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Are fairy cakes the same as cupcakes?

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Are fairy cakes the same as cupcakes? There seem to be different schools of thought on this subject. There is one school of thought that says the difference between a fairy cake and a cupcake is in the origin of the name. The name 'cupcake' originating from the USA whilst the name 'fairy cake' originating from the UK. This school of thought would argue that the ingredients of both the fairy cake and the cupcake are the same. In contract, there is an alternative school of thought that says there is a fundamental difference in the ingredients of a cupcake...

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2020 Cake Decorating Trends: 10 Trends I Wish I'd Known Earlier

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A new year means a whole new set of trends when it comes to cake decorating. There's a lot to get excited about in the world of frosting and fondant, with innovative piping work and decorations emerging for 2020. There are also some classic cake adorning techniques that aren’t going anywhere in the near future too. Check out some of the following cake trends that you wish you’d got on board with sooner! 1. Floral cake decorating Florals are timeless in the world of cake decorating, but bakers are now looking into a super innovative technique to shake up 2020...

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We're the winners - Best Personalised Cupcake Toppers Supplier UK

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We're over the moon to be announced as the winners of the 2019 Food & Drinks Award 'Best Personalised Cupcake Toppers Supplier, UK'.  See the press release from Lux Life below: LUXlife magazine announces the winners of the 2019 Food & Drink Awards Over recent years, the Food & Drink industry has seen a new wave of sectors burst into the market and influence the way eat, drink and enjoy our favourite cuisines. From the prevalence of speciality eating practices and diets, such as Veganism, to the emergence of consumer-led trends, such as food photography, companies working within the food...

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Halloween cupcake decorating ideas

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There are zombies in every shop window, pumpkins are making an appearance in supermarkets, and John Carpenter is writing a new movie. All of these can only mean one thing, that’s right; it’s almost Halloween. With the spooky season looming, it’s time to get our scary on and baking some Halloween themed cupcakes. All cupcakes in the list below will require a standard cupcake recipe but will all have their frightening appeal. Ghost Cupcakes These scary little simple cupcakes are wonderfully simple to make and can be a great little cupcake for visitors this Halloween. All you need for these...

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7 top tips for decorating birthday cupcakes

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Are you thinking about making some delicious cupcakes for your child’s birthday? Here are some decorative ideas that will make your cupcakes look absolutely irresistible.  Use cupcake toppers to decorate your cupcakes Cupcake toppers come in a wide range of different styles, shapes, and sizes. You can buy birthday cupcake toppers for girls that are fully personalised and in their favourite colour with a clear birthday message. You can also get birthday boy cupcake decorations that are also available in a wide range of different colours. It’s your choice what the message says and they can be fully custom written....

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