Posts by jkmcakecoachon

Facebook & your cake decorating page

Cake Decorating Page?  Do you have one.  Here is a little note about Facebook today. This is concerning Facebook personal accounts. I have noticed whilst going through Facebook there are a number of cake decorators who use a private profile as their ‘business’ page. When I go to like their page – I note that…

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Fun Friday – Candy Clay Baskets

Baskets are used for so many things in day to day life, why not bring them into your cake designs too!  Basket of cupcakes, a garden party with fondant flowers inside, a newborn shaped cake nestled inside for a baby shower?  The ideas are endless!  This woven basket technique is achievable by all levels of baking enthusiasts (perhaps a…

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Fun Friday – Icing Filled Center Cupcakes

Have lots of fun with flavor and hidden surprises when you add a tasty icing or jelly filling to your baked cupcakes for a filled center. Everyone will be surprised when they sink their teeth into this cupcake filled with their favorite flavor.  An easy, quick and great idea for parties too! Filling the center…

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Fun Friday – Lattice Cake Decorating Technique

Having a garden party, tea party or just a casual gathering of friends?  If you haven’t planned one, you’ll certainly want to so you can show off this dazzling design. Use this very simple decorating technique of only 3 steps to create an elegant lattice on a cake.  This technique would also be great used…

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Fun Friday – Decadent Black Tie Low Calorie Diabetic Affair

Treat your family or guests to a divine Black Tie Cake, a decadently delicious choice to dress up any meal.  Top it off with enticing chocolate covered strawberries for a black tie affair.  Diabetics can also enjoy this appetizing dessert by substituting the sugar for Splenda Sugar Blend for Baking.  Serve a ‘night on the…

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Fun Friday – Poke A Dot

Coming up with ideas for decorated cakes are sometimes harder than the actual decorating, especially for Tweens and Teens.  Modernize a cake simply by adding polka dots in various sizes!  Not only is it cute and colorful, but it’s much easier than it looks. Polka dot decorating is perfect for buttercream frosting.  To neatly pipe…

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Fun Friday – Sunburst Your Cake

Do you need a simple decorating technique that bursts color and excitement?  The Aster features a bright burst of petals that are simple to make. The textured Aster works great for almost any cake!  They’re also perfect for Mother’s Day or cakes for showers. Ingredients: Meringue Powder Royal Icing or Buttercream icing Wilton Tools: Tip:…

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Fun Friday – Sweet Treat in Disguise

Anything baked from the heart is Art.  When that Art has the added feature of looking like something completely different than what it actually is – that’s just plain fun! A great example of something “incognito” is this cake that looks like a basket of French fries! Amazing!! You’re only four ingredients away from making…

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*Fun Friday* ~ Towering Sand Castle Cake

Are you ready to hit the sand and sea?  This refreshing cake is the perfect alternative.  Summer is here and it’s time for pool parties.  This crumb covered cake is sure to be a hit at any beach themed or pool party.  Fun and delicious, from Family Fun, this cake is sure to be a…

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FUN FRIDAY – Sunflower Cupcakes

Here’s a great idea for a summer fun batch of cupcakes! We saw the photo while wandering around on Pinterest and had to get some more details. The really great news is they’re a whole lot easier than they look.  Isn’t that always a nice treat? All you need for the “artsy part” of this…

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