Wedding Cakes At The Belfry Hotel

Screenshot 2019-10-03 at 14.55.45Wedding Cakes At The Belfry Hotel by Sugarbliss Cake Company

 

We often talk about the amazing wedding venues we visit delivering our Sugarbliss wedding cakes through out the uk but The Belfry is by far one of our favourites. With varioous sized rooms to suit large or small wedding receptions, our wedding cakes look stunning in all settings.

 

From 2 tier wedding cakes to 8 tier wedding cakes at Sugarbliss Cake company we are sure we can design the perfect wedding cake for you.

 

With over 36 mouth watering flavours and fillings to choose from and a professional delivery and set up service through the West Midlands, your beautiful wedding cake design will not only look stunning but will taste incredible too!

 

We also specialise in Vegan wedding cakes, eggless wedding cake, gluten and Dairy free wee wedding cakes.

 

If you would like more information reagrding our wedding cake service, please call or pop in to our Sugarbliss Cake Company Shop, Knowle Solihull.

 

 

Wedding Cake Sugarflower Roses

The rose represents love, elegance and beauty, making sugar roses the perfect choice of decoration for wedding cakes, birthday cakes and special occasion cakes. If you’re just starting out with cake decorating then learning how to make your own sugar roses is a great place to start. Making sugar roses is surprisingly easy and gives you that extra bit of flexibility to create your own custom rose size, colour and design that complements your cake perfectly.

 

We have a fantastic range of readymade sugar roses available at our Sugarbliss Cake Decorating Shop, Solihull, West Midlands but if you would like to learn a new skill and make your own then read on for our two handy step-by-step methods that have been put together to meet the needs of beginners as well as more experienced sugarcrafters.

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Easy sugar roses method

 

The FMM Easiest Rose Cutter is the perfect way to create beautiful and realistic sugar roses, no matter what your skill level.

 

You will need:
Cake Star White Modelling Paste – 100g (75001)
Culpitt Cake Decorating Sugarpaste Icing-Brilliant White – 250g (74229)
Colour Splash Gel – your choice of colour
FMM Easy Rose Cutter (81706)
Culpitt 9” Rolling Pin (84788)
PME Flower Foam Pad (84632)
Green Non-Stick Board 10” x 7” (83440G)
Culpitt Edible Glue-17ml (5599)
Wilton Dust-N-Store Pouch (822489) optional
Stay Fresh Multi Mat-Small (83363) optional
Brush for gluing

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Create your paste by mixing equal quantities of the sugar paste and Cake Star modelling paste together, or simply using sugar flower paste. Knead well and colour using your choice of Colour Splash gel.

 

Roll the paste out very thinly and cut out with the Easiest Rose Ever cutter. Thin out the petal edges using the rolling pin on the foam pad.

 

Brush a line of glue along the length of the paste just above the centre.  Fold in half lengthwise and brush another line of glue along the bottom edge. Roll up to form a small rose, tweaking the petal edges to create a realistic look.

 

Repeat this process if you want a larger rose until you have the size required, shaping the petals as you go. You can also brush some deeper pink dusting powder into the centre and onto the petal edges to bring your rose to life!

 

Advanced sugar roses method

 

If you’re a more confident sugarcrafter then why not try making a sugar rose from scratch?

 

You will need:
Renshaw Flower and Modelling Paste-White- 250g (0601942)
Colour Splash Gel-Green Leaf 25g (0675078) and one in your choice of colour
Culpitt Rose Cutters-Set of 4 (84778)
Culpitt Calyx Cutter-Set of 3 (84783)
Culpitt 9” Rolling Pin (84788)
PME Flower Foam Pad (84632)
Green Non-Stick Board 10” x 7” (83440G)
Jem Petal Base-50g (JC150) or any white fat
Culpitt Edible Glue-17ml (5599)
Bone Tool from Cake Star Decorating Kit (0684797)
22gauge Dark Green Florist Wire – Pack of 20 (1385G)
Stemtex Tape-Nile Green (1490N)
Colour Splash Food Colouring Powder-Matt-Blush (75116)
Stay Fresh Multi Mat – Small (83363) optional
Brush for gluing

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Create your paste by mixing equal quantities of the sugar paste and Cake Star modelling paste together, or simply using sugar flower paste. Knead well and colour using your choice of Colour Splash gel.

 

Make a hook on the end of a 22g wire and glue this into a small cone of paste. Allow to dry before starting the rose.

 

Top Tip: if you are making a large rose, use a polystyrene bud instead of using paste for the centre cone – the rose will be much lighter to handle!

 

Roll out the paste very thinly – you can use the Jem Petal Base or white fat rubbed lightly on the board to prevent the paste from sticking.  Use one of the five-petal cutters from the set, ensuring the petals are large enough to cover the cone, and cut out the first shape.

 

Thin the edges of all the petals using the bone tool.  Brush glue over base of petals and place the first one over the cone, and petal three opposite. These form the centre of the rose. Take petals two, four and five and overlap them around the bud.

 

Cut out five more petal shapes, working on one whilst keeping the spare ones under the Stay Fresh mat to prevent them from drying out. Thin out the edges, add glue and push the centre onto the wire.  Push up and stick to the underside of the cone. Stick petals around the outside of the rose, overlapping each petal in turn, tweaking the petals for a realistic look. Repeat with more five petal shapes until you have created the size of rose you want. You may need to increase the size of the cutter you use for the outer petals if a very large rose is required. Allow to dry.

 

Enhance the finished look of the rose by dusting some Colour Splash dust in the centre and around the petal edges. Tape the stem for a more realistic finish.

