Cake Decorating Blog

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Master-Piece of Cake: Art Inspired Cakes

By Jessie Oleson Moore
Famous Art Inspired CakesA beautifully decorated cake can be a piece of art. But cakes decorated to resemble famous pieces of art raise the bar to cake masterpiece! This collection of master-morsels are evidence that what is great on the palette can also prove delightful to the palate. Read more »

Star Wars Cakes: Adventures in Cake Decorating

By Craftsy
Yoda CakeIs there a birthday boy in your life? Make him a Star Wars cake! Fun, adventure, and fantasy all portrayed in a festive cake---the perfect way to celebrate his big day! Here are some Star Wars cakes that our very own Craftsy members made and posted in our Projects section. Read more »

Beautiful Cakes from the Austin Cake Competition

By Craftsy
Beautiful CakeThey say everything’s bigger in Texas. The 9th annual Capital Confectioner’s show in Austin last weekend was certainly no exception: “That Takes the Cake” brought out big talent, big heart, and most importantly, big, beautiful cakes. Take a look for yourself, here! Read more »
Finding Dory fondant cupcake topper

Learn to Paint a Realistic Iris

By Craftsy
How to paint an eye-irisMike McCarey is the master of awe-inspiring, daring, and totally unique cake designs. In this free video tip, he shares with you his secret to painting a stunning, realistic iris! Read more »

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 »

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 »
What brush to use to dust with luster

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 »