A Thread For All Uk Bakers!!

Decorating By hailinguk Updated 23 Nov 2016 , 12:15am by nazya_bakes

bashini Posted 21 Mar 2014 , 11:03am
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AWelcome Kay! I'm sure you'll get loads of help here!!:D

maisie73 Posted 21 Mar 2014 , 11:19am
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AWelcome from Wales. :-) I can tell you from experience you WILL get loads of help here, they're a brilliant bunch. Nice rabbit. :-)

DaysCakes Posted 21 Mar 2014 , 11:22am
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Originally Posted by maisie73 

Well I never knew I could add a photo on my phone, thought I could only do it on the computer!
This is the cake my daughter decorated for my husbands birthday yesterday. You all helped me so much, thought you'd like to see it.
Thank you for sharing - it's lovely and the pens worked a treat, didn't they?
maisie73 Posted 21 Mar 2014 , 11:25am
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AYes they did, better than I thought they would actually. Thankyou. :-) I'm saving everyones "plan B" suggestions for next year!

Sprinkles1986 Posted 21 Mar 2014 , 11:28am
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AThank you! Glad it looks like a rabbit lol, toddlers can be cruel, I had images of them saying "ooh its a doggy"

maisie73 Posted 21 Mar 2014 , 11:39am
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AWelcome. Toddlers can be cruel???!!!! Have you met teenagers?! I made fondant animals for the first time a couple of weeks ago, showed them to my 17 yr old, he said "i like the elephant but I'm not fussed on the dog'!

maisie73 Posted 21 Mar 2014 , 11:40am
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AOops didn't mean to post that, hadn't finished! The animals I made were 2 monkeys, an elephant and a lion!

Sprinkles1986 Posted 21 Mar 2014 , 12:50pm
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ALol kids! Honesty is the best policy...............unless its made by mum

Mel37 Posted 21 Mar 2014 , 2:11pm
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AOh that looks brilliant Maisie, really lovely, so pleased the pens did the trick! :)

Hi Kay, that's a very cute rabbit :)

Nannycook, not sure where you can get it online (just googled and didn't find it) but I have it in her 'Cakes for Romantic Occasions' book. It's a lovely cake, I torted mine into 3 layers, and once filled with b/c it came to 3" high. Its a bit 'crumby' when cutting, but nice and firm!

I actually use most of her recipes for my cakes as they are all nice and firm, so great to sugarpaste, and I actually find they get better with age! I never freeze cakes and always bake 3 days before delivery, to allow a day to fill & cover, then another to decorate. Cakes always stay moist (never use sugar syrup either) and I'm use the flavour improves after a day or so!

PS just checked, and it you look at the book on Amazon, then 'Look Inside' you can scroll to the recipes! :)

Zurismum Posted 21 Mar 2014 , 2:40pm
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AThanks Bashini

maisie73 Posted 21 Mar 2014 , 7:17pm
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AThankyou Mel. :-)

nannycook Posted 21 Mar 2014 , 9:32pm
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AHi Maisie, thats brilliant, bet your chuffed with it? Well done both.x

nannycook Posted 21 Mar 2014 , 9:34pm
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AThanks Mel, will take a look. I do have one of her books.

maisie73 Posted 21 Mar 2014 , 11:14pm
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AThanks Nanny, yes, really chuffed. :-) And I've finished the gluten free nightmare! Hooray!

natt12321 Posted 21 Mar 2014 , 11:24pm
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WOO Maisie! How did the Gluten free cake end up?

I am ready for bed now! Just got 10 cupcakes to ice and then off to be I will be.

Todays big project was this



I need to take better photos tomorrow morning when the light is better.

maisie73 Posted 22 Mar 2014 , 12:37am
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AAw that's lovely Natt! I'm not very pleased with my gf cake, it tastes yummy (at least the worst of the two and the trimmings of the one I used did) but I'm not pleased with how it looked. It's done tho and my friend was delighted when I delivered it at nearly 11pm! I just tried to add a photo of it but the internet is slow tonight so I''ll try again in the morning.

nannycook Posted 22 Mar 2014 , 7:08am
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ASee, your patience paid off Maisie.

