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Mixing Sugarflair Food Colours

Mixing Sugarflair Food Colours

I’m not sure if you’ve seen this one on Mixing Sugarflair Food Colours on our YouTube channel yet, it’s from about 3 years ago now but the concept remains solid! We get asked quite a lot about the shades and variations that can be produced with professional food colours. We used Sugarflair as our example brand as they are one of our best selling food colours alongside Rainbow Dust Pro-Gels.

There’s two really helpful videos we put together to show you how to get the most out of mixing sugarflair food colours to create a range of colours.

Mixing Sugarflair Paste Colours

You can do this with our Beginners Sugarflair Set!

Part 1: Mixing with Sugarflair Colours.

Part 2: Mixing with Sugarflair Colours.

We hope this helps!

Don’t forget we have loads of great discounts on Sugarflair Paste Colours all available on our online shop!

 

Teddy Bear Cakes

Teddy Bear Cakes

Teddy Bear Cakes

Here’s some teddy bear cakes for you to admire! It’s national teddy bear day tomorrow, so what better day to show them off!

I’ll be filling this blog with inspiration, teddy bear tutorials and cool teddy bear cake decorating supplies for your homemade cakes.

First up we have this stunning hand painted cake by Time for Tiffin, Liz does so many awesome designs and this has to be one of my favourites! Mix up your edible paint using Sugarflair Paste colours and a touch of vodka or rejuvenator liquid!

Teddy Bear Cakes

I stumbles across this cute design on Pinterest… I love it on there! Gorgeous pallet of colour on this one by Torty a la Myska.

Teddy Bear Cakes

Personally I’m a big fan of those who go the extra mile with creativity on the board! The wood effect on this cake really makes it stand out and it can be created so easily with Impression mats and a little food colouring. Cake by Crafty Confections.

Teddy Bear Cakes

This airbrushed cake looks so cool! I love the golden shimmer added to it! Created by passioni di zucchero.

Teddy Bear Cakes

How about a nautical themed ted? This is simply beautiful by Bella’s Bakery. You can create realistic shells using a range of moulds and modelling paste. I personally love the shells and starfish mould by Alphabet Moulds.

Teddy Bear Cakes

I can tell a Shereen’s Cakes & Bakes cake from a mile away, Shereen just has the most awesome way with colours! I mean how cute is this?!?!

Teddy Bear Cakes

Romantic Ted! McGreevy Cakes has outdone herself with this one… gorgeous decoupage design. I’ll have this one for Valentines Day please! 😉

Teddy Bear Cakes

Cute Teddy Bear Picnic Cake by The Cupcake Lady. Create the floating balloon effect using a strong wire or dowel… gravity defying!

Teddy Bear Cakes

Tea Break for Ted! How adorable by Bake-A-Boo. Love the biscuits on the side!

Teddy Bear Cakes

Julie Cains Cakes has always really stood out to me! I love Julies individual style of creating texture. Amazing to know: each piece of sugarpaste is rolled to create hundreds of fury spikes! Now that’s dedication from a talented cake artist!

Teddy Bear Cakes

We love this wonderful design made by Marion Frost. The teddy on top was made using the Patchwork Cutters ‘Make a Teddy’ cutter! Fab ay!

Teddy Bear Cakes

Again the last contribution to our blog is by Marion Frost over at Patchwork Cutters. Marion has used the large number cutters and teddy bear cutter from the ‘Teddy Bears Picnic’ set to create this simply stunning cake. Loving the daisy detail on the big 3!

Teddy Bear Cakes

A cute simple Teddy Tutorial found on Pinterest.

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Check out this vid by Just Cake It on how to make a teddy! It just gives you the ideas to start practicing yourself and remember we have loads of goods to help you on our Online Store so feel free to pop on for the ‘live’ chat option too!

If you liked this blog you can check out our Teddy Bear Cakes Collection here for loads of goodies that will help you with your Teddy Bear Cakes! For more inspiration visit our Teddy Cake Board on Pinterest!

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12 Fun Back To School Cake Treats

12 Fun Back To School Cake Treats

Can you believe how fast the summer has gone by?! This year British Summer was on a Tuesday … the rest of the time it was raining 😉

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There’s also celebrations in hand as the kids head back to school and you have the kitchen back to yourself to create more fabulous cakes. With this in mind we should celebrate! I’ve gathered 12 awesome ideas to treat the kids with a ‘Back To School’ cake!

It’s time to get inspired with our 12 fun back to school cake treats!

