• 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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  • naked wedding cakes Wiston House

    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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  • How to make a Christmas Cake

    How to Make the Perfect Christmas Cake – Part One

      IT IS less than two months to go until Christmas and if you haven’t done so already then now is the time to bake your Christmas cake. Get it in the oven now and then you will have at least six weeks to soak in plenty of brandy or whiskey, depending on which tipple …

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  • The Making of the Millennium Falcon Cake

    We have done several Millennium Falcon cakes over the years – some for birthdays, the odd one for weddings – and it is quite clear the enthusiasm for Star Wars remains as strong as ever. As time has gone on we have perfected our techniques for producing Millennium Falcon cakes and after some trial and …

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  • Brighton and Hove Food Festival

      We had an awesome weekend at the Brighton and Hove Food Festival over the Easter weekend with our wonderful Miss Millar’s Marvellous Mallows. To say they went down a storm would be an understatement. Everybody loved them!! In fact, they went down so well we sold out of all 2000 we had made and …

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