How to make Popcorn Cupcakes

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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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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The Secret to Perfect Piping

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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Sitting and waiting for cake customers?

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…

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How to make chocolate ganache easily

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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Getting paid for cakes

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…

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Can You Get Cake Orders Where You Live?

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…

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How to work from home as a home baker

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 Images that someone else is taking credit for

Cake Images that someone else is taking credit for Stolen cake images are almost an inevitability for any sugarcrafter with a website.  What do you do about cake images that someone else is taking credit for?  You spend hours creating, building, and perfecting your artful cake creations. Then you to stumble across someone else’s website…

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How to Use Color Flow Icing

Color flow icing and how to use it…   Color flow icing is a fun ingredient you can use to make more 3D designs for cakes,  cookies,  and cupcakes.   The designs can look very professional and marvelous. But it does take time and practice to get things right. In fact,  many beginners in this color…

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