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  • Cake pricing - how much should you charge?

    Cake Pricing: Know what you’re worth and don’t be shy about it

    Cake pricing is something that comes up time and time again for cake decorators and is something of an Achilles heel among us. Even experienced cake decorators still struggle with it – have I priced too high? Have I priced too low? Am I better or worse than my competitors? Will people think I am …

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  • Zoella Cake – pretty rainbows and hidden surprises

    I can’t quite believe we have just made a cake for Zoella – yes, I had to ask who she was too but if you’re under 25 you know. It’s not every day though that we get asked to make a cake for a bona fide celebrity but when Blink Publishing got in touch and asked us …

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  • airbrushed make up cake on Brighton Beach

    Our 2015 Cakes Restrospective

    I simply can’t believe another year has flown by so damn fast. I had all these grand plans and we have only managed to achieve a fraction of them, which leaves plenty of scope for more stuff in 2016. Our 2015 cakes though were fricking awesome and we are lucky to have some fantastic clients who …

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  • Lego cake with traditional royal icing and piping on it

    Lego Cakes

    Everyone loves lego, young or old but it takes a bold person to decide to have it on their wedding cake. And yet, we are seeing an increasing number of people decide to introduce a bit of lego into their design. What I love about this is it perfectly combines traditional wedding cakes with a …

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  • Rugby Ball Cake

    It was a couple of months ago that we were asked to create a cake for a good friend of mine’s joint 60th birthday. They asked for a simple round or square cake, nothing too fancy, enough to feed 40 people. But in typical Brighton Cakes style we thought that would be really boring so …

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  • Easter Cookies with the Children

    Well Easter certainly snuck up on us! If you are like me and have school age children driving you potty at home you could always spend an afternoon making Easter cookies with them like these… They are really easy to make and certainly keep my two amused for a couple of hours. The cutters are …

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  • Rise in Companies Choosing Gingerbread Houses as Corporate Christmas Gifts

    Christmas cakes knocked off the top spot for must-have coporate Christmas gifts A GROWING number of companies are shunning the traditional fruit cake and instead choosing hand made gingerbread houses to give as thank you corporate christmas gifts to their clients this Christmas. Business owners are increasingly looking for something different and tasty that they can personalise …

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    The Naked Cakes Trend

    This year has been our busiest so far for cakes without icing or so-called naked cakes. The trend shows no signs of abating with more and more couples opting for a natural looking cake laden with fresh summer fruits. And there are certainly many advantages to having them. Fresher as they are made literally the night before …

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  • Making the Perfect Christmas Cake Part 3 – Decoration

    Okay so once you have got your cake covered in marzipan then the next step is covering it in fondant. Any supermarket fondant will do but you may prefer a particular brand. Knead it really well so it is nice and warm. Fondant contains glucose which warms with your hands as you knead it – …

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  • Making the Perfect Christmas Cake – Part Two

        Marzipanning Your Cake Once your cake has had two or three months to mature and soak up some booze it’s time to cover it in marzipan and icing, sealing in all that lovely fruit and flavour. Take out your cake from wherever you have stored it and unwrap completely. You will need a cake …

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