How To Make A Two Tier Cake with Ruffles Part 4

How To Make A Two Tier Cake with Ruffles Part 4     This is Part 3 of a 3 part series in creating a cake from start to finish. This video shows you how to make your Teddy Bear topper. This is a super quick and easy introduction to modelling and this easy technique […]

How to make a Teddy Bear Cake Topper Part 3

How to make a Teddy Bear Cake Topper Part 3 This is Part 3 of a 3 part series in creating a cake from start to finish. This video shows you how to make a cute Teddy cake topper for your cake.   Watch Part 1 here where we show you how to set up […]

How to make a 2 tier cake with Ruffles Part 2

How to make a 2 tier cake with Ruffles Part 2 This is Part 2 of a 3 part series in creating a cake from start to finish. This video shows you how to make your ruffles. Cake ruffles are so wildly popular at the moment and this easy technique will have you making them […]

How to Make and Ice Sugar Cookies – Apple and Ballet Cookies

How to Make and Ice Sugar Cookies – Apple and Ballet Cookies Cookies are a whole world of fun and in this full length video tutorial, I show you how to make both cookies covered in fondant AND cookies with royal icing. Then you will learn to decorating by piping with royal icing. Make sure […]

Move Your Body, Get In The Groove – New Cake Playlist

Move Your Body, Get In The Groove – New Cake Playlist I like to work to some music and if you are working through the day or late into the night on your cakes or on your business, I reckon some new tunes will make your caking just a little bit sweeter…..       […]

How to Cover Your Cake in Fondant

How to Cover Your Cake in Fondant – Part 2 of a 4 part series A few weeks ago we posted a video series about creating a cake from start to finish and you loved it! The only problems was that we forgot part 2! Covering the cake! So here it is. You can find […]

The Best Wedding Cake of the Year

The Best Wedding Cake of the Year In a world surrounded by mine is better than yours and super competitiveness that leads to discontent, my heart filled with joy when I saw the gorgeous cake made by little cutie Pax for his very famous parents Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. I see a lot of […]

Why you should never work for free

Why you should never work for free Cake decorators are a talented bunch. Creative, full of free flowing ideas and passionate. But everything that makes them all kinds of wonderful are the very things that trip them up.                                   […]

New member tutorials and a peek behind the scenes!

New member tutorials and a peek behind the scenes! We always get a bit excited at the start of the month here at LCDO HQ. We have always been super busy getting out new tutorials ready for you in the week leading up to the 1st of the month, editing video, getting ebooks ready and […]

Its time to make a change in the cake world

 Its time to make a change in the cake world In the cake decorating world, I see masses of creativity and light and for many people cake decorating is their happy place, their creative outlet, where they go to escape the often brutal reality of life. They may not be the best cake decorators, they […]

How to Make a Paper Piping Bag

How to Make  a Paper Piping Bag from baking paper I find that I have so much more control with a homemade bag as it is smaller and much easier to use. If you haven’t tried it make sure you give it a go. It may take a few tries but it is so worth […]

How to get all the forms you need for your cake business

DOWNLOAD my  PRICING and Marketing Forms Pack NOW How to get all the forms you need for your cake business When  you start a business, it can take just so long to get all your ducks in a row. I know for me this part of my business took so much trial and error and […]

Top 3 Sugar Flower Books

Top 3 Sugar Flower Books In the years that I have been cake decorating, lets just say I have accumulated quite a collection of cake decorating books quite aside from the regular books that I seem to acquire. For the longest time I had bookcases dedicated to just cook books and decorating books. Now I […]

Behind The Scenes of an LCDO Tutorial shoot

Behind The Scenes of an LCDO Tutorial shoot After a huge week filming new tutorials last week, I thought it would be fun to take you behind the scenes of one of our shoots for our member tutorials. We usually film at my house in a corner of my living room, but our the next […]

Cherry Cake Part 3 – Decorating Your Cake

Cherry Cake  Part 3 – Decorating Your Cake This is Part 2 of a 3 part series in creating a cake from start to finish. This video shows you how to add stripes to a fondant cake. Louise Vansleve, founder of Learn Cake and Learn Cake Decorating Online shows you just how to create your […]

How to Photograph Your Cake with A White Background

How to Photograph Your Cake with A White Background I see this being asked all the time in cakey forums and some decorators have in fact made photographing their cakes this way their signature look. It can be tricky especially if you don’t have a nice big window and or enough light sources. There are […]

How to put Stripes on a Fondant Cake

This is Part 2 of a 3 part series in creating a cake from start to finish. This video shows you how to add stripes to a fondant cake. Louise Vansleve, founder of Learn Cake and Learn Cake Decorating Online shows you just how to create your cake from start to finish!

Differentiating Your Cake Business

Differentiating Your Cake Business in a Crowded Marketplace There has been a surge in interest in cake decorating for some years now. Over time as with any growth area hobbyists naturally transition to other areas within the field. This has meant that more and more cake decorators are thinking about starting their own businesses and […]

How to Ganache a Cake

How to Ganache a Cake This is the first in our 3 part series of the next 3 Tuesdays teaching you how to make a fondant cake right from the basics. Part 1 this week will show you how to properly set up and ganache a cake. Materials – some items are for the next […]

Cointreau and Rosemary Cake Recipe

Here is the only collection of triple-tested recipes that you will ever need.

