Buttercream Flowers: Part 2

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

Valeri Valeriano and Christina Ong share with us this week their beautiful buttercream hatbox cake tutorial from their latest book, Buttercream One-Tier Wonders. In a departure from their towering multi-tiered buttercream extravaganzas, the ladies from Queen of Hearts Couture Cakes have turned … [Read more...]

Layer Cake Love – Ode to Sweetapolita

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 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...]

Peach Wedding Cakes

Soft peach tones paired with ivory and cream is one of the biggest colour trends for weddings this year. It's a fabulous palette for summer weddings and early autumn, and works for both rustic style celebrations and more formal occasions. Above we have a beautiful example from Faye Cahill (left) … [Read more...]

The Prettiest Giant Cupcake Cakes

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...]

Stained Glass Cake Art

Buttercream art has exploded in popularity in the past two years, largely due to the work of Valeri Valeriano and Christina Ong of the Queeen of Hearts Couture Cakes who've taken buttercream cake decorating to a whole new level. One Christina and Valeri's signature cake decorating styles is their … [Read more...]

Cakes with Stripes

As with polka dots featured on Monday, stripes are also a great customisable cake design that work for lots of occasions, whether you're going for smart stripes or whimsical striping. Cotton candy pink and soft brown make a pretty combination in our feature cake (above left) by Zoe Clark of The … [Read more...]

Stained Glass Cake Tutorial from Lily Vanilli

When it comes to funky baking ideas, Sweet Tooth by Lily Vanilli is a stand-out baking book. Packed full of beautiful baked goods each with an artistic twist - a trademark of Lili Vanilli's yummy, sumptuous confectionery that makes it a renowned London cake establishment. From brand new baked … [Read more...]

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...]