Cake Decorating Blog

Discover the breathtaking techniques, delectable recipes and decorating essentials that will make your cakes stand out from the crowd!

How to Support Your Cakes

By Craftsy
How to support your cake with strawsAs you build a grand cake, you don't want the bottom layers of it getting crushed. Have no fear, because cake decorating expert Mike McCarey is here to show you how to support your cakes in this free video tip from Craftsy! Read more »

Hello Kitty Cakes Make a Sweet Treat

By Craftsy
Hello Kitty Birthday CakeHello Kitty makes for a fantastic cake decorating subject. Whether you pipe it, or create 3-D figures, it's sure to be a memorable cake. Here are some wonderful examples made by Craftsy members just like you! Read more »

Cake Stencils: No-Stress, Sure to Impress

By Jessie Oleson Moore
Cake StencilIf you're hoping to create a cake sure to impress, a cake stencil might just be what you’re looking for. Learn this easy way to get a professional result and score high on the “How’d you do that?” factor. Read more »

Minnie Mouse Cakes: Magical Cake Decorating Projects!

By Craftsy
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 »
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How to Make Gum Paste

By Craftsy
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 »
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Know Your Sugar Flower Brushes

By Craftsy
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

By Craftsy
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!

By Craftsy
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 »
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Make Your Peonies Pop! Learn to Color Sugar Flowers

By Craftsy
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 »