CakeFu Masters Series: Erica OBrien

CakeFu Masters Series: Erica OBrien

This week we have an amazingly talented cake artist joining us for another great free training! Erica OBrien discovered cake design quite by accident in 1995 and immediately fell in love with the craft. After moving to California in 2006, she launched her custom cake design business, Erica OBrien Cake Design, and quickly gained national recognition.Continue Reading

Feature Friday: Cake Creations by Paula Ames

Feature Friday: Cake Creations by Paula Ames

  I love to see wedding cakes that have personality to them. I just love to see a little bit of a story about the couple. So now you’re looking at this cake wondering what I’m talking about. You’re thinking, “It’s a beautiful cake but no story here.” But there is! This cake is hiding aContinue Reading

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CakeFu Masters Training: Amelia Carbine

CakeFu Masters Training: Amelia Carbine

Things are moving along with our CakeFu studio. We’re working as fast as we can to get it done. Even though we’re still working away at that, it isn’t going to stop us from doing a training. So this week I will be teaching. A while ago I made a cake for an Icing SmilesContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Feature Friday: Little Lady Baker

Feature Friday: Little Lady Baker

There are times when a cake inspires you. Times when a cake makes you smile or makes you laugh. That is all part of the art. We cake decorators truly are artists and our cakes are our canvas. It’s a beautiful thing. Once in a while a cake comes along that just blows me away.Continue Reading

CakeFu Studio in the works!

CakeFu Studio in the works!

I am so very excited to show you what we’ve been working on! Since moving, we haven’t really had much of a place to do videos. So we are in the process of converting a room in the basement into a CakeFu Studio. It has been quite the adventure and I’ve been taking pictures ofContinue ReadingContinue Reading

What will we call our CakeFu Fans?

What will we call our CakeFu Fans?

We reached 40,000 Facebook likes yesterday! I just love that we have such an amazing group of followers and friends. It really makes everything that we do so worth it! So I received a wonderful message yesterday, from a grateful cake decorator at the same time that we hit our 40,000 likes and it made my day.Continue Reading

5 Great Wafer Paper Flower Video Tutorials

5 Great Wafer Paper Flower Video Tutorials

Wafer paper is the hottest trend in the cake industry right now. It is such a versatile medium and is pretty easy to use. Wafer paper makes beautiful flowers. They are super thin and they don’t have the same drying time that gum paste flowers have. I won’t tell you that it takes less timeContinue ReadingContinue Reading

CakeFu Masters Training: Peggy Tucker

CakeFu Masters Training: Peggy Tucker

We’re back! We took a few weeks off. We’re working on getting our CakeFu room created so we can get going again on our videos. Things are coming along. We have chosen our space and are prepping it now. We hope to have it up soon. It’s a little too early at this point toContinue Reading

7 Great Summertime Cookie Decorating Tutorials

7 Great Summertime Cookie Decorating Tutorials

I love that there are national food holidays! Although I rarely remember until it’s pretty much too late like it was today. I may have to make some sugar cookies a day late. I love a soft sugar cookie. The ones made with sour cream or cream cheese with a nice fluff of frosting on theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Crumbs Bakery Closes: What Does it Mean for Your Cake Business?

Crumbs Bakery Closes: What Does it Mean for Your Cake Business?

It’s been all over the news in the last couple of days. The giant corporation Crumbs Bake Shop rolled up the carpet and closed all of it’s 48 stores across the US in one day. That is a scary thing to hear in our industry. How will this affect cake and cupcake decorators? Is theContinue Reading

Cake Fest: A new cake decorating competition taking the industry by storm!

Cake Fest: A new cake decorating competition taking the industry by storm!

Cake Fest is a competition in Louisiana that has somehow tapped into the cake decorating competition circuit big league style. There are a handful of competitions that have made a name for themselves. Everyone dreams of placing in or winning competitions like these so the attendance is always great. Understandably, new competition events can haveContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Dear Fellow Cake Decorator that isn’t Charging Enough

Dear Fellow Cake Decorator that isn’t Charging Enough

Hello, I hope this message finds you well. I may not know you and you may not know me but I care about you and about our industry. For that reason, I feel the responsibility to speak out today. I hope that this message doesn’t upset you. I really am trying to help you toContinue ReadingContinue Reading

7 Great 4th of July Dessert Ideas

7 Great 4th of July Dessert Ideas

Independence Day has snuck up on me yet again. I haven’t planned anything for a party. Since we’re in a new home, we’ve just been working on getting things in order. But since the 4th is just a couple days away, I decided I need to do something about a barbecue of some sort. WeContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Using Pinterest for Cake Consultations

Using Pinterest for Cake Consultations

I have done a few wedding cake consultations in my time and I have never had as great of a resource as I have now with Pinterest. When I was making wedding cakes as my main business, I had a questionnaire that I used to send to each of my brides before the consultation. ItContinue ReadingContinue Reading

5 Reasons Why you Should be a Sugar Angel for Icing Smiles

5 Reasons Why you Should be a Sugar Angel for Icing Smiles

There are a few Facebook pages and groups that I receive notifications for and Icing Smiles is one of them. A few weeks ago, Icing Smiles posted that they needed a last minute baker to make a cake in Utah. So I looked at my calendar and decided that I could do it and responded.Continue Reading

CakeFu Master’s Training: Michelle Boyd

CakeFu Master’s Training: Michelle Boyd

This week we have a wonderfully talented cake decorator with us. Chicago area native Michelle Boyd, owner of Good Gracious Cakes, has ALWAYS loved dessert. About 9 years ago, she realized that she could combine her 2 passions – art and dessert, and she made the switch from graphic designer & illustrator to full-time sugarContinue Reading

Minecraft Cake with Pixels Inside

Minecraft Cake with Pixels Inside

I have five boys so my life is filled with all things boys. So I know that Minecraft is one of the most popular games out there for young boys. I have seen my share of Minecraft cakes and I have heard how tough it can be to pull off. All of those tiny squares!Continue Reading

11 Ways to use Leftover Cake Scraps

11 Ways to use Leftover Cake Scraps

I have a very hard time throwing out cake scraps. Mainly for the reason that I was taught to be frugal and not wasteful. I’m not saying that that is the right way or better than the attitude of just throwing away what isn’t used. But if you’re like me, you probably have wondered aboutContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Father’s Day Plaque Template

Father’s Day Plaque Template

Yesterday we had a fun training where I taught a retro Father’s Day design. Kids always think of their daddies as super heroes so I thought it would be fitting to make a cake design that would show dad haw amazing he is. Retro is a really big trend right now along with super heroes andContinue Reading