Cake Decorating Hints & Tips

An aspect of baking or decorating that has you stumped? We’re here to help!

Cake covered in ganache

Types of icing: how many do you know?

Ever found yourself bamboozled by the different types of cake icing out there? We’re here to help!

Jacqui Kelly’s Rice Krispie Treat Recipe

This recipe and method is for one portion of RKT, as used in Jacqui’s Rainbow Dragon in our February…

How to Stencil with Lustre Dust and Brush

A simple yet effective technique using Sugar Vanilla Stencils

Renshaw Academy Advice floral biscuits

Royal icing made simple: Renshaw Academy's…

Whether you’re a beginner or an expert when it comes to royal icing, Renshaw Academy is here with…

Royal icing vs buttercream: the nation's…

Have you ever wondered, what’s the difference between icing and frosting with buttercream? We’ve got…

How to make a rainbow layer cake

Brighten up your baking with this vibrant rainbow layer cake and a little bit of help from our…

8 tips for working with colour

Cake designer to the stars Maggie Austin explains how to get the best and brightest results for a…

4 ways to make glitter you can eat

Baking with glitter is super fun! Here are four ways to spruce up your desserts! 

How to... create a basic tiered cake

Don't let a tiered cake intimidate you! Give Britt Box's step-by-step basic tiered cake tutorial a…

How To: Create Crystallised Flowers

Ever wondered how to create those beautiful fresh flower effects on your cakes? We talked to Jan…

How to use Nifty Nozzles by Sugar and Crumbs

Carol McFarland from Sugar and Crumbs explains how preparation is key when using the fabulous Nifty…

Marzipan and almonds

How to use marzipan: the basics

This handy guide covers the basics to using marzipan along with how to store marzipan, how to make…

Covering a cake with chocolate ganache

How to ganache a cake: a beginner’s guide

We’ve got your decorating basics covered with a video tutorial, chocolate ganache recipes and…

Chocolate Collar Tutorial

It's National Chocolate Day on the 28th of November, so to celebrate, we're showing you how to make…

The essential cake decorating equipment…

Check out our simple guide to what essential cake utensils and cake décor tools you should have in…

Choose the best type of icing

All icings have their use for one project or another, but it’s important to use the right one to get…

Top Tips from Carol McFarland of Sugar and…

We catch up with the best cake-minded people in the industry to get you the best tips!

Crystallised rose petals

Whether you're decorating a birthday cake, or you've got some pastries to nicely finish, these…

Gingerbread house

Top tips for making a gingerbread house…

Check out our top tips to build the best gingerbread house this festive season!

Sponge cake with white chocolate buttercream, a chocolate collar and topped with berries

How to make a chocolate collar

Create a stunning chocolate collar with this easy-to-follow guide by Food Thoughts...

How to... Create Lettering

A personalised message on a cake is a great way to make it that little bit more special. Here, Britt…

The Versatility of Colour Splash Dusts

We're looking at colouring for every occasion with Colour Splash!

Wedding cake with ribbon

Using ribbon on cake: your go-to how to!

We've teamed up with our friends at Culpitt to create your go-to how to put ribbon on a cake!

How to write a message on cakes

Writing on cakes is a lovely way to personalise a celebration cake! Britt Box from She Who Bakes…

How to Make Edible Moss

Add this yummy moss to garden and forest cakes, this is your new essential sugar florist technique!…

How to... make Cake Lace by the Bath Cake…

The Bath Cake Company show us how to create the delicate decoration that is cake lace and how to…

Buttercream Colours

How to choose buttercream colours

In this guide, Neetha Syam shows you how to choose the right colours for your buttercream cake…

Ask the Experts...Edible Glitter

What is the difference between food contact glitter and edible glitter, and how do you use these on…

How to Stencil with Lustre Dusts and a Sponge

A simple yet effective technique using Sugar Vanilla Stencils

Decorated Christmas cake

The ultimate guide on how to decorate a…

If you’re looking for the top Christmas cake decorating tips, you’ve come to the right place!

Selection of decorated chocolates

Make your bakes pretty: how to colour white…

Are you looking to learn a new cake decorating skill? Find out how to colour white chocolate with…

Edible lace decoration

How to create edible lace decoration

Learn how to create edible lace decoration, a useful technique to have under your belt for a variety…