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Persian Love Cake
The legend behind this cake is that a young girl was madly in love with a Persian prince. Desperately trying to win his love she made him the most delectable cake filled pistachios which were declared exclusive food for the royal household by the Queen of Sheba and the exotic flavours of rose and cardamom. Such was her love that it transferred to this cake and filled it with magical love powers. The heady aromas of spice, rose and citrus won the Prince's heart and he became smitten with the young girl. (We can only assume it was a 'happy ever after' ending!) Ingredients: 100ml warm al..
Rudolph Cake Pops Tutorial
Rudolph Cake Pop Tutorial Ingredients Baked cake of your choice. Packet mix is perfectly acceptable. I've used homemade mud cake as it doesn't require any icing to bind it together. Chocolate melts or chopped chocolate (milk or dark) Copha if required Red smarties or m&ms Icing eyes or round lollies Equipment Deep microwavable bowl Spoon Lollipop sticks Packaging Cellophane bags Brown pipe cleaners Step 1 Crumble your cold baked cake into fine crumbs. Step 2 Squeeze your cake crumbs to form balls approximately 3-3.5cms in diameter...
Petal Icing Technique
Make a batch of buttercream and tint it the colour you require. Give your cake a crumb coat ready to pipe the 'petals'. Using a round piping tip pipe a vertical row of dots . I've used a 1cm tip on this cake.   Using a palette knife gently 'squash' each dot with the tip of your palette knife and drag slightly.   Continue this process around the entire cake. You will have a 'seam' at the back. Follow the same process on the top of the cake or you can also pipe the dots/petals in a spiral pattern.          &nbs..
Designer Biscuit Tutorial
Designer Biscuit Tutorial   1. Supplies You Will Need Mould Chocolate Oreo biscuits Optional White Chocolate Oil or powder chocolate colouring Decorator Brush Silicone Spatula   2. Melt the Chocolate Microwave Oven: Place coarsely chopped chocolate into a microwave safe bowl. Microwave at 50% power for 1 minute, then stir well. Continue to microwave for 15 to 30 second intervals, stirring well after each interval, until smooth. Double Boiler: Place coarsely chopped chocolate in the double boiler over hot, not boiling, water. St..
Chocolate Bridal Dolls Tutorial
Chocolate Bridal Dolls Unique chocolate lollipops that would make delightful favours for a kitchen tea or as a gift for the bride.   Ingredients Chocolate - milk or white Pink powder or oil based chocolate colouring (optional) Cachous (optional) White 100's and 1000's Tylose glue  (recipe available here Tylose Glue)   Equipment Food handling gloves Thick lollipop sticks Mannequin mould Shallow bowl White lace White tissue paper Paint brush Needle and thread Block of styrene/oasis     Method St..