How To Color Fondant

Color fondant starts with plain fondant – a simple mixture made from sugar and water. The combination forms a paste and it is the paste that is used to decorate cakes.  The paste is rolled over the cake to form a smooth icing or frosting. A professional cake...

Birthday Cakes For Girls

Birthday Cakes for Girls are a lot of fun to make and there are heaps of great ideas on what theme to use.  Of course, most girls like ‘pretty’ colours like pink, purple and pastel shades, but there are so many different options that it is always fun to try something...

Spiderman Cake Ideas

Superhero themed birthday parties are inevitable in most little boys lives.  Batman, Superman and their fellow crime fighting mates are all very popular.  Last time we featured Batman Cakes, and this time it’s Spiderman’s turn.  Here’s some ideas for creating the...

Batman Cake Ideas

Superheros are always a popular theme for childrens birthday cakes and while for some it is hard to choose, there are very few little boys who wouldn’t love a Batman Cake. A Batman Cake could be part of a general superhero themed party or a theme of its own. There are...

How To Choose A Birthday Cake Pan

Building a great novelty birthday cake has to start somewhere, and once a theme is decided, the next decision to be made is what birthday cake pan to use. There are a few different considerations to take into account before choosing a pan. Let’s take a look....

Princess Birthday Cakes

At some stage in most girls lives, they are going to want a princess party, and of course it will be necessary to have a princess cake.  Here are a few ideas and tips on how you can create fabulous Princess Birthday Cakes. Princess Doll Cake This type of cake is made...

Lightning McQueen Birthday Cake

Last year my youngest son’s 4th birthday request was for a Lightning McQueen Birthday Cake.  I knew this was going to be my greatest birthday cake challenge yet. In particular, I was feeling daunted by all that red icing. The year before the request was for a...

Cake Decorating Using Candy and Lollies

One of the quickest and easiest cake decorating techniques is using store bought lollies or candy.  They truly are a cake decorators best friend and can be used to create all types of wonderful cake creations. A visit to your local lolly shop will be great evidence of...