Supermarket Cakes vs Bespoke Cakes

A common frustration in the caking world is when a potential customer questions your prices and comes back with something like “How much? I can buy a cake from the supermarket for £20!” Pricing is an ongoing battle for me and others in this line of business. However, we are a supportive lot and inContinue reading “Supermarket Cakes vs Bespoke Cakes”

What is the difference between Sugar Paste and Gum Paste and what can I use them for?

When I first started decorating cakes my daughter bought me Debbie Brown’s book “Hot Cakes” and then promptly chose which cake she wanted me to make for her 21st birthday. After a lot of blood, sweat and tears, I finally produced this cake for her (which she loved by the way). I couldn’t understand, however,Continue reading “What is the difference between Sugar Paste and Gum Paste and what can I use them for?”