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    Sweetened Condensed Milk Buttercream (aka Russian Buttercream)

    Sweetened Condensed Milk Buttercream (aka Russian Buttercream) Silky and smooth, and perfect for piping. This soft and sweet Buttercream is NOT a crusting Buttercream, and does well kept cool or refrigerated once piped. 500 g Butter, at cool room temperature395 g Sweetened Condensed MilkVanilla or other flavourings optional Add softened butter to a mixing bowl, and whisk or beat for at least 3 minutes on medium high until very light in colour...

    10 Must Try Cupcake Recipes

    Sometimes you wanna try a new recipe, or even something REALLY decadent, but a full size cake just seems like too many stairs. That's where the cupcake comes in! I’ve scoured the internet, and I’ve found my 10 favourites! The sweet taste of Coconut, with the tang of Blackberry, yes please! Delicious morsels from Baking a Moment. Caramel Baileys Chocolate Cupcakes Baileys Cupcakes. Perfect for Winter’s by the fire. If they...

    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,...

    Product Review: Black Cocoa Powder from Cakers Warehouse

    Black frosting. It’s the holy grail of frostings. It can be achieved, but it comes at a cost, usually a weird taste, green teeth, and green.. other stuff. I had heard of Black Cocoa Powder, used to make what you may have heard of as "Blackout Buttercream”, but alas, I couldn’t get it here is Australia. The few international suppliers I could find that actually stocked it, wouldn’t ship to Oz. Bummer. When I found out that Cakers...

    Frosting a cake with Basic Buttercream

    Getting a smooth, perfect finish on your Buttercream cake is easier than you think. It all comes down to using the right tools, and using them the right way. There are a host of tools available to help you frost your cake quickly, so why do I champion doing it the hard way? Because its a CRITICAL skill of cake decorating. Once you know how to do something, and do it well, not only can you take every shortcut you like, but you'll find you won't...

    10 Magical Mermaid Cakes

    Picture it, Australia, 1989. Little Girls and Boys everywhere, watching 'The Little Mermaid" for the first time. Minds were blown. Outfits were created. Unrealistic expectations of 'Surf hair' were born. And no one, NO ONE ever got out of the pool normally again! Flash forward to 2017, and the Mermaid craze is back full force. And I could not be more excited. I had the very great pleasure to create a 100% Buttercream Mermaid inspired cake...