Thats fantastic Natt12321.

maisie73 Posted 22 Mar 2014 , 10:42am
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A[IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3208355/width/200/height/400[/IMG] Gluten free, nut free, banana free, artificial flavour free, not great looking but yummy giant cupcake!

natt12321 Posted 22 Mar 2014 , 10:50am
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Thanks both!!

I think it looks great Maisie! Good job! Always great when a troublesome cake is done isn't it?

maisie73 Posted 22 Mar 2014 , 10:56am
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AThankyou Natt. Yes it is! I couldn't do this for a living even if I was good enough, far too stressful, I'd be a gibbering wreck uf I actually charged people! I take my hat off to anybody who does, i'm in awe of you all! Can I ask your opinion of the board natt? It's the 2nd one I've done and it's the only thing I'm happy with!

natt12321 Posted 22 Mar 2014 , 11:00am
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From what I can see from the picture the board looks well done, there is one spot I can see (I think) that could maybe be more even, but its small and only cos I was looking for it. I LOVE the ribbon you used.

If anything Maisie the only change I personally would make is the letters, but that just means buying a new set of cutters, and it's kind of personal preference!

bashini Posted 22 Mar 2014 , 11:02am
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Natt, your cake is fabulous!!! The characters are perfect!! :)


AND Maisie!!!! Your cake is amazing!!! I cannot see any fault at all. For me, its PERFECT!!! The cake, the board, Everything!!! Well Done!!!;-D No wonder your friend loved it! :grin:

maisie73 Posted 22 Mar 2014 , 11:16am
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AAw thankyou so much both. :-) I feel like you've told me my baby is beautiful! There were two bad bits on the board actually Natt! And I don't like the letters but I just can't seem to get on with letter cutters, this is the third set I've bought and I only use them because they at least resemble the letters they're supposed to be by the time I get em on the cake!

natt12321 Posted 22 Mar 2014 , 11:34am
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Practice makes perfect with letters and numbers! Some letters are harder cos the cutters need flower paste rather than fondant, my favourite brand of letter cutters is http://www.windsorcakecraft.co.uk/the_windsor_clikstix_range.html

Most of the time I pipe or paint my letters, but if I cut them I use these cos you can use thinly rolled fondant as well as being able to use flower paste or half and half with them so they are more versatile.

It is beautiful! All of us are our worst critics! I still just see faults in the cakes I make and I've been doing it a long time!

Mel37 Posted 22 Mar 2014 , 11:45am
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ANatt that cake is fab, I love Jerry and that block of cheese!

Maisie that's beautiful, I love the colours, and the rosette piping, and that ribbon is so pretty!

Letters are fiddly, but I'm totally with Natt, I use Clikstick letters all the time and they are great. Took me a few goes to get the hang of them (use flower paste, rolled v v thin then leave it for a few minutes after rolling out to let it dry before cutting) but once you've got the hang of them you'll never go back LOL :)

natt12321 Posted 22 Mar 2014 , 11:57am
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Thank you Bashini and Mel!!

The cheese is probably my favourite part, it came out better than I had hoped

maisie73 Posted 22 Mar 2014 , 12:00pm
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AJust had a look at the Clickstix, I think I've got them and hate them! If not they're very similar! I'll try again tho, I'm already doing things (quite!) well I couldn't do at all a year ago. Thanks for the tips. :-) The ribbon was what I had leftover from a previous cake, waste not, want not! That's what decided my cake colours. I love your cheese too natt, it's my favourite bit.

maisie73 Posted 22 Mar 2014 , 12:01pm
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AHaha, didn't see your post natt, must've been writing mine when yours added!

nannycook Posted 22 Mar 2014 , 12:11pm
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AThats beautiful maisie, love the colour too.

bashini Posted 22 Mar 2014 , 1:48pm
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Maisie, like others, I use flower paste to cut my letters too. There are few videos on YouTube on how to do them. I'm sure they will help you. :)

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