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Let It Snow Christmas Cake Tutorial

Let It Snow Christmas Cake Tutorial

Let It Snow Frozen Christmas Cake Tutorial

We want to help you make your Christmas Cake super special this year so we have added this tutorial using some of our favourite FMM cutters to help you create a really special cake.

Follow these step-by-step instructions to make the Christmas cake.

Equipment you will need:

  • FMM Christmas Tree cutter
  • FMM Alphabet tappits (upper case)
  • FMM Press ice – pattern 2 (Zig-Zag)
  • FMM Dab-a-dust – filled with cornflour
  • FMM Impression Mats set 3 (star)
  • FMM Straight Frill set 1-4 (2)

For the full collection of products visit our ‘Let It Snow’ Collection

Step 1.

Place your covered cake on the prepared cake drum. Using the press-ice tool, starting at the back of your cake, emboss the pattern around the top with a light pressure, making sure the tool is level so the pattern will meet. You now need to emboss this pattern to the top of your cake, be careful to make sure it is central and exactly where you want it before applying any pressure. See video for techniques in using the Press-Ice tool.

Step 2.

Using the white modelling paste cut three lengths with straight frill cutter – approximately 3mm thick and 1.5cm width. Fix the first two around the back of your cake with edible glue and cut the third to fit the remaining gap. Do not worry if the pattern does not match exactly at this stage.

Step 3.

Take some of the renaming paste and colour with a tiny amount of black – resulting in very light grey. Roll this out to appoximately 3mm thick, brush it all over with silver lustre dust and use the impression mat to emboss it. Then cut out 6 Christmas trees and place them at regular intervals around the base of your cake, use to cover any places where your frills join and place one on top of your cake underneath the pattern you embossed earlier.

Step 4.

Use the Alphabet tappits to cut out the letters to spell out “Let it Snow” in white modelling paste. The paste needs to be rolled approximately 1 – 2mm with a little corn flour from the dab-a-dust to help tap the letters out. Allow them to dry for a few minutes before arranging on the top of your cake. Once you are happy with the layout, fix in place with a small amount of edible glue.

Step 5.

Next, pipe over your embossed Zig-Zag pattern using royal icing (or place your edible pearls over the embossing – whatever you decided on).

Step 6.

Finally, fix a co-ordinating ribbon around your cake drum.

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We hope you enjoy making and eating your Christmas Cake as much as we did! Happy Baking with #CakeItToTheMax

Fancy joining in on our latest giveaway visit our Facebook Page for news, competitions and giveaways.

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Cake Masters Awards

Cake Masters Award Ceremony

Are you all going to Cake International at Birmingham NEC this year? It’s one of our favourite events to attend, not as a shop but to just see all the fantastic Cake Artists out there, admire and worship so many works of art and just have a good ‘Mother Daughter’ day out!

If the event in itself wasn’t exciting enough already.. this year it’s been made even better by the Cake Masters Awards held on the evening of Saturday 8th November. The ceremony has a number of amazing categories that some truly amazing people have been nominated as ‘THE BEST’… if you would like to join on the event you can purchase tickets here > Get me Champagne, Canapés and a night of class! 

Cake Masters has now released this years finalists to each of the fantastic categories and here’s the run down…

 

‘The Cupcake’ Award 2014 Finalists.

Cake Masters Finalist for The Cupcake Award
Cake Masters Finalist for The Cupcake Award

‘The Royal Icing’ Award 2014 Finalists.

 

Finalists for the Royal Icing Cake Masters Award 2014
Finalists for the Royal Icing Cake Masters Award 2014

‘The Modelling Excellence’ Award 2014 Finalists

Finalists for the Modelling Excellence Cake Masters Award 2014
Finalists for the Modelling Excellence Cake Masters Award 2014

‘The Collaboration’ Award 2014 Finalists.

Finalists for the Collaboration Cake Masters Award 2014
Finalists for the Collaboration Cake Masters Award 2014

‘The Cookie’ Award 2014 Finalists.

Finalists for The Cookie Cake Masters Award 2014
Finalists for The Cookie Cake Masters Award 2014

‘The Wedding Cake’ Award 2014 Finalists.

Finalists for The Wedding Cake, Cake Masters Award 2014
Finalists for The Wedding Cake, Cake Masters Award 2014

‘The Novelty Cake’ Award 2014 Finalists.

