Sunday, August 31, 2014

Quick Mini Ice Cream Cake- Cranky Cake Decorator- video

Ice Cream Cake never seems simple or quick. This short video shows how to make it both! Using pre- made easy to get items Leah makes a sweet, fast and really yummy cake. See the video here:

Monday, August 25, 2014

Pansies- How to Make In Butter Cream- Cake Decorating Video

Pansies are an unexpected surprise on any cake. People just don't expect these sweet flowers in Butter Cream. They actually are quite easy to pipe on if you have the basic skill of a 5 petal flower. If not, this one is still fairly easy to learn. They can be made in so many colors that they are extremely versatile. See the whole video here:

Friday, August 22, 2014

Stormfly "How To Train Your Dragon" In Butter Cream and Candy Melt- Video

Stormfly was a difficult design to plan out. In the end the construction of the Dragon is quite simple. Making her appear to creep over the edge of the cake takes a little caution but is also not difficult. Come along with me in this shortened version of the " How to Train Your Dragon " Cake Video, as I show you exactly how to make the Dragon part of this Design:

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

"Frozen" Castle Cake in Butter Cream

"Frozen" Castle Cake is made with a 10" round base cake, the towers are made from "Ding Dongs" and Mini Chocolate Covered Donuts. These were chosen for their size and stability. The tops of the towers are ice cream and waffle cones dipped in candy melt. The top tower is 2, 3 inch Mega Muffin. The snowflakes are candy melt.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Decorate a Fancy Cake in 5 Minutes- How To Video

This Cake actually took under 5 Minutes! I just used a combination of simple borders and color striping techniques to create an elaborate looking birthday design.

See all the techniques here :

Friday, August 15, 2014

How To Train Your Dragon Cake- Photos and Video

Stormfly, from the How to Train Your Dragon Series, was actually quite difficult for me to figure out how to create. The cake is intended to look like the Dragon's Nest with different colored wings and ice around the base. 

I originally pictured more wings and in fact made many more pairs that I didn't use. They as well as the ice are made from cany melts. 

I wanted the dragon to appear that it is peering over the side of the nest. I had to figure out how to secure the the weight of the head. I ended up using a giant marshmallow for the base of the head attached to a skewer.

The overall effect was quite dramatic! These huge looming wings really added to this effect!

See the how to create this design here :

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Cupcake Barbie Doll Cake- How To - Cake Decorating

 Cupcake Barbie is the Simplest and Quickest of Barbie Cakes. She's perfect for a beginner or a more experienced decorator in need of a quick and pretty cake.  

Though Quick and Easy, no one would every guess you can make this in less than 15 minutes. In fact you don't even have to bake. Store bought cupcakes even pre- iced would work fine for this cupcake beauty!

I love the way the back of this "cake" looks like a flower! So Pretty!

See how to make this cake here:

Friday, August 1, 2014

Giant Buttercream Rose Wedding Cake Topper- Cake Decorating

The Giant Roses on this Wedding Cake Topper are made with Buttercream ( well actually Pastry Pride Whip Topping) and on a marshmallow on a Skewer. I used a # 127 Rose Tip. They are super stable as well as light weight. Perfect for the top of a wedding cake or just for a really pretty romantic cake.