Making and decorating cakes with pets around So you have dogs and are allowed to sell your cakes from your home kitchen.  Making and decorating cakes with pets around can be a challenge. A Cake Decorator received a complaint One cake decorator had a customer complaint that there were dog hairs in the cookies. She…

Read More

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…

Read More

How to avoid exhaustion as a baker    I spotted in all the flurry of treats being made for Valentines Day, a very sad and exhausted baker. She had spent hours making up bags of cookies and treats, all hand baked. She had put them in bags and presented them very professionally.   So just how…

Read More

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.…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

Do you sit and wait for cake customers? Sitting and waiting for cake customers is fine if your order books are already full. But what if they are not? And you would love some more orders to create?   Here is a little story to think about… A little while ago I visited a really…

Read More

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…

Read More

Getting paid for cakes   When getting paid for cakes – do you get paid the balance immediately? Did you ask for a deposit first?   One of the biggest questions I get is “How and when do I ask for money for my cake?”   What if a customer cancels – do I get…

Read More

Can You Get Cake Orders Where You Live? “I would like to begin decorating cakes/selling sweets in my small town. But am not sure if there is enough population/demand to make a profit. What can I do?” This is a very common question for new sugarcrafters. It is definitely thinking in the right direction!  So…

Read More