Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Elegant Bird Cake Design in Chocolate- Cake Decorating- Video

Chocolate is really the star of this design! Modeling Chocolate, Candy Melt ( white chocolate) and Ganache. The rest of this design is piped on in Buttercream. See how to create this yourself here:

        For a Step By Step Tutorial of This Design Click Here

Monday, December 14, 2015

Santa and Elves on Waffle Cone Cakes- Cake Decorating- Video

This fun little design came out of the idea of baking cake inside a waffle cone! Each character is iced in Buttercream with it's face and clothes figure piped on. The icing on the platter is Royal Icing to hold the characters in place. See the entire video here.

This worked great to hold the cones up while being filled and baked!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Christmas Angel Barbie Cake- Cake Decorating

Liz and Leah create a Renaissance Style Angel Barbie Doll Cake in this quick video. The wings are made of white chocolate and the dress is sculpted Buttercream. We tried out several wing sizes before deciding on the largest pair. The addition of the ribbon and the Christmas Ornament accessories rounded out the design.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Mums, Pumpkins and Turkeys- Thanks Giving Cupcakes- Cake Decorating- Tutorial

Learn to create three distinct techniques for your Autumn Holiday  Cake Decorating Designs!


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Friday, October 16, 2015

Eyeball Cake- Halloween- Cake Decorating

Learn to create a quick and graphic Halloween Design in minutes! This design can be done with an airbrush or icing and comes out cool and creepy every time. There are no tips that are required. This design can be done with just a parchment bag. It's really fun to make! See it in this short  tutorial!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Bat Cake Pops- Cake Decorating

Learn how make these Scary Fun Cake Pop Bats! This tutorial shows how to make a yummy cake pop filling and tattered Candy Melt Bat Wings!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Flying Witch Barbie- Cake Decorating - Buttercream- Video

This Video tutorial will teach you how to create a  fun Flying Witch Barbie Cake Design. Leah and Liz show how to create a sculpted and airbrushed Moon and flying skirts in Butter Cream and Chocolate.
 This video gives you the ability to take some of these fun techniques and make them your own. This cake is really a lot of fun. Leah and Liz have created a fun and sometimes silly learning experience.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Elk and Pinecone Cake- Cake Decorating- Buttercream

The perfect cake for many occasions! A Woodsman would love this design, but it  would work great for a Fall Table as well. Add just a little red and this would work for Christmas.. This tutorial in Buttercream and Candy Melt includes how to create an Ombre in the icing as well as Color Striped  Pinecones and Acorns with Pine Foliage.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Day of the Dead Skull Cake- Cake Decorating

The Day Of  The Dead Motif has grown in popularity for parties of all types not just for Halloween! This fun and festive design in Buttercream is quick and easy once you have the skull sculpted. It's a surprisingly simple to do cake as here to see the Sculpted skull:

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Skull and Cactus Cake - Southwestern Style-Cake Decorating

3D Cake Designs in Buttercream can be fun and easy. This Skull and Cactus Design is great for guys who like to hunt or just a Southwestern Fan. The Skull is built on cake as well as some of the Cactus. 

I used only 3 Decorating Tips for this Design. A coupler, a Quick Icing Tip and a #124 Rose Tip. So nothing special needed.  

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Skull Cake- Buttercream- Cake Decorating

See this Tutorial, Click here:
Skulls are a popular motif for many occasions other than Halloween. This design made with 2 six inch rounds so no need for special pans and tools. See Leah sculpt this cake here:

Monday, August 10, 2015

Hawaiian Scene Cake with Plumeria- Cake Decorating

Every Decorator needs a quick Hawaiian cake design and this is it! Its a combination of simple borders and an Airbrush Stencil design. Layers of stencils, borders and a Hawaiian themed flower don't need to take more that a few minutes if you are skilled with piping borders. It's as simple as combining them and framing the stenciled design.
This short video shows the techniques shown here. Easy for a pro or a beginner as well. 

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Frozen Themed Stacked Cake with Crown- Cake Decorating

A small stacked cake can have a big impact! This cake is an 8", 6" and 3". Even though it's small it is fully doweled and supported. It's a fun way to have the look of a stacked cake without the size. The trick is the 3" top tier. It's essentially the size of a mega muffin, which could be used here as well. The snowflakes are Candy Melt or White Chocolate, but could easily be done in Royal Icing as well. Tiny Stacked Cakes are the new trend and are fun and easy as long as you know the basic rules of making a stacked cake. In this video I show a review of the basics for stacking and doweling a cake as well as how to create this design. 

Whimsical Horse Cake- Cake Decorating- Buttercream

Creating a Whimsical Horse Head Cake can be a challenge. The techniques used here are all quite simple, the challenge is getting the shape right to start with. I recommend doing an "Image" search on Google for Horse Drawings. Then have it enlarged to the size you need. In this video I show how to cut and sculpt this cake by using a hand drawn stencil. I used the airbrush to add color and shape as well as a whimsical flare. 

Monday, July 20, 2015

Mini Barbie Dress- Cake Decorating- Buttercream

This little design came out of a challenge.  The challenge was to pipe a Rose directly on the body of a mini Barbie. 

Challenge accepted! She actually turned out kind of cute. Not a bad idea for a quick little girls cake. 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Orchid Cake Square- Cake Decorating-Buttercream- Video

Piped on Orchids are one of the best kept secrets in Cake Decorating. While this flower may look complicated, with just a few piping skills, anyone can get a great result. This Orchid is piped on a Cake Square, It's a 3 inch square, split and filled, a great idea for catering or as an alternative to cupcakes. They are easily cut from a 1/4 or 1/2 sheet cake.
See how to create this design here:

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Inside Out Movie- Anger Character Cake- Cake Decorating- Video

 Cake Sculptor  Leah Larson Designed this adorable 3D Sculpted Cake. He is about 10  1/2 inches tall including his flames. He' constructed of a 1/4 sheet cake divided 4 times and stacked. The flames are made of White Chocolate.  He is iced in Butter Cream.

 Leah is trying her best to make the same face and not quite getting there. 

She uses her unusual technique of sculpting with the end of a Ziploc baggie, creating a smooth fondant like effect in Butter Cream Icing. 
See how to make this fun design. Watch the Video here :

Saturday, June 27, 2015

4th of July Stacked Cake- Cake Decorating-Buttercream

A very small cake can make a big statement when placed on a tall pedestal. This mini stacked cake is made of three single layer cakes split and filled. They are and 8 inch round a 6 inch round and a 3 inch round. This design turns out to be quite versatile. It can be used not only for the 4th of July but for Memorial Day,  Veteran's Day, a returning Serviceman or Woman or even a Patriotic Wedding Cake. 
See how to make this design as well as ideas for the pedestal. 

Friday, June 12, 2015

Wedding Barbie Doll Cake- Cake Decorating- Buttercream- Video

I wanted to design a Barbie Cake With a Mermaid Style Skirt. It took some time to figure out that I could just decorate the Barbies Body and use a small cake for the ruffled bottom of the skirt. I used Leah's smoothing technique to get a slim smooth dress. There are a million dress designs that want to make! I don't really have any little girls or Bridal showers to make it for and one Bride Barbie Video is enough. so for now I'll just have to dream about them :)