Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Decorating Christmas Cakes

We have had a lot of fun decorating our Christmas Cakes this year and we thought we would share a few of our handy Christmas cake decorating tips.
One of our favourite designs is our Christmas Tree Cake design. It is a great one for all levels of cake decorators and there is so much you can do with it!

 In order to create this cake you will need;
  1. Pre-Baked round cake (the size and flavour can be anything you wish. We recommend a mud cake or traditional fruit cake. We have a list of recipes on our website at
  2. MDF Round Cake Board (use a size to suit the size of your cake. We have used a 12inch cake board for a 9inch round cake).
  3. Valerie White Side Edger and Top smoothers- These are the best Cake smoothers to use for achieving a professional and smooth finish on your cakes.
  4. Clay/Craft Gun- This will be used to create the twisted rope effect around the base of the cake.
  5. Red Coloured Fondant- We suggest using the Red Powder Colour to achieve the best colour and consistency. Alternatively you can mix Cake Arts' Red Plastic icing with Bakels Pettinice Fondant.
  6. Green Coloured Fondant- We suggest using Wilton Leaf Green colour paste for colouring the fondant. Alternatively you could mix Cake Arts' green plastic icing with White Bakels Pettinice Fondant to achieve a workable consistency and colour.
  7. A Foam Cone- Can be found at most craft stores. This will be used for the Christmas tree so the size of the cone can be chosen based on the size of your cake.
  8. Green Coloured Royal icing- To cover the foam tree cone. We have a Royal icing recipe on our website.
  9. Spatula- to spread the royal Icing on the foam cone.
  10. Bow Cutter- This cutter is the best for making bows. You simply cut out the shape and it folds neatly into a bow.
  11. Clear Gel- To add to the fondant to harden it for the Presents, Bows and Teddy Bear
  12. 6mm Silver Cachous- For the Beaded string look around the Christmas Tree
  13. Colourful Sugar Confetti- As the little baubles around the Tree
  14. Piping Tips and Bag- to add any fine details to the design
All of these useful cake decorating supplies are available through our online supplies store and can be shipped Australia Wide!

Handy Hints for Making the Cake

Covering the Cake
  1. You can cover the cake and the Board at the same time. It is simple to do and will create a consistent look.
  2. Roll out your pre coloured red fondant to the size required for covering your cake and board in one go then drape over the top of your cake.
  3. Once draped over the cake smooth the fondant down and around the cake sides using the Valerie white side edger.  Then run the smoother around the base board to smooth it down and around the cake board.
  4. Take a craft knife and run it around the edge of the board to remove excess fondant.
Decorating the Christmas tree
  1. Stick the foam cone to the cake using your pre made Royal Icing (Royal consistency needs to be semi firm).
  2. Take your pre coloured green royal icing and spread it all over the foam cone using your decorating spatula.
  3. While the icing is still wet stick on the 6mm silver cachous to the tree, creating a circular pattern around and down the cake.
  4. Then stick on your pre made bows as well as the little coloured icing confetti drops. 
Making the Presents & Twisted Rope
  1. Mix some red and green fondant with the clear gel so that the presents set firm.
  2. Model the fondant in to little red and green cubes and place some bows on the tops.
  3. You can add any design to the presents. We simply piped little dots on some.
  4. Take your Craft Gun and insert some red fondant first. Use the design disc that has the medium whole in it. Squeeze out the fondant into a long strip. Repeat this step using green fondant.
  5. Twist the two colours together to achieve a rope effect and place around the base of the cake.
We hope that these tips have been helpful. We would love to see your Christmas Creations!

Happy Decorating and Merry Christmas!

Aimee & Lydia :)

Thursday, 9 December 2010

What a Positive Response We have had to our Cake Decorating Supplies!

We are really excited by the positive response we have had to our range of cake decorating supplies since opening our online store.

We have had some great feedback  from our customers on our user-friendly website and are really glad to see our selection of cake decorating products is on the mark.  

Our cake modelling tools have been so popular that we have sold through all of our stock! Don't worry though there will be a new shipment of these fantastic cake decorating tools coming to us by the end of the year. We will keep everyone posted:)

Thank you to everyone for your interest in our cake decorating supplies so far. We are looking forward to continuing to provide cake decorators around Australia with all their essential cake decorating equipment!
Aimee & Lydia:)

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Christmas Celebrations at Something for Cake!

Something for Cake are getting into the Christmas cheer and offering a wide range of cake decorating supplies for all your christmas cake decorating needs.

We have a great range of cookie cutters in adorable Christmas themed shapes including stars, Christmas trees, snowflakes, and reindeers. 

They will help you create cookies that will look great on your Christmas table especially when you decorate them with some of our edible decorations including; colourful sparkling sugar silver and gold stars, red and green glitter flakes, and red & green fondant!


Our online store is easy to use and we can deliver all of our Christmas decorating supplies Australia wide.

We are looking forward to helping you celebrate Christmas and impressing all your guests

Happy Holidays!

