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Cake Rescue, which frostings are best in the heat?

  Which frosting is best on a hot day? Let's put 16 different frostings to the test on a 29C (84.2 degrees Fahrenheit) day. Each frosting was made and piped onto a cupcake the day before testing then left in the fridge overnight. The purpose of this was to ensure that all the frostings were the exact same ... »

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Best Chocolate Frosting Recipes Taste Tested

  A good chocolate frosting glistens, it's deep chocolate colour tempts, it melts in your mouth leaving you with a moist rich chocolate flavour. Well that is what you hope for, not all chocolate frostings are equal. Today we are making seven different frosting recipes and putting them through a taste test to find out ... »

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7 Best Frosting Recipes Taste Tested

    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 best and how they stand up in the heat outside in an Aussie summer. The frosting recipes ... »

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Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe Cream cheese frosting is delicious on carrot cakes and red velvet cupcakes. I find the traditional version a bit too sweet and cloying, so here is my recipe. 250g (8.82 ounces) or 1 cup cream cheese  (this should be the block cream cheese - not the spreadable cream cheese that comes in a tub) 90g (3.17 ounces) or 1/3 cupbutter 2 cups or ... »

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My Little Book of Frosting Recipes

Frosting recipes are spread all over this blog and you can access them for free.  But for those of you who like things organized I have made 'My little book of frostings' here you will find eighteen frosting recipes in one cute little booklet. You can purchase, download the pdf, print and assemble!   Frosting Recipes included ... »

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Buttercream Cupcake Frosting Recipes

Basic butter cream or American buttercream is an easy cupcake frosting to make. Today we will look at the basic recipe and some of my favourite variations. UPDATE: See seven different frosting recipes in a taste test and in the Aussie sun for a heat test on this more recent post. You may also like ... »

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Chocolate Orange Cupcake with Ganache Frosting Recipe

  Chocolate ganache can be infused with any flavour you desire, so do some experimenting. For these cupcakes I used orange and topped them with a jaffa.  You can eat them as is, or heat in the microwave until the ganache melts down over the warm cake. Serve with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream. For ... »

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Cupcake Frosting – Chocolate Mint Ganache Recipe

Rich chocolate cupcakes with creamy mint chocolate ganache and a slice of peppermint crisp.  You can eat these as is or heat them in the microwave, let the ganache melt down over the warm cake and serve with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream. For the chocolate cupcake recipe I use best ever chocolate cake ... »

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How to Make a Lego Ninjago Cake & How to make Italian Meringue Frosting

Italian Meringue Frosting With a new baby in the house, this cake needed to be simple to make. We had a lego themed party which went down a treat - read about the party games here.  The cake is a layered chocolate cake with chocolate mousse covered in Italian meringue.  The figures and words are ... »

Cake Rescue

Cake Rescue

Creative people often visualize their creations before they begin making it. However, without experience, the final outcome frequently fails to match up with their initial vision. Does this mean they should stop creating? Certainly not. It is only through practice and experimentation with the chosen medium, in this case cake and frosting, that they ... »



  When I did the first debunking video I was amazed and shocked that it was even necessary. Now the proliferation of fake content for views has made videos like this a regular thing. I can't help but wonder if companies were not using AI to drive their algorithms for maximum views if this ... »

Can Boiling Water Explode?

Can Boiling Water Explode?

