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10 Most Popular Cake Decorating Posts of 2013

Celebrate a new year of cake decorating possibilities — but don’t forget everything you learned last year! We’ve gathered 2013’s Top 10 posts, from whipping up a decadent ganache to creating radiant royal icing flowers. Discover which posts Craftsy cake decorators thought were the sweetest, and indulge yourself with these tasty tutorials!

How To Make Cake Pops: Table Decorated with Lots of Cake Pops
1. How to Make Cake Pops

Make cake pops that will wow your friends and family! From mixing cake crumbs to dipping in chocolate — it’s all covered in this step-by-step cake tutorial.

Piping Decoration onto White Cake - Piping Techniques on Craftsy

2. Piping Techniques

Piping takes planning, practice and patience — this step-by-step piping techniques tutorial will guide you through leaves, flowers, rosettes and more!

Paint Brush Brushing Shine onto Balloon

3. Achieve a Glossy Finish, Come Rain or Shine!

Learn four different methods for making fondant shiny. Enjoy this quick and simple tutorial for achieving a glossy fondant finish with corn syrup and alcohol.

Fondant Tools Laid Out with Pieces of Fondant and Minion

4. One in a Minion: A Fondant Tutorial

Join Minion Mania with inspiration for themed cupcakes and other sweet treats and learn to make a fondant Minion figure with step-by-step instructions!

ganache cake

In this simple tutorial, learn how quick and easy it is to whip up a batch of the delicious chocolate and cream combination taking the cake world by storm.

sphere cake

6. Have a Ball Making a Perfectly Spherical Cake

The perfect spherical cake takes a bit of work. But with the right baking pan, a few tips and the right tools, you’ll soon be totally on the ball!

Beginning to Crumb Coat the Outside of the Cake

7. How to Crumb Coat a Cake

A well done crumb coat can change the final look of a cake, giving it a “WOW” effect. Enjoy a fun step-by-step tutorial for achieving the results you deserve!


8. Crusting Buttercream: How to Make Buttercream That Sets Firm

Enjoy a tutorial for creating a crusting buttercream: a nicely primed surface for decorative piping, and fondant or gum paste adornments.

Royal Icing Flower Sheet: Flowers Drying

9. How to Make Royal Icing Flowers

Learn how to make decorative and dimensional royal icing flowers in this fun step-by-step tutorial, featuring beautiful photos.

cake waves

10. Wave Hello to the Latest Wave Ruffle Technique

Learn this popular easy, quick technique, which involves layering strips of fondant to create an ombré wave effect! Perfect for any sea-themed cake.

What was your favorite cake decorating post from 2013?

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