Finalists for The Novelty Cake, Cake Masters Award 2014
Finalists for The Novelty Cake, Cake Masters Award 2014

‘The Personality of The Year’ Award 2014 Finalists

Finalists for The Personality of The Year Cake Masters Award 2014
Finalists for The Personality of The Year Cake Masters Award 2014

‘The Best Learning Experience’ Award 2014

Finalists for The Best Learning Experience Cake Masters Award 2014
Finalists for The Best Learning Experience Cake Masters Award 2014

‘The Best Product of the Year’ Award 2014

Finalists for The Best Product of the Year Cake Masters Award 2014
Finalists for The Best Product of the Year Cake Masters Award 2014

 

And guess what?? We even made it in there too!! As ‘Best Retailer’ Finalist! We are all absolutely over the moon to have got this far here at PartyAnimalOnline and we wanted to say a huge Thank You for all your support and love over the years… if it wasn’t for you guys we wouldn’t be in the position to be in the final four who are wonderful companies to be along side!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

 

Finalists for ‘The Best Retailer of the Year’ Award 2014

Finalists for The Best Retailer of the Year Cake Masters Award 2014
Finalists for The Best Retailer of the Year Cake Masters Award 2014

There’s so many fantastic, talented people in the run up… I would really hate to be the judge of these!! A real toughy!

I wanted to share with you some of our pics of our small dedicated team and take the opportunity to say that if you ever need any help and advice we are available to help you over all our social media platforms whether it’s to do with the product, how to use it, new techniques, top tips or just a general cakey chat, we will always be here for you guys!

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Our lovely little shop in Lytham St.Annes. We’ve now been there for nearly 25 years!!

 

Sophie & Annie work for us in the Shop and of course Roger is there. We also sell Party Goods out of the retail shop too!
Sophie & Annie work for us in the Shop and of course Roger is there. We also sell Party Goods out of the retail shop as well as our huge Cake Decorating range… this is where it all started.

 

Our Warehouse on Canberra Court, Amy Johnson Way, Blackpool, FY4 2FD. This is where all your online orders are dispatched from!
Our Warehouse on Canberra Court, Amy Johnson Way, Blackpool, FY4 2FD. This is where all your online orders are dispatched from!

 

Here's the rest of us Claire & Laura are in the main picture (unfortunately Emma was off but she is here too!) And to the left from Top to Bottom is Sally Clarke (Mum), Roger Clarke (Dad), Steph Clarke (Daughter) and Dan Clarke (Son). We also have the pleasure of working with Ann (Gran) and Anthony (Son) on occasion too!
Here’s the rest of us Claire & Laura are in the main picture (unfortunately Emma was off but she is here too!) And to the left from Top to Bottom is Sally Clarke (Mum), Roger Clarke (Dad), Steph Clarke (Daughter) and Dan Clarke (Son). We also have the pleasure of working with Ann (Gran) and Anthony (Son) on occasion too!

 

Thanks for your continuing support to our family business! We are so delighted to be part of the Cake Masters Awards.

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Win a Full Set of ProGel Food Colours

Win a Full Set of ProGel Food Colours

We are proud to be giving away a full set of ProGel Food Colours.

Thanks to all our new likes on our Facebook page we wanted to say thank you by giving you something back.

ProGel Food Colours are a fantastic new specially formulated food colouring that is incredibly concentrated, completely edible and 100% bake stable meaning if it’s put under heat such as the baking process it will not lose any of it’s vibrancy.

ProGel Food Colour GiveAway
ProGel Food Colour GiveAway

What Can ProGel Food Colours Be Used On?

  • Marzipan
  • Buttercream
  • Sugarpaste
  • Modelling paste
  • Flower Paste
  • Modelling Chocolate
  • Or mix with Rejuvenator Liquid for Hand Painted Cakes
  • Cake Mix
  • Macaroon Mix

How Do I Use It?

Simply add a small amount in to your paste, cake mix or buttercream and mix well, a small amount of colour will transform your item quickly in to a beautiful colour.

If you want a darker shade add a little more and for lighter shades only add the teensiest bit… a little goes a really long way and with 25g per tube you’ll find it lasts and lasts! Another great thing about ProGels is they have super long dates on them just like the other quality brands such as Sugarflair. A good company will give you best befores of 3-6 years!

Top Benefits

  • Colour co-ordinated packaging makes these easy to find the colour required.
  • Long Best Before Dates
  • Highly Concentrated
  • A complimentary range to the wonderful Sugarflair Pastes

So How Do You Enter?

