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 by trimming the tops off two cupcakes, scooping […]
How to make and decorate patisserie style cakes suitable for lots of different occasions. Plus recipes and tutorials for cookies, pies, treats and more!
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 great alternative to flowers as gifts for birthdays, baby […]
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 eye-catching take on the neapolitan cake, based around a rich chocolate sponge layered with […]
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 traditionally covered in green marzipan (if any body knows why, please […]
Buttercream ruffles and frills make up the final part of our buttercream piping series. The terms are used interchangeably, but here at Cake Geek we tend to call the design above buttercream “ruffles” and the designs at the bottom of the page, buttercream “frills”. Whatever terms you use, both designs create a beautiful effect and are super on-trend at the moment for wedding cakes and party cakes. The […]