In this episode: Can boiling water explode? Does mixing icing with an immersion blender make frosting colours darker? Does baking at a lower temperature make cake keep their colour on top? Should you cut a cake in from the side instead of down from the top? Danger: Don't cook eggs in the microwave! Can you make pancakes in the air ... »

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Gingerbread House 2022

  Step 1. Print and cut out the template Spinning Tree Gingerbread House Template   This is a large house so it will take quite some time to cut out all the pieces, bake, decorate and assemble. As a guide allow yourself 2-3 days to make this house. Step 2. Make the Gingerbread Dough Gingerbread Dough Recipe Make 3 ... »

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Best Easy Lemon Recipes

  Lemon Curd or Lemon Butter Recipe zest of 2 lemons 240mL (8.12 fluid ounces) or 1 cup of lemon juice 165g (5.82 ounces) or 3/4cup caster sugar 2 eggs plus 2 extra egg yolks 90g (3.17 ounces) or 1/3 cup butter or margarine Whisk together the lemon zest, lemon juice, sugar, eggs and egg yolks. Microwave in one minute intervals, whisking each time until ... »

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Cake Rescue, how to fix a cake disaster

  There are so many sped up cake decorating videos circulating on social media that look easy and fast. Decorating a cake is not fast and depending on your skill level and experience may not be easy. So don't be too harsh on yourself if it doesn't turn out right first time, just learn from the ... »

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Does the minecraft cake recipe work in real life?

  3 buckets of milk Each bucket of milk is ~ 3.5L (0.92 gallons), there are 3 buckets of milk so in total there would be 10.5L (2.77 gallons) of milk. From this amount of milk you can get 1214mL (41.05 fluid ounces) of cream. 2 piles of sugar There are 4 sugar canes on a block, each cane gives between 50 and 150g (5.29 ounces) of sugar depending ... »

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Can you make ice in a microwave?

  Can you make ice in a microwave if you reverse the polarity of electricity flowing to it? Can you make skittle lollipops in a waffle machine? What happens if you put m&m's in a waffle machine? Can you make ice cream frosting from icing sugar and ice cream? All these questions and more are answered in this weeks episode. »

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Edible Bob Ross Painting

  3 x my rich chocolate cake recipe baked in four trays 25cm (9.84 inches) x 38cm (14.96 inches). 4 x vanilla buttercream recipe Orange Simple Syrup juice of one orange equal volume of sugar White Chocolate Ganache 420mL (14.2 fluid ounces) cream 1260g (44.45 ounces) white chocolate (look for chocolate that contains cocoa butter not vegetable fat) White Fondant 700g (24.69 ounces) white fonda... »

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Are the Netflix “Nailed It’ challenges impossible?

  Are the Netflix "Nailed It' challenges impossible? That's the question I asked myself when I saw this show. The program gave inexperienced or self proclaimed 'bad' bakers just 45 minutes to recreate a princess doll cake. The cakes, shown below, have a high level of detail most of which can not be ... »

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3 Ways to Rescue a Cake Fail

Making a cake for a special occasion is such a lovely gesture. If the cake fails you may be able to laugh it off and just enjoy the taste, despite the looks. But what if you really wanted it to look good? Here are three ideas on how to rescue ... »

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Surprise Inside Money Cake

  To make this surprise inside money cake you will need: 150g (5.29 ounces) white fondant 32 x 45g (1.59 ounces) kitkats 3 x my rich chocolate cake recipe baked in four tins, my trays are 15" x 10" Triple quantity of chocolate buttercream Simple syrup (make using 1/2 cup of sugar and 1/2 cup of water heated in the microwave until the sugar ... »

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3D Realistic Face Cake – Prince Harry

Making a 3D realistic head and bust that looks recognisably like the person you're trying to create must be one of the hardest cake requests. So today I am inventing a hack to make every cake decorators life easier. Obviously if you could take a full cast of the persons head that would make ... »

How to fix a cake fail

Toppled cakes, broken cakes and even a crumbly mess can all be rescued with these three strategies. No one will ever know that there was a cake failure involved. Follow the techniques in the video above to repair broken cakes. Prevention is better than cure, so here's a few tips. Allow yourself more time! I feel ... »

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Rocket Cake

  I have designed this rocket ship cake to be easy to make even if you've not made cakes before and don't have cake decorating equipment at home. You can make the cookie part up to a couple of weeks ahead and store in an airtight container. To make this rocket ship cake you will need: Rocket Template rocket ... »

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