It’s easy, enter our COMPETITION HERE this competition has now ended, however keep an eye out on our blog for even more giveaways. Find out more about Rainbow Dust ProGel below.

Once your names in the hat you may well be one of the lucky winners and if you just can’t wait and want to try some of these fantastic colours out in the meantime. Pop over to our ProGel Collection Here.

 

Examples of ProGel Colours

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Win Sugarflair Glitter Paints & More! Give-Away

Hi everyone… bringing you some nice news today… as always!

We currently have a competition running to win a gorgeous set of Sugarflair Glitter Paints and a high quality chrome finish PME Cupcake stand and it’s open to all bakers Worldwide! This is thanks to all you lovely likers on Facebook getting us up to 9,000 fans and if you think this is a good prize, just you wait until we hit the 10,000!

Enter Here!
Enter Here!

I recently wrote a blog on using the Sugarflair Glitter Paints to decorate your Sugarcraft creation.

This competition is  open until 20th March so be sure to get your name in the hat by liking our Facebook page! Simple just Enter here!

 

Happy Valentines Day – Here’s 10% Discount Code For PartyAnimalOnline

Just a quick one to say Happy Valentines Day everyone!  Thanks for continuing to follow our blog, I have loads of great stuff coming up!

 

10% Discount Code for PartyAnimalOnline & Win a Free Cupcake Stand
10% Discount Code for PartyAnimalOnline & Win a Free Cupcake Stand

 

For today I’m going to leave you with a very lovely 10% OFF absolutely everything on the website for all your cake decorating goodies as well as the chance to win this extremely elegant cupcake stand. All you need to do is place your order at some time today 14th February 2014 to be entered in to the draw!

10% Discount code: VAL140214

There’s no minimum spend and you can use it as much as you like as long as it’s on the 14/2/14

PartyAnimalOnline Loves You!

 

 

 

Affordable Cupcake Stands – 50% OFF

Blossom Dream Cakes using their PME cupcake stand.
Blossom Dream Cakes using their PME cupcake stand.

 

We had a great give-away on our Facebook page just last week to win one of the awesome new PME cupcake stands, after loads of you took part in our Share and Shout Out day, a name was picked out of the hat at random! The lucky winner Angie from Blossom Dream Cakes was kind enough to send a lovely picture of her cakes on the brand new stand and it really gives them the elegant finish they deserve!

My favourite part of working for PartyAnimalOnline is getting to do the give-away’s and knowing how happy it makes all the wonderful cake decorators out there! It’s funny because the first reaction from someone that wins something is to say “Me…..but I never win anything!” and I have to say I like being the one who changes that!

We hold competitions discounts and offers regularly on our Facebook page and in our Newsletter so pop over if you haven’t visited yet. Thank you for all your interest in the latest PME Cupcake Stand and I’m pleased to tell you that as a treat to all our fabulous customers we have reduced it to 50% OFF until the end of February 2014 so you can all treat yourselves to a cheeky Valentines Day present this month by visiting our website for just £12.48!

Enjoy everyone and bring on the next give-away!

PME stylish chrome finish Cupcake Stand with 50% Off until the end of Feb 2014.
PME stylish chrome finish Cupcake Stand with 50% Off until the end of Feb 2014.

 

 

 

 

Win Sugarflair New Pastel Colours

Hi everyone,

Just a quick blog this morning, I wanted to make sure you all had the opportunity to enter our current competition to win the brand new pastel colours by Sugarflair.

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Pastel Colours

The new set includes 10 more gorgeous pale pastel shades of food colouring, a great prize! Colours include the following Pastel Magenta,Pastel Rose,Pastel Apple Green, Pastel Aztec Blue,Honey Gold, Aqua, Cherry Red,Apricot, Jade, Kiwi.

Sugarflair colours are a highly concentrated, high quality food colouring. They also have 26 colours in vibrant shades in their spectral range, all of which can be found on our website at Party Animal Online Shop.

Enough about the odds and ends, I’m sure you’re ready here how to enter. I’ll make it as easy as possible and all you’ll have to do is enter here! Our competition is open until 10th July 2013, please get your name in the hat to have the chance to win.

Good luck all you lovely cake decorators, cupcake connoisseurs & cake pop geniuses we all deserve something for nothing every now and again!