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Vanilla Cookies

The classic vanilla cookie is a timeless favourite. Cookies are not only easy to make, though also very versatile with this dough being able to be made unto two weeks before, and its a simple way to break the boredom during the school holidays… One thing to remember is be sure to use good quality butter […] Read more…

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Cake International London 16th-17th April 2016

For those who are regulars at the UK cake shows, you will defiantly be aware of Cake International. This will be the first time that Cake International has been at Alexandra Palace. Expect to see all of the regular exhibitors such as Dinky Doodles, The cake Decorating Company, and of course Cake Masters. This year […] Read more…

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UK Wedding Awards 2016

We are thrilled that our shop, The Cake Parlour  has been shortlisted for ‘Best Wedding Cake Company’ in the UK Wedding Awards for 2016. It’s such an achievement to be recognised for our designs and all the hard work and passion that goes into them. It also feels so amazing and an honour to be amongst some of my favourite designers […] Read more…

Traditional Fruit Cake

Traditional Fruit Cake

  In the festive spirit of things, I thought it would be a nice idea to post my favourite Fruit Cake recipe which, I also use for my Christmas cakes in the shop and for friends and family every year! You can vary the types of dried fruit used or even use a pack of […] Read more…

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Chocolate Ganache

Chocolate ganache can be any decorators best friend! When set stiff, it can be used as a firm base before covering with icing. When made a little softer, it can be a quick and effective way to fully cover a cake, and to use as a topping for cupcakes. Depending on your climate, you can add […] Read more…

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Get Creative and Win!

Winners are Grinners! As this is my brand new blog, now is your time to get creative! Copy and paste your favourite cake on Zoe’s Facebook page with a little explanation why you love it, and you could be the winner of a signed copy of Zoe’s latest book ‘Elegant Lace Cakes’ to arrive just in […] Read more…

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Cake International Birmingham 2015

With this years Cake International show kicking off on Friday the 6th of November running until the 8th of November, organisers are claiming it to be the best yet! With crowd favourites such as Alan Dunn, Lindy Smith and Paul Bradford selling and signing books over the three days, it will be the first year where […] Read more…

Coconut & Lime Cupcakes

Coconut and Lime Cupcakes

Coconut and Lime Cupcakes are one of our staffs favourite cakes! The sweet soft sponge cake, topped with reduced lime juice and cream cheese topping with lime zest balance out just perfect, and yet they are so simple to make. For a more tropical feel, add some Malibu to the syrup! Ingredients- Makes 12 cupcakes 70g […] Read more…

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Big Top Extravaganza

Who doesn’t love a circus themed party! Ballons, bright colours and face painting were a staple for our kids party for years. Add in a clown and fancy dress, and be prepared for a day to remember!   Materials – 15cm (6in) round, 7.5cm (3in) deep and 15cm (6in) round, 13cm (5in) deep cakes (see recipes), on […] Read more…

Cream Cheese Frosting

Cream Cheese Frosting

Cream cheese frosting is lush alternative to buttercream and works amazingly well with carrot cakes or coconut and lime cupcakes. This frosting needs to be refrigerated until the last minute, so its best to decorate your cupcakes and cakes at the last minute. Due to this, I only use the frosting on buttercream cakes.   […] Read more…

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