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Billowing Tutorial

The first time I saw a cake with fondant billowing I wanted to try it on a cake one day! What you will need. Fondant, a ruler, exacto knife, rolling pin, water and a brush Roll fondant out about 1/8-1/16’ thick then trim down to 4×4...

Easter Calla Lily Cupcakes Tutorial & Recipe!

With Easter just around the corner, I thought I would share this tutorial for calla lily cupcakes! I have also included my recipe for Coconut Macaroon cupcakes and frosting! Enjoy!! Step 1: Roll out your white fondant or gumpaste to 1/8”...

Sculpted Cakes #1: Freddie the Dog

This is a tutorial to create a sculpted or 3D sitting dog cake like my ‘Freddie’ cake. You could adapt this to different breeds (even different animals!) and make it in a variety of sizes. I used a 14 inch board and two chocolate sponge...

Ribbon Rose Tutorial

A number of people have asked me exactly how I make the ribbon roses on my bouquet cake so here’s a quick tutorial. *The Equipment * I use a small cutting board, a rolling pin and a scalpel. How to make the rose 1. Roll a small piece...

Modelling Chocolate - UK Recipe and tutorial

Hi everyone! I have worked with Modelling Chocolate (referred to as M/C throughout this article) many times over the past few months, trying to find the perfect recipe, and the best ways to use it. I have encountered many wonderful results, but...

Making a chocolate base for a Giant cupcake

*You will need * Silicone Spatula Giant cupcake mould (silicone) White Chocolate – 300gms A fridge LOL Colouring to your desired choice A little patience Firstly bake your Giant cupcake, allow to cool and set to one side. I...

CakesDecor Tutorials Contest #1: Announcement

As we announced yesterday, you can share your tutorials with other cake decorating enthusiasts in our brand new Tutorials Section . The best way to celebrate this great new feature is to make a contest. How to enter? It’s easy as...

How to Cover a 12" x 12" Cake Board with Scrapbook Paper!

How to Cover a Square Cake Drum – (12” or smaller) Materials Needed: Cake drum (I always use ½” thick) 12” x 12” sheet scrapbook paper Roll of contact paper Scissors STEP 1 Trim your craft paper to the size of your cake board....

How to Crystallize Flowers for Cake Decorating

Crystallizing flowers will give your cakes that special touch all bakers long for – although it takes a little bit of work, the end result is well worth it. Here’s how: Ingredients: 1 Tbsp. gelatin (Knox can be used, but it tends to lump)...

Cake recipes #2: Vegan pumpkin spice

Since my husband and I are now eating a vegan diet at home I have started to try out some vegan cakes for family gatherings. This pumpkin spice cake was a big hit and no one could tell the difference. A nice alternative to chocolate or vanilla. ...