This morning I had the great privilege of speaking to Ben Prater on BBC Radio Wiltshire’s Breakfast programme. The radio station is helping to promote the Great Burbage Cake Off event, this coming Sunday in aid of Children in Need, and they contacted me for some baking and cake decorating tips. The full programme is available for the next week on iPlayer. I appeared right at the end of the show, so either listen to the whole programme or scroll through to 2:24:30 to find my interview and learn a baking and cake decorating tip or two!
I thoroughly enjoyed being part of the programme and I hope that all the cakes being baked are a huge success and raise lots of money for Children in Need.
In case you are wondering here are some of my baking and decorating tips:
- Sugarpaste, sometimes referred too as fondant icing, should be rolled out to a depth of 5mm and the best way to do this is to use a set of spacers – home-made versions include lengths of strip wood.
- Use white vegetable fat on your hands when colouring sugarpaste to act as a barrier – bright yellow looks good on Pudsey bear but not so good as a stain on your hands!
- Baking is a science, so measure ingredients accurately and don’t get distracted!
For the rest, you’ll have to listen to my interview!