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Hi from Tasha's Custom Cakes of Huntingdon

Hi everyone, my name is Tasha and i decorated my first cake with butter cream and fondant in December 2013. I made cakes for friends and family until setting up for business in Sept 2014 and since then my skills are growing and the business is...

Interview #10: Kristen Erich from BlissPastry

Bio I am the mother of 4 boys and live in the small town of Deland Florida. During the day I work from home full time for a large medical insurance corporation. My background is quite varied. In my younger days I was a theatre major, heavily...

Interview #30: Serdar Yener from Yener's Way

Thanks to Shags from curiAUSSIEty custom cakes we are bringing you interview with Serdar Yener from Yener’s Way 1. What inspired you to want to be a cake decorator? It all started when I was 17. I asked my mum to find a job for me during the...

CakesDecor Gazette: Issue 3.11 / November 2014

Welcome to the Issue 3.11 / November 2014 of the CakesDecor Gazette  Click here to view the CD Gazette archives ~ Click here to view Gazette in web browser ...

Interview #31: Riany Clement from Bellaria Cakes Design

Thanks to Shags from curiAUSSIEty custom cakes we are bringing you interview with Riany Clement from Bellaria Cakes Design 1. How did you get started in cake decorating… was it by accident or did you always a passion for it? From childhood...

Budgeting for a Custom (Commissioned) Cake:

NOTE: I wrote the following for the uneducated out there who flip out when I tell them that I don’t turn my oven on for less than $150.00: When I speak to potential clients, I always ask “Do you have a budget in mind for your cake?”...

Banana Cake

This is a great banana cake recipe – it’s not too dense, and is perfect for desserts or custom cakes. Ingredients: 2 1/4 C all-purpose flour 1 tsp baking soda 3/4 C sweet cream, salted butter 1 1/2 C granulated sugar 3 eggs 1 1/2 tsp...

LEOPARD PRINT: MY WAY

This tutorial shows you how to get the hand-painted leopard print look as seen here and in my cake photos. I’m sure I’m not the first or the only one to do it this way, but after being asked by several people for tips I decided to put my...

Hello :)

Hello to all the sweet people here :) I’m new in this forum and would love to share my sugar art, tips and recipes. About me I’m an Army wife, proud mom, professional baker, photographer and a teacher who turned her passion into a business :) ...

Peggy Porschen's Vanilla Buttercream

When I first started making custom cakes, I bought a Peggy Porschen book, Simply Spectacular Cakes. I had been making SMBC (Swiss meringue buttercream) on the advice of another caker friend, but when I tried Peggy’s buttercream recipe and I was...