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    Product Review: Berry Fresh Freeze Dried Berry Powder

    Berry Fresh Freeze Dried Fruit Powder used in this review, provided by Berry Fresh Australia It is a truth universally acknowledged that fruit and cake go together like, well, fruit and cake! Sweet and sour, tangy and bitter, fruit adds flavour, fun, and freshness to a range of bakes. The kicker is, fruit is finicky. Fruit spoils, or may not be in season, or requires lots of preparation, or is expensive or some other impediment. Frozen fruit,...

    Basic Chocolate Buttercream

    Basic Chocolate Buttercream Quick and easy, and did I mention ridiculously delicious? Perfect for every kind of cake, cupcake, random spoonful at 3am (no judgement here!) 500 g (18 oz) Powdered Sugar (Icing Sugar)4 tbsp Cocoa Powder250 g (9 oz) Butter (Lurpak if possible, or another quality butter)2 tsp Vanilla Essence/FlavourWater to thin as necessary Mix the butter until it’s soft and creamy, and add your icing sugar a bit at a time, making...

    Buttercream Essentials: What you NEED to get started

    Liking the look of this Buttercream thing? Wanna have a try? Awesome! Your first visit to a Cake Supply Store can be overwhelming. Everything is shiny, and looks really useful. So just what do you NEED to get started? I'm breaking down my personal list of 'must haves', complete with prices, to get you started on your Buttercream journey, and to hopefully save you some money! Piping Tips There are SO many Piping Tips available, you could be...

    Making Basic Buttercream

    When it comes to creating an edible work of Art, it doesn't have to be fancy to be fabulous. Basic Buttercream is not only delicious, its highly versatile. Its a crusting Buttercream, meaning it will firm up at room temperature, giving you the perfect canvas for painting, embossing, carving, sculpting, you name it! It's simple to make too! But just in case you are having trouble, I have put together this handy guide to help you out! Getting...

    Basic Buttercream

    Basic Buttercream While the process is basic, the taste is far from it. Perfect for every kind of baking need, and crusting too, so perfect for playing with your food! 500 g (18 oz) Powdered Sugar (Icing Sugar)250 g (9 oz) Butter (Lurpak if possible, or another quality butter)2 tsp Vanilla FlavourWater to thin as necessary Mix the butter until it’s soft and creamy, and add your icing sugar a bit at a time, making sure it’s nice and mixed...

    Piping a Buttercream Rose

    If you like Buttercream, you probably LOVE Buttercream Roses. They are beautiful, timeless, and 100% edible (which is probably my favourite part!) They are also one of the most agonised over, and remain my most requested for classes, and for hints and tips. So can ANYONE learn how to pipe a Buttercream Rose? OF COURSE!! Just takes some practice, the right tools, and most importantly, you have to stop telling yourself you can't.  Frequently...