You've seen and heard the buzz -- social media is omnipresent in the world of cake design! It's tough to escape. If you have a cake business, you'll likely have an online presence. If you have an online presence, why not maximize your presence by promoting yourself in the ever-expanding world of social media? Feels overwhelming, doesn't it? It doesn't have to be so! Read more »
Erin Gardner's accessible and thorough class Simply Stunning: Hand-Stamped Cakes leads you through her clever techniques of using vegetables and piped candy melts as unique and charming cake stamps. This class will fire up your creativity and have you rifling through your fridge for your next stamp!
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Cake toppers are exploding into the cake universe with their easy, modern and simple versatility. A cake topper can really make a cake -- from ruffly romantic hearts to custom wooden silhouettes, cake toppers are "tops!" Read more »
These days, having a cake business is about much more than delicious recipes and awesome cake design. If a tree falls in the woods and no one hears it, does it make it a sound? Similarly, if a cake business is created and no one knows about it, will it be able to succeed? That's where a Web site comes in -- it helps others learn about you and is a showcase for your cake designs and what you can offer as a baker and designer. Read more »
I love a good pattern -- chevron, stripes, polka dots -- there's something soothing about the consistent, eye-catching repetition. There's lots of ways to create pattern on your cake: fondant, modeling chocolate, buttercream, royal icing piping, even hand painting. Have a look at these fun patterned cakes and get inspired to repeat your process! Read more »
Are you wild about owls? The colder months are the perfect time for a woodland-themed or forest-themed birthday party, which is where our friend the owl cake comes in! Here are nine hooty delights for your next owl themed bash. Read more »
Don't miss the latest cake trend: fresh flowers! The rose is still the most popular choice, but peonies, ranunculus and country flowers (or foraged flowers) are showing up on the latest cakes. This trend's rustic and natural feel fits perfectly with newly-popular woodland weddings. Find inspiration in these 9 beautiful examples of flower-topped cakes! Read more »
Since the inception of silky smooth, pliable and dough-like fondant coverings for cakes, designers have embraced this incredible edible sugar dough and experimented with it to no end. Here are some fun and fantastic examples of fondant cake work. As you will see, the options for working with fondant truly are endless!
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Typography, hand lettering, text, font -- any way you slice it, letters and typography are a huge trend in crafting, and the look translates so well to cakes. Today we're spotlighting a range of monogram cakes in different types and styles. Read more »
We've already covered tips for photographing your cakes. Today, we'll cover what makes some cake photos stand out more than others: cake styling! Yes, it really is a thing, and it can help you bring your cake to life, whether it's for your cake business Web site, Facebook page or for your own baking blog. Read more »