12 Fun Back To School Cake Treats

  1. Love the chalkboard idea found on Kara’s Party Ideas.

 

 

12 Fun Back To School Cake Treats

2. This cake could be customised with a message of your choosing! Lovely! Created by Wilton.

12 Fun Back To School Cake Treats

3. Easy Apple Cuppies recipe available on Living Well Mom.

12 Fun Back To School Cake Treats

4. Love this little 2 tier stack..what a fab idea creating a ruler around the edges… edible pens are great for doing signs and marking on your cakes! Found on Pinterest.

12 Fun Back To School Cake Treats

5. Now this isn’t a quick idea but it does look awesome! Found on Catch My Party.

12 Fun Back To School Cake Treats

6. Create the chalkboard writing effect by using white food colouring mixed with a little vodka to water it down, then simply paint on top of the black icing. Be sure to brush off the excess to stop it dripping 🙂 Either mix with a powder or a paste.

12 Fun Back To School Cake Treats

7. An easy-peasy sprinkled apple cupcake! Find out how they did it here!

12 Fun Back To School Cake Treats

8. The Book Lovers Cupcake Tutorial on Craftsy! We have very similar Yellow Spot cupcake cases to complete this tutorial!

12 Fun Back To School Cake Treats

9. Dipped Oreo Treats… now that’s the kind of apples I like! Check out the Tutorial and give them a go!

12 Fun Back To School Cake Treats

10. If you want to give these scrabble themed back to school cupcakes a go we have found this tutorial on Craftsy!

12 Fun Back To School Cake Treats

11. Candy Buttons had to be involved somewhere on our back to school theme!! Learn how to make them on Inspired By Familia.

12 Fun Back To School Cake Treats

12. Last but never least, we liked the idea of this backpack cake! Stuff it full of creations that would suit the student. This idea was found on Pinterest.

We hope you’ve enjoyed these 12 fun back to school cake treats and remember all the goods you need to create your awesome cakes can be found on our cake supplies website.

If you liked this blog… have a read of these too!

Frankenstein Cupcakes

Sunshine Cupcakes

Pink Cake Inspiration

summer discount code

Summer Discount Code

Summer Discount Code

Thanks for all your support and interest on our cake blogs as we bring free tutorials, recipes and cake inspiration to you.

We want to give you a little something else and to say an extra big thanks for your continuing support. Here’s an extra 10% off for July!summer discount code

All you have to do is visit our Cake Supplies Store and enter code SUMMER4YOU at checkout, yep it’s that easy!

The discount will be applied to absolutely everything in your basket, even off item that we already have discount on! So it’s a great chance to spoil yourself with an extra fantastic price on full sets and special offers!

Summer Discount Code
New full set of 40 Sugarflair Food Colours just added to the store!

We have loads of new products too including new additions to our Silhouette Cutter range by Patchwork Cutters. You can find out even more on creating Silhouette Cakes on our Silhouette Blog!

Summer Discount Code PartyAnimalOnline

Visit our direct website and take advantage of our summer discount code any time in July. It’s one use per customer and there’s no maximum or minimum spend required. Unfortunately this offer cannot be redeemed through our eBay Shop so be sure to order on our website to get your extra savings.

Happy Baking from your favourite bunch of Party Animals!

Cute Farm Yard Cake Tutorial

Cute Farm Yard Cake Tutorial

Cute Farm Yard Cake Tutorial

Cute Farm Yard Cake Tutorial

 

Check out this super Cute Farm Yard Cake Tutorial brought to you by FMM Sugarcraft.

Using the latest cutters from FMM Sugarcraft making a super cute farm yard cake couldn’t be easier. Novelty cakes are always great fun to make!

The new cute animal cutters make it so much easier to put this gorgeous cake design together without all the extra hand cutting hassle!

Cute Farm Yard Cake Tutorial

Here’s what they look like once cut. I would definitely recommend using modelling paste here. Modelling paste is firmer and therefore much easier to release from the cutters than sugarpaste. This is even more imprtant in warmer months when sugarpaste can be very sticky making it hard to handle.

Cute Farm Yard Cake Tutorial

A quick tip to make your own modelling paste is to use 1tsp of Tylo Powder to 250g of sugarpaste, mix well then seal for 6 hours whilst it has time to work. Tylo makes your sugarpaste easier to work with and also allows it to dry firmer.

Here’s a video to show you exactly how to create your fun farm yard cake.

