CakeFu Masters Series: Amber Adamson

CakeFu Masters Series: Amber Adamson

It’s not ver often that I find a technique that I haven’t seen before. But sometimes someone’s genius brain comes up with a solution to a problem and it sticks. Well that genius happens to be Amber Adamson of Top Tier Cakes for All Occasions. Amber created a technique she likes to call Amber’s CreamyContinue ReadingContinue Reading

A Special Wedding Cake for my Little Brother

A Special Wedding Cake for my Little Brother

In the custom cake industry, we do our best to make every cake special to our clients. It’s just one of the many things that makes our cakes more appealing than assembly line cookie cutter cakes. Well, every once in a while, we have the privilege of making a cake that means a lot to usContinue Reading

CakeFu is Celebrating! Here’s why. . .

CakeFu is Celebrating! Here’s why. . .

I don’t normally start talking about a training more than a week ahead of time because I want to focus on the training at hand. But I am so excited about this training that I just have to share my excitement!! I have been at this CakeFu thing for quite some time now. There haveContinue ReadingContinue Reading

CakeFu Masters Training: Amelia Carbine

CakeFu Masters Training: Amelia Carbine

With 14 years of cake decorating experience and a couple of top ranking national awards, I’ve had the chance to practice and refine quite a few cake decorating techniques. One of my all time favorite techniques is in working with chocolate transfers. First, they are quick to dry. Second, they look amazing, Third, well…. it’sContinue Reading

Craftsy Class Feature: Clean and Simple Cake Design

Craftsy Class Feature: Clean and Simple Cake Design

There are a bunch of Craftsy classes out there and they are all great classes. But there is a reason why Clean and Simple Cake Designs by Jessica Harris is a best selling class. Jessica Harris single handedly revolutionized cake decorating with her clean design technique. When I first started seeing cakes with such clean yetContinue Reading

Up to 50% Off On Food and Cake Decorating Classes

Up to 50% Off On Food and Cake Decorating Classes

Right now Craftsy’s best-selling classes are on sale for one week only! You can save up to 50% off on Food and Cake Decorating classes taught by some of the world’s best instructors. Once you purchase a class, it’s yours to enjoy forever. Every class comes with a money-back satisfaction guarantee. We all know how amazingContinue Reading

Threadcakes: The Coolest Cake Competition on the Internet

Threadcakes: The Coolest Cake Competition on the Internet

Are you ready for an epic online cake competition? In the last 13 years that I have been making cakes, I have been able to enter and attend a few cake decorating competitions. It hasn’t been as many as I would like to go to. There are kids and finances and schedules and work thatContinue Reading

Bakeries That Rise Above for Special ‘Kneads’ Employees

Bakeries That Rise Above for Special ‘Kneads’ Employees

You might have a bakery and you might not. You might dream of one day owning a bakery. Today I want to feature a few bakery owners. These bakery owners are not just your ordinary bakery. They are not the typical dream bakery either. There is something very special that sets these bakeries above manyContinue Reading

CakeFu Masters Training: Jennifer Dontz

CakeFu Masters Training: Jennifer Dontz

Have you been wondering about that beautiful sugar lace and how it’s done? Sugar lace is a very popular style right now and if you know the right way to do it, it’s really easy to do too. Jennifer Dontz will be teaching just about everything you need to know about sugar lace. Jennifer’s work hasContinue Reading

CakeFu Masters Training: Erica OBrien

CakeFu Masters Training: 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

Protected: Advance Fondant Painting Class

Protected: Advance Fondant Painting Class

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

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