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Piping Frosting 101 – The Frosting Piping Manual!

Piping Frosting 101 – The Frosting Piping Manual!

Piping Frosting: Bakers on Youtube just say: “Pipe the frosting around… Like that!” That doesn’t do it for me. I need WORDS to explain to me what I need to do. This super thorough break down explains all the DO’s and DON’TS of piping frosting, plus frosting consistency and step by step instructions for piping frosting perfectly every time!

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How to Freeze Custard (Creme Patissiere) and Restore It

How to Freeze Custard (Creme Patissiere) and Restore It

Freeze custard and restore it in just 5 minutes – it’s so quick and simple! Normally, freezing custard/crème patissiere is an absolute NO-NO in the baking and pastry world. All info online clearly states that you cannot freeze custard/creme patissiere because it splits into oblivion. And it does. But I’m here to tell you that you can FULLY restore thawed/defrosted watery custard! YAY!

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How to Make Chocolate Shavings

How to Make Chocolate Shavings

Make your own luscious chocolate shavings in 5 minutes! I use this method DAILY for giving my bakes a professional edge. With these chocolate shavings I decorate cakes, cupcakes, tarts… anything really. Minimum effort for maximum results. Nice!

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How to Bake Level Cake Layers

How to Bake Level Cake Layers

This simple hack gives you perfectly level cake layers! No trimming domey cakes! There is also no need to trim the sides of your cake ever again. This trick keeps the oven moist and prevents the edges of your cakes from baking too quickly. Your level cake layers will have a beautifully moist crumb from edge to center 🙂 Yay!

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How to Bake Perfect Cupcakes – Advanced Tips

How to Bake Perfect Cupcakes – Advanced Tips

My top secret tips for baking exceptionally PERFECT cupcakes every time! Error-free cupcakes are already a massive achievement, but over time I’ve discovered methods (some normal and some quite unorthodox) that have significantly improved the texture and quality of my cupcakes, taking them from good to perfect.

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How to Bake Perfect Cupcakes – Full Cupcake Troubleshooting

How to Bake Perfect Cupcakes – Full Cupcake Troubleshooting

Nothing is quite a perfect as a perfect cupcake 🙂 My journey with baking perfect cupcakes has been intense. It really came down to baking cupcakes 1000 times over to figure everything out. Please note that my methods are focused on appearance AND flavour. If you can perfect both of these, then (and only then) can it be called a “perfect cupcake”. It doesn’t really help much if the cupcake looks perfect, but it’s not moist and incredibly yummy!

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Home Baker in Cape Town, RSA.
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