Karen's Kakery

Karen's Kakery

7,219 posts, 168 followers and following 120
Aug 2012    Market Harborough Leicestershire    Website

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Karen's Kakery

Karen Flude name change to Karen's Kakery

Hi Guys, just a quick mail to let you know I’ve changed my profile name from Karen Flude to my business name of Karen’s Kakery. I’ve done this because I’m becoming increasingly frustrated with my personal facebook page which I’m beginning to...

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Karen's Kakery

The Hairy Bikers!!!!!

Hi everyone, was really excited today to meet two of my Kitchen Idols…….the Hairy Bikers!! They came in to launch there new range of kitchenware at Ideal World. I work there two days a week in between baking and selling my cakes from home and...

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Karen's Kakery

Cookies on this site??

Don’t know if anyone else has noticed this sight now has a pop up stating it uses cookies. Apart from sounding like a pun, if it does then I’m not best pleased. These days every time you go onto a website it constantly asks you to agree to...

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Karen's Kakery

Have you used Mexican paste?

Hi everyone, I was wondering if any of you use Mexican paste and what you find it most useful for? I’m making a Bride and Groom topper soon and I know the couple will want to keep it for a while. So I usually use fondant with tylos mixed in...

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Karen's Kakery

Advice please - where best to learn Hand modelling in chocolate

Hi cake friends. I’m feeling ready to learn a new skill and would love to learn how to model chocolate so I can offer another dimension to my cake decorating skills. (And who doesn’t like chocolate??!!) Do you have any advice on where best to...

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Karen's Kakery

Happy Thanksgiving to all our American friends

Just wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving to all you amazing ‘Cake heads’ in America. May it be safe and happy wherever you are xx

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Karen's Kakery

Thank you to Yeners Way

Hello everyone xx I just wanted to say how much I appreciate the sharing way that Yeners Way so often post tutorials on CD. Their cakes are always fantastic, the tutorial video’s are always presented so professionally and in a way that’s well...

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Karen's Kakery

My Cakes (and hands) in Cake Masters Cake Academy film promo

Hi Cake friends xx Thought you might be interested in looking at a new series of Cake Masters Cake Academy tutorials which you can see on Create and Craft (Sky 674 Freeview 36-Virgin 748 Freesat 813) each Sunday at 5pm. I was asked to help with...

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Karen's Kakery

Gluten free flours

Hi Guys, I’ve been asked to make a Gluten free/dairy free carrot cake for a birthday. Does anyone have a really light and moist carrot cake recipe they’re willing to share please? Also, on the subject of GF flours, what do you find is the...

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Karen's Kakery

Worried about textured buttercream melting on Wedding day.......

Hi everyone xx I know many of you lovelies live in warmer countries, so wondered if you might help me to find a good crusting recipe for buttercream please? I’ve been asked to make a rustic finish buttercream Wedding cake for a June wedding....

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Karen's Kakery

Help please. I'd really like to try cake painting.

Hello my lovelies xx I really want to start painting cakes…….but don’t know how, or where to start. I know lots of you are fantastic artists and Calli I know is exceptional…….so I’m feeling a little intimidated about the prospect of showing...

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Karen's Kakery

I made the cake for Ideal World TV's 15th Bithday celebration today.

Hi everyone, just wanted to share with you my little bit of fame for this month. I was asked to make the celebration cake for Ideal World which launches it’s Birthday celebration week from 5pm today. It didn’t end up as large as I thought it...

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Karen's Kakery

Which gel paste do I use to get 'Quality street' purple?

Hi Guys, I need some help please………I want to colour my own sugarpaste that beautiful rich purple like the wrappers on Quality street purple chocolates (see photo for colour). I’ve got Wilton violet and Sugarflair deep purple but neither are...

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Karen's Kakery

Cakes with water effects

Help please my lovely cakey friends…..I’ve been asked to make a Wedding cake with a waterslide all the way around it. I’m not worried about making the slide, but I’d like the water to look as realistic as possible. I know you can use gel for...

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Karen's Kakery

My works been featured in Create and Craft Magazine !!

I’m very proud my work has been featured in the 2015 Spring edition of Create and Craft Magazine (available to craft club members) http://www.createandcraft.tv/ Follow my ‘How to guide’ to create this cake for Mother’s Day. I created this...

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Karen's Kakery

Help needed with how to stack book cakes

Hi Everyone, this week I’m making a stacked book cake, and I’ve not done one before. I’m planning on making each book separately and then stacking them with a small cake board underneath each one and also cake rods as usual. But wondered if...

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Karen's Kakery

Where do you get your seasonal inspiration for Wedding cakes

Hi there, I’ve got quite a few Brides booked in for the next few months to discuss Wedding cakes for 2015/16 and although they generally come with an idea of what it is they would like, sometimes they really don’t have a clue. So I normally sit...

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Karen's Kakery

What do you think about the proposed 'sugar tax'??

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-29212780 I wondered what everyone’s views are on the proposed sugar tax that’s being called for in the uk? (see link above). I totally agree we consume too much sugar, and it’s bad for your health in large...

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Karen's Kakery

Help with Eeyore blue shade

Hi everyone xx I’ve been asked to make a 3d Eeyore cake and cupcakes along with his other friends. I’m ok with his friends, but not sure how to get that exact colour blue that he is…….. I’m thinking of mixing violet with powder blue…….but not...

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Karen's Kakery

Whats style is your business card?

Hello xx I’m running out of business cards and have a dilemma I’d like some help with please. My current business cards have a picture of one of my cakes on which has served me well, but it’s a cheerful birthday cake and I’m now starting to do...