Friday, 26 November 2010

Finally Open

Something for Cake are really excited to announce that after months of hard work we are finally open for business!!!! We have a put together a great range of supplies for all your cake decorating needs including the fantastic new Clikstix by Windsor Cakecraft. 

These new cutters are similar to the FMM strip cutters with the added benefit of an ejector on the back
They come in a range of styles and fonts including;
All the shape Clikstix have a range of sizes on the one Strip Cutter. They are absolutely fantastic!

We also have a special offer to celebrate our grand opening. Receive a free SFC impression cutter with all purchases over $30.  The design of your impression cutter ( butterfly, gerbera, daisy, snowflake and holly) will be chosen by the Something for Cake team.

Hurry so you don't miss out as offer ends 30/11/10.

Happy Shopping

Aimee & Lydia

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Getting Close....

There is not too long to go now. The Something for Cake website should be ready by the end of next week, and then we'll be up and running!!

My amazing mother, Gaby Weidlich from Quality Photography in Dural, is taking care of the photography for our site. Wait till you see her work. Considering she is a wedding/portrait photographer, she has done the most amazing work.

It is clear that the Northern Beaches community is very excited to see a new Cake Decorating Supplies store in the local area. Our site is not even up yet, and the orders are coming in. We have sold to a lot of people in the Balgowlah, Manly, Dee Why, Seaforth, all the way through to Collaroy, Narrabeen and Monavale/Newport areas.

Here is some of the new stock that arrived this week:
- Lollie pop sticks - to make cake pops
- Wilton Colour Pastes
- Wilton Coloured Candy Melts - Red, Blue, Pink, Green, Yellow, Peanut Butter (had to try these, and they are seriously yummy!), white and dark choc mint.
- Wilton Cupcake patties
- Wilton Princess Cupcake stand
- Wilton Sports Cupcake stand
- Bakels Fondant - 750g white, 750g chocolate, 750g ivory, are all going to be available. We will also be selling it by the 7kg box, and also the half box.
- Bakels cake mix 
- Nestle Dark Couverture Chocolate, White Couverture Chocolate. Both will be sold in 500g and 1kg.

Even though the Something for Cake site is not available for another week or so, please do not hesitate to give Aimee or Lydia a buzz if there are cake supplies you need.
ph: 0432 223 441
We are located in North Manly, but will deliver/courier your cake decorating supplies anywhere along the northern beaches or Australia Wide. As long as there is a road to your front door, we can get the cake supplies to you.

Also, don't forget that the Cake Decorating Association's new Northern Beaches Branch will be having their inaugural meeting on the 16th October at the Tramshed in Narrabeen. Doors open at Noon for a 12:30 kickoff.
If you are interested in starting up cake decorating, or a season professional, please come along. 
Something for Cake will have our shop available to purchase from.

Happy Decorating!

Sunday, 19 September 2010

New Online Cake decorating store - Grand Opening

Something for Cake is an exciting new online cake decorating supplies store opening at the beginning of October. 
The business is owned and operated by Lydia and Aimee. We own our own cake decorating businesses, and where a little fed up with trying to source supplies from the 4 corners of the globe.
We are so passionate about the cake decorating industry, and we want to inspire all different types of people to have a go at it.

Something for Cake will not only stock your essential cake decorating equipment and supplies, we will also have our very own range of products that we will be selling through our online retail store, and also to wholesale only and other retail cake decorating businesses.

Our starting product range will include:
50cm white non-stick rolling pins
cake smoother
"pink" 8pc modelling tools set.
3pc butterfly impression ejector cutter set
3pc snowflake impression ejector cutter set
3pc Gerbera impression ejector cutter set
3pc holly impression ejector cutter set
4pc daisy impression ejector cutter set

Keep an eye out, as this range will be expanding constantly.

Some of the other products we will be stocking include:

Cake tins - round, square, rectangle, oval, heart, dolly varden
Cake boards - plain MDF and silver covered
Bakels fondant
Cake art fondant
Cupcake papers
Cream icing bag set
Candles - numbered on stick
Candles - girl/boy on stick
Corrella liquid colour
Miniature cookie cutters
Acrylic cupcake stands - 3tier, 4 tier, 5tier
Valerie White smoothers - side edger, narrow curve, sharpe top, inside curve
Tin Sets of Cutter - Square, Hearts, numbers, alphabet, oval
Cookie sets - 7pc mini baby set, 6pc princess set, 5 piece coloured heart set.
Textured Cookie Cutter set - Heart, mini wedding, snowflake, mini baby
Lindy Smith Cutters - paisley, elegant hears, scalloped diamonds, stylish star, curled leaf, tear drop

If you wish to see us in the flesh and have a little browse of our products, come see us at the brand new Cake Decorators Association - Northern Beaches Branch Grand Opening on the 16th October 2010. The meeting will be at the Tramshed in Narrabeen. See the CDA website for more details.