolate Micro Flower Tutorial

Micro modelling chocolate flowers Micro flowers are a handy additional decorating skill to have. They are great to use as an accent on a name plaque, or in a small cluster on decorated cakes and cupcakes, they are also an easy way to add more detail to chocolate and sugar sculptures. All the flowers shown …

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Royal Icing

Royal icing is incredibly versatile, easy to make, and can be adapted to use in several different ways by varying the amount of water or eggwhite added to it. There are lots of ways to make royal icing, I prefer one below, it uses powdered egg white which I find convenient and reliable. The best …

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The Melting Moments Recipe

Melting Moments – The Ultimate Indulgence. This is my update on the very best recipe for melting moments I have ever encountered. These biscuits have become near legend in offices I’ve worked in around Perth. I still get the odd forlorn message from ex-workmates letting me know they miss my biscuits…. When I cook them for …

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How to Make Piping Bags

Piping bags Fabric or plastic piping bags are great, but they take time to clean and they can be cumbersome to work with. Especially when working with multiple coloured royal icing, I find it a lot easier to work with handmade paper piping bags.  They only take a couple of seconds to make and they …

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How to Achieve Ultra Vibrant Coloured Macarons.

How to achieve ultra vibrant coloured macarons. Getting black or dark red macarons can be very difficult, they usually end up paler than desired. To get dark, vibrant colours, I’ve found it’s best to add a heaped tablespoon of gel paste colour to the sugar syrup before cooking it, that way it doesn’t affect the …

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Candy Icing Recipe – Pastillage Variation for Sugar Eggs

Candy Icing Pastillage Variation for Sugar Eggs Growing up my sister and I always got a sugar egg from my parents for Easter. Sugar eggs don’t seem to be as commonplace anymore, so I was thrilled when I learned how to make them at a local cake club meeting. I have learned a lot through meetings and …

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Unicorn Cake Topper Workshops at the Perth Craft and Quilt Fair

I’m running 1 hour workshops at 3pm everyday from Wednesday 23rd of May to Sunday 27th of May at the Perth Craft and quilt fair at the Perth Convention Centre.  Make and take home your own chocolate unicorn cake topper and in the process learn how to work with modelling chocolate. Book at the Cake Decorators’ …

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Macaron Recipe and Tips for Perfect Macarons

Macarons are still incredibly popular, they’re great with a cup of tea or a strong coffee, make an excellent cake decoration and can themselves be the centre of attention. Best of all, they can be made ahead of time and are one of the few foods that gets better after being frozen or left in …

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