Together with chef Adam Cremona, we came up together with a range of mouth watering cakes that can be used as dessert cakes and cakes under fondant or buttercream.

We have also included ganaches, buttercreams, syrups and jellies to be used as accompaniments to your cakes.

You will see a guide with each cake

GF - Gluten FREE

FC - Perfect for Fondant Cakes

BC - Perfect for Buttercream Cakes

DC - Dessert Cakes - Perfect just as they are

I hope you enjoy cooking with and using these recipes as much as we have enjoyed creating, styling, photographing and eating them!

Top Tips for Perfect Mud Cakes

Top Tips for Perfect Mud Cakes The mud cake is relative newcomer to the cake scene, seeming to have popped up somewhere in the 1970’s. The first mud cakes came from America descending from the famed Brownie and Fudge, and originally contained marshmallow. Other derivatives of this cake are the Mississippi Mud Pie and Dirt […]

Gorgeous Marble Cake Recipe

Gorgeous Marble Cake Recipe This cake and the accompanying photo, was one of my favourites from the book shoot for our new book “For The Love of Cake”. The gorgeous swirls of Neapolitan colours made me think of the simple pleasure of baking and texture of this cake has the most perfect home baked buttery […]

For The Love of Cake – Our Ultimate Cake Recipe Book

Here is the only collection of triple-tested recipes that you will ever need.

Together with chef Adam Cremona, we came up together with a range of mouth watering cakes that can be used as dessert cakes and cakes under fondant or buttercream.

We have also included ganaches, buttercreams, syrups and jellies to be used as accompaniments to your cakes.

You will see a guide with each cake

GF - Gluten FREE

FC - Perfect for Fondant Cakes

BC - Perfect for Buttercream Cakes

DC - Dessert Cakes - Perfect just as they are

I hope you enjoy cooking with and using these recipes as much as we have enjoyed creating, styling, photographing and eating them!

15 Things a Cake Decorator Never Wants to Hear Ever…

15 Things a Cake Decorator Never Wants to Hear Ever… Was it really supposed to look like that? “Mum, I know you’re finished, but should there be a big bubble on this side,?”… OMG I’m afraid it didn’t quite make it to the venue in one piece… No no no. The name is spelt with […]

Sticky Honey, Almond and Amaretto Cake

Do you know much about bees? Did you know they are dying? Many people don’t realise just how critical to our ecosystem these little creatures are. I know if one stings you it can be a little annoying. Ok well maybe also annoying. But what will be even more annoying is living in a time […]

Dulce De Luche Chocolate Brownies

Dulce De Luche Chocolate Brownies Sometimes you just have to be bad. Like ridiculously, downright naughty kind of bad. Like lick your finger, lick the bowl and scrape out the last dribble of caramel from the jug kind of bad. So I have been. Bad, that is. Not the petrol station hold up kind, just […]

Doughnuts – Spiced Pumpkin Doughnuts Recipe

Chai Spiced Pumpkin Doughnuts Its doughnut day and what better way to celebrate than to cook doughnuts! I had never made doughnuts before and for some reason always thought they would be really hard! They actually are not! There are some recipes out there that use yeast and are a little bit trickier  but this […]

Make an Ice Cream Cake topper

Make an Ice Cream Cake Topper Louise Vansleve, founder of Learn Cake and Learn Cake Decorating Online shows you just how quick and easy it is to make a fun Ice Cream Cake Topper using homemade Rice Krispies!  

Cherry Cake

This introductory tutorial will get you headed on the right track with your cake decorating. In her easy to understand and fun way, Louise takes you through setting up a round cake with ganache, covering it to ensure you get lovely smooth edges and then cutting your stripes and decorating the cake. For this month […]

How to make an Adorable Owl Cake with Louise Vansleve

Learn to create this cute owl cake with Louise from Learn Cake Decorating Online. She will show you how to centre pole your cake which is an invaluable technique for both novelty and tiered cakes. Laugh along at all the bloopers that her cameraman managed to film. If you are a Learn Cake Decorating Online […]

Best Ever Spiced Rum Cake and Hot Rum Milk

                        I went to Fiji for about 8 hours on Christmas eve 2013……..Random, I know. It was a cruise stop off. There is not much you can do in 8 hours on an island. However I did manage to buy an international phone charger […]

Are You Ready to Start Your Cake Business?

I know what it is like to have a business that you are passionate about, to work each day for yourself and I know just how rewarding that is. I also know how many cake decorators I have seen try and fail, not because they didn’t have the creative eye, or finely honed decorating skills […]

Heart Cake with Louise Vansleve

In this super fun tutorial Louise Vansleve shows you how to make this HUGE heart cake based on the gorgeous San Francisco Heart sculptures. Structure, covering a huge cake and a good dose of fun make up this tutorial! When you take the tutorial you receive full video instruction, a downloadable ebook and templates. If […]

Working From Home – Its Not a Piece of Cake!

More and more women are leaving the workforce in droves to start their own businesses at  home. In fact women setting up businesses from home is the fastest growing sector of the Australian economy with similar trends being seen the in US and UK. And its not surprising that women are making this choice. Especially […]