CakeFu Masters Training: Kara Bustos

CakeFu Masters Training: Kara Bustos

Cake decorating never stays the same. Trends and techniques are constantly changing. One of the biggest style changes that we are seeing is going from rounded cake edges to crisp clean corners. This trend is very fashion forward but takes some practice and learning. The first step is to make sure that your buttercream orContinue Reading

Farm Animals Cake for Icing Smiles Event

Farm Animals Cake for Icing Smiles Event

A few months ago, I was contacted by Audree Lytle, the Nevada representative for Icing Smiles (great organization, check them out). She was thinking about the idea of putting together a display booth for Icing Smiles at the Clark County Fair. It was a big undertaking and she was looking for help and advice. SoContinue Reading

CakeFu at CookieCon 2014

CakeFu at CookieCon 2014

Have you heard of CookieCon? If is pretty new so you may not have heard of them yet. CookieCon held it’s second event a few weeks ago and CakeFu went to check things out. I have to admit that I am not much of a cookie maker….yet. CookieCon definitely got my creative juices flowing. IContinue Reading

Grand Opening of Carlo’s Bakery in Las Vegas

Grand Opening of Carlo’s Bakery in Las Vegas

So I live in Las Vegas and it’s the opening week of Buddy Vilastro’s shop at the Venitian. So where do you think I went last night? That’s right! A cake hobbyist friend of mine and I went over to see the new shop and check out the goodies. Carlo’s Bakery opened at the Grand CanalContinue Reading

CakeFu and Artisan Cake Company 20K Giveaway!

CakeFu and Artisan Cake Company 20K Giveaway!

CakeFu and Artisan Cake Company have teamed up for this week’s CakeFu training. Recently, CakeFu and Artisan Cake Company have hit a milestone. They both reached 20,000 likes and are wanting to celebrate by giving some great tips and some great prizes. In honor of reaching our 20,000 likes we are giving away 20 prizes.Continue ReadingContinue Reading

CakeFu Masters Training: Tyler Gary

CakeFu Masters Training: Tyler Gary

I usually get excited about the CakeFu trainings that we have lined up. I should because I’m the one who lines them up. I work really hard to bring in the masters that I feel are the best in the business. Well this week I am about as excited as I can be! I haveContinue ReadingContinue Reading

CakeFu will be at CookieCon!

CakeFu will be at CookieCon!

Tomorrow is going to be a new adventure for me. I am going to be in Salt lake City, Utah for a CookieCon Convention! CookieCon is a fairly new event and it is being held tomorrow, March 21st through the 22nd and I will be there to see what it is all about. There areContinue Reading

Cake Feature: Alex Narramore

Cake Feature: Alex Narramore

One of my all time favorite movies is Sleeping Beauty. I think I watched that movie at least once a week for my entire childhood! And in that movie, one of my all time favorite parts is the scene where the fairy godmothers are trying to put together Princess Aurora’s wedding without using their magic.Continue Reading

CakeFu Masters Training: Kerri Morris

CakeFu Masters Training: Kerri Morris

This week’s training is going to be a little bit different so make sure that you pay close attention to the instructions at the bottom of the page. We have a very talented cake decorator this week. Kerri Morris is going to be talking about custom mold making. Kerri Morris is a self taught, awardContinue ReadingContinue Reading

“Edible” Glitter Company Fined for Unsafe Product

“Edible” Glitter Company Fined for Unsafe Product

There is an article in DailyMail.co.uk that is all the buzz today that has caught my attention. As cake decorators we have to worry about what is edible and what is not. So what happens when you are told that something is edible and buy it for that reason, just to find out that itContinue Reading

CakeFu Masters Training: Peggy Tucker AND Susan Carberry

CakeFu Masters Training: Peggy Tucker AND Susan Carberry

This last week I had the privilege of attending the SanDiego Cakes For a Cause Cake Decorating Competition as a judge. There were so many amazing cakes there and I loved being able to see and meet so many amazing sugar artists. One of the most exciting things that I was able to see wasContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Stevi Auble’s Wafer Paper Bow Template

Stevi Auble’s Wafer Paper Bow Template

A few weeks ago, the amazing Stevi Auble of Hey there, Cupcake came on CakeFu to show us some amazingly cute wafer paper flowers and a bow. If you missed the training, you can watch it here: CakeFu Masters Training: Stevi Auble When Stevi made the bow she mentioned a template that she had supplied toContinue Reading

CakeFu Masters Training: Amelia Carbine

CakeFu Masters Training: Amelia Carbine

After a weekend in Austin Texas, I have had a chance to see some of the new trends and products that are out there. I’ve also found a few more amazing cake decorators to bring on the show. Are you excited? I am! It has given me a lot of ideas and inspiration for upcomingContinue ReadingContinue Reading

That Takes the Cake Video

That Takes the Cake Video

That Takes The Cake in Austin, Texas was a great show! The cakes were very impressive, the vendors had great products and the classes were fabulous. Since CakeFu was at the show this year, we thought it would be fun to put together a video montage of the show. I have to apologize for theContinue Reading

Kids are taking the show: That Takes The Cake

Kids are taking the show: That Takes The Cake

There are a bunch of entries from youth and teens here at That Takes the Cake. It is such a fun thing to see that the cake industry is in good hands. All of these cakes are made by children that are under 12 years old. I didn’t get pictures of all of them butContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Cakes from That Takes The Cake Competition

Cakes from That Takes The Cake Competition

I’m here in Austin, Texas at That Takes The Cake Competition and it has been such an amazing experience. There were a few snags with the CakeFu Live presentation but I guess things happen when you go live sometimes that you just can’t control. But Edward Frys and Jennifer Dontz had some great things toContinue ReadingContinue Reading

CakeFu Masters Training: Stevie Auble

CakeFu Masters Training: Stevie Auble

This week’s training is with the extremely fashion forward 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. Stevi’s love for cake design and wafer paper began in late 2010 andContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Colette Peters Classes at That Takes The Cake 2014

Colette Peters Classes at That Takes The Cake 2014

There are a lot of instructors that are teaching at That Takes the Cake in about a week. The level of instructors is very impressive to me. Many of them are classes that I have had the opportunity to take and some are ones that I would love to attend. One instructor that has beenContinue Reading

From Las Vegas to New Zealand: Spreading Smiles with a Cake

From Las Vegas to New Zealand: Spreading Smiles with a Cake

We have a Digital Cake Decorating Group on Facebook and it has been an amazing thing to see how fast it has grown and how excited everyone is about sketching cakes digitally. But that’s not what this post is about. It’s where this story began. A few days ago Donna Phillips of Cakes By Donna inContinue Reading

Dot Klerck Classes at That Takes The Cake 2014

Dot Klerck Classes at That Takes The Cake 2014

I will be posting quite a bit about That Takes the Cake and the events that will be taking place. So keep coming back to get the latest! There are a few classes that I want to feature that I highly recommend. Dot Klerck will be teaching two 2-day classes as well as two shorterContinue Reading