Colourful Baking Ideas

food-colouringOur range of stunning Paste Food Colours are suitable for painting and colouring sugarpaste, marzipan, flower paste, pastillage, buttercream and pastry or any food that you would like to brighten for a special occasion.

 

All our paste colours are glycerine-free and therefore suitable for run-outs and sugar flower work, where complete drying is essential. Our professional paste colours will not alter the consistency of the sugar paste icing as a liquid food colour can. They are fully mixable, so you can mix different colours to achieve your exact shade of colour.

 

Whether you are creating a vibrant rainbow wedding cake, red velvet cupcakes or a vibrant birthday cake, we’ve got everything you need to add a wonderful explosion of colour into your wedding cakes, birthday cakes or cupcakes.

 

 

food-colouring-gel-rainbowRainbow cakes are a great way to use lots of bright food colouring paste gels and are always a huge talking point when your cake is cut in to slices!  When making bright layers of sponge our Colour gels are very highly concentrated and bring out a very strong clear colour when added to your cake mix.

 

All our range of food colouring pastes and gels are available to order from our cake decorating shop, knowle, Solihull.

 

 

 

 

 

Rainbow Dust Cake glitters

Rainbow Dust glitters

 

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Rainbow Dust glitters non-toxic range comprises of deep, strong colours with sparkling highlights. This extra fine decorative glitter is non-toxic and suitable for food contact.

 

 

Screen Shot 2016-04-06 at 16.43.42This Rainbow Dust glitter is a really easy way to add a glamorous sparkle to your sugarcraft creations, simply sprinkle on the item or, for a more fixed finish, coat the item with edible glue before you sprinkle. The results are stunning!

 

 

Rainbow Dust glitter Colours are one of the only companies to be able to supply a non-toxic glitter for use on cake decorations that complies with the FSA guidelines for “Food-Contact” Glitters.

 

 

They are the brightest colours on the market and bounce light off their surface to great effect! We have over 70 colours within our range and they have a magnitude of uses within cake decorating.

 
The most common use for the Sparkle Range glitters is to apply them to sugar shapes (eg: sugar hearts) for use on cake top or cupcake decorations. They are also very popular as a decorative trimming on sugar flowers and even adding a dazzling sparkle to a cakeboard. These are just a few examples but cake decorating community uses these glitters to great effect in a wide variety of ways. All of the Rainbow Dust glitters are available from our online website as well as in store.

 

 

Colour Splash Edible Pens

colour-splash-edible-pensColour Splash Edible Pens

Our new range of Colour Splash cake decorating edible pens are really easy to use for personalising and adding unique finishing touches.
Each pen has 2 sides with a thick and a thin nib for writing, colouring and adding detail to cake decorations.
Available in a great value pack of 8 or single colours and include orange, brown, red, black, green, blue, pink & yellow.
Our range of edible cake decorating pens are now available online or to purchase from our Cake decorating & Supplies Shop, Knowle, Solihull, West Midlands.
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Winter Wonder Christmas Wedding Cake

winter-wedding-cakeWinter wedding are so romantic and allow us to create some amazing themed wedding cake designs. This week we had the please to create a wonderful winter ball baubles wedding cake. This beautiful 5 tier cake winter wedding cake looked stunning and perfectly placed at the resplendent Coombe Abbey, Coventry.

 

With incredible history and a fairytale setting, Coombe Abbey Hotel is the perfect venue for a winter Wedding.

 

Originally a 12th Century Cistercian Abbey, this unique building has been lovingly restored to its former glory. Now as Warwickshire’s premier wedding venue, Coombe Abbey Hotel offers an unrivalled setting for celebrations. Standing in 500 acres of parkland, majestically overlooking a moat and lake with formal gardens, Coombe Abbey Hotel offers stunning photographic opportunities.

 

Our 5 tier winter wedding cake with silver ball baubles, sugar snowflakes, white sugar roses and a sugar bride and groom stood perfectly in the centre of the reception room, with back drops of Christmas trees covered in snow, flickering lanterns, Christmas reindeers, Christmas candles and snow lights.

 

We also have on line and in store all the cake decorating, cake decorations and cupcake supplies, for you to create your very own winter wedding cake or celebration cake or the ever popular frozen cakes!

 

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Cake Decorations,cake Decorating & Cupcake Supplies

gingerbread-house-cutterWe have a large range of lovely cake decorations, cake decorating and cupcake supplies available in our cake decorating shop, solihull.

 

Our selection of new Christmas cake decorations are perfect for finishing off your Christmas cake design. Our selection of cake decorations include edible cake decorations, simply place on top of your Christmas cupcakes to create wonderful festive cupcakes.

