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Fresh Flowers Safety on Cakes

I’m sure that many of you are asked to use fresh flowers on cakes – especially wedding cakes. Here is an excerpt from Sugar Ed Productions about this very topic that I’d like to share with my fellow bakers: • Be sure the flower is non toxic....

My own wedding cake

Having just done a wedding cake for my friends, I was talking to my hubby about our wedding cake. We got married six and a half years ago, way before I got into cake decorating myself. I enjoyed baking and eating them though! When it came to...

The Explosion of cake Decorating Methods

The world of cake decorating has exploded with new techniques and methods. Over the past 25 years or so cake decorating has evolved, from simple cakes that were made mainly for flavor, to complex, multi-layered, multi-tiered delicacies that...

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...

Tutorial - Stained Glass Effect Cake

After seeing the amazing stained glass effect cakes by people like Queen of Hearts Couture Cakes, Way Beyond Cakes by Mayen and Vinism Sugar Art, I decided I wanted to have a go and put my own spin on it. Hopefully it will inspire you to do...

Interview #2: Way Beyond Cakes by Mayen

1. How did you first get started with cake decorating? I got into cake decorating by accident… It was not something I went to school for, not something I willingly sought out. I ordered a fondant cake for my son’s baptism, and it was a lovely...

Tutorial-Unwired Anemone

Introduction: This tutorial gives you instructions on how to create the flowers in the centre of my stained glass cake To start with, let’s talk a little bit about this flower. The number of petals ranges from about 5-15, and they are...

Vintage Ruffle/Fabric Flower - Valentine's inspired

Hello everyone, I have to apologize, I have been away from Cakes Decor for a VERY long time now, a choice I had to make for personal reasons. I hope to be back more regularly, though I’m not sure I’m ever going to get through my notifications! ...

Interview #43: BRYSON PERKINS

Bryson’s: CakesDecor Profile | Website | Facebook Page Interview 1. Tell us a little about yourself, family, where do you live and what did you do for a living before making cakes if anything? I left Hawaii at the age of nineteen in search...

Gelatin Poinsettia Tutorial

Materials: Unflavored gelatin (Knox, etc. – NO Jell.O), Paintbrushes, Gelatin Veining Sheets, Airbrush colors red and green, Golden or yellow disco dust or sugar, Scissors, Floral wire white and green, Pliers, Premade stamens, 1/2 width...