Karen Flude

Karen Flude

5,383 posts, 144 followers and following 138
Aug 2012    Market Harborough Leicestershire    Website

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Karen Flude

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 Flude

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 Flude

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 Flude

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 Flude

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 Flude

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 Flude

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 Flude

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 Flude

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 Flude

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 Flude

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 Flude

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...

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Karen Flude

Have you ever thought...........??

I’ve been making cakes for quite a while now……..but today for the first time I had a" light bulb moment" – when the last of my cake orders was collected for the weekend I suddenly had a thought………around 8pm tonight there will be two different...

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Karen Flude

Introduce Yourself x

Hi everyone. I’m Karen and I split my time between working for a T.V shopping Channel part time, running a bake from home business and taking care of my Mum who lives with me and has Alzheimer’s. So that keeps me out of trouble (well most of the...

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Karen Flude

What is Dyocell powder?

Hi there…….help please cakie friends xx I’ve just watched a tutorial on a site that was making a bride and groom model for the top of a cake. The guest tutor said to add Dyocell powder to sugarpaste, but I can’t find it on any UK sites….is it not...

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Karen Flude

Sheer bridal veil using edible materials

Hello my lovely cake friends xx I’ve got another topic I’d like some advice with please. I want to make a brides veil on a fondant topper that is see through (opaque not totally translucent). I want to be able to see the back of the Wedding...

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Karen Flude

Why did my grey fondant turn green???

Well I’m totally confused……..yesterday I made my second Millennium Falcon cake. I used extra black to create the shades of grey, but instead of “shades of grey” if you’ll pardon the pun. As the paste dried out I watched it change to shades of...

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Karen Flude

How to clear notifications.

Hi, does anyone else have notifications showing but when you click on it there’s nothing there?? According to my tools icon I have 1 notification, I keep looking and scrolled down low but I’ve not missed anything. Is there a way to clear it off?

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Karen Flude

Icing a Damask pattern

Hello my lovely cake friends xx I’ve been asked to make a Black on Ivory Damask cake. I’ve been let down with black fondant changing colour, and don’t want the same problem with icing. This will be my first attempt at using a cake template, so...

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Karen Flude

Making a large square cake in a domestic oven

Hello my lovely cake friends xx I’m hoping you might be able to help me with a problem I have. I’ve been asked to make a cake that will measure 16" square, but I only have a domestic oven which isn’t going to be deep enough for me to be able to...