Naked Cakes: Woodsy & Floral

Naked wedding cakes woodland style by Sugablossom left, Sweet Love Cake Couture right

Naked cakes are one wedding cake trend which evokes mixed reactions from decorators - those who adore them and those who start to miss their fondant if separated from it for a little too long. Either way, their huge popularity with brides means naked cakes are here to stay and even if you aren't a … [Read more...]

Buttercream Flowers: Part 2

Buttercream flowers floral cakes by Better Cake

Flower garden cakes brimming full of exquisitely piped buttercream flowers are one of the most admired cake decorating styles of the moment, never failing to draw "oohs" and "aahs" for their amazingly life-like buttercream re-creations. While it may take a little practice, being able to pipe … [Read more...]

Buttercream Hatbox Cake Tutorial

Buttercream Hatbox Cake tutorial by Valeri Valeriano and Christina Ong

In a departure from their towering multi-tiered buttercream extravaganzas, Valeri Valeriano and Christina Ong have turned their attention to one-tier beauties in their brand new book, Buttercream One-Tier Wonders. Filled with simple, yet sensational designs (30 in total), the Queens of … [Read more...]

Drippy, Drizzle Wedding Cakes

Drippy wedding cakes by The Cocoa Cakery left, Cake Ink right

Drippy, drizzle cakes are the rockstar cake of the moment for birthdays and special occasions and their influence is crossing over into the world of wedding cake design and styling. From refined, bridal styles decked out with pastel florals to full-on candy explosions, we have a selection of the … [Read more...]

Layer Cake Love – Ode to Sweetapolita

Sweetapolita cakes, pastel swirl vanilla cake left, meringue dream cake right

It's the perfect simplicity and instant satisfaction that a beautiful layer cake gives us that draws Cake Geek time and time again to the wonderful multi-colored world that is Sweetapolita. The prettiest cake blog in cyberspace, Sweetapolita is the creation of confectionary genius, Rosie Alyea, … [Read more...]

Buttercream Flowers: Part 1

buttercream David Austen roses or cabbage roses and buttercream ranuncula by Eat Cake Be Merry

Buttercream is well and truly back with beautiful, botanical style piped buttercream flowers leading the revival in buttercream art. (Don't miss Buttercream Flowers - Part 2 here.) Championed by the buttercream artistry of The Queen of Hearts Couture Cakes, Bona Ceri Floral Cakes, Eat Cake Be … [Read more...]

Easter Chic – Cakes & Treats

easter bunny cookies iced biscuits from The Little Boutique Bakery UK, easter cake right by Torten Deluxe by Ludmilla Schmalz

With the recent growth in interest in cake decorating, easter confectionery is no longer all about eggs - cakes, cookies and cupcakes are now just as big a part of the springtime celebration. The Little Boutique Bakery UK have created the beautiful pastel selection of easter bunny iced biscuits … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Cakes, Cookies & Confections

valentines cookies by Sugar Pearls Cakes and Bakes and cake by Kelly Warwick Cakes

Love will soon be in the air so it's time to start planning your Valentine's Day baked goodies for February 14th.  Starting with iced cookies (above left), these exquisitely decorated Valentine's treats by Sugar Pearls Cakes and Bakes would definitely send hearts a-flutter on the most romantic day … [Read more...]

How To Solve The Problem of……Off-Cuts

tiramisu (image from Subtle Mix.com) left and berry tiramisu from The Seaside Baker right

It's at this time of year that our thoughts turn to "streamlining" in all shapes and forms whether it's our eating habits, financial affairs or business practices. One of the biggest sources of annoyance to bakers is the problem of cake off-cuts and what to do with those cake trimmings. Whilst we … [Read more...]

The Prettiest Giant Cupcake Cakes

cupcake cakes by the Buttercream Bakery Hinckley left and The Happy Little Baker right

Giant cupcake cakes are one of the prettiest birthday treats with the added advantage of having a super fast turn-around time for busy decorators.  In fact, there isn't much decorating to do, as the shaped cupcake tin does most of the work, especially if you opt for an all-buttercream … [Read more...]