Hate it or love it? I know some people just don’t like marzipan but personally I think it’s delicious!
If you don’t like store bought marzipan and haven’t tried homemade, I would recommend it. Homemade is less sweet, whilst some cheaper store bought versions can be too artificial tasting, with less real almonds and more almond essence.
Sugar glass when smashed and cracked is great for making crystals on a geode cake or shards on a spooky cupcake, alternatively the glass can be directly poured and left as a sheet of glass for water or mirror designs.
Not only is sugar glass a dynamic tool for decorating, but it’s tasty too, since it’s basically just a boiled sweet. This batch was orange flavour but you can play around with flavours and colours to match your needs.
It was recently my birthday and I went to see The Lion King The Musical. Yes it is as amazing as you dreamed! So obviously my birthday cake had to be Lion King themed, and yes I blew out the candle whilst the circle of life was playing.
Creamy, rich and orangey, chocolate orange ganache has it all. If you’re looking to add flavour to your cake, a chocolate orange ganache is really easy and makes a good base to cover a cake if you’re using fondant. Whilst also not being as intensely sweet as using buttercream.
If you want some sugar love all you need is cake pops, and maybe a bunch more biscuits, sweets and chocolate. It’s a bit late for Valentine’s Day now but I’m going to tell you about what I made for my Valentine (and half the office) anyway!