All About That Base

All About That Base

So you scored an order, -THE- order.  You get to make a killer cake.  Not just a run of the mill cake, this is a killer, over the top, make some money, wow your friends/clients, write home to mom, kind of cake.  That is awesome!  I am so happy for you!  You have it allContinue Reading

Modeling Chocolate:  Which do you prefer?

Modeling Chocolate: Which do you prefer?

We LOVE modeling chocolate.  We do.  It works so well, you have the workability to cover up all the lines and wrinkles.  You can smooth it out so well.  You can make it in 50/50 fondant/modeling chocolate ratios, for a wonderful moxie to use on many different things. But what about when you seem toContinue Reading

Cake Shows, Competitions and Expectations

Cake Shows, Competitions and Expectations

Arrival Wow!!  What a whirlwind the past 36 hours have been!   I was lucky enough to go to the, That Takes the Cake Show, in Round Rock, Texas.   Let me tell you, I had the time of my life. I wasn’t sure I was even going to be able to go.  The lastContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Building Blocks for Successful Cakes

Building Blocks for Successful Cakes

To have a good foundation for building a successful cake, you need to really make sure you have your basics down.  So we are going to continue with building up our learning.  If you are like me your knowledge base for cakes is built on a mod-podge quilt of learning.  A little from here, aContinue Reading

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

Buttercream Baby Steps

Buttercream Baby Steps

Continuing with our goals for 2016, we are going to tackle some big projects!  But if you are a beginner,  I have some basics for you, too.  Everyone started somewhere right?  We either saw cakes on tv, computer or our family introduced us to the amazing edible art, that has taken the world by storm.Continue 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

New Year’s Resolution:  Expanding Your Skills

New Year’s Resolution: Expanding Your Skills

It’s a New Year, and a new day!  We would like to help you expand your skills as much as possible, so we’ve been scouring the interwebs far and wide, to find some informative tutorials for you.  What’s trending right now, are cookies.  It’s amazing how you can take a cookie and some royal icing and turnContinue Reading

Christmas Tutorials, All Day Long

Christmas Tutorials, All Day Long

Okay boys and girls, this is the last Christmas blog before the big day!  Are you all ready for Christmas?  No?  You need one more treat to prepare, because like the rest of us you waited till the last minute to make your treat?  No problem, we have you covered.  This go round, I’m goingContinue Reading

Christmas for days!

Christmas for days!

The year is almost over and then we’ll be sitting back scratching our heads wondering where in the wide world 2015 went, and how it seems like just yesterday, when we were stressing over Thanksgiving orders!  Pause and enjoy each moment.  Make a cute figurine and give it to a friend for a gift.  You knowContinue 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

Merry Tutorials:  Part Two!

Merry Tutorials: Part Two!

Are you ready for some fun!?  Are you ready to get crazy with some awesome new tutorials?  I know you’re just itching to try out some FREE tutorials!  I know I am!  December is great because if you are a caker, this is the time I buy tools for myself, and really reinvigorate my cakingContinue Reading

Ho, Ho, Ho, Merry Tutorials!

Ho, Ho, Ho, Merry Tutorials!

This time of year we have the BEST of intentions.  We all want to make THE MOST AMAZING sugary goodness ever and then lose track of that link, or idea we clipped and by the time it comes around we’ve lost steam.  Well now you can invigorate yourself again with this ‘one stop shop’.  We’veContinue ReadingContinue 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