Food GCSE

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decorating cakes exam section one

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Icing sugar A fine powder that dissolves easily. It can sieved onto the top of cakes, through a stencil to form a pattern or mixed with other ingredients to make glace icing or buttercream
Chocolate Ganache A mixture of melted chocolate and double cream. The cream and chocolate are heated in a pan and the mixture thickens as it cools. Sometimes butter can be added for an extra glossy mixture. It can be poured over a cake or piped on depending on how thick it is.
Fondant icing Icing sugar and water are mixed together to form a soft dough, liquid glucose is also added to keep the dough soft. It is rolled out and then smoothed over to cover a whole cake or can be moulded into shapes, flowers or figures. It is available in a huge range of colours and it ideal for occasion cakes like birthdays.
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