New Edible Food Art Pens

New Edible Food Art Pens

New Edible Food Art Pens

New Edible Food Art Pens

By Rainbow Dust

A really fab update! Thanks to Rainbow Dust amazing product research they have developed an even better edible pen!!

Here’s our Q & A on the new edible food art pens due out very soon!

New Rainbow Dust Edible Pens

 

Q. I thought Rainbow Dust already had a range of edible pens?

A. They did, then they took all your feedback and improved it!

 

Q. What is better about the new ones?

A. They are a higher performance product, with all the old pros but some new ones too… They are faster drying and they now write on loads more stuff. The new pens work on Chocolate, Candy Buttons or Melts as well as Sugarpaste, Modelling pastes, Marzipan, royal icing and sugar plaques.

 

Q. Do they still have two nibs with different sizes?

A. Yes they do!

 

Q. When will they be available?

A. They will be available to buy from the 1st June. You can get them from our online store HERE.

 

Product Features

  • Dual nib – 2.5mm nib and thin 0.5mm
  • Quick drying 100% edible ink
  • Suitable for application on multiple surfaces
  • Fondant icing – soft and set • Flower modeling paste
  • Chocolate
  • Suitable for vegetarians and is certified Kosher
  • Quick drying 100% edible ink
  • Ink amount: 5 grams
  • Multilingual back of pack – English, French, German, Spanish, Italian

If you need any help or further information on Rainbow Dust products and the new edible food art pens you can contact our sales team at Admin@Partyanimalonline.co.uk or simply comment on our blog and we’ll reply!

New Edible Food Art Pens

 

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Custard Cream Cheesecake

Custard Cream Cheesecake

No bake Custard Cream Cheesecake by She Who Bakes.

Custard Cream Cheesecake

“Everyone loves a Custard Cream! As a British classic biscuit, I wanted to combine it with a classic dessert – cheesecake!

With Custard Creams in the base, custard and cream in the filling and a spattering of Custard Creams on top, this is a perfect dessert will be a sure winner at picnics and BBQ’s this summer.” – Britt

Well that sounds great to us Britt! Cheesecake & Custard Creams! This definitely has to be a favourite for me!!

Here’s the Recipe

Custard Cream Cheesecake

For the base;

  • 300g Custard Creams
  • 150g melted butter

For the custard;

  • 284ml double cream
  • 350ml whole milk
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons cornflour
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 1tsp vanilla bean paste

For the rest of the filling;

  • 600g cream cheese
  • 100g icing sugar

Time: 20 minutes plus overnight chilling

Use an 8 inch tin with removable base and use cake release for easy release once set. If you don’t have any cake release brush with butter which will help release the biscuit base once set.

Custard Cream Cheesecake

Step 1: Crush 300g Custard Creams in a bowl with a rolling pin, or using a food processor.

Custard Cream Cheesecake

Step 2: Add in your melted butter and mix thoroughly.

Custard Cream Cheesecake

Step 3: Push this Custard Cream and butter mixture into the bottom of the tin. Pop this in the fridge for at least an hour.

Step 4: Meanwhile, heat your milk, cream and vanilla until it starts to bubble.

Step 5: Make your custard by splitting your eggs and putting four yolks in a bowl.

Custard Cream Cheesecake

Step 6: Whisk the egg yolks together with the caster sugar and cornflour.

Custard Cream Cheesecake

Step 7: Add your egg yolks, caster sugar and cornflour mix to your heated milk, cream and vanilla and mix well. Put back on a low heat until it has become a thick, tasty custard.

Custard Cream Cheesecake

Step 8: Once your custard has thickened, take it off the heat, put it in a separate bowl and leave to cool slightly.

Custard Cream Cheesecake

Step 9: While your custard is cooling, beat your cream cheese until it is soft.

Custard Cream Cheesecake

Step 10: Add your icing sugar to the cream cheese and whisk well.

Custard Cream Cheesecake

Step 11: Then add in your custard.

Custard Cream Cheesecake

Step 12: Mix it all together until you have a bowl of custardy, cream cheesy, sweet goodness.

Step 13: Pour this mixture over your chilled Custard Cream base.

Custard Cream Cheesecake

Step 14: Top with broken Custard Creams and chill overnight.

Once your cheesecake has set, take it out of the fridge about 10 minutes before you wish to cut it and serve.

Custard Cream Cheesecake
Custard Cream Cheesecake

Another lovely recipe by our guest blogger Britt from She Who Bakes.

If you liked this one…check these other blogs out!

Oreo Cupcake Recipe

Chocolate Orange Fudge Cake

Bourbon Biscuit Bakes