Vintage Floral Piped Cake Tutorial

Vintage Buttercream Cake Tutorial

If you have yet caught the buttercream bug, then you definitely will with Carey Madden's new book, Sensational Buttercream Decorating Covering basic buttercream decorating techniques from scratch, Carey takes the reader on a journey from the absolute basics to becoming accomplished in the art of … [Read more...]

Swiss Roll Art Tutorial

patterned swiss rolls by Junko, swiss roll art, deco roll cakes

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. Swiss rolls … [Read more...]

Crochet Lace Cake Tutorial

Buttercream Crochet Cake tutorial by Queen of Hearts Couture Cakes

No one has taken the world of cake decorating by storm quite the way Queen of Hearts Couture Cakes girls have and so their brand new book has been hotly anticipated by their fans world-wide. The Contemporary Buttercream Bible by Valeri Valeriano and Christina Ong is a masterpiece in cake design … [Read more...]

The New Naked Cake – The “Half Dressed” Cake

crumb coated naked cakes by linda lomelino.se left and by Beth Kirby via Local Milk (coconut tres leche 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

pinata cake with easter bunny inside from zuckerzimtundliebe.wordpress com

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 bunny cake by Sugar Ed Productions and pastel cake pops via Pinterest

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

valentines cakes via Style Me Pretty with photo by Our Labour of Love and valentines cake left with ruffle rose by Style Sweet CA

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

Cupcake Bouquets

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

neapolitan cake the "inside out" version by Sweetapolita

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

dome shaped Swedish Princess cakes from Martha Stewart Weddings on left and by Peggy Porschen on right.

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...]