Category: Tips and Tutorials

Chocolate Cake Recipe

Chocolate drizzle cake

I found this recipe on Robyn from Add a Pinch's blog and it has since become my go-to recipe for a lovely, light, moist chocolate cake which can be used in a a variety of ways. I've used it as the base of a black forest flavour inspired cake (brushing with a cherry syrup, filling with vanilla swiss meringue buttercream and chopped cherries and covering in a chocolate ganache).  I've… Read More...

Behind the scenes of the standing elephant cake

Finished standing elephant first birthday cake

When it came time for my cousin's daughter's first birthday party and I was told she wanted an elephant cake I asked if I could make it a standing elephant cake so I could practice the skills I'd learnt in Handi Mulyana's giraffe class (I made a dinosaur though). As luck would have it I couldn't find any of the notes or instructions from Handi's class so I had to… Read More...

Elsa Minion Birthday Cake

Elsa Minion Cake

For my daughter's birthdays I tend to try out new techniques, something I've had in my head for a little while but haven't had a chance to try, or mix things up a bit.  Like every other little girl who's ever seen Frozen my two girls love Elsa and Anna (they quite often use blankets to dress themselves up with big capes and swan about pretending to be the sisters… Read More...

How to store your cake

Rustic Buttercream with Sugar peonies

When you order your special occasion cake from Emma J's Cakes you have the option of picking up your cake or having it delivered.  If you opt to pick your cake up there are some ways to store your cake to ensure it remains in peak condition until your event. If you have a fondant covered cake it is best off being stored in cool, dark conditions.  This means a… Read More...