 

We also have a fantastic new range of Christmas toppers. From Santas, snowman, and sleighs to Christmas trees and Merry Christmas cake motos, we are sure you will find everything you need to complete your very own Christmas celebration cake.

 

Another range of new products to Sugarbliss Cake decorating company, our our new festive cookie cutters. We have Christmas tree cutters, snowman cutters, holly cutters and of course the traditional gingerbread man cutter. A fabulous addition to our cutters is the gingerbread house cutter by kitchen craft. An easy to use cutter set which includes everything to create a gingerbread house. It also includes full instructions for you to create your ginger bread house and next week we will be giving you are very own ginger cookie recipe.

 

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Fantastic Football Themed Cake Toppers

football-themed-cakesWith the football season already started, I thought I would share with you a quick and easy way to make a ‘football themed celebration cake’!  In fact, it is so easy to make even the children can help!

 

We have a fantastic new range of football themed edible and non edible cake decorations and a great range of football themed cake decorating equipment from football candles, players to edible wafer pitches, football shirt cutters, moulds and ribbon to help you create ultimate football cake or cupcake!

 

Football Cake
Bake an oblong cake approximately 12”x 8”  and cover with green M&B sugarpaste. If you don’t have the correct size tin then you can cut your cake to size.

 

football-pitchDampen the top of your cake slightly and attach the Football wafer pitch. Once this is dry you can add your football figures and goal posts.

 

For a really different wedding theme, why not design a football wedding cake and cupcakes!

 

Or simply add our footballer cake toppers to your delicious cupcakes to create your very own football team!

 

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Halloween Cake And Cupcake Decorations

SUG695We have some new wonderful Halloween cake decorations,cake decorating and cupcake supplies in our cake decorating shop.

 

Our selection of cupcake sugar bats, witches, ghosts and pumpkins are perfect to simply finish your Halloween cupcake treats.

 

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Our range of Halloween shaped cutters are ideal for you to create your very own sugar decorations or spooky cookies. Why not use one of our Halloween pumpkin boxes to make this Halloween a real special treat.

 

 

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Jammie Dodgers

jammie-dodgerJammie Dodgers are always a great favourite at any special party. Our jammie dodger recipe is easy and quick to create. We have everything you need to create beautiful celebration cakes, wedding cakes, cupcakes and cookies in our Cake Decorating, Cake Decorations And Cupcake Supplies Shop.

 

Ingredients

 

225g unsalted butter

110g caster sugar

200g plain flour

100 ground almonds

75g strawberry jam

75g apricot jam

Icing sugar for dusting

 

Method

 

Add the butter, sugar, flour and almonds to a food processor and whizz together until the mixture forms a ball.

 

Using a spatula, remove the dough from the food processor then wrap in cling film, and leave in the fridge for around one hour.

 

Remove the dough from the fridge and knead until the dough is soft and workable.

 

Separate the dough in to equal sized balls and roll out on to a floured work surface to a thickness of around 5mm.

 

Using your cookie cutter cut out as many circle shapes as possible and place on to a baking tray, making sure you leave enough space in-between them.

 

Kneed the trimmings together and roll out again to get a few more biscuits out of the dough.

 

Roll out the second ball of dough and use a cookie cutter to cut the same amount of circles out. However, now take a smaller circle or heart shaped cutter and place in the centre of each biscuit to cut out a hole, and then place on to a baking tray.

 

Heat the oven to 140C/ fan 120C/gas 1 and cook the biscuits for around 20-30 minutes until just golden.

 

Transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.

 

Once cooled, add a blob of jam to the biscuit without the cut out shape, then place a cut out biscuit on top – alternate between strawberry and apricot jam.

 

Dust with icing sugar.

 

Products Used

 

KITCHEN CRAFT FLEXIBLE RUBBER SPATULA

COLOURWORKS SET OF 6 ROUND COOKIE CUTTERS

MASTER CLASS PROFESSIONAL NON-STICK HARD ANODISED 42CM BAKING TRAY

KITCHEN CRAFT NON-STICK 46CM ROLLING PIN

SWEETLY DOES IT SET OF 3 ROUND FONDANT CUTTERS

SWEETLY DOES IT SET OF 3 HEART FONDANT CUTTERS

 

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Sugarflowers And Cutters

clisstikSome recent new products available from our Cake decorating,Cake Decorations and Cupcake Supplies Shop, which we absolutely love are the Clikstix range of cutters. The Clikstix range of cutters have the added benefit of an ejector, simply place on your sugarpaste or petal paste, press and cut then eject. The range includes alphabet and number sets ideal for creating writing on celebration cakes and available in different fonts and sizes. It also includes bow cutters circle cutters leaf cutters butterflies and heart cutters perfect for wedding cakes and anniversary cakes.

 

peony-sugarflower-rose-wedding-cakeWe recently had the pleasure visiting Moxall Hall, Sutton Coldfield. This resplendent wedding venue is ideal for smaller wedding receptions catering up to 120 guests. The venue really suited our miniature half height wedding cake designs. The Bride and groom choose a beautiful sugarflower wedding cake which looked stunning in this grade 2 listed venue.

 

To create the peony sugarflowers we used the new Fmm peony cutters and the Fmm rose petal cutter set.

 

Another stunning wedding venue we have recently delivered one of our simple wedding cake designs is the wonderful Hampton Manor, Solihull. This venue again is ideal for smaller wedding parties and is set in 30 acres of beautiful gardens and fields.

 

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What You Need Cake Baking And Decorating

We are regularly asked about What Do We Need For Cake Decorating Equipment And Tools? So you have what it takes to bake, but now it is time for you to decorate your cakes! If you’re ready to take your cakes to the next level by learning the art of cake decorating, you are going to need some basic cake decorating supplies. All the professional cake decorating equipment and supplies available can seem really daunting! In taking a look at our own cake decorating essentials, we have assembled a basic beginners list to help you determine the tools that will be the most useful for you.

 

Cake Boards: Cakes simply look best on boards. Made of strong cardboard, cake board drums come in various sizes, shapes and even colours, so it is always a good idea to have a selection of different sized boards etc.

 

Cake Lifters look like a fatter version of the type you’d use to flip your pancakes. Ideal for moving your cakes with minimal stress or mess.

 

Cake Stencils are a cutout guide used for transferring an image onto your cake. You simply brush or sprinkle the coloring dust etc through the stencil, and the design remains on the cake. Cake stencils are great for adding a pattern to fondant topped cakes, but they also create a great effect on cakes that need visual Wow factor.

 

Piping Tips Couplers are a cake decorating tool consisting of a base and a ring which allows you to change piping tips without changing the bag.

 

Piping Tips are used with icing bags. They come in a wide range of different shapes and sizes to create different piping effects.

 

Digital Scale: If you’re a baker, you know that weighing ingredients helps you achieve more reliable results. So it’s definitely good to have a digital scale for decorating, as it can be helpful when measuring ingredients for icings etc.

 

Flower Nail: Shaped like a nail with a wider, flat head to create simple sugar piped flowers. With one hand spin the nail while your other hand does the piping. It is a good working surface that gives you better access than working directly on a cake, and the flat surface makes transferring to the cake simple.

 

Sugarpaste Roller is a non-stick rolling pin specifically designed for sugarpaste icing. Guide rings will often make it easy to roll out to even thicknesses.

 

Icing Smoother: These paddle-like tools are used to smooth the sugarpaste icing once it has been draped over the cake for a professional, finished look free of air bubbles or bumps.

 

Impression or Texture Mat: Perhaps not a necessity, but again, an easy way to create an impressive result. By placing the mat over rolled out sugarpaste, and applying even pressure across the surface, when you peel away the mat, you have a beautiful recessed design to place on your cake.

 

Food Paste Coloring: For the best variety of vibrant colors, invest in some gel paste food coloring or food coloring powder, also known as dusting powder. You’ll never go back to the liquid kind! Ideal for tinting icings, coloring sugarpaste and hand painting your cake.

 

Sugarpaste Cutters: The idea is similar to a cookie cutter, and really, some cookie cutters can be used for sugarpaste. Some versions have a plunger release, which we highly recommend: you can place your cutter on the sugarpaste, cut out your shape, and then press the release button for a clean cutout.

 

Modeling Set: This is a fantastic thing to have for modeling and shaping sugarpaste, as well as adding detail to fondant and modeling chocolate. Very nice for adding definition to flowers, leaves, and other small fondant or sugarpaste decorations. A basic modeling set will include a variety of tools tools. Examples include the Bone tool, which is ideal for smoothing curves, the Ball tool, which resembles a tiny ball bearing is very helpful in making rounded indentations on leaves and flowers, the Blade tool, which, as the name might imply, is something like a scalpel and perfect for cutting out small shapes.

 

Offset Palette Knife: An offset palette knife is a slim metal spatula with a blade that has a bend, allowing the blade to sit below the handle. Use it for spreading and smoothing icings and fillings.

 

Rolled Sugarpaste: Is ideal for creating a beautiful finish, many celebration cakes are topped with rolled sugarpaste. It is made of sugar, water, gelatin and food-grade glycerine. Its smooth appearance gives cakes a polished look, and rolled sugarpaste is also flexible and workable enough to mold into shapes.

 

Turntable: It makes frosting easy  and is also helpful when cake decorating, making it easy to rotate the cake to attend to all sides without the possibility of damaging the cake while lifting and shifting.

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