LOLLIPOP CAKE SUPPLIES BLOG

  

Did Someone Say Checkerboard???
Posted on 02 Sep 2016

At Lollipop Cake Supplies, all of our staff have a list that contains their "Top Five" preferred products in store. For anyone who has been in and spoken to Heather at different times, chances are she has mentioned her love for the Wilton Checkerboard Cake Pan Set. Given her love for this nifty pan set, we thought it was timely to demonstrate this product and put it to the test!

 

Read on to be shown tips and tricks on how to successfully use the Wilton Checkerboard Cake Tins to create that Minecraft Cake your children have been bugging you to do, or a multi coloured design to surprise your family with that WOW factor! The best thing about the checkerboard cake is that minimal effort yields incredible results.

 

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Can Polystyrene Cake Dummies Be Washed In The Dishwasher?
Posted on 04 Feb 2016

We get asked quite often.....can you reuse cake dummies? Sure you can, just recover them in the colour fondant you need! The only problem with recovering polystyrene cake dummies, is that what was originally quite a light object starts to become really heavy. Not to mention if you are trying to keep the cake within regular sizes, this might become a problem when covered with multiple layers on fondant.

 

In this blog post, we threw caution into the wind and decided to give it a go. What did we have to lose? What did we have to gain.....a new dishwasher?

 

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Top Ten Tips for starting out with fondant
Posted on 16 Sep 2015

When you’re just starting out with cake decorating there seems so much to learn… and well, let’s face it - there is. This shouldn’t put you off or make you feel overwhelmed… it should inspire you and empower you to realise there’s a whole world of cake decorating for you to explore and no matter your level of expertise or professionalism, there’s always something else you can learn.

Today’s post is really designed with the beginner in mind. We understand that when you first start using fondant it can get a little messy, a little stretched and a little frustrating. If you’ve ever struggled through a cake decoration and thought to yourself “What am I doing? I’m not cut out for this!” We hear you loud and clear.

The thing to remember though is that we all have to start somewhere and for those of you new to using fondant, this is where you can start!

With that in mind here’s our top ten tips for using fondant.

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Guest Post - My First cupcake decorating course
Posted on 29 Jul 2015

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I walked in. The smell of sugar and icing hit my nostrils like a rolling, sweet wave as I strode through the door.

My senses popped as colour and smell filled my head with the lofty promise of cakes, treats and all things sweet.

This was the place. I knew I had arrived.

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The ultimate guide to edible images
Posted on 28 May 2015

If you’re into cake decorating (and let’s face it, if you’ve landed here then you no doubt are!) then you would have seen edible cake toppers floating around the web. You might have even used them or seen your friends use them. Hopefully you haven't had the colours run or the backing sheet tear the image (gulp!).

No matter where you are in your cake decorating journey you will come across or most likely want to use edible images on your cakes at some stage. This being the case we present to you The Ultimate Guide to Edible Images.

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Cake Decorating Ideas - Where and how to get original ideas for cake decorating.
Posted on 06 May 2015

We’ve all had those moments. A family member or close friend sees some of your work or hears you’re interested in cake decorating and asks you if you can decorate a cake for a special occasion. It could be a wedding, baby shower, 1st birthday or Grandma’s 90th! Whatever the occasion, you want to help and you want to do a great job but how do you come up with clever, inventive and exciting cake decorating ideas for your next project?

This post will go through a range of different areas and ideas that will help you to create sugary, sweet and wonderfully attractive cakes each and every time.

First, let’s start with where ideas come from.

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