Decorate a Christmas Cake: 3 Classic Ways on How to Do It

midwinter candle cake

Now that Christmas is just around the corner, it’s high time to make plans for your holiday menu, including what to serve as cake for dessert. For dessert, you simply can’t go wrong with baking a Christmas cake for your family, friends, and loved ones. A Christmas cake can be the highlight of your family’s … Read more

Useful Gumpaste Tips

useful gumpaste tips - Troubleshoot Gumpaste

What makes gumpaste different from other pastes is the addition of a special ingredient – a gum – to add strength and flexibility to it, so that it can be rolled out much thinner than your average fondant, resulting into a more realistic cake decor. This important ingredient makes the gumpaste stretchable and elastic, just … Read more

The Must-Have Cake Decorating Tools for Beginners

the must have cake decorating tools for beginners

You have already perfected the art of baking cakes, so now is the perfect time to move on to the next level, which is mastering the art of cake decorating. Unlike baking where you have to master and improve on recipes, cake decorating is an entirely different animal. Cake decorating can be something as simple … Read more

Cake Decorating Tools for the Advanced Cake Decorator

top 10 cake decorating tools

The cake has been elevated to an art form, and with the many ways that a cake can be decorated, the possibilities are truly endless. In fact, in recent years, many people have expressed their interest in becoming cake decorators. If you are one of those people who plan to make a career as a … Read more

How to Make Modeling Chocolate from Scratch

how to make modeling chocolate from scratch

Modeling chocolate, also known as chocolate clay, is used to decorate and cover cakes. It is also used as a sculpting material to form figures and shapes. If you love the appearance of fondant on your cakes but you don’t particularly like its taste, modeling chocolate is an alternative to look into. It tastes much … Read more

Troubleshoot Modeling Chocolate

troubleshoot modeling chocolate

Working with modeling chocolate will be hard at first, and you may encounter several problems along the way. You will also notice that most of the issues with modeling chocolate happen during the mixing stage of the chocolate and corn syrup. Good thing that there are actually quick fixes to these problems. Although modeling chocolate … Read more

Chocolate Products You Can Use as Modeling Chocolate

chocolate products you can use as modeling chocolate

The great thing about modeling chocolate is that it stays pliable for a long time, giving you ample time to create your flowers and figures, unlike with fondant or gumpaste where you have to work really fast because they dry out and harden quickly. Its versatile nature allows you to make use of so many … Read more

A Quick Guide to Food Coloring

a quick guide to food coloring

Decorating your cake with color is important, as this will help you set the right tone and mood for the occasion. When you are still in the process of planning your cake, after you have chosen the kind of frosting you will use, the next step would be choosing what to tint your frosting with. … Read more

Cake Decorating Using Wafer Paper

cake decorating using wafer paper

Wafer paper, also known as rice paper, are delicate sheets of paper that are safe for consumption. Its versatile nature can be used in a number of different ways, making it a useful and invaluable tool when it comes to cake decor and designs. You can buy individual sheets or you can buy a set … Read more

Isomalt in Sugarcrafting

isomalt in sugar crafting

Isomalt is a healthier alternative to sugar. It has the taste, texture, as well as physical properties of real sugar, but half its calories. Made from beet sugar, the reduced sweetness of Isomalt is a major selling point for sugar craft artisans, because sometimes desserts can become too sickeningly sweet if you add all of … Read more

How to Make Royal Icing from Scratch

how to make and ice sugar cookies

Royal icing is mainly known as the icing used to decorate cookies. Its smooth, pure- white icing dries down to a hard, matte finish, which is frequently used to make cake decorations that will last for a long time. Its hardness makes it popular for baked goodies that need to be packed and shipped, without … Read more

How to Make Buttercream Icing from Scratch

how to make butter creaming from a scratch

Compared to other icings, buttercream is softer, more spreadable and manageable. Use it to pipe borders and to frost your cakes. Use it to write names and greetings. Use it to top your cupcakes. You should know that there is a LOT of buttercream icing recipes that you can try. However, it always comes in … Read more

How to Bake a Chocolate Mud Cake

chocolate mud cake

Nothing beats a slice of chocolate cake paired with a cup of coffee to lighten up a day. There are a lot of chocolate recipes out there claiming to be the best-tasting chocolate cake ever, but that is quite a tall order, and a purely subjective notion; after all, we all have our notions of … Read more

A Basic European Sponge Cake Recipe

european sponge cake

The European sponge cake is a light and airy cake that contains three basic ingredients: eggs, sugar, and flour. It is very versatile – it can be eaten plain, it can be flavored and soaked with extracts or liqueurs, it can even be filled with whipped cream or buttercream, or it can be topped with … Read more

How to Troubleshoot Fondant

how to troubleshoot fondant

Working with fondant can be a frustrating experience for the beginning cake decorator, but there are easy fixes in order to troubleshoot fondant problems. Here are some of the most common problems that you will encounter when using fondant to cover your cakes, as well as how to fix them: How to Troubleshoot Fondant Air … Read more

A Classic American Sponge Cake Recipe

a classic american sponge cake recipe

A good versatile sponge cake recipe is essential to any baker’s arsenal. Sponge cakes have two types: American and European. It is a great recipe to have on hand, because you can do so many things with it. You can serve a sponge cake plain, with a dusting of icing sugar on top or served … Read more

Most Common Cake Construction Methods

most common cake construction methods

So you’ve already perfected your recipe for baking the perfect birthday or wedding cake. You’ve already finished filling and frosting it, and now you’re on the last part of the journey: assembling and decorating the cake. Don’t be misled by how pretty those cakes look like! They can be quite heavy, which is why ensuring … Read more