Latest Cake Decorating Tutorials

Kaleidoscope Cake!

I’ve been asked many times how I made this cake. The cool “kaleidoscope” effect is pretty trippy, right? Are you having a flashback to the groovy era of the 1960’s? It’s a pretty simple technique that is sure to impress. 1) Make a white...

Sharp Edges on Fondant Cakes

OK, so I posted some time back in one of the forum posts about how I achieve sharp edges on fondant, and while for the most part my technique is much the same, I am always learning how to do things better and I’ve changed some things. Here are...

Gelatin Gems

I came up with this last summer after struggling to try and find a way to fill small candy gem molds with isomalt. It’s fast, cheap and easy when you need a quick gem and don’t fill like working with hot sugar. You will need: candy gem...

How to make a 'Dispicable Me' Minion

Here is how I made my little sugarpaste Minions from the movie ‘Discpicable Me’ Firstly you will need…. a small amount of yellow, blue, black and white sugarpaste a craft knife a rolling pin a cocktail stick a jumbo straw (not esseintial)...

Crayons

First, you’ll need to gather your resources! So, rummage through your goodies and accumulate your loot! Here you go: A clay extruder (we used the Makin’s Professional Clay Extruder) with the largest circle disk Fondant in all of your...

Freehand Sunflower

This is a tutorial for making sunflowers without having to shell out for cutters. I’m a total cheapskate and I was worried the cutters wouldn’t arrive in time in any case, so decided to try doing them freehand. ...

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...