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Halloween cupcake 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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Top Tips for Decorating Cupcakes

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At Just Bake, we're always looking for great baking advice and tips from baking experts. We have been fortunate enough to interview the lovely Ruth Harmer from Southwell Cakery based in Nottinghamshire to gain some fabulous baking tips. How do you get different types of icing effects? There are so many! If I can start with the different types of icing: Glace - this is the easiest icing to make and apply. It's just icing sugar and water and can be poured, spread or drizzled over cakes.  Royal - traditionally made with icing sugar, egg whites and a little lemon juice; however, now you...

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Top Tips for Baking Cupcakes

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At Just Bake, we're always looking for great baking advice and tips from baking experts. We have been fortunate enough to interview the lovely Ruth Harmer from Southwell Cakery based in Nottinghamshire to gain some fabulous baking tips. How do you fill the cupcake cases cleanly without getting the mixture on the sides? There are two popular ways of filling cupcake cases successfully. The first is to use a piping bag - this is quick but only suitable for thicker mixtures. The second (and my preferred way) is to use an ice cream scoop which divides the mixture evenly. How...

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When is Cupcake Day 2019?

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Cupcake Day 2019 takes place on June 13th 2019 and is held each year to raise money to help the fight against dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.  Cupcake Day provides a significant way of helping and has raised £2.7 million since 2016 in England on this day alone. A large part of the money raised went to opening special dementia cafes where people who suffer from the disease have a welcoming place to gather with their carers and support each other while enjoying a little light refreshment. Cupcake Day has raised £2.7 million since 2016 – let’s make this year the biggest yet!...

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