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Showstopping Bakes for Cake Week

Wednesday 5th September 2018

It’s week 2 of the The Great British Bake Off. So to celebrate cake week, we have put together a tasty selection of inspiration and yummy recipes so you to can get a slice of the action.

Don’t forget if you want to be in with the chance of winning baking goodies, and a trip to Birmingham for to this year’s Cake International, enter into our Battle Of the Bakes competition. ?

The Signature Tray Bake


If you fancy giving this week’s signature challenge a whirl, check out our Carrot Cake and Mars Bar tray bakes. Quick and easy to make, these little ones would be perfect for an afternoon treat or a lunchbox snack. For the perfect bake every time, drop your traybake tin on your work surface before putting it in the oven. This will help to get rid of any air bubbles in the batter before baking!


The Faux Food Cake

For a fun creative cake, we have thrown these faux food bakes into the mix. Made by High Five Cakes, using Renshaw Fondant, and guaranteed to put smiles on faces, these cakes are perfect for birthdays or parties and are a great way to showcase your cake decorating skills. If you are having trouble finding the perfect icing shade, try using Rainbow Dust ProGel Colours, super concentrated so you can easily achieve a variety of shades giving a more realistic effect to your cake. You’re welcome!


Themed Cup Cakes


If you are stuck for cupcake decorating ideas, look no further than these Harry Potter inspired Cupcakes by City Cakes made using Renshaw Fondant. Or check out Zoe’s Fancy Cakes’ tutorial to learn how to make these cute animal face bakes. For a little something extra, give your cupcakes a surprise middle by cutting a small hole in the top once cooled, and piping in Renshaw Frosting. Cover the hole with fondant and decorate away. Yum!

The Traditional Tier Cake


If you are not the most confident of cake decorators, these naked cake Chocolate and Summer wedding recipes from our baking community members are an excellent option. Without the hassle of covering the sponge in fondant, these bakes are an ideal choice for a beginner/intermediate baker. Adorned with edible flowers made from Renshaw Ready to Roll icing, and a variety of berries, these cakes are foolproof when it comes to decorating. Unsure of how to make fondant flowers? Check out our Fondant Flowers step by step tutorial!

Cake Pops

The cake to bake when short for time or having a party, these Cake Pops are seriously simple to make. Go crazy with your decorating using a variety of Rainbow Dust Metallic Paints, Edible glitters, and Colour Melts. Have fun!


For more cakespiration take a look on our cake recipes page ?