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  At Katrien’s Cakes, we believe in quality above quantity. We proud ourselves on using the best quality ingredients such as real butter and free range eggs to create a…
I have recently been for a make-up makeover, and what a treat it was!   You too can enjoy this unique experience with the author and professional make-up artist Joy…
  My husband is the first to admit that he can barely make toast.   He does love to barbeque meat and makes great pizzas but stays as far away…
Make contemporary wafer-paper flowers decorated with edible lace. Make a bold statement by using these eye-catching, beautiful lace flowers on your cake.To see the full tutorial on Craftsy, click HERE.…
Are you struggling with your shop-bought sugar paste or is it just getting too expensive to buy? Then this tutorial is just what you need.   Also know as rolled…
Ombré has been a decorating trend for a while and it seems it is here to stay. Creating this effect can be extremely time consuming especially when decorating a cake…
Sweet and Sassy Fondant Corset Cake   Want to make a unique cake for Valentine's Day? Then why not try to recreate this cute corset cake in order to spoil…
This tutorial is a quick overview of how I made a cute giraffe cake for a little girl’s second birthday. The idea came about from a beautiful dress that she…
Stand a chance to win a free Craftsy class!   Craftsy is awarding bloggers for their hard work and dedication, just enter your favorite blogger HERE and you could stand…
I am sure you have seen these gorgeous silicone moulds pop up on a lot of cake sites recently. I have bought the damask and the moroccan lattice molds and…
Winter Wonderland Cake   Layering a collar with cut-out snowflakes over a cake decorated in another, contrasting colour adds depth and dimension. Sparkly snowflakes round off this celebration of winter.…
TRIANGLES AND SHAPES   Small children who are learning shapes will enjoy this cake. To make this cake for a grown-up, replace the shapes with stars or hearts. Makes up…
A slightly healthier version of chocolate cake. Children especially will love this flavour. Fill the cake with salted caramel ganache, the recipe is available in Katrien’s Mini Cakes Book for…
Make these towers if you do not have time to bake. Use ready-made marshmallows and buy paper flowers at a craft shop in the colour of your choice to decorate…
This is a quick tutorial to show you how to decorate a wedding cake with chocolate paste (modelling chocolate) panels.   FOR THIS PROJECT YOU WILL NEED THE FOLLOWING: 1x…
This quick tutorial shows you how to assemble a wedding cake. For more information on covering your cake tiers with ganache and sugar paste (fondant) go to Learn Cake Decorating…
These are probably the easiest truffles you will ever make. Add any flavourings or extra ingredients such as nuts, spices, crumbled cookies or dried fruit of your choice.   This…
Baking a birthday cake – behind the scenes with Katrien van Zyl (written by Monean Winterbach)   Katrien van Zyl is the author of ‘Katrien’s Cakes’ and the recently released…
Katrien loves chocolate and uses it in cake decorating because it not only tastes delicious, but is so versatile.   This book features more than 20 cake-decorating projects from start…
Treat your family to glamorously decorated chocolate eggs for your Easter table.       For this project you will need the following:   1 Candy coated chocolate egg ±…
This recipe was given to me by a school friend when I was just 14 years old, it has been a favourite ever since.  This recipe makes ± 60 thin,…
  Make this mock peony if you need a quick flower for a cake, you could use chocolate paste (modelling chocolate), modelling paste or flower paste (gum paste) to make…
  These cupcakes are light and buttery; top them with decadent cream cheese frosting, recipe found HERE. Double or triple the recipe for more cupcakes.     This recipe makes…
This cat is quick to make and you don’t need any special tools. You can make this cat from chocolate paste (modelling chocolate) or modelling paste (gum paste). I made…
These cookies are ideal to make as a quick gift. I used a square cookie cutter to cut out the cookies but you could use any cutter of your choice.…
A comic take on a Christmas cake, Father Christmas is stuck on top of a snow filled chimney and can not get in to deliver his present.   For this…
This recipe makes 1x 20 cm (8 in.) cake layer of 6 cm (2⅓ in.) high, for a taller cake layer multiply the recipe by 1¼ or 1½ and bake…
You can make this Father Christmas from chocolate paste (modelling chocolate) or modelling paste (gum paste). The chocolate paste sticks to itself so it is not necessary to glue the…
  I made this cake for my friend’s birthday. She is also expecting her first baby. This cake would also be suitable for a modern baby shower or christening.   FOR…
  This rose is easy to make, it is meant to be a quick rose and is therefore not to be used on cakes made to enter into shows or…
    This recipe makes ± 250 g (9 oz) of paste.   Ingredients: 1 large egg white 130 g (1 cup/ 4½ oz) icing (confectioner’s) sugar, sifted 20 ml (1…
    This is a thick icing, ideal to use as a filling for cakes or to pipe on cupcakes, for an authentic cheesecake flavour add finely grated lemon rind…
    This might sound like a strange flavour but I can assure you that once you have tasted it you will find it strangely comforting and as moist and…
  Katrien loves chocolate and uses it in cake decorating because it not only tastes delicious, but is so versatile.     In this book she shows you how to…
These gerberas are easy to make, you could use chocolate paste (modelling chocolate), modelling paste or flower paste (gum paste) to make them with. For this project you will need…

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