Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Fancy Doing a Cake decorating Course?

Cake Decorating Courses in Bournemouth

Have you always wanted to have a go at cake decorating but don't want to go back to college!
Well,  Pennington's Cake school in Bournemouth may provide the answer.

Fabulous short courses covering all types of cake decorating and sugar flower making are available in small friendly groups, for hobbyists and professionals a like.

Pennington's beginners courses are superb at giving you a grounding in the basics of sugarpasting cakes, and piping of shells and writing. While for those wishing to improve their skills, intermediate courses can help to get you to the standard you want.

Pennington's courses are designed to meet a diverse set of needs; these include sugar paste, royal icing, wedding cake production, cupcake design or advanced decorating skills. The courses are taught in a relaxed and friendly environment where your learning experience will not only be productive but also include a lot of fun making your time with us extremely enjoyable.

To view all of our courses please select from the menu above or click on one of the following links. Royal Icing, Sugarpaste & Modelling, Wedding & Tiered Styles, Wired Sugar Flowers, Cupcakes, Personal Coaching and Demonstrations.

Not sure about a whole course? - Why not book on one of Pennington's taster workshop's to give you an idea of what you can learn and what the environment is like!

Visit www.cakeschool.co.uk for the latest information about available courses.

Looking for cake decorating equipment?
Visit www.cake-links.com for more.

Monday, 13 May 2013

The Great Christchurch Bake Weekend 2013

Fancy a Bake Challenge? - or just come along and watch!

As part of the Christchurch Food Festival 2013, why not visit Christchurch Quay on the weekend of the 18th and 19th of May to watch the Christchurch Bake Off. With competition Judging on Saturday from Great British Bake Off Winner Jo Wheatley, and competition judging on Sunday from Celebrity Chef Lesley Waters.

Hands On Workshops - improve your skills, or just have a bit of fun with some fabulous workshops from local expers including Des Burke from Flavours Cookery School, and Helen Shaw from Vanilla Pink Cakes - and many other demos - make sure you Book your place now!
The weekend will be a baking fete, with fun for all the family on Christchurch Quay including stalls, baking demo's, competitions, children's rides and more.

If you fancy having a go at the bake off challenge, you can enter online a recipe for either the ....

Saturday Challenges of one or more of the following
Meringues: Make 6 filled meringues. Amateur bakers only or Dundee Cake: 20cm Dundee cake. Amateur bakers only or Bread Rolls: 10 bread rolls, entrants choice of flavour. Amateur bakers only
rofessional Bakers & Chef’s Challenge The Petit Four Challenge, chefs should display an assortment of 3 petit fours. Professional chefs and bakers only 

Or the Sunday Challenges of:
Under 16’s Categories
Cupcakes: 6 decorated cupcakes. Under 16’s only  or Gingerbread Men: 6 decorated Gingerbread Men. Under 16’s only or Novelty Cake: any shape, any size, any flavour, any design! Under 16’s only orBread: 6 bread rolls. Under 16’s Only
Adult Categories
Wedding Cake: any size, any shape including dummy cakes. Adults only
Tthis cake will be judged on presentation only and will not be tasted.
only and will not be tasted.
Find out more at http://www.christchurchfoodfest.co.uk/bakeweekend.asp

And if you do decide to enter - don't forget to buy your cake decorating supplies from Cake-Links

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Christchurch Food and Wine Festival 2013

Christchurch Food Festival Launched on Friday

This fabulous festival started in Christchurch on Friday with superb demonstartions in the Festival's marquee theatre, from Luke Stuart (White Pepper Cookery School); Forest Foraging with James
Golding (The Pig restaurant) and Paul Putt from Splinters Restaurant in Christchurch.

This annual event is most famous for it's wonderful food market. Set across two days (this year on the 11th and 12th of May)  it's not to be missed.  With over 100 stalls and food producers from far and wide, you can be sure to find a tasty range of food related products.

