Author Archives: Amelia Carbine

Marie Ant”ONE”ette Birthday Party for a Perfect First Birthday

Marie Ant”ONE”ette Birthday Party for a Perfect First Birthday

When you’re as sweet as sugar and your mommy is a party loving cake artist, the only sensible way to celebrate your first birthday is Marie Ant”ONE”nette style! Let them eat cake! Cake artist Cynthia White of Caked by Cynthia White created an amazing party for her adorable little girl for her first birthday. It wasContinue Reading

Bitter Sweet: Depressed Cake Tribute to Robin Williams

Bitter Sweet: Depressed Cake Tribute to Robin Williams

Have you heard of Depressed Cake Shop? This unique project’s goal is much more positive than its name would have you believe. According to its website, Depressed Cake Shop’s mission is to “…provide a safe place for conversation and a unique toolkit that will enable interested bakers and organizers to raise funds for mental healthContinue Reading

CakeFu Masters Training: Mark Desgroseilliers

CakeFu Masters Training: Mark Desgroseilliers

We have a great new CakeFu training coming up! With our new tutorial store, I thought it would be fun to feature some of our amazing instructors. First up is Mark Desgroseilliers. Mark is an award-winning Montreal based cake designer who has been featured in magazines such as Edible Artists Network, on websites including the MarvelousContinue Reading

CakeFu Masters Training: Kara Andretta

CakeFu Masters Training: Kara Andretta

This week we have an amazing artist coming on to CakeFu’s Masters Series. All about Kara: I own a small caking business, Kara’s Couture Cakes, and want to learn from the best in the industry. With 3 little boys at home I don’t get the chance to attend many masters classes, so I’ve come hereContinue ReadingContinue Reading

What Did the Worlds Most Expensive Cake Cost?

What Did the Worlds Most Expensive Cake Cost?

Renowned fashion designer, Debbie Wingham, made a bold entrance into the cake world recently. Debbie is known for creating the most expensive dress and now will be known for making the most expensive cake. So what makes this edible piece so pricey? The cake is decorated with thousands of diamonds, amethysts, and emeralds. This means thatContinue ReadingContinue Reading

CakeFu Masters Training: Berenice Rabago

CakeFu Masters Training: Berenice Rabago

I bet you have seen a cake decorating collaboration or two. . . . or a bunch. So why cake collaborations and more importantly, how do we get to be a part of collaborations? It seems like there are so many cake decorating collaborations out there and it’s fun to be a part of them.Continue ReadingContinue Reading

This 68 Year Old Piece of Cake From Queen Elizabeth’s Wedding Sold For How Much?

This 68 Year Old Piece of Cake From Queen Elizabeth’s Wedding Sold For How Much?

This slice of cake from Queen Elizabeth’s wedding went up for auction today at Gorringes Auction House. The cake was made for the royal wedding of then Princess Elizabeth and Prince Phillip on November 20th, 1947 by McVitie and Price, a shop founded in 1830. The cake was made with dried fruit from Australia and wineContinue Reading

These Cakes Rock! VMA Nominee Inspired Cakes

These Cakes Rock! VMA Nominee Inspired Cakes

When most people think of MTV’s Video Music Awards, which are taking place this Sunday, they think about glamorous rock stars, out-there fashion, and stunning performances. But what about something a little bit sweeter? People magazine recently asked Lindsay Nathanson of Sprinkles for Breakfast to create a series of custom cakes inspired by the VMA VideoContinue Reading

CakeFu Masters Training: Jacquie Curtis

CakeFu Masters Training: Jacquie Curtis

CakeFu is excited to feature Jacquie Curtis of More Than Cake for our CakeFu training this week. For more than 10 years, Jacquie Curtis, a paraprofessional for a local elementary school and the president of More Than Cake, has been an avid baker and cake decorator. She trained under industry legends, such as Joelle Mahoney, BettyContinue Reading

