Roo's Little Cake Parlour

Feb 2013 6,159 Cronton
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Sourcing a bright, royal blue 14

I have been asked to make a wedding cake in royal blue. I am trying to source pre coloured sugar paste, but find many seem to be a fairly dull, almost navy blue. I am looking for a bright, rich blue as per the photo. (I am not doing this design,...

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Promo code Cake international 0

Hi everybody before I buy tickets, does anyone have a promo code for next weekend’s Cake International show at Birmingham please? I am going to get a two day ticket. Thanks all.

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Carma Massa Ticino 28

I have heard so many good things about this product that I am going to take the plunge and try it out, despite it being a bit pricey. I called the supplier and they advised me that 95% of their customers prefer the “tropic” version, even when not...

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Making friends 11

Next week I am off to Bellagio, lake Como, one of my favourite places in the world. Am particularly excited as I get to meet up with Katia (Katie Plumcake) for a g and t, or two 😊 and a good catch up again (no doubt lots of cake talk). We met via...

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Real flowers on a cake 8

Hi all. A customer has asked for a naked cake with a teapot on top and real flowers cascading down to a teacup on the board. I am trying to figure out how to achieve the effect with real flowers, ie how to wire them, prepare them to stop them...

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What skills would you like to improve? 34

I am often overwhelmed by the range of expertise on CD. There are so many who have honed their skills to such a high level. I have decided to focus on improving my figure modelling, flower making and building up my royal icing piping skills. I...

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Problems with cake lace 20

Can anyone give me some pointers as to what I am doing wrong. I have followed the instructions to the letter, but my cake lace is really brittle and shatters when I try to remove it from the mould. This product is not cheap and I am wasting so...

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Meeting a CD friend 35

As some of you know, I am away on honeymoon in Bellagio Italy, the home of another CD member, Kate Plumcake. We got in touch and met up yesterday, what a lovely time we had, was as if we had known each other forever, so much to talk about. We...

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Home after major surgery 64

I am back home after having a knee replacement and the worst thing about this is not being able to get on with any cake decorating. I am going to be out of action for some time, but looking at your beautiful work is keeping me going. This page...

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London Cake Crawl 21

Hi all, This Saturday I am taking my niece to London for the day as a belated Christmas present. She loves cakes too, so we are going on a little cake crawl of the capital. We are arriving at Euston in the morning and will have the day to visit...

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Cake International 48

I am loving seeing all the cakes from CI at Birmingham this weekend. There have been some incredible creations and I have been wishing that I had gone this year. The next one us closer to home at Manchester next Spring. I am toying with the idea...

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Cake Camp 26

Are any of you lovely people going to Cake Camp UK next weekend? I am hoping to improve my modelling skills, my favourite thing to create, along with flowers. Would be great to meet up with any of you going along.

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Anyone else have weeks like this? 21

Having a nightmare of a week regarding cakes this week. Catalogue of disasters; microwave broke, fixed yay, oven broke .. rushed around to my mum’s to bake two tier cake (she doesn’t even own anything as fangled as a spatula), tried to make cake...

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Silhouettes 10

I have seen some stunning cakes with hand cut silhouettes recently. I love trying new techniques and have a cake in the horizon where I would like to try this out. Has anyone got any tips they could share please eg: how to stop paste from...

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Swiss Meringue Butter Cream 14

I usually make regular butter cream, but hearing how everyone highly rates SMBC, I have tried to make it myself twice. Each time I have messed up. I am also unsure how it is supposed to taste, so I don’t know if my second batch was right. It...

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Mirror effect 5

I would like to make a little framed mirror to go on a cake, has anyone got advice on how to get a reflective mirror effect please? Thank you.

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Disney's Belle 9

I have been asked to make a cake with a Belle figure. I must admit, am rather intimidated by this as don’t want to end up with one of those horror story faces. Has anyone got any tips please, would really appreciate it. Many thanks. Roo x

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