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

Best Reaction to a Gender Reveal Cake Ever

Best Reaction to a Gender Reveal Cake Ever

Cher Lair is a mom of six boys and is expecting baby #7! As a way to determine the gender of the baby she decided to have a gender reveal party and a gender reveal cake. A gender reveal cake is a quickly growing trend and one that most cake decorators are familiar with. TypicallyContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Figure Piping a Tiger: A True Art

Figure Piping a Tiger: A True Art

Figure piping is something that is not used much anymore in the cake decorating industry. We tend to stick more to more clay-like mediums such as fondant, gum paste, or modeling chocolate. I think that we have almost forgotten that figure piping is even a cake decorating technique. I remember a bunch of years ago,Continue ReadingContinue Reading

CakeFu Masters Training: Jay Qualls

CakeFu Masters Training: Jay Qualls

Well, our CakeFu family has moved again! Hopefully this move will be more long term than the move we made 8 months ago. Luckily, as we are getting settled, we have one of the most talented and entertaining cake decorators joining us for a great CakeFu Masters Training. Click Here To Watch Jay Qualls will beContinue ReadingContinue Reading

CakeFu Masters Training: Michelle Green

CakeFu Masters Training: Michelle Green

This week’s training is going to be one that you won’t want to miss. We have the very smart Michelle Green with Business of Baking here to talk with us about. . . well, the business of baking!   Click Here To Watch Michelle Green is the sole author of the Business of Baking blog.Continue ReadingContinue Reading

CakeFu Masters Training: Kara Andretta

CakeFu Masters Training: Kara Andretta

We took a bit of a winter break but we are back! And we are starting things off with a bang! The amazing Kara Andretta will be our next trainer and will be teaching us the very clever and food safe way to make edible glitter. Click Here To Watch Kara Andretta is the ownerContinue ReadingContinue Reading

CakeFu Christmas Mini Series Day 6

CakeFu Christmas Mini Series Day 6

It’s Christmas Eve and the final day of our week of Christmas Mini Cake Decorating Series. The last 5 trainings have been great and we have had a lot of really good feedback. I may have to do these mini training sessions more often. Today I will be teaching how to make a festive FrostyContinue ReadingContinue Reading

CakeFu Christmas Mini Series Day 5

CakeFu Christmas Mini Series Day 5

We’re already on Day 5! We’ve only got one more mini training after today’s That means if you count the other way, we only have 2 more days until Christmas! Did you get your Christmas goodies all delivered? I know I’m still working on mine. I am working on making some delicious sugar cookies to takeContinue ReadingContinue Reading

CakeFu Christmas Mini Series Day 4

CakeFu Christmas Mini Series Day 4

Are you ready for day 4 of our CakeFu Christmas Mini Series? We have already made wafer paper Christmas gift bows, a cute nativity angel and a mini Christmas tree cake. They have been a big hit. If you missed them, I highly suggest that you check them out. Now for day 4. I wantedContinue ReadingContinue Reading

CakeFu Christmas Mini Series Day 3

CakeFu Christmas Mini Series Day 3

On the first day of Christmas. . . . I mean, on the first day of our CakeFu Mini Series, I taught how to make a festive Christmas wafer paper bow. I got a lot of great feedback and one Fuvian even shared a picture of dozens of cupcakes topped with the bows. It completely madeContinue ReadingContinue Reading

CakeFu Christmas Mini Series Day 2

CakeFu Christmas Mini Series Day 2

We had a really fun mini training today. Did you join us? I taught how to make a festive Christmas Present Bow out if wafer paper. If you missed it, you can Watch Day 1 Here. So what is the topic of tomorrow’s mini training? I will be teaching how to make a cute littleContinue ReadingContinue Reading

CakeFu Masters Training: Amelia Carbine

CakeFu Masters Training: Amelia Carbine

I know I’m late to the 12 Days of Christmas… I always am. For some reason, pulling the festivities together by the 13th is just something I never seem to make happen. So now you all know that if I actually accomplish celebrating 12 days of Christmas, I really will have had my ducks in aContinue ReadingContinue Reading