The Elsa Cake Controversy Turned Positive

The Elsa Cake Controversy Turned Positive

You may have seen some pictures of cakes depicting Elsa from Frozen making the rounds on the internet recently. These stories usually show “The cake that was ordered,” which is a beautiful representation of the Disney princess, alongside “The cake that was delivered,” which is a misshapen mess. Outraged commenters on Reddit and other sitesContinue Reading

An Epic Cake for the Imagine Dragons

An Epic Cake for the Imagine Dragons

A few months ago my husband Bobby found out that the band Imagine Dragons was going to be coming to Utah and being fans, he wanted to go. Lucky for us, we are friends with the manager of the band (who is also the brother of the lead singer). So Bobby messaged his buddy toContinue Reading

What Does a Ban on Trans Fats Mean for the Cake Industry?

What Does a Ban on Trans Fats Mean for the Cake Industry?

It’s in the news and all over the Facebook feeds. Cake decorators all over America are crying out in despair over the FDA’s latest decision to ban trans fats. Why is this? Well, it all comes down to the making of what we call American Buttercream. American buttercream, for many bakers, consists of mainly shorteningContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Best Way to Cut a Gender Reveal Cake

Best Way to Cut a Gender Reveal Cake

Did you know that there is a right way and a wrong way to cut a gender reveal cake? I didn’t either until I watched my sister in law and her husband cut into their cake. So here is how it works for anyone that might not know yet what a gender reveal cake isContinue ReadingContinue Reading

How to Bake the Perfect Cake Every Time

How to Bake the Perfect Cake Every Time

One thing that I have learned over the years is that a good cake makes all the difference. Clients love a great tasting cake. Clients tend to buy a cake from me for the custom look but what keeps them coming back and choosing my cakes over a chain grocery store cake is the flavor.Continue Reading

CakeFu Masters Training: Stevie Auble

CakeFu Masters Training: Stevie Auble

This week’s training is with the amazing Stevie Auble. Stevi Auble is a formally trained interior designer turned self taught cake artist. Her award winning cakes are known for their modern aesthetic, clean lines and creative use of wafer paper.   Click Here To Watch Stevi’s love for cake design and wafer paper began in lateContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Gender Reveal Party Ideas: Ties and Tutus

Gender Reveal Party Ideas: Ties and Tutus

Usually I am the one who doesn’t do any of the planning or carrying out parties because everyone knows that the cake is more than enough so that’s all I do. But this party was different. My sister-in-law and my brother are expecting their first baby and I knew that they were planning on findingContinue ReadingContinue Reading

How to Make a Minecraft Steve Cake Topper

How to Make a Minecraft Steve Cake Topper

A few months ago I made this cake topper for Icing Smiles. If you haven’t heard of Icing Smiles, you should really check them out. I took my time posting this because I know how much we all love to make Minecraft cakes… cough cough (LIE!) But the fact of the matter is that Minecraft isContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Easy Peasy Sugar Pearl Placing Tutorial

Easy Peasy Sugar Pearl Placing Tutorial

Sometimes you see something and think, “OH MY GOODNESS! THAT IS GENIUS!” Well, this is one of those things. Once you see how Sarah Clark from The Cake Tin puts sugar beads on her cakes, you will stand in awe at the pure awesomeness of her brilliant mind. You think I’m exaggerating? Have you tried putting pearl beadsContinue ReadingContinue Reading

When Good Cakes Go Bad

When Good Cakes Go Bad

Imagine that it’s your wedding day. The dress is divine, the flowers are perfect, the weather is wonderful, and everything is going exactly the way you always dreamed it would. Then the long-awaited time to cut the beautifully sculpted cake arrives, and you discover to your horror that it’s filled with mold! This nightmare scenarioContinue Reading

CakeFu Masters Training: Faye Cahill

CakeFu Masters Training: Faye Cahill

I am so excited to be announcing our next CakeFu Master. Faye Cahill is an amazing artist. We have worked out a time to have her join us all the way from Sydney. So make sure that you take not of the new time and mark it on your calendar. Click Here To Watch FayeContinue ReadingContinue Reading