LOLLIPOP CAKE SUPPLIES BLOG

  

Difference Between Natural, Dutch, & Black Cocoa
Posted on 17 Jul 2019

 

When to use Natural, Dutch, or Black Cocoa. And what exactly is 'Dutch' Cocoa anyway...

How to use Fresh As Freeze Dried Fruits in your Baking
Posted on 20 Jun 2019

Give your baking a colourful, concentrated boost of flavour!

 

The 5 Most Common Piping Tips & How To Use Them
Posted on 29 May 2019

There are hundreds of piping tips out there, in a variety of categories such as open star, closed star, round, drop flower; the list goes on. They all have different uses and create different effects, so how do you know which piping tips you should buy when you are first starting out? 

 

Top 10 Tools Every Caker Needs
Posted on 17 Apr 2019

We asked all our caking staff members here at Lollipops what products they couldn’t have lived without in the beginning and the top choices were pretty common across the board! So here are the top ten essential tools you need when first starting out with cakes.

 

10 Reasons You Should Eat Chocolate Cake This Easter
Posted on 12 Mar 2019

We're pretty sure you don't need 10 reasons to eat chocolate cake at Easter, or just plain chocolate for that matter, but just in case you were thinking of feeling even a little bit guilty about it here are 10 very serious, fully researched reasons not to!

 

How To Get Level Cakes Every Time
Posted on 25 Feb 2019

Ever wonder how other cakers churn out moist, level cakes with no domes or cracks, time after time?

Let’s face it, baking can sometimes feel like half science, half magic, and there’s nothing worse than baking the most delicious cake only to have to cut half of it away because it domed so high.

Thankfully baking flat cakes every time is simpler than you might think, it comes down to three simple rules:

 

How To Make Your Own Sourdough Bread
Posted on 13 Feb 2019

Have you been dreaming of a home filled with the smell of fresh bread but while you might be a pro at baking cakes you wouldn’t know where to start when it comes to bread? Well don’t worry, here is everything a beginner bread maker needs to know to get started on making delicious homemade sourdough bread.

 

Everything You Need To Know About Edible Gold Leaf
Posted on 05 Feb 2019

Whether you are using just a touch of gold, or completely covering a cake here is everything you need to know about working with edible gold leaf.

 

Valentine’s Day Baking Hacks
Posted on 30 Jan 2019

 

Don’t have the energy to make a giant heart shaped cake this Valentine’s Day? Or anything Valentine’s themed for that matter? Don’t worry, we have six Valentine’s baking hacks that will impress your crush with minimal effort!

 

3 Things You Need for a Memorable Australia Day Party
Posted on 25 Jan 2019

 

Australia Day is coming up this weekend and if you’re getting ready to throw a fantastic party, there may be a few things you want to keep in mind to make it a little extra special. Here are our 3 biggest tips to make your upcoming party a smashing success.

 

Top 5 Cake Trends You’ll Be Seeing In 2019
Posted on 09 Jan 2019

We’ve dived deep into the hashtags to determine what we believe will be the biggest cake decorating trends in 2019.

 

While 2018 was filled with glammed up looks of marble fondant, dazzling geode designs and metallic drips we think 2019 will see more of your clients asking for carefree, whimsical designs.

 

Here are our top five cake trend predictions for 2019!

FlexFrost Sheets
Posted on 02 Aug 2018

FlexFrost sheets are a revolutionary product and unlike anything we have seen here in Australia.

 

FlexFrost sheets are not just for edible images, they are perfect for making ruffles, edible lace and it can even be used in Isomalt!

 

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Easy DIY Easter Eggs
Posted on 15 Feb 2018

This Easter, why not try your hand at making your own Custom Easter Eggs and Eggspress yourself :)

 

We show you how easy it is to turn those boring....yet yummy Cadbury easter eggs into something so much better!

 

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Australia Day Lamingtons
Posted on 24 Jan 2018

Lamingtons are as Aussie as Lamb on Australia Day! On the lead up to Australia Day we cranked up the oven at Lollipop Cake Supplies and made a huge batch of lamingtons to share with our customers. Lamingtons can be dressed up in a few different ways, whether it be a lamington cake or my favourite, two slices of lamington with fresh cream in between! 

 

We don't want to see the humble lamington fade away in history like our favourite chocolate bar, the Polly Waffle!

 

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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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