Meet the Artist #2

We’re delighted to welcome back Rob Baker-Gall of Mr Baker’s Cakes with the next instalment in our The Greatest Showpiece: Meet the Artists series (you can find part one here: https://www.fabricake.co.uk/blog/the-greatest-showpiece-meet-the-artists-part-1/). If you have been hiding under a rock, you may not have heard that Rob has been working on a highly secretive project with a team of super-talented sugar artists from all around the country. As part of the project, entitled The Greatest Showpiece, the artists have come together to rise to the challenge of creating an extreme cake,... Read More


Meet the Artist #1

Recently, our resident blogger, Rob Baker-Gall of Mr Baker’s Cakes told you all about a highly secretive project he is working on with a team of uber-talented sugar artists from all around the country. As part of the project, entitled The Greatest Showpiece, the artists have come together to rise to the challenge of creating an extreme cake, born from the imagination of one very precocious young man and in his last blog post, Rob promised to introduce you to some of the incredible artists that are helping to bring... Read More


Cranberry, Lemon and Vanilla Cake – With Charlotte Manley

Hello! This wonderful weather has inspired me to bake a light, fruity cake. So this weekend I decided to create a Cranberry, Lemon and Vanilla cake. To make the sponge: 350g caster sugar 350g butter softened 350g self-raising flour 175g plain flour 6 eggs 1 tsp Vanilla extract For the filling: Lemon curd 350g icing sugar 150g butter softened Cranberry flavouring 1/2 tsp pink food colouring 50g dried cranberries whizzed up in a food mixer. For the sponge: Preheat the oven to 160c. Grease an 8inch cake tin. In a... Read More


“I’m putting together a show” by Rob Baker-Gall

Our resident in-house blogger, Rob Baker-Gall of Mr Baker’s Cakes is putting together a very special project, so, naturally, he turned to us to help him bring it to life. Rob will also be taking us with him on this journey through a series of exclusive posts over the next few months, so make sure you’ve bookmarked this page to ensure you don’t miss out on a single one… I’d like to introduce you to a rather special young man. This is my godson Jacob. Aged just four years old,... Read More


Mermaid Tail Cake – Charlotte Manley

‘I can’t believe it’s May already! This month it is one of my best friends birthdays…and to celebrate I am making a ‘Mermaid tail cake’. She’s mermaid mad so this cake will go down a treat! Sponge ingredients as below. 300g caster sugar 300g softened butter 250g self-raising flour 3 eggs 50g cocoa powder 1 tsp baking powder 1/3rd tsp salt Preheat oven to 180degrees Celsius. Firstly, I mixed the cake batter in order to make one 8 inch cake and one 6 inch cake. I decided to go with... Read More


Chip and Doug: The Easter Buddies – By Mr Baker

In an exclusive crossover event, Mr Baker’s latest tutorial spans both the Fabricake Blog AND Mr Baker’s Blog, offering you the choice of making one or both of these cute and adorable Easter bakes: The Easter Buddies. Read on to find out more… I don’t know about you, but if a holiday gives me the chance to whip up a tasty cake to share with my family and friends, then I’m a fan – and Easter is no exception. Whether it’s a traditional Simnel Cake or something a little more... Read More


Why are Cakers Getting Silly About Cerart? with Mr Baker and Laura Dodimead

It has to be said that having friends that own a fabulous cake decorating supplies store has its perks – particularly when they send you some fancy new cake tools and ask you to try them out. Fast becoming an industry favourite, Cerart Modelling Tools are finished with high-quality food-safe silicone and sturdy acrylic handles meaning that they are lightweight, easy to use and allow sugar artists to achieve top quality results with both sugar and chocolate. I mainly work in sugar and so when Hayley and Michael asked me... Read More


Mothers Day Celebration Cakes by Xenia

Mother’s Day, a day that we celebrate those special Mum’s, Nan’s, Granny’s, Grandma’s, Auntie’s and those who might be a mother figure in your life. Why not treat her to a beautiful tasty cake and cupcakes! In this tutorial, I will share with you how to make this amazing display from the baking to decorating the finishing touches. To make this beautiful cake plaque you will need: A 6 inch round cake (recipe below) 12 cupcakes (recipe below) Vanilla buttercream (recipes below) 1.6kg of white sugarpaste Pink Renshaw sugarpaste Yellow Renshaw sugarpaste 20g... Read More


Fabricake IOS App is now Live!

Fabricake like to give the customers what they want, competitive pricing, decorator-inspired bundles, premium delivery options. Well, now it has been taken to the next level with the introduction of the Fabricake IOS app. Our new app is now available to download from the Apple App Store HERE So what can you do with the new app, why download it? Unique promotions The app will be host to unique promotions only available by purchasing through the app directly. So if you want the best pricing and offers its imperative to have... Read More


Renshaw Cake Decorating Products by Mr Baker

Once upon a time, if one was looking to decorate a cake, one’s options were somewhat limited. Of course, there was chocolate, marzipan or even pourable or royal icings. However, complex decorating with these mediums was not accessible to the humble home baker, but rather a skilled trade honed during many years of apprenticeship and training. However, in the 1950s that all changed with the advent of a modern phenomenon: rolled fondant icing AKA sugarpaste. That faithful friend to decorators the world over – from first-time bakers to multi-award- winning... Read More