Sep 12

Writing a Cake book – My 5 Tips

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12 September 2018 Want to know my 5 tips for writing a cake book?? Writing a cake book really is one of those things that is on the list of many cakers I have met. In fact, almost all cakers have this secret hidden dream. And why the hell not?  Having your own book is often […]

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Sep 10

7 Tips when working with Florist Paste

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10 September 20187 Tips When Working With Florist Paste (Gum Paste) Here are my 7 top tips for working with florist paste and getting the most out of it. It is also known as Gum Paste (in the USA) and Floral Paste. My Top Tips for working with Florist Paste:Tip#1: Use a good brandUse a really good […]

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Sep 10

How to Flat Ice Cupcakes

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10 September 2018How to Flat Ice Cupcakes Flat icing cupcakes is a really useful skill if you want to be able to mater perfect piping of swirls. It is much easier to pipe on to a flat surface.  It is also easier for sugar paste/fondant domes if you originally start with a flat surface. Watch […]

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Sep 10

Top Tips for Working With Fondant / Sugar Paste

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10 September 2018Top Tips for working with Fondant / Sugarpaste New to working with fondant (also known as sugar paste)? Here are my top tips:Tip #1: Always use a good brand if using pre-madeI always use Renshaw’s professional brand. It is a good dry fondant which is perfect for people with cold hands. For more […]

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Sep 10

How to work with Colour on Cakes

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10 September 2018How to work with colour on cakes Understanding how colour theory works can literally turn a cake that doesn’t work into one that is kickin’ it. In this tutorial, I explain to you how to work with colour so that your cakes kick ass. Colour TheoryWhen deciding your cake colour theme, use a colour […]

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Sep 10

Quick recipe for Chocolate Ganache

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10 September 2018Quick Recipe for Chocolate Ganache This tutorial is for a quick chocolate ganache! We have multiple recipes and tutorials inside the Pretty Witty Academy showing you how to make all kinds of ganache from white, to milk to dark ro strawberry! In this free tutorial, I show you a simple and quick method […]

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Sep 10

Free Tutorial: How to Transport Cakes

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07 September 2018Tips on Transporting Cakes How do I transport my cake?! So, you have made your cake, cupcakes and mini cakes…now for transporting them safely so you don’t ruin all your hard work! How to transport cakes – my top tips!Tip #1: Use heavy duty cake boxesYou can buy heavy duty cake boxes but we […]

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Sep 09

How to make Flat Topped Vanilla Cupcakes

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09 September 2018How to Make Flat Topped Cupcakes In this free tutorial, Suzi shows you how to make her perfect flat topped cupcakes. This recipe has been used in all her classes and over 5,000 face to face students learnt using this method.  It is also now widely used in the cake community as a […]

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Sep 08

Your Essential Cake Tools

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08 September 2018Your Essential Cake Tools Cake Tools! There are so many that you could literally spend $$$$$ on tools thinking you need them all.  But in fact there is very little you really need when you first get started.  And there is a whole heap of stuff you could end up buying and never using! This […]

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Sep 08

How to Cover a Cake in Fondant

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08 September 2018How to Cover a Cake in Fondant  So, you’re new to making cakes and you want to know how to cover a cake in fondant.  This is the tutorial for you!Why do you Cover a Cake in Fondant?It is partly for keeping it fresh (a cake covered in fondant will last around a […]

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Sep 07

How to Repair Elephant Skin

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07 September 2018How to Repair Elephant Skin  Ahhh – elephant skin on cakes.  When you envision a perfectly smooth cake but actually ened up with one that is all wrinkly and not smooth – just like elephant skin. Watch this tutorial to know how to repair that. Why does Elephant Skin happen?Elephant skin can happen because […]

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Sep 07

Free Tutorial: How to Colour Buttercream

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07 September 2018How to Colour Buttercream If you are very new to cake making, read this before you continue as it will make all the difference and save you a ton of money and wasted time. What do you use to colour the buttercreamYou will need a food colouring but it needs to be a paste […]

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Sep 06

How to make Perfect Vanilla Buttercream

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06 September 2018How to make Perfect Vanilla Buttercream Vanilla buttercream is an absolutely staple for cake maker.  In this free tutorial, learn how to make a basic but highly reliable American Buttercream (otherwise known as ABC).  Ingredients you will needYou will need 4 ingredients:250 grams butter (around 2 large sticks) . Choose the whitest one you […]

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Sep 05

Royal Icing Recipe: Free Tutorial

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05 September 2018How to make Royal Icing  Royal Icing! Watch the video above to learn how to make simple royal icing with an egg. What is Royal Icing?This type of icing is one of the simplest and most traditional icings there is. It’s made from confectioners’ sugar (powdered sugar), egg whites and flavorings.It is most typically […]

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Sep 04

Free Tutorial: How to Colour Fondant

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04 September 2018How to Colour Fondant / Sugarpaste When it comes to colouring fondant, you have two choices: pre coloured or colour it yourself. Well actually, that is not strictly true. You can also cover cakes in white fondant and then airbrush on the colour. Or you can paint a white fondant covered cake as well. You […]

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Sep 03

Introduction to Modelling Tools

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03 September 2018Introduction to Modelling Tools Modelling Tools… enter Holy cow! There are a LOT of modelling tools in the cake world. Where do you start? Do you really need to buy them all? Will your life be incomplete if you don’t have them all? Should you get metal, plastic or matching sets? Are the […]

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Sep 02

Drums, Dummies, Boards & Cards

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02 September 2018Drums, Dummies, Boards & Cards When it comes to making cakes, often the success (or not) of a cake masterpiece (or even a tiny birthday cake) will stand or fall on how well you planned the internal structures. There are a few really important things to know from the outset:But isn’t there just one […]

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Sep 01

How to Cut Foam Core

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31 August 2018How to Cut Foam Core Yeh! You have discovered (or are about to discover) Foam Core. The stuff that will reveolutionise your cake making life… via GIPHYYep, that’s right. Once you have used this stuff for your cake bases, you ain’t NE-VAAAAAH gonna go back to normal cake boards. I promise you. Why? Because it […]

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