10 Most Popular Cake Decorating Posts of 2013

Celebrate a new year of cake decorating possibilities — but don’t forget everything you learned last year! We’ve gathered 2013’s Top 10 posts, from whipping up a decadent ganache to creating radiant royal icing flowers. Discover which posts Bluprint cake decorators thought were the sweetest, and indulge yourself with these tasty tutorials!

How To Make Cake Pops: Table Decorated with Lots of Cake Pops
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1. How to Make Cake Pops

Make cake pops that will wow your friends and family! From mixing cake crumbs to dipping in chocolate — it’s all covered in this step-by-step cake tutorial.

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Piping Decoration onto White Cake - Piping Techniques on Bluprint
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2. Piping Techniques

Piping takes planning, practice and patience — this step-by-step piping techniques tutorial will guide you through leaves, flowers, rosettes and more!

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Paint Brush Brushing Shine onto Balloon
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3. Achieve a Glossy Finish, Come Rain or Shine!

Learn four different methods for making fondant shiny. Enjoy this quick and simple tutorial for achieving a glossy fondant finish with corn syrup and alcohol.

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Fondant Tools Laid Out with Pieces of Fondant and Minion
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4. One in a Minion: A Fondant Tutorial

Join Minion Mania with inspiration for themed cupcakes and other sweet treats and learn to make a fondant Minion figure with step-by-step instructions!

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ganache cake
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In this simple tutorial, learn how quick and easy it is to whip up a batch of the delicious chocolate and cream combination taking the cake world by storm.

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sphere cake
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6. Have a Ball Making a Perfectly Spherical Cake

The perfect spherical cake takes a bit of work. But with the right baking pan, a few tips and the right tools, you’ll soon be totally on the ball!

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Beginning to Crumb Coat the Outside of the Cake
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7. How to Crumb Coat a Cake

A well done crumb coat can change the final look of a cake, giving it a “WOW” effect. Enjoy a fun step-by-step tutorial for achieving the results you deserve!

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crust
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8. Crusting Buttercream: How to Make Buttercream That Sets Firm

Enjoy a tutorial for creating a crusting buttercream: a nicely primed surface for decorative piping, and fondant or gum paste adornments.

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Royal Icing Flower Sheet: Flowers Drying
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9. How to Make Royal Icing Flowers

Learn how to make decorative and dimensional royal icing flowers in this fun step-by-step tutorial, featuring beautiful photos.

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cake waves
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10. Wave Hello to the Latest Wave Ruffle Technique

Learn this popular easy, quick technique, which involves layering strips of fondant to create an ombré wave effect! Perfect for any sea-themed cake.

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What was your favorite cake decorating post from 2013?

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