Cake Decorating Blog

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Minnie Mouse Cakes: Magical Cake Decorating Projects!

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Cake Decorating Projects: Minnie MouseMinnie Mouse is one of the most popular Disney characters, so it's no wonder so many cake decorators are creating cakes featuring her likeness! We were curious to see how many Craftsy members had made Minnie Mouse-inspired cakes, and found there were a lot! We've highlighted some of our favorites here. Read more »

How to Make Gum Paste

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How to make gum pasteNicholas Lodge is a preeminent sugar paste artist, and a Craftsy instructor. In this free video tip, Nicholas explains and demonstrates his very own recipe for making gum paste---the essential ingredient for making sugar flowers! Read more »

Know Your Sugar Flower Brushes

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Sugar Flower BrushesCheck out this free video tip featuring Nicholas Lodge, renowned gum paste artist! In it, Nicholas explains how and when to use different brushes (flat brushes and round brushes) for when you are coloring your sugar flowers. Read more »

Sewist Diana on Giving Back to Children in Her Community

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Sewist Diana Gives BackWe were lucky to run into sewist Diana Klebenow. Diana gives back to her community by teaching kids and adults needing life skills how to sew. We think it's terrific and we admire her generosity, so we wanted share her story in the hopes that it also inspires you! Read more »

From Craftsy Student to Cake Central Fame!

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Secret Garden Cake by Wendy Woo CakesWe discovered a full-page spread in January's Cake Central Magazine featuring a gorgeous Secret Garden Cake with a piped royal rose cage inspired by Craftsy's Colette Peters' class. We were so excited we just had to get in touch with the cake's decorator, Wendy Woo of Wendy Woo Cakes to chat with her about finding her work in an international cake magazine! Read more »

Make Your Peonies Pop! Learn to Color Sugar Flowers

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Learn to color sugar flowers.This free video lesson gives you a quick, but enlightening look at how Nicholas Lodge (instructor of the online class Classic Sugar Flowers) colors the petals and stems of his sugar flowers. Coloring your sugar flowers is an essential step in creating the realism you're aiming for. And it's not just achieved with a flat brush. Watch how the steam adds a subtle but critical gloss to the gum paste. Read more »

Creative Cake Pops

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Cake PopsCheck out the latest trend in cakes and cake decorating: cake pops! Like lollipops, these are utensil free ways to enjoy a sweet bite. Sugar artists have also used them as a fun new opportunity for their cake decorating craft, as seen in these Craftsy projects! Read more »

Fix “Fatal” Sugar Flower Mistakes!

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How to fix a sugar flower mistakeNicholas Lodge (instructor of Classic Sugar Flowers, an online class here on Craftsy) is considered to be one of the best sugar flower artists in the world. It would seem as if his work is flawless and perfect. But that's because Nicholas has the secrets for fixing his mistakes, and repairing his sugar flowers so that no one would ever know there was a break or damage in the first place. Creating a gum paste glue, invisible seams, color matching, he shows you how to do it all in this free video lesson! Read more »

Social Media Tips for Indie Designers & Makers, Pt 4: Instagram

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Instagram tips for indie designersFor the final installment of our series on Social Media Tips for Indie Designers, we'll take a look at Instagram. Similar to Pinterest, Instagram is a good opportunity to visually represent your brand, your personality, and your taste, and color those photos with descriptions that help fans and followers feel a connection to your aesthetic. Should you be on Instagram? Read more »