Cake Tips

Cake Business – How safe are your cake pictures?

Just this last week a friend of mine had her computer ‘blow up’. Not literally. It just died. But she was panicking of course, because of all the treasures and work that her computer held. I was wondering therefore – if you are a cake decorator and recording all of your creations and customer records…

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How to make chocolate ganache in the microwave

There have been requests from our cake decorating community to add the tips that I find from utube and share via facebook – onto my website blog as well – so here they are, not getting lost in the FB newsfeed!   Here is a really quick way of making chocolate ganache for your cakes and why you should not…

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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 – Popcorn Cupcakes

Happy Friday everyone!  I wanted to try something new and share a video tutorial with you today on how to create “Popcorn Cupcakes.”  I came across this video on YouTube and thought it would be perfect for a fun treat during those weekend movies you will hopefully get to watch while relaxing after a hard…

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Fun Friday – Butterscotch-Pecan Cake

Hidden deep beneath the pecan sheath of this delicious, statuesque cake lies a sweet secret which makes familiar flavors seem sophisticated.  This Butterscotch-Pecan Cake would be perfect for a night of entertaining.  Your guests will love the secretive brown-butter frosting and butterscotch-soaked layers spiked with rum.  They will think you spent all day in the…

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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 – Oreo Cupcakes

Oreo Cupcakes Oreo cupcakes are certainly a cookie lover’s dream!   Definitely delicious, with an Oreo cookie tucked in the bottom and chunks of Oreos throughout the batter.  This idea is perfect for last minute parties or entertaining when a decorative dessert is needed but there’s not enough time. The cupcakes are sure to be a…

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