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How to mail cupcakes

How to ship cupcakes Two weeks ago I was on the phone with my mom and she said, “You need to send cupcakes for your dad’s 75th birthday!” My thought was, “Yeah, right mom, how on earth am I going to do that?” Then, one morning while I was in...

How we made Goofy out of Fondant/gumpaste

This is our first attempt at an iconic character. We were pretty happy with the results!We couldn’t find any help on line, so this is how we made our goofy. We hope it can help! First always make your colors in estimated sizes so that...

How to work ahead

Time management is a key ingredient to cake decorating success. I have found a way to work ahead. Recently, I used this method and was able to complete 3 cakes, all with detailed fondant accents, in just a few hours. (all the fondant work was...

New CakesDecor Features #3: Following a member and Tracking Discussion

After receiving lot of messages and questions about the Follow buttons on our website, we decided to to tidy up this mess a little bit. As a result, we’re bringing you new “Following a Member” and “Tracking Discussion” functionality. And what...

Half-Covered Stripes

Just a quick note (hopefully) with a few hints on how to create a seamless join when you want to have more than one colour of fondant covering your cake, with no overlaps. 1. Start by calculating the size fondant you need to cover the top...

We have launched direct ad sales on CakesDecor

It’s nice to just copy and paste few AdSense banner from Google and show – what they call related – ads on the website instantly, isn’t it? Yes, we think it is but only if we don’t want to provide real value to our members as well as to our...

CakesDecor.com Cake Themes #4: Hello Kitty Cakes

This time I would like to showcase the famous hello kitty cakes posted here on CakesDecor.com. I can’t show you all Hello Kitty Cakes posted, but I hope I picked the most of them. Enjoy Hello Kitty Cakes!

Hi all

Hi everyone, I will admit when I first came to this site I was dumbstruck, and quite intimidated. All these perfect cakes, and here I am hobby baker whose fondant is usually wrinkled, no sharp edges and ‘elephant skin" everywhere. I was so...

Coffee Squared Cupcakes

Cupcake Ingredients: (Makes appx 24) 3/4 cup strong hot coffee 3 tsp instant espresso powder 3/4 cup dark cocoa 3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature 2 cups brown sugar 3 large eggs, room temperature 2 1/2 cups flour 1 cup...

How to make marshmallow fondant (mmf)

Ingredients: 1 – 16oz bag mini marshmallows 1 – 2lb bag powdered sugar (sifted – I usually use about 3/4 to 2/3 of the bag) 2 to 3TBS water shortening gel paste food coloring (if colored needed) 1 to 2 tsp vanilla extract...