Sweet Success Blog

  1. How much ribbon do I need?

    The table below gives a rough guide to how much ribbon is needed for various sizes of cakes and cakeboards. The quantity is more for a cake than for the same sized board ~ this is because once the cake is covered, it will be larger than the size of the cake base. Shapes like hexagonals and ovals will need...
  2. Caramel Tart

    Butterscotch flavouring is hard to find nowadays but appears here by popular demand! Beloved of school cooks throughout the land, this flavouring is an integral ingredient in recreating the caramel tart that we all know and love! Available in small (28.5ml) or larger (1 litre) bottles, prices start from just £1.50. Click here to order butterscotch flavouring online. We can...
  3. How many portions will I get from my cake?

    The best way to decide on the size of your cake is to work out how many portions will be required for the event. This information is also helpful for the venue so they know how many portions need to be cut for the guests from the cake. Use our cakeculator tool to help! Rich fruit cakes are traditionally cut...
  4. What kind of icing do I need for my cake?!

    There are many different types of icing and cake coverings on the cake decorating market and it can be quite daunting when you’re starting out to know which one to use for which job! We’ve set out a table below which rounds up the most frequently used terms which should help you decide which is best for your next cake...

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