Adding fresh flowers on cakes Today I spotted a spat on social media.  It involved adding fresh flowers on cakes.   A baker had made a two-tier wedding cake and included gypsophila or baby’s breath in the decoration.   There was a lot of mumbling, I bet she’s not registered or insured. She must be…

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I have a lack of cake orders I have just received a communication from someone on my email list. The gist of what was said – is thank you for your offer of help. But I cannot justify the spend on classes to help me, as I have have a lack of cake orders coming…

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Help for home bakers and cake decorators I recently asked a group of hobby bakers and cake decorators a question. I wanted to make a list of help for home bakers and cake decorators. And this was what they considered to be their biggest challenge.   I received a lot of varied responses. And some…

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Cake Circle Membership Waitlist The Cake Circle Membership Waitlist is now available. We are opening a handful of times per year. This membership is for any cake decorator or home baker who is thinking about turning their skills and passion into a business. What does the Cake Circle Membership contain?   Community We have a…

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How to make Popcorn Cupcakes I found a novel way to change an ordinary cupcake into a bag of popcorn. So here it is today.  A video tutorial on  “How to make Popcorn Cupcakes.”     I thought it would be perfect fun treat for weekend movies. Plus the kids might enjoy making these too.…

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The Secret to Perfect Piping Piping designs or writing on a cake can transform an ordinary treat into a super special treat.  Here is the secret to perfect piping.   The consistency of the icing is important.  If your icing is too thin, it will leak out of your pastry bag and you will have…

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How to make chocolate ganache easily After requests from our Cake Decorating community to share some craft tips on my blog – here we are. How to make chocolate ganache easily in the microwave.   This YouTube video shows an easy way of making this tasty cake filling/covering. This is a mixture of chocolate and…

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How to work from home as a home baker  You have no idea how many times I hear people say “Oh, I could never work at home. I’d never get anything done!!”  But ‘how to work from home as a home baker’ works well if you set up a few ground rules.   And now…

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Cake design was agreed! Now customer wants changes. There is a common question/debate among cake decorators. The question of my cake design was agreed. Now customer wants changes. Help! And what to do about the time it takes to create custom cake designs.  Should I charge extra?    This is a very good question which…

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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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