Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Fun Sea or Beach themed cake suitable for a wedding or birthday

This fun sea and beach themed cake is from our good friends at Roberts Confectionery. Kiwicakes stocks the products needed for these projects. Click here to download the how to sheet, which you can print off and save. You can find the chocolate moulds, pearl dust and chocolate online at www.kiwicakes.co.nz

Cake Duchess Modelling paste (gumpaste) is now available from Kiwicakes

Cake Duchess modelling paste (gumpaste) is now available from Kiwicakes.Check out some of the great videos of super cute animals and figures from Cake Duchess below. (there's even more great videos on her You Tube channel)

This little Yorkshire Terrier tutorial is adorable

Kiwi kids all over NZ will love this adorable cow topper tutorial

I adore this little Daschund tutorial, he's my kind of cute!

With the recent release of the Moana movie, this tutorial will be a real favourite

Poppy from Trolls is so cute, such an easy tutorial to follow.

Olaf everyone's favourite from Frozen. This step by step tutorial will have you making him like a pro in no time.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Millionaires caramel ideas - yet more neat ways to use it

Here's another great range of ideas how our Caramel tasters group found ways to use the Kiwicakes Millionaires Caramel (8.95per 500g pot) . Above this super cute cake From Bridget A last minute cake order called for me to use caramel 2-ways.
4-layers of dark chocolate mud cake filled with caramel spread directly onto each layer and also used in the salted caramel buttercream filling.
Covered in vanilla buttercream, topped with marshmallows, all dusted with lustre dust to give a antique gold effect and finished with KiwiCakes twinkle little star sprinkle medley

From Paula Chocolate and Caramel mud cake with Caramel and ganache layers

This one had my taste buds salivating. Bridget told me "I used up the last of my KiwiCakes Caramel sample in a caramel cheesecake topped brownie. 
I used a raspberry cheesecake brownie recipe and swapped out the frozen raspberries for dollops of caramel."

Filling a cupcake, I added some sea salt flakes and warmed it in a piping bag in the microwave on short bursts. Pushed tip in to cupcake and gave a quick squeeze.

From Bridget Crispy Salted Caramel Nuts in less than 5 minutes. Perfect Christmas gift. Toast some nuts in the frypan, heated the caramel until it bubbled, added the nuts, sprinkled with sea salt flakes, spread out to cool.

From Megan - Banana chocolate chip cupcakes with yummo caramel in the middle. I added a bit of salt to the caramel too. nuts, sprinkled with sea salt flakes, spread out to cool.

From Bridget - Last minute dessert for when you have unexpected guests
Mini Caramel Tartlets, 
Ready made tart cases, Kiwicakes caramel,melted chocolate.
Your guests will think you spent hours making dessert

Thursday, February 16, 2017

More great Millionaires caramel ideas from Kiwicakes

Yesterday I promised you more great recipe ideas for our MillionairesCaramel from our group of caramel tasters. I've still more great ideas to share with you over the coming weeks. This caramel is so versatile, above Paula made these yummy butterscotch pancakes she told me "I made my normal fluffy pancake mixture and then added the a couple of table spoons of the caramel and blended in with my braun stick. The pancakes were light and fluffy with great subtle caramel flavour. We had them with just butter and then gourmet with hot caramel, cream and salted caramel sprinkles. Everything was gone before you could blink."

Banoffee crepes were made by Maria - she warmed a bit of Caramel and stirred in some whipped cream, then layered up with bananas and whipped cream

Grandma Kiwicakes warmed her caramel to create a sauce for dipping fresh cherries

Catherine used caramel to spread a layer on her eclairs.

Gwen made hollow chocolate snowmen and filled them with caramel.

Maria made a ginger pavlova with caramel sauce

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Yummy new caramel available from Kiwicakescar

This week, I've added an awesome new Millionaires Caramel, it's spoon bendingly good (I should know, I had to pack it all in to tubs)

Before Christmas last year, I put out a call online for some caramel tasters, to join me in trialling it ( I really don't like to sell things that aren't great) We had an almost unanimous group of caramel tasters who loved its taste. And for the last two months, they've been testing and brainstorming ideas for it's use. And over the next few weeks, I'll begin to share some of those ideas with you. Today I've got a great idea from one of our tasters Paula. Apparently this slice was not only a hit with her family, it vanished at school camp too 

Paula tells me "I just lined the base of a slice tin with Salada normal crackers (broke them into the smaller squares) heated the caramel till just bubbling and poured over the crackers. Then I sprinkled chocolate chips over and smooothed with a palette knife (the heat of the caramel melted the chocolate chips) then the top was sprinkled Kiwicakes Christmas Sprinkle Medley). Place in the fridge to set for 10 mins then sliced with a hot knife. Follow the link to buy http://www.kiwicakes.co.nz/kiwi/edible-ingredients-and-flavourings-caramel-millionaires-caramel-500g-p-15983.html

It was also a hit for the more traditional caramel slice  as trialled by Cushla & Melissa

A lot of our trial tasters enjoyed it straight from the tub.

With one taster declaring "Can be consumed way too easily straight from the container! Now to hide it from the husband"

Now I'll have to admit, I enjoyed it's fudge like consistency straight from the tub too. But I was rather taken with this simple snacking idea from Paula.

It is intended that you heat the caramel before use, this is when it loses it's grainy texture, you can add flaked sea salt at this time, for salted caramel. From here you can make a dessert sauce as Natalie did (add cream while heating if you like)

This is just a handful of ideas, with many more to come. If you purchase some of our Millionaires caramel, we'd love it if you send us a photo of how you use yours.

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