Cake Designs For All Occasions

How To Speed Up Ganaching & Frosting

Profroster

We all love getting to the decorating stage of cake making, but a sharp, crisp edge and smooth base is essential before we do so. One of the more frustrating aspects of cake making is coating and re-coating your cake with frosting or ganache until you get it just right. But now you can cut down … [Read more...]

Graphic Art & Illustrated Cake Designs

Graphic art illustrated wedding cake designs London theme by Rachelle's Cake Designs

  Graphic art and illustrated cake designs are one area where the artistically inclined cake decorator can really come into their own. From pop art and comic strip designs to cartoon style hand-drawings, we have them all this week to inspire your own graphic art cake … [Read more...]

A Great Idea for 2017….

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This Christmas why not give yourself the gift of a wonderfully relaxing new year when the clamor for festive cakes dies down, and enjoy the tutelage of multi-award winning international cake artist, Liz Marek on The Sugar Geek Show, her fabulous online cake decorating school. Learn some of the … [Read more...]

Monogram Cake Toppers: Rustic & Floral

Rustic cake toppers, thyme cake topper via Goldmine Journal left, The Cake Whisperer right

Pretty cake toppers can add wonderful extra height and dimension to a single tier cake and a monogram cake topper brings an extra degreee of personalization that makes a cake that extra bit special. Rustic style cake toppers are definitely flavour of the moment with a simple but superbly effect … [Read more...]

Sugar Flowers For Beginners: Easy Gumpaste Peony Tutorial – Closed Peony

Gumpaste Peony Tutoral on Cake Geek Magazine, Sugar Flowers for Beginners Series, Part 1

If you've been meaning to get started learning how to make sugar flowers, then you've run out of excuses because we've come up with a super easy, fail-safe gumpaste peony tutorial for you to try. There are lots of different methods and variations in tutorials on the closed gumpaste peony, but our … [Read more...]

Pretty Birthday Cakes

40th birthday cake by CJs Sweet Treats left, 50th birthday cake by Rachelle's Cakes right

A landmark birthday deserves an extra special cake and we have some of the prettiest birthday cakes this week for 18ths, 21sts, 30ths and beyond right up to 80th birthdays! One of CJ's Sweet Treats' signature cake designs (above left) features elegant lace stencilling (Rosepoint lace) with a … [Read more...]

Wafer Paper Frills, Ruffles & Accents

wafer paper frills in watercolours & rambling rose wedding cake by Sweet Love Cake Couture

The evolution and continuous innovation that's taking place in cake art has seen cake designers explore new possibilities for wafer paper decor in cake design. Moving beyond the much-loved wafer paper flowers the medium is largely associated with, designers are exploring the wonderful qualities of … [Read more...]

Garden Party Cakes

garden party birthday cakes by Jelly Cake right, image left via Pinterest

Hosting a garden party is a fun and elegant way to celebrate a special occasion during the summer months if you’re lucky enough to live in an accommodating climate. This week on Cake Geek we have a selection of some of the most endearing and pretty garden party cakes from leading cake designers and … [Read more...]

Dragonfly Cakes

dragonfly wedding cake by Sweet As Sugar Cakes

Butterflies have always been a popular addition to summer wedding cakes and party cakes but we think their more interesting cousin - the dragonfly - makes an even more beautiful symbol of summer to add to your sugar art. Sweet As Sugar Cakes have added beautifully crafted dragonflies in the … [Read more...]

Antique Crown Cakes

antique crown cake toppers, Cakes by Krishanthi lef, image by Weddings by Nicola & Glen, right Steve Steinhardt Photography via SMP

Cake Geek was fully expecting to have a new baby Prince or Princess in the UK by now and so this week's feature was planned in his or her honour. But the little royal baby is keeping us all waiting, so in anticipation of the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge having a healthy, happy new baby this week, … [Read more...]