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CakesDecor Theme: Alice In Wonderland Cakes

Hi everyone! I absolutely love “Alice In Wonderland” cakes, and so I thought it would be a great theme to showcase. These wonderfully artistic cakes show great imagination as well as faultless designs. The amount of detail that goes into...

CakesDecor Theme: Gothic Cakes

Hi! This week’s blog focuses on the incredible “Gothic Cakes”, each so unique in design and yet all having the same eerie glamorous feel. It always amazes me that just by changing colours on a cake, such a dramatic look can be created. In...

Chocolate & Walnuts Delight

Chocolate & Walnuts Delight 200 g (7 oz) dark chocolate, finely chopped 125 g (½ cup) soft butter 125 g (½ cup) dark brown sugar 2 egg yolks 75 g (1/3 cup) chopped walnuts 45 g (1/5 cup) almond meal 2 egg whites 40 g (approx...

Interview #33: Melanie Byrne of The Enchanting Merchant Company

1. How or why did you get started in cake decorating… was it by accident or did you always a passion for it? I used to love baking when I was younger because it was my form of escaping everything that was going on around me.  I was always a...

Blossom Princess Kimono Applique tutorial (video)

Hi all, This is the last video tutorial from my Konohana Sakuya Hime or Japanese Blossom Princess / Geisha cake. In this one I show the making of the outer robes and the appliqué cherry blossom design on them. The rest of her kimono was made...

Taj Mahal cake tutorial

1. Taj Mahal is all about symmetry. Plan the size of the cake you are making and create the templates A and B using a cardboard. 2. Roll the white fondant and Cut 4 * A and 4* B shapes using the template. Let the figure dry. It took me over...

Aquafaba swiss meringue buttercream - also egg free meringue, imbc, macaron...

Hi all! This is a recipe I’ve used twice now to make smbc without eggs- its the smbc recipe I promised you in the writeup to my book cake posted yesterday. Aquafaba is the water you get from a can of chickpeas/ garbanzo beans, or after boiling...

double cherry blossom #2: Dusting the flowers (video)

Hi all, Part 2 of my double cherry blossom tutorial is now up on YouTube! Had a bit of an accident (you can see at the end XD) but everything survived OK :) Part 2: https://youtu.be/Q7B93pghLPs Part 1: making the flowers:...

How to make Piping Gel

I found this recipe on Facebook, which will allow you to make piping gel for pennies on the dollar! Piping gel Yields 1/2-cup Ingredients: • 1/4-cup cold water • 1/4-cup corn starch • 1/2-cup light corn syrup • 1 tsp clear flavor extract...

CakesDecor Theme: Book Cakes

Hi!! This week’s theme is book cakes, and I just can’t believe the realism of all the cakes that I’ve seen. Every single detail is perfect, and if you were to show these pictures to someone but didn’t tell them they were cakes then I highly...