Summer Colourful Birthday Cakes

unicakeSummer is here and we’ve got everything you need to create birthday cakes, Wedding Cakes and Celebration cakes, from our most popular cake decorating products to brand new and exciting cake decorating equipment, all available from our Sugarbliss Cake Decorating Shop, Knowle, Solihull, West Midlands. Between weddings cakes, birthday cakes and garden party cakes, there’s always plenty of summer events to plan for, so make sure you get summer- ready with our best selling cake decorating supplies.

 

Unicorn cakes remain a top trend in the cake decorating world, having taken social media by storm over the last year. These fantastic colourful birthday cakes uses plenty of colour and sparkle, making them very popular choice for children’s birthday parties and special celebrations. Check out our simple unicorn how-to guide.

 

1 Secure the cake to your cake board using a small amount of buttercream.

 

2 Colour a large bowl of buttercream with the Pale Pink gel. Using a palette knife, spread the pink buttercream over the top of your cake.

 

3 Divide more buttercream into 3 bowls. Colour one bowl using more of the Pale Pink gel, one using Blue and one using Lemon.

 

4 Fill three piping bags with each of your three buttercream colours. Cut 10mm off the tips of each bag.

 

5 Insert the 2D drop ower nozzle into another piping bag and carefully insert the three lled piping bags, ensuring the ends are level and as near to the nozzle as possible.

 

6 Pipe an individual swirl of buttercream on the base of your cake. Continue all the way around until all the cake is completely covered.

 

7 Mix the Purple Cupcakes pearls and vermicelli together in a bowl. Sprinkle on the top of your cake in an arc shape to create a colourful rainbow.

 

8 Add your mini ower sugar pipings.

 

9 Roll out your gold metallic modelling paste and cut out your desired name and age using the Push Easy cutters. Secure to the top of the cake towards the front edge.

 

10 Place your unicorn on top for the perfect magical finish!

Gold Rose Wedding Cake

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We had a fantastic day delivering and setting up our beautifully designed Gold Rose Flower Wedding Cake at the stunning Chateau Impney Hotel, Droitwich, Worcestershire.

 

Our gold rose wedding cake was created from our delicious chocolate Oreo, Vanilla & Raspberry and Lemon flavoured cakes. Adorned in beautiful gold roses cascading down the front of this 5 tier elegant wedding cake this wedding cake took centre stage in one of the many suites at the resplendent Chateau Impney Hotel.

 

 

Birthday Cake Essentials

buntingWe have over 30 exciting new cake decorating products this month all available now from our cake decorating shop, Solihull, West Midlands. Some of our new cake decorating supplies include the very popular Cake Star Push Easy Shape and Flower cutters, new palette knives and texture mats which are a simple way for adding texture patterns to your sugarpaste icing and perfect for birthday cakes, as well as, themed wedding cakes.

 

 

We’ve also got the popular FMM Bunting and Owl Cutters in stock. Making your own edible bunting to decorate birthday cakes, cupcakes and wedding cakes has never been easier with the new Bunting Cutter set by FMM. Each set includes three different cutter sizes to suit all cake types. This cake decorating product has been very popular with our proffessional and home cake decoraters.
Create realistic effects with our fantastic range of new texture mats for cake decorating. Easy to use and very effective, these mats are perfect forcreating textures that can add depth to birthday cakes, cupcakes, biscuits and bespoked elegant wedding cakes.

Tiered Wedding Cakes-Stacking

tiered-wedding-cakeWe are frequently asked in our cake decorating shop, how to stack a tiered wedding cake or birthday cake. So, we thought we would spend a little time explaining some simple steps to help you, safely build tiered wedding cakes.

 

A stacked cake is a design where cakes are positioned directly on top of each other, as opposed to using cake pillars or cake separators . For any multi tiered cake, whether a wedding cake or a celebration cake, this is a very popular design!

 

What Sized Cake Boards/Drums Do I Need?

As a rule of thumb, use a cake drum board 3” larger than the size of the cake. This may vary if your side or base cake decoration requires a larger board.

If cakes are stacked a cake drum board is used at the base and usually each tier stacked on top of the base cake sits on either a thinner cake card or a thicker cake board drum, the same size as the cake so that it is hidden when iced with sugarpaste.

 

As a general rule, if you have a mixture of fruit cake and a sponge cake in a tiered cake, it is better to place the heavier fruit cakes at the bottom for stability.  If the design allows, keep each tier separate and assemble at the venue for ease of transport. However this is not always possible because of the design, and it may have to be stacked before transporting. There are special cake boxes available for this purpose.

 

It is recommended to allow the cake underneath to dry, before positioning a cake on top.

 

Once you have iced all the cakes, check they are level. (A small spirit level is useful for this purpose) and leave to set. The base cake is usually placed on a 12mm drum board, with all other cakes on the same cake board size, as the cake.

 

Insert plastic dowels, ensuring they are positioned within the diameter of the cake above but far enough apart to give support. After placing the dowel into the iced cake, mark with a edible cake pen, level with the surface of the cake. Remove and cut the dowels ensuring they are all level, and replace into cake.

 

Repeat the steps above for each tier and fix each cake tier with royal icing to prevent movement.

 

Finally, place the top tier in position.

 

If pillars are used, we recommend that you always use drum boards or double thick boards for extra strength.

 

The current trend for using roll out sugarpaste to ice a cake means that you do need to use dowelling as the icing is quite soft, therefore support is required for each tier.

 

Plastic dowels come in two lengths – 8” and 12”, clear or white, and can be snapped off after scoring them with a sharp knife at the appropriate point and sharply snapping.

 

It is essential to place the dowels in each tier within the diameter of the cake above but far enough apart to give adequate support. Make sure your cake dowels are cut exactly the same length. This will keep your cake level!