On offer is a tasty feast of freshly baked goods, cakes, olive oils, chilli's, specialist drinks, cheese, biscuits, sausages, oysters, meats including venison and game. You will also find local vegetable suppliers, fresh fruit including strawberries, and a myriad of takeaway food stalls including hog roast, paella and crepes, and you can wash it all down with beer, wine and cider for a range of producers!
If your passion is Italian Food, you can visite the cobbled area of Church street (The approach to Priory Gates) to find Genuine Italian Market Stalls, with authentic produce! You can also get some handy hints and tips from the free demonstrations, which this year will see the return of James Martin and Lesley Waters. And for a smaller family member there are kids cookery lessons at the Priory School on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th of May. You can also find a massive range of discounts, offers and special food festival menus, and evening at local restaurants - visit the food festival website for more informaiton.

To find out more visit http://www.christchurchfoodfest.co.uk/

Cake Decorating Supplies from www.cake-links.com

Friday, 10 May 2013

Click Twist Paint Brush Pens - In Stock Now

New Click Twist Paint Pens! in stock now to order at www.cake-links.com

click twist food pen

The Click-Twist Brush® by Rainbow Dust Colours.
A ready-to-use , convenient paint brush, pre-loaded with our very popular metallic food paint. Simply twist the end cap of the brush until the paint fills the brush tip and you're ready to go! When not in use, simply wipe any excess paint from the tip of the brush and place the cap back over the brush until next time. No mess, no fuss. It's quick and easy!

Sometimes you need a paint colour on hand but don't need the extent of a paint pallet, water beaker, brush and paper towel. Sometimes, all you need is a Click-Twist Brush®. This is great for small areas of coverage and detail work and due to the controlled delivery of paint into the brush tip, there is minimal wastage which means your Click-Twist Brush is very economical®, allowing you to paint many many decorations!

  • Click, twist and use
  • Radiant Metallic Paint
  • Dry in 10 - 15 minutes
  • Once dry the lustre pigment is sealed within the surface - no dust or smudges
  • Economical use of paint

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Cake International 2013 - Show Report

Cake International London ExCel 2013

What a fabulous time we have just had in London.
Cake International was a huge success, it was great to see so many visitors to the show.

The event lasting three days featured workshops and demo's by some of the countries leading sugar artists and published authors, as well as many international contributors, and famous television personalities.
We saw many of you had VIP passes - We would thoroughly recommend getting these if you come to the show next time - access to the theatres, free tea and coffee and a rest area! Perfect! 

Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood did some amazing Question and Answer Sessions, taking questions from a huge audience, and answering with all their professional knowledge and lots of humour thrown in too!

Cake-Links started on Thursday setting out our stall at the front entrance of the hall, it took us just three and a half hours to build this year, which is a record compared to previous years!  The First day of the show on Friday started with a huge queue outside the hall from before 9am (show starts at 9.30am). We even took some photos of the queues!

Cake-Links was also fortunate enough to be able to sponsor the novelty cake class, and the work entered was simply breath taking!

The competition work was outstanding - so much to look at and such talent on display - below is just a little of what was on show, 
Cake-Links were also asked to make a showcase cake to show new products - we decided to exhibit our new range of butterfly plunger cutters, the lovely range of pastel colours from sugarflair, and some small cake pops made with loypack candy coatings!

Cake Decorating Supplies and Baking Supplies from Cake-Links

New Metallic Paints for Cake Decorating

We've introduced to our ranges, Rainbow Dust Metallic Paints.

These little bottles are filled with a shiny metallic finish ready to use paint.
All you need is a paint brush, and a steady hand to produce beautiful effects on your Sugarpaste.
Perfect for painting small off pieces, such as stars and hearts. 

Metallic Burnt Bronze Edible Paint for cake decorating


Dark Silver Edible Paint for cake decorating

Metallic Holly Green  Paint for cake decorating

Metallic Light Gold Paint for cake decorating

Metallic Purple for cake decorating

Metallic Red for cake decorating


Pearlescent Baby Blue Edible Paint for cake decorating

Pearlescent Cerise Edible Paint for cake decorating

Pearlescent Spring Green Edible Paint for cake decorating

Pearlescent Lilac  Edible Paint for cake decorating

Pearlescent Peach Edible Paint for cake decorating

Pearlescent White Edible Paint for cake decorating
Metallic Light Silver  Edible Paint for cake decorating

Pearlescent Yellow Edible Paint for cake decorating

Metallic Midnight Blue Edible Paint for cake decorating
Cake Decorating Supplies from cake-links