Should I sell a cake that’s been frozen? A big discussion blew up in a cake decorators forum. The question was.. ‘Should I sell a cake that’s been frozen.  Then defrost it and then decorate it?’ This is fine for home use – but what if this is a customer’s order and they are paying…

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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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A Cake Business could use this marketing idea Have you ever considered using a ‘borrowed’ marketing idea from another business.  I have thought of something and a cake business could use this marketing idea. Let me explain…   A thought occurred to me the other day. And that was around booking for something earlier and…

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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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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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Treat your family or guests to a divine Black Tie Cake, a decadently delicious choice to dress up any meal.  Top it off with enticing chocolate covered strawberries for a black tie affair.  Diabetics can also enjoy this appetizing dessert by substituting the sugar for Splenda Sugar Blend for Baking.  Serve a ‘night on the…

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Do you need a simple decorating technique that bursts color and excitement?  The Aster features a bright burst of petals that are simple to make. The textured Aster works great for almost any cake!  They’re also perfect for Mother’s Day or cakes for showers. Ingredients: Meringue Powder Royal Icing or Buttercream icing Wilton Tools: Tip:…

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Anything baked from the heart is Art.  When that Art has the added feature of looking like something completely different than what it actually is – that’s just plain fun! A great example of something “incognito” is this cake that looks like a basket of French fries! Amazing!! You’re only four ingredients away from making…

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Fondant is one of the most-used ingredients in cake decorating, and it is a shame that too many people pay high prices for it. This severely cuts into your profits as a cake decorator, and is not necessary when fondant is so easy to make!

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This has to be one of most beautiful things you can do in cake decorating baking and is probably much easier than you think. Most or all of these ingredients can be found at your local market, or at a cake/baking supply store.   Gum paste flowers make a wonderful accessory to fondant cakes because…

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