How do you make sugarpaste and frosting please cake decorators :) >>>I've had the advice but now I need to know what kind of cake do you make to go under the icing and best recipe?

Found 14th Jun 2011
HIya
I am looking to bake a cake then make it into a doll with the cake as her dress. I watched a you tube video and the woman uses Betty Crocker frosting. I have looked at it appears to be american. Does anyone know if this is sold in the likes of Tesco Sainsburys etc? Or even better anyone know how to make it?

Also how do you make sugarpaste ie the stuff they use to the figures on the cake?

Cheers Gem

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Sainsburys sell the stuff which comes in handy for spur of the moment baking with the kids

you can buy frosting from most supermarkets, you will need a piping bag and nozzles which you can get from the supermarkets aswel unless your just going to put it on with a spatula , in asda they sell a pack of 4 or 5 colours of the sugarpaste for £1.89 which i have used before to make little figures. or hobby craft sell it in larger packs and even ebay.

i think ive seen the doll cake made with an actual doll in it.

buttercream is just butter and icing sugar with half teaspoon of vanilla flavouring

approx 4 ounces of butter and 8 ounces icing powder is enough for 12 cupcakes

if you need more than that always use double amount of icing sugar to the amount of butter

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Inb4 the mincing cat_PCSO

or if you didnt wanna use buttercream you could use ready rolled icing and colour it with food colouring, careful with how much you use dont wanna make it gooey, you can then mould it round the base

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This weeks password appears to be cake.

weddingscollection.co.uk/pro…Pcb
ive used this to make flowers on cakes, easier to buy the ready made stuff then make it yourself hun and its cheaper on ebay just checked and they have loads of colours too.
but this is the recipe i used. i didnt like the texture of it with my figures
bakingmum.blogspot.com/200…tml
Edited by: "vinylandtrinkets" 14th Jun 2011

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Thank you X) I shall put a pic on here if all goes well lol

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jellybaby22

^^ tut tut are u trying to make fun of those of the larger persuasion??Is … ^^ tut tut are u trying to make fun of those of the larger persuasion??Is there no level you won't stoop too.... X)



you love it :P

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OOO got Betty Crocker today in Morrisons £1.99
Shame I cant eat cake as on migraine diet

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jellybaby22

^^^ what's a migraine diet???Get awful migraines and I'm on so many meds … ^^^ what's a migraine diet???Get awful migraines and I'm on so many meds I rattle!



Basically it is no dairy, no caffeine, no artifical colours flavours or msg, no chinese food, no red wine,no citrus fruit,no bread, no yeast ermmm there is more but can't think lol. I'm so used it now I do it without thinking!!!Plus same time to bed and get up same day. What med's are you on?

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jellybaby22

Dear god what can u eat ???? I'm on amitriptyline imigran and another one … Dear god what can u eat ???? I'm on amitriptyline imigran and another one I can't remember the name, there not working but no way I could stick to that diet?



I'm so desperate I'd do anything. I get dizzy from them.I am on Pizotifen 1.5mg and Nortriptyline 60mg but it took nearly 3 years to get under control

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ilovepink

buttercream is just butter and icing sugar with half teaspoon of vanilla … buttercream is just butter and icing sugar with half teaspoon of vanilla flavouringapprox 4 ounces of butter and 8 ounces icing powder is enough for 12 cupcakesif you need more than that always use double amount of icing sugar to the amount of butter


Thanks I will try that

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Righteo I now need to learn to make the actual cake! I made Victoria Sponge but not sure if I could just use the sponge bit?

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A basic sponge cake will be fine

basic sponge cake
Edited by: "dog_cop" 17th Jun 2011

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dog_cop

A basic sponge cake will be fine basic sponge cake



Cheers!!

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gemmyw

Cheers!!



I am hoping to run version 2 of D_C`s big bake off 2011, so get some practice in

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dog_cop

I am hoping to run version 2 of D_C`s big bake off 2011, so get some … I am hoping to run version 2 of D_C`s big bake off 2011, so get some practice in




Cool let me know and you can all laugh at my designs ha ha
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