Piped Cake Tutorial by Carey Madden

This week we have a beautiful, and surprisingly easy, piped cake tutorial by Carey Madden from her book, Sensational Buttercream Decorating. If you haven't yet caught the buttercream bug, then you definitely will with this book. Covering basic buttercream decorating techniques from scratch, Carey … [Read more...]

Decorated Jelly Roll/Swiss Roll Tutorial

Jelly roll/Swiss roll art has taken the baking world by storm, thanks to the creativity of Japanese baking blogger, JUNKO. With the publication of her book, Deco Roll Cakes, Junko shares with us the secrets of her eye-catching cake artistry, including her fantastic selection of patterned templates. … [Read more...]

The New Naked Cake – The “Half Dressed” Cake

Rustic style "naked cakes" were a huge hit for weddings this past year, but this summer it's the "Half-Dressed Cake" that's set to take centre stage - the crumb coated version of the "naked cake". (See more naked wedding cake design inspiration in our feature: Naked Cakes - Woodsy & … [Read more...]

Pinata Cakes & Tutorials

Mexican-style "pinata" cakes with sweets hidden inside are a huge hit for children's parties. For Easter,  Sugar, Cinnamon & Love have created a  fabulous mini Easter surprise cake with a chocolate bunny hidden inside that even us grown-ups would love. This magical little Easter cake is made … [Read more...]

Easter Cakes & Confections

Easter is a pefect time of year to create a special Springtime cake for family or friends and we have lots of beautiful Easter cakes this week to inspire your cake decorating. The fabulous blossom-covered easter bunny cake above (from Sugar Ed Productions) makes an exquisite Easter cake design … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Cakes

With just a month to go, it's time to start planning your Valentine's cakes for 2014.  For those in the cake decorating business, early promotion of a beautiful range of Valentines cakes as a alternative to flowers will reap rewards for your business.  Indeed, mini "cakes for two" have been a … [Read more...]

Cupcake Bouquets & Tutorials

With the peak wedding season winding down after the summer, lots of you cake decorators will have more time to try out new decorating ideas. For commercial cake decorators, cupcake bouquets have the potential to bring in an excellent additional revenue stream if marketed well.  They make a … [Read more...]

Neapolitan Cake – A Great Summer Chocolate Cake

If one trend has gone viral in cake decorating this year, it's the trend for neapolitan cakes. The combination of chocolate, strawberry & vanilla is a classic.  Rosie Alyea of Sweetapolita fame created the gorgeous "Inside-Out Neapolitan Cake" cake pictured above.  It's a very simple and very … [Read more...]

Swedish Princess Cakes & Dome Cakes

Peggy Porschen's Boutique Baking is credited with bringing the traditional Swedish Princess Cake to the fore of fashionable baking.  The dome-shaped cake is a traditional special occasion cake in its native Scandinavia and got its name from originally being used as wedding standby cake.  It's … [Read more...]

Easy Cupcake Decoration: Poured Fondant

Easy cupcake decoration is always something we're in favour of here at Cake Geek. While we don't usually feature cupcakes here, preferring to stick to larger cakes, this cupcake decoration from The Cupcake Daily Blog really caught our eye. The cupcakes are iced with poured fondant which gives a … [Read more...]