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TARDIS Cake, and Construction Photos

I made one of these a while ago but it was good to revisit and update a cake theme I  have made before and to be able to bring a few more skills and get the dimensions right. The TARDIS is Homemade fondant on an “orange velvet” cake filled and covered in dark chocolate orange ganache. The board is covered in white fondant …

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Ghostbusters cake 

This is a Ghostbusters cake I made for my best mate’s birthday. Slimer and the Staypuft marshmallow man were made with homemade modelling chocolate and Rice Krispy treats, Kellogs LCMs. The cake is layered dense vanilla cake,  filled with Italian meringue buttercream, sour cream white chocolate ganache, and morello cherries. The outside is decorated in basic crusting buttercream then frozen 5 minutes and stenciled with a darker …

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Red velvet cake with sour cream white chocolate ganache recipe.

Red velvet cake with sour cream white chocolate ganache recipe. This is the recipe for my favourite cake flavour combination. It’s one of the cheaper cakes to make, the cake and filling combo is incredibly delicious and the ganache and cake recipes are versatile recipes I use in a lot of different combinations. It’s a …

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Review of Ready Made Fondants and Modelling Pastes I Tried Recently

I’m generally not a fan of shop bought ready-to-roll fondant and modelling paste. They usually taste unpleasant or behave in unpredictable ways or take too long to get used to using. I almost always make my own fondant because, for me, there is nothing more important than flavour. This habit has been handy as being …

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Modelling Chocolate Recipe

Modelling chocolate recipe and tips.
How to make modeling chocolate and how to work with modelling chocolate. I have tried a few different modelling chocolate recipes, so far the best I have found is a simple ratio of corn syrup or glucose to white compound chocolate. I use this recipe for everything from figures to flowers

Sour Cream White Chocolate Ganache

I love white chocolate ganache but I usually find it way too sweet. I found that using sour cream instead and adding some apple cider vinegar and salt gives an almost cheesecake-like flavour to my ganache and drops the sweetness out while boosting the flavour. This is by far my most favourite filling and has become a …

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Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Risotto

This is not my usual Risotto recipe, it’s made with what I had on hand in the fridge and the cupboard. It’s a fast enough, lazy “I’m not going to the shops today, no matter what” kind of throw together. It worked well and made enough to feed 4 hungry people, so I thought I’d record the …

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Fast-ish Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni

This is my fairly quick recipe for cannelloni. It’s delicious, not too fussy to make and I need to make this more often. The sauce is ultra fast, browning the onions brings out their natural sweetness and adds delicious savoury depth. Using a shallot adds a lot of extra flavour and a lot of natural sweetness. This is …

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Homemade Roll out Fondant Icing Recipe

The fondant created with this recipe is soft and pliable, with just the right amount of stretch, it is perfect for sealing and decorating cakes. The fondant will store for a couple of weeks in a sealed container in the fridge or freezer. I also use it for some modelled flowers and to model figures. For …

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Lace Mat Chocolate Mousse Cake

Lace mats have become more and more popular with cake decorators but they are a unitasker. Most of us might use them a few times a year to make edible lace, but that’s it. Kevin from Bake boss made a great video showing how to use them to create decorative patterned jaconde sponge layers. The …

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