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CakesDecor Theme: Buttercream Cakes

Hi Everyone! This week’s theme is ‘Buttercream cakes’. These kinds of cakes seem to be growing in popularity, so I thought it would make a great theme. I’ve also loved seeing the recent tutorials of buttercream flowers, which were stunning!...

Buttercream flower cakes #3: My first multi-tiered floral buttercream cake

I’ve gone crazy over floral buttercream cakes, so when I joined a wedding exhibit last weekend, I made a four-tier floral buttercream cake. It’s just a dummy cake, and I used vegetable shortening with a bit of confectioners’ sugar and cornstarch...

Pastel Magnolia Buttercream Cake

Last weekend I had the privilege of making a beautiful buttercream cake with my popular sugar magnolias. This time there was a specific texture involved in the buttercream, and the flowers were a colour I hadn’t had the opportunity to make...

CakesDecor Gazette: Issue 3.08 / August 2014

Hello my Lovelies, It was with immense sadness and reluctance that I have to tell you that this will be my last issue as Editor of the CakesDecor Gazette. I have made the very difficult decision to admit that I am spread a little too thin to be...

Cake Pricing-The Way a Honey Bunny Would do it.

Many of us have trouble pricing cakes and there are so many thoughts and opinions to why we should or shouldn’t talk cake pricing. I have read the blogs and watched almost every youtube and periscope video regarding this subject. The conclusion...

Innovative buttercream fruit & flowers: #1: pomegranate & blossom wreath cake

Hi all, I’ve started a new series of unique & unusual buttercream cake tutorials on my Youtube channel. The first is up, it’s a pomegranate & pomegranate flower (technically speaking it’s actually the sepals post petal fall, but hey)...

Diamond Buttercream Quilting Technique

I posted this to my blog this morning, but I wasn’t sure if I could share videos on here or not. In this video, I present the method I use to get a diamond / harlequin effect on my buttercream cakes. Hope you enjoy!

A Bite of Buttercream #10: Using a Silicone Mold with Buttercream

Using Buttercream in a mold?? Sorcery!! Well no actually, it’s easier than you might think, and opens up a whole world of design and decoration opportunities. As well as fondant/gumpaste/modelling chocolate, you can use silicone molds with...

CakesDecor Gazette: Issue 3.04 / April 2014

Editorial Hello my Lovelies, I LOVE a good reaction to my work….in fact, I think I can admit to being a big reaction junkie! There’s nothing like seeing joy on someone’s face and knowing that something you created with your hands put that...

TOOL REVIEW : I love my fondant smoother!

I know I know…it’s just a fondant smoother. :) But really…I use it for so much more than smoothing my fondant-covered cakes! I use it to smooth out fondant on my cupcakes, on parts of a model I am working on, use it with impression mats, and how...