The Custom Cakery

The Custom Cakery

9,034 posts, 575 followers and following 278
Nov 2012    South Yorkshire, UK

The Sugar Chronicles and Beatrix Potter

Hello all! I wanted to let you know about a really fun collaboration happening this week at The Cake & Bake Show in Manchester (UK) Cake and sugar artists from all over the UK have come together to create an amazing Beatrix Potter...

The RNLI Cake Collaboration

Hello all. Super proud to be one of the admin for this worthwhile collaboration. It’s the brainchild of Lizzie (Time for Tiffin) who works for the RNLI. Please show us some love and support over on the page. Thanks! Sugar Shipmates are proud to...

Hand Painting

I remember being utterly terrified the first time I painted a cake! I’d been asked for an animal print cake and the customer had sent me an image that was clearly painted! Luckily for me my friend Liz (time for tiffin) had done one so she talked...

Airbrushing....a fave technique!

Hi I thought I’d share my thoughts on airbrushing, whilst still quite a novice I’ve loved my experiences of using it so far and it’s definitely a skill I’d love to develop. I have a dinky doodle airbrush. I really like their colours, I started...

Nail Art Tool Bargain UK

Linasari reviewed the nail art tools (thank you Lina!) …I thought the UK based peeps might like to know that Home Bargains sell this set for £1!

Martha Stewart Letter Mould

This is one of my favourite tools! The letters are so pretty and it’s very easy to use. I add trex to the sugar paste and to the mould and pop it in the freezer for 10 minutes. If left to dry they can be stood up or just laid flat on the...

Blossom Sugar Art Moulds and Cutters

I am amazed how much I use these cutters! My fave by far is the petunia cutter and I often combine it with my other flower cutters too. The others I have are cherry blossom and daisy. I covered pretty much all of the above cake using these...

Cake Structure Shoe Kit

This is currently in front of me on my work bench so I thought it would be perfect to share! I love this kit. The drying ramp is just perfect for the job and the cutters and templates really do make easy work of it. You can make your own...

Tool Review - Sculpey Ball Tools

I thought of another tool I should share with you! I love these ball tools made by Sculpey. They’re actually clay tools but work great with sugarpaste/fondant. Three sizes with the smallest being only about 1mm and the largest about 5mm. They...

Tool Review - best scrapers EVER!

The best scrapers in the world, in my humble opinion (hehe!), are these clear scrapers from Janet O’Sullivan. They come in three sizes and have a bevelled edge. The tallest is big enough for even the highest double barreled cakes and the...