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Dec 11

Cake & Cupcake Decorating Timelines

By Suzi Witt | Cake Articles

11 December 2018Cake and Cupcake Decorating TimelinesI am often asked in cake decorating courses what is the best timeline for making and decorating (i) cupcakes and (ii) cakes. Below I have set out my preferred timeline for both. “Cake Day” is the day you want to use the cake or cupcakes.Bear in mind that if […]

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Dec 07

20 tips for exhibiting at wedding fayres

By Suzi Witt | Cake Articles

7 December 201820 Tips for exhibiting at wedding fayresAs a cake maker, at some point, you will consider attending your first wedding fayre.  Sometimes these can be very lucrative but sometimes they aren’t as successful as you might hope.   In order to mazimise your chances of a successful wedding fayre, here are my top 20 […]

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Nov 22

Peeling Cupcakes Cases

By Suzi Witt | Cake Articles

22 November 2018How to stop peeling cupcake casesOne of the most common questions that I am asked about cake making and cake decorating is “Why do my cupcake cases peel?”As far as I know, no one has ever come up with a scientific explanation for this. However, there is nothing worse than baking a batch […]

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Sep 13

4 Easy Design Tools For Your Cake Business

By Suzi Witt | Business Articles

13 September 2018 So, you signed up to make cakes, right?  You didn’t realise that this also meant you needed to be an accountant, web designer, artist, photographer,  economist and graphic artist?  I am not kiddin’! Having basic graphic design skills when you run a cake business will help you heaps and heaps.  It will open […]

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Sep 12

5 Tips for Writing A Cake Book

By Suzi Witt | Business Articles

12 September 2018 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 a bucket list dream that you can totally make a reality. Indeed, […]

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Sep 10

How to flat ice cupcakes

By Suzi Witt | Home Page Blog Posts

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

How to work with colour on cakes

By Suzi Witt | Home Page Blog Posts

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

By Suzi Witt | Home Page Blog Posts

10 September 2018Quick Recipe for 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 that I use a lot. What is ganache?Ganache is […]

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Sep 10

How to transport cakes

By Suzi Witt | Home Page Blog Posts

07 September 2018Tips on Transporting Cakes So, you have made your cake, cupcakes and mini cakes…now for transporting them safely so you don’t ruin all your hard work! Tip #1: Use heavy duty cake boxesYou can buy heavy duty cake boxes but we tend to deconstruct them because we find they work better when you can […]

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Sep 08

Your essential cake tools

By Suzi Witt | Home Page Blog Posts

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 07

How to repair elephant skin

By Suzi Witt | Home Page Blog Posts

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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