Cake Decorating Blog

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How to Use Floral Tape in Sugar Flower Construction

By Craftsy
How to use floral tape in sugar flower construction.Realistic sugar flowers may be made of sugar paste, but the floral tape that cake decorating expert, Nicholas Lodge (instructor of the online class Classic Sugar Flowers) uses, is completely real. In this free video lesson, he shows you how to cut down floral tape so you can wrap wire, create buds, and do so much more. Read more »

Maker Monday: Meet Nicholas Lodge, Sugar Flowers Expert, Instructor

By Craftsy
Craftsy Instructor Nicholas LodgeSugar paste expert, Nicholas Lodge, instructs the online class Classic Sugar Flowers. But here in this free video, he tells us about his favorite cake decorating moments, the best way to start the craft of creating flowers from gum paste, his time training as a florist, and how many different types of sugar paste flowers he'll have made in his career, or at least in the next couple years. Read more »

Trend Alert! Handmade Ornaments

By Stefanie Japel
Handmade Holiday OrnamentsHandmade ornaments are a wonderful way to decorate your tree with meaningful adornments. Whether sewn, knitted, or crocheted, they are beautiful, and they even make great gifts! Read more »

Win Your Wishlist

By Craftsy
Win Your Craftsy WishlistYou can now share your Craftsy wishlist with friends and family so they can get you exactly what you want. For every person you email your wishlist to, you'll receive an entry into a Craftsy giveaway where three lucky members will win all the classes on their list, up to $250 worth! Read more »

Free Video Tip: Correct Your Fondant Painting Mistakes

By Craftsy
How to erase fondant painting mistakesVodka is for more than just martinis. In this free video tip, Maggie Austin, instructor of the online Craftsy cake decorating class, Fondant Frills, shows you how a little bit of vodka can erase your fondant painting mistakes. It's a fast, simple trick to set your design back on the right track! Read more »

Free Video Tip: Choose the Correct Pedestal Cake Stand

By Craftsy
How to choose a pedestal cake standPedestal cake stands have a big job to do: they hold up and present your cake. But choosing one (especially online) may not be as simple as you think. In this free video tip from Maggie Austin (the instructor of Fondant Frills, an online cake decorating class), she shows you the dos and don'ts of selecting the right pedestal cake stand. Read more »

Social Media Tips for Indie Designers & Makers, Pt 1: Facebook

By Craftsy
Social media tips for pattern designersLooking for tips to promote your indie pattern designs, craft business or just get more social on social media? We're kicking off a series of blog posts to help you get started on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram. We'll take a look at how to cater to your audience and start a conversation! Read more »

Meet James Rosselle, the Man Behind the Exotic Sugar Orchids

By Craftsy
Meet Craftsy Instructor James RosselleCake designer and sugar flower expert, James Rosselle teaches the online Craftsy class, Exotic Sugar Flowers. We had the opportunity to chat with him about a number of things when we were shooting the class. Luckily, we caught it all on tape! Watch and listen to James tell us what his favorite techniques are, where he gets his inspiration from, what achievement he'll remember for the rest of his life, and much more! Read more »

How To Make Sugar Bamboo for Asian-Inspired Cakes

By Craftsy
Make Sugar Gum Paste Bamboo Stalks for Asian-Inspired CakesBamboo may be a hard wood, but it's not hard to make when you use sugar paste and James Rosselle's methods. He instructs the interactive Craftsy class, Exotic Sugar Flowers, where he teaches students how to create stunning orchids from sugar. His methods are highly effective as you're about to learn in this free video tip. Read more »