Cake Tips

Cake Pricing Guide

Cake Pricing Guide   A little while ago I wrote a report on ways to price a cake in my Cake Pricing Guide.  (Neat name eh?)   Does what it says on the tin ….anyway  🙂   The Cake Pricing Guide details no less than 10 ways a cake can be priced.   Yes you read…

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How to stop discounting your cakes

How to stop discounting your cakes to friends and family!   Discounting your cakes to friends and family – if even… charging anything at all?  Why is charging for cakes so difficult sometimes? As a cake decorator it is so easy to get overwhelmed when both life and work pulls you in all different directions. It…

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Sharp edges on a fondant cake needed?

Sharp edges on a fondant cake needed? Here is how! If you have ever wondered how to get totally sharp edges on a fondant cake – then look no further.   I was looking around for some interesting craft tips to share with you – and have found a lot of interesting techniques.  Some are…

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Customer records and finding them quickly

Customer records and finding them quickly My thoughts today are regarding customer records and how to locate these quickly and effortlessly when needed.   Let me tell you why I was reminded of this query. Recently I was tasked with booking a local restaurant table for four. I had visited this establishment only once before.…

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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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