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Frosting & Fondant Recipes

chocolate cream cheese frosting recipe

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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Modeling Chocolate Recipe (make modelling chocolate)

  Modelling 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 it is made from corn syrup and candy melts, two very expensive ingredients in Australia ... »

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Piping Using Just a Bag Techniques for cutting bags

This page gives you all the videos so far that show different techniques for piping using a bag, no piping tips needed. For the recipes associated with each video click the links shown under the videos. 1:18 cut to replace star shaped tip caramel cupcake recipe 1:58 straight cut to pipe cupcakes chocolate peanut butter cupcake recipe 4:47 cut for ... »

cream cheese frosting recipe

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 ... »

little book of frosting recipes

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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Marshmallow Fondant Recipe for cake decorating

Take 2 x 250g (8.82 ounces) packets or 5 2/3 cups marshmallows and split into white and pink.  So you end up with 250g (8.82 ounces) or 2 3/4 cups white marshmallows (eat the pink ones or use in hot chocolate). Add one Tablespoon of water and microwave on high for 30 seconds, stir, repeat until melted. Mix in 450g (15.87 ounces) or ... »

which fondant is best

The Great Fondant Review – Which fondant is best?

Which brand of fondant is the best? Which one is smoothest? Whitest? Holds it shape? Here we review and compare between satin ice, duff, fondx, home made, bakels pettinice, orchard, cake art and marshmallow fondant. For this review the homemade fondant was made using this recipe and the marshmallow fondant recipe can be found here. Which fondant ... »

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Recipe for home-made fondant (sugar paste)

Fondant Recipe Ingredients 1/2 cup or 176g (6.21 ounces) glucose syrup 1 tablespoon or 15ml glycerin 1 tablespoon or 14g (0.49 ounces) gelatin 1 tablespoon or 15ml water 900g (31.75 ounces) or 7 cups plus 2 Tbsp pure icing sugar Extra 1-2 teaspoons of water as needed Fondant Recipe Directions Place the glucose syrup and glycerin in a heatproof bowl. Sprinkle the gelatin over the top and then add t... »

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Chocolate Glacage [glassage]/ Chocolate Mirror Glaze


Sugar Paste / Fondant Basics for Cake Decorating

Sugar Paste / Fondant Basics for Cake Decorating

Where to get fondant / sugar paste Sugar Paste or Fondant can be purchased from most cake decorating stores. If you don't have one near you then buy 'orchard white icing' from supermarkets (if you are in Australia). Alternatively you can make marshmallow fondant or normal fondant at home. For a review of eight different types of ... »

chocolate ganache

Chocolate Ganache Recipe

This is easy to make and can be used to top any chocolate cake or hot as a sauce with desserts. Using the proportions below, it will set about as hard as butter in the fridge.  So it is good for truffles or for if you want it to hold its shape when piped. ... »