Monday, December 22, 2014

Elegant Reindeer Christmas- Cake Decorating- Buttercream

White and Blue add such a soft Wintery look. I just love a winter celebration cake. With White And Blue And Reindeer this design can take you right through New Year.

The Piping Technique on this cake is called "over piping" and is a salute to the Lameth Method, indicated by many many layers of piped borders. Many combination of borders are a hallmark of this style. It's time consuming, but well worth the effort.

The Reindeer are made with Candy Melt, but could easily be made with Royal Icing as well. The Candy Melt is a quick and easy way to use this technique and yummy as well!

See how to make each step of this design here:

Friday, December 19, 2014

Gift Box Cake- Cake Decorating- Buttercream

Add a Little Sparkle to your Holiday Table! The Gift Box Cake Works Great for A Holiday Birthday as well, not specifically Holiday but Festive and Fun!

The Cake is 6 inch Squares and the Bow is Candy Melt and Edible Glitter! It's a very Quick Design Too!

See all of the steps in this video tutorial! :

Monday, December 15, 2014

Santa and Chimney Cake- Buttercream- Cake Decorating

Santa Fanny and chimney is just good fun! Also this festive Holiday Cake is Amazingly simple to make. It's 6 inch Square cakes staked and a 4 inch round for the Fanny.The Legs and Boots are made of Giant Marshmallows!

The Boots are the easiest! I just cut them from Giant Marshmallows! You'll have to see how in this video!
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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Elsa, Frozen, Doll Cake - Video

This version Elsa in a Doll Cake congers the feeling of wind a snow blowing through the many layers of Elsa's skirt.
The Cake is a single layer 8 inch round and a 5 inch round staked. Both Layers are split and filled. Marshmallows create the lift of the ruffles adding volume without weight.
See the full tutorial here:

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Monday, December 1, 2014

Learn to Pipe a Poinsettia - Cake Decorating- Video

Knowing how to Pipe a Poinsettia can truly expand your Holiday bag of decorating tricks. It's a large flower that can be added to other designs or alone, either way it has a big impact on your design. 
These are done with a Rose tip and can be done in many shades of red and pink, but also in white with accents of blue and silver as well.

Learn how to pipe a Poinsettia now!Click here:

Friday, November 14, 2014

Decorated Pies- Painted Pie Dough- video

Learn to Create your own gorgeous Pies this Holiday Season in this Video Tutorial!

Decorated Pies are one of my favorite things to make during Holiday Season. This is a fun and surprisingly easy way to make your pies not only delicious, but pretty enough to be the center piece of your Holiday Table!

Thanksgiving Baking- Cakes and Pies- Playlist

A fun mix of Thanksgiving and Fall Cakes, Pies and Cookies Playlist!

Easy Spicy Pumpkin Pie- Video

A really rich and delicious Pumpkin Pie doesn't have to be time consuming or difficult. This easy recipe can be made in the blender! It's not your bland Pumpkin pie either, it's spicy!

This interesting 1/4 sheet shape is fun to decorate as well!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Quick and Easy PIe Crust- How To- Video

Pie Crust doesn't have to be fussy or difficult. This is my Grandmothers recipe for "pie by the yard". It's simple to do and is actually quite fast to make. Just a few ingredients and a few steps. See how to do it here:

Friday, November 7, 2014

Pumpkin and Roses Cake- Cake Decorating- video

Holiday Season is a tricky cake season. It's always hard to decide whether or not to make Holiday Designs for non Holiday events during the season.  I think this design is a great option for the months of October and November. This is a small cake that makes a nice center piece for a dinner party, or is pretty enough for a Holiday Season Birthday. This Cake is made with a" Pumpkin Pie" Cake, so when it's cut, even the aroma says "FALL"
This Tutorial will show you how to make this pretty Pumpkin and giant piped Roses in Buttercream!
Click here to get started!

How to Make Spicy Pumpkin Cake From A Yellow Mix- video

Pumpkin Cake is a Fall favorite, but when you add real Pumpkin Pie Spices you've got a real hit! In this video I show how to make these yummy cakes. The ingredients for this project are 1 yellow cake mix or your favorite scratch cake recipe. 1 15 oz can of Pumpkin (puree), be sure it doesn't already have spices. 3 eggs, 1tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp cloves, and the secret ingredient 1/8- 1/4 tsp Mace. The video shows how to get the right consistency and how to fill your pans for the best outcome. Enjoy!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

NEW! 10 Lesson Cake Decorating Course in Butter Cream

This 10 Lesson Beginners Course starts with an in depth lesson on the tools needed to get started. It continues through how to use these tools in basic and commercial techniques. The course covers how to ice a cake using these commercial tools and techniques and continues on to how to pipe basic to advanced border combinations. 

This course also includes how to make three types of flowers including how to pipe a Rose on a stick! You'll finish off this course with how to decorate an entire cake.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Yummy Bat Cake Pops- Cake Decorating

Kids will love this design because it has wings! The cake pops are a delicious combo of Marshmallow, chocolate chips and cake! When melted together this makes a dough almost the consistency of Play Dough. Then it's dipped in Black Candy Melt. The wings are also Black Candy Melt. See how to put it all together here:

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Bat and Moon Halloween Cake- Cake Decorating

Looking for something quick for a Halloween Birthday or for your Halloween Party? This one is quick! The Candy Melt Bats take minutes to make and the multi color design on the moon, seconds.  See how to make it here;

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Ghost and Spider Halloween Cake- Butteer Cream- Cake Decorating

What a Fun Halloween Design! I had a blast making this one, which after this many years of Decorating is really saying something! Just the look on both character's faces cracked me up!

The Spider is made from a Cake Pop Dipped in Candy Melt and Coconut and the Spider Web is  also Black Candy Melt. 

To achieve the Draped Effect I utilized Giant Marshmallows around the base of my tower of 6 inch rounds. I love the effect! See the whole construction here:

Friday, October 17, 2014

Spider Webs and Roses Cake- Halloween- video

In this video you will learn how to create a Cascade of Roses in buttercream as well as these dainty Spiderwebs in Candy Melt to create a pretty and spooky design

Roses and Spider Webs make an oddly pretty combination. Perfect for a Halloween Birthday or your Halloween Party Table.
The Spider Webs are Made with Candy Melt, easy and quick. This could be easily switched from Spider Webs to Fans to make a Spanish influenced cake.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Halloween Cake Playlist- Pumpkin Heads- Zombies- Dragons and More!

Pumpkin Heads are so much fun to make for Halloween. There are so many cute faces and expressions to try. This Playlist includes this video and many more fun Halloween Designs.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Box Troll (shoes) Cake in Butter Cream- Cake Decorating- Video

These "so ugly their cute" characters from the Movie Box Trolls make an adorable sculpted cake. I started with 3 6 inch square cakes. The head is a 3 inch cake or mega cupcake. 

The feet art a cup cake cut in half and sculpted. The ears are made of candy melt on a skewer.

See the video here :

Friday, October 3, 2014

Minecraft- Creeper- Icecream Sandwich Cake- Cake Decorating- Video

The Creeper is a very important part of the Minecraft video game.
If you have a gamer in your family it is essential to have at least one creeper cake idea in your box of tricks.
I built the Creeper Head from Icecream Sandwiches, raspberry creme  filling and ganache. Easy! and No Bake as well. The Pixels or blocks are made from Candy Melt and easily cut out. 

As far as I'm concerned there is no way to make this pretty or even cute, It is what it is! However those that  love the game will love you if you make this for them :)

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Ice Cream Sandwich Cake- Cake Decorating

The Ice Cream Sandwich Cake is a Viewer suggestion. As it turns out it's a good one too! The Sandwiches combined with some Raspberry Cream and Ganache creates a delicious dessert. Decorating it in a classic and fancy style is just a fun and unexpected twist!

I left the top of this cake open like a dessert cake. It's a perfect spot for a Happy Birthday or any other sentiment. This "cake" also works great just as a Dessert Cake. 

The Lace medallions are made with Pink Candy Melt. 

To see the construction of this cake click here :

Monday, September 22, 2014

Bee Cupcake Cake Video- Cake Decorating

An Adorable Children's Cake that can be made quickly and easily is invaluable to have in your cake repertoire. It's also fun and easy for kids to eat. Check out this fun video!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Chocolate Flags Dessert Cake- Cake Decorating

A Classic Dessert Cake is always great to have in your decorators bag of tricks. It is so versatile. It works great for a quick dinner party cake as well as for a birthday. Especially a mans birthday. It has clean lines and looks decadent at the same time. This video shows how to use some commercial tools and techniques to make this stylish yet simple cake.