Sugar Models – Full of Character

cake toppers gumpate models by Alessandra Caldeira left, Alice Davies right

Most cake artists will agree that sugar artistry has come on leaps and bounds in the past few years.  With so much new talent coming into the arena, a whole new sense vibrancy has been injected into the art of sugarcraft and nowhere is this more apparent than in the highly skilled area of sugar … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Cake Tutorial

figure modelling tutorial Mother's Day cake tutorial by Laura Dodimead of Cakey Bakes for Cake Geek Magazine

To create a super cute Mother's Day cake for this weekend, Laura Dodimead of Cakey Bakes, Surrey shares with us her tutorial for her pink ombre cake and sugar model family above. You will need the following edible items: Round sponge cake 15cm (6”) 250g (8 ¾ oz) vanilla buttercream 700g … [Read more...]

Sugar Shoes

sugar shoes gumpaste shoes by Crafty Confections, Ireland

Sugar shoes are top of the list of every new cake decorator's "to make" list and if you haven't gotten round to doing so just yet, this week's incredible edible footwear will definitely inspire you into action. (To get started, check out our previous feature on Designer Shoe Cakes for tutorials … [Read more...]

Happy Holidays!

reindeer cake toppers (images via Pinterest, uncredited)

Cake Geek is taking a break for Crimbo this year but we'll be back in the New Year with lots more fabulous cake art from the leading cake artists the world over. In the meantime, we'd like to wish all our readers the very best for 2015,  with a special thank you to all the amazing cake designers and … [Read more...]

Christmas in Pastels

pastel christmas cakes by De Koekenbakkers left, Alan Dunn Sugarcraft right

With a soft dusting of winter snow, muted pastels are Cake Geek's favourite colour pallette for christmas decorating - cakes & otherwise (but then Cake Geek is a major fan of pastels pretty much all year round...) Above, we have two picture perfect pastel christmas cakes - a fabulous … [Read more...]

Christmas Gingerbread Houses….And A Magical Christmas Village

gingerbread house christmas by Torte Jagode in Dinozavri left and candyland christmas cake in gingerbread right via Pinterest

A beautifully decorated Christmas gingerbread house never fails to bring out the big kid in us all and each year cake decorators seem to produce more and more beautiful designs. Torte Jagode in Dinozavri have designed the candy pink festive creation featured above (left) and on the right, a … [Read more...]

Classic Christmas Cakes

classic christmas cake decorating christmas giftbox cake by Made With Love Cakes

When it comes to christmas cake decorating, classic designs such as festive gift box cakes are firm favourites. Pamela McCaffrey of  Made With Love Cakes' enduringly elegant style is represented perfectly in her stylish christmas present box cake above. (See last week's Rustic Christmas Cakes & … [Read more...]

Alice in Wonderland Cakes

mad hatter tea party cake by Cakes by Christine NY, Story by Mia Photography

An Alice in Wonderland cake is one of the most fun and fabulous cake themes to work on but also one of the most challenging, testing a decorator's design skills, modelling skills, cake construction and technical skills. Update: See our collection of Alice in Wonderland Cake Tutorials … [Read more...]

Halloween Gothic

gothic halloween cakes Lets Eat Cupcakes left, Ms. B's Cakery right

Halloween is as much fun for grown ups as it is for little trick-or-treaters so we've put together a selection of outrageous gothic halloween cakes for fright night parties and get-togethers this All Hallows Eve. A deadly skull cake strewn with over-grown vines and blood red roses makes a superb … [Read more...]

International Cake Collaboration: Festival of Lights (Part 1)

Heavenlycakes4you by Gulnaz Mitchell

Social media has been awash with anticipation this week with "Festival of Lights" cover photos appearing one-by-one on the Facebook pages of top cake designers across the internet. Something big was happening on October 1st....and indeed it was unveiled today: a brand new international collaboration … [Read more...]