Announcement: Welcome to Our Cake Decorating Resources Site!
Hello! I started this small site because I have some very special people in my life (you’ll meet some of them here) who are really into cake decorating. They also want to pursue cake decorating as a serious business – and run a serