Sugar Bliss Cake Decorating Supplies

In our Sugarbliss Cake Decorating shop, Knowle, Solihull, we are frequently asked How To Do! questions which we are always happy to advise and help. From how to ice wedding cakes, how to support and stack a wedding cake to creating buttercream swirls, making sugar flowers and much more. So over the next month we will be answering as many of your questions as possible so you too can create perfect, wedding, celebration and cupcakes!

 

cupcake-icingIf you love baking cupcakes but are not confident in decorating your cupcakes, then simply follow our four easy Steps on how to ice for a professional finish.

 

Ingredients

140g/5oz soft butter

280g/10oz icing sugar

1 tbsp milk

Few drops food colouring

Preparation method

Beat the butter in a large bowl. Add half of the icing sugar and beat until smooth.

Add the remaining icing sugar and one tablespoon of the milk and beat the mixture until creamy.

Stir in the food colouring.

 

PRODUCTS USED

Natural Elements Large Ceramic Bowl

Master Class Stainless Steel 20.5cm Fine Mesh Sieve

Stainless Steel Eleven Wire 30cm Balloon Whisk

Sweetly Does It Icing Bag 38cm

Sweetly Does It Large Closed Star Icing Nozzle

 

 

1. You will need a large star piping nozzle and a large piping bag.

 
2. Once you’ve made your buttercream fill the piping bag and twist the end to seal. Hold the bag above the centre of the cupcake and applying a steady pressure, pipe in a swirl. Check out our simple buttercream icing recipe.

 

3. Continue the swirl working outwards toward the edge of the cupcake.

 

4. When you’ve covered the entire cupcake, release the pressure and flick the nozzle away to break from the swirl. This should create a smooth finish.

 

Go cake crazy with sugary delights such as cupcakes, cake pops, push pops, macaroons, celebration cakes and cookies. With hundreds of products, Sugarbliss Cake Decorating Shop, is all about making, decorating and serving your cake baking bests.

 

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Halloween Gothic Wedding Cake

doric-sweet-laceWith Halloween approaching soon we have had great fun designing our Halloween Gothic Wedding Cake. The cake stands approximately 4ft on a black milk cake stand and is based on a castle design with a few differences! Using Doric’s Sweet lace and silicone lace mats we created a gothic lace design around the bases of the cakes and towers. The Sweet Lace product is absolutely fantastic to use and the end design result is stunning.

 

 

lace-silicone-mat-wedding-cake-designSimply weight out approx 45g of Sweet lace Icing, 55ml of water, add colouring gel of your choice (black in our case), 5g of Sweet Lace gel and gently mix for 5-10 minutes. Pour the icing onto your lace mat. Then using a palette knife work the icing into the mould making sure there are no gaps or bubbles. Leave to dry for 6-8 hours or as we did, place into your oven at 80 c for 10-12 minutes. Once dry simply peel the lace icing away from the mould. The lace can form around almost any shape and gives a professional finish to your cake design.

 

Black Candy Melts were used to tile the towers and we used the wonderful Patchwork cutters to create the gothic style church windows, Our handmade sugar figures were created in the image of a zombie bride and groom and a bat stencil was used to really add a Halloween feel to this wedding cake.

 

All the products used to create this gothic wedding cake, are available in our Sugarbliss Cake Decorating Shop, Knowle, Solihull and we are more than happy to give you all the advise necessary to create amazing wedding cakes, celebration and birthday cakes, sugar flowers, sugar modelling and cake designing.

 

We will shortly add a couple pictures of our stunning gothic themed wedding cake, so you can see the wonderful effect of Sweet Lace icing.

 

Don’t forget we now have Halloween cake decorations, sugar sprinkles, cutters and bakeware so you can create your very own cupcakes and halloween cakes to celebrate Halloween this year.

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Wedding Cake Lighting

wedding cake venuesIn our wedding cake consultations, we often consider the venue to determine the design and size of the wedding cake. Another important factor when designing a bespoke wedding cake is the cake stand itself. Having the right cake stand can enhance a wedding cake tremendously and there are so many cake stands available, so it should not be to hard to fined the right one to suite.

 

Just as important is the physical lighting of the wedding cakes. Although it is difficult to influence this, as normally the venue will be limited to what it can achieve, it is well worth discussing initially with the bride and groom to be, because if done correctly it can make anincredible difference to the overall look of the cake.

 

wedding cake lightingMany cake stands such as our crystal and chandelier cake stand have led lighting all ready built into the stand. You can also add lighting by using simple spot lights placed either side of the wedding cake.

 

Recently, at a magnificent new wedding venue our crystal chandelier wedding cake took center stage. The venue set the lighting perfect by simply dimming down, allowing the superb crystal wedding cake to stand out under its own lighting.

 

Standbrook Abbey is absolutely stunning and set in 22 acres of beautiful country side and is full of sumptuous wallpapers, carvings, stained glass, floor tiles, metalwork and furnishings that grace the Houses of Parliament and we truly hope this is a venue we will frequently visit.

 

In our Sugarbliss Cake Decorating Shop we have recently received some great new cake decorating products and ingredients. The new sugarpaste icing from Doric is excellent and has all the characteristics and qualities of leading brands. Another new icing tool is the dual icing bottle by kitchen craft.

This ingenious idea to mix icing and buttercream colours in the one decoration is perfect for creating swirls for Halloween and Christmas cupcakes. Twin icing bottles supply one star shaped icing nozzle, so you can have any colour combination to pipe and decorate away! The results give a whole new look to swirled icing. The bottle comes complete with a star shaped stainless steel nozzle and a cover for icing storage.
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