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Spaghetti Birthday Cake

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I get lots of requests for easy birthday cakes, this one is so easy that my kids made it for their dad’s birthday. His favourite meal is spaghetti and his cake of choice is carrot cake. Spaghetti Birthday Cake Recipe … Continue reading

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Giant Gummy Bear Kit Kat and m&m cake

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“I made a giant gummy bear Kit Kat and M&M cake today while you were at school, do you want to see a photo?” “Woooaaahhh that’s awesome, can I have some when we get home?” “I gave it away” “What!!! … Continue reading

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Divergent Movie Cake

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Which Divergent movie faction are you? Candor: I don’t want to write out this recipe tonight, I want to go to sleep. Honest Abnegation: Someone may want to make this cake and they’ll need the recipe so you must help … Continue reading

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How To Make a Fire Truck Cake

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Olaf Cake Frozen Disney Movie

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“Hi, everyone. I’m Olaf and I love warm hugs!” Just like the hilarious character from Disney’s blockbuster movie Frozen, this Olaf cake will light up the faces of everyone at your next birthday party with his big smile. And when … Continue reading

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Surprise Cakes App

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Welcome to How To Cook That Surprise Cakes App Bringing your cakes to life. Download the How To Cook That Surprise Cakes App to bring these markers to life. or PRINT your marker, PLACE it on your cake and PRESS the clapper icon on the Surprise … Continue reading

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7 Best Frosting Recipes Taste Tested

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A good frosting completes the cake. The best frosting recipes give that moist mouthfeel, enhanced flavour and burst of indulgence with every bite. Today we are putting seven frosting recipes to the test to find out which frosting tastes the … Continue reading

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Chocolate Decorations For Cakes

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Here’s how to make chocolate decorations for cakes. Some people just don’t like fondant and if it is their special day then you need an alternative so you can make a cake that they will love. In this post we … Continue reading

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3D Thomas Train Cake Recipe

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Would your Thomas obsessed pre-schooler love a themed birthday party with an amazing cake in the shape of the famous little blue train? Well, you’re not alone. Thomas the Tank Engine toys are amongst the best-selling preschool items in the … Continue reading

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Hunger Games Cake Catching Fire

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When Harry met Katniss … in a heavyweight publishing bout, the brave girl with the bow and arrow did what many had thought was impossible, outselling Harry Potter in just a few short years. This Hunger Games cake is a … Continue reading

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High Heel Shoe Cake

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“Is that a Jimmy Choo shoe?” a friend said from behind me when she walked in. I’d never heard of Jimmy Choo before making this cake so was impressed at her ability to recognise a fondant shoe without seeing the … Continue reading

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Modeling Chocolate Recipe (make modelling chocolate)

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Modeling chocolate tastes better than fondant but is not quite as easy to work with, so I find it good for smaller projects.  It does not set hard like fondant does so you can’t use it for some applications.  Normally … Continue reading

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Candy Crush Saga Cake are you stuck on level 33, 65 or 97?

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Candy Crush Saga is played 700 million times a day and despite being free to download it earns the creators a whopping $850,000 a day.  As players get stuck on level 33, 65 and 97 and all the levels in … Continue reading

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Chocolate Pinata Cake, egg free, gluten free cake recipe

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Need an easy cake that will get the kids jumping up and down with excitement? Or how about an egg free, gluten free cake recipe for a friend with allergies? This is it…  if only it was calorie-free too! For … Continue reading

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Red Velvet Cake Recipe

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Red velvet cake was the best selling cupcake at every store I visited recently in New York City.  But finding the perfect red velvet cake recipe is no easy task as there are so many variations.  Some I tried in … Continue reading

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Youtube Cake & 100th video

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This week is my 100th YouTube video! So to celebrate I have made a very chocolatey youtube cake that incorporates some of my favourite chocolate recipes and inventions from the past two years. If you have been following for a … Continue reading

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3D Lightning McQueen Cars Cake Tutorial

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To make this Lightning McQueen Cars Cake you will need: Cake: cake pans 11″ x 15″ (I had two so I could bake two sheet tins at a time) chocolate cake x 3 Template: Frosting: 2 x my  chocolate buttercream … Continue reading

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Patterned Roll Cake Recipe

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A patterned roll cake is a fun way to make a colourful cake without using fondant. My boys requested one with the ‘dumb ways to die’ characters on but my favourite is the striped roll cake. Recipe for pattern on … Continue reading

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Instagram Cake made from chocolate mousse with chocolate glaze

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Instagram Cake For friendly, filtered fun you can’t go past Instagram. Twelve million people use it daily with Instagram photos receiving 8,500 ‘likes’ per second!   But amongst all the happy snaps, I do wonder if we are becoming a … Continue reading

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Perfect Sponge Cake Recipe: Light Fluffy Moist and Tall

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The Perfect sponge cake should be light, fluffy, moist, tall, soft on the edges and of course beautiful. Easy with the right recipe, painfully frustrating with all of the rest.After testing many, many sponge cake recipes my kids got tired … Continue reading

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Hello Kitty Cake

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Without so much as a taste, we kissed Hello Kitty goodbye. Sure, the cute cartoon cat is adored around the globe and frequently requested on my YouTube channel, but in our boy-filled home this lovely cake was never going to … Continue reading

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Rainbow Cake

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Here’s a super easy rainbow cake that is bright and fun for a rainbow themed party. You will need three quantities of the basic buttercream recipe  three 20cm (7.87 inches) round cakes of your choice. To make three of the sponge … Continue reading

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Pink Ombre Cake Recipe How To

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Inspired by the ombre fashion trend this pink ombre cake is super easy and will delight your friends at your next party. You can just as easily turn it into a blue ombre cake or purple ombre cake but for … Continue reading

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Despicable Me 2 3D Minion Cake Decorating Tutorial

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Despicable Me 2 is coming soon and my middle boy loves the cute minions so this year he wanted a minion birthday cake. There have also been some requests from subscribers for a 3D upright cake tutorial and despicable me … Continue reading

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Caramel Cupcake Recipe

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It was six o’clock in the morning, I just putting the finishing touches on a birthday picnic for my hubby to take to work.  Caramel cupcakes with salted caramel frosting sat at the top of the picnic basket alongside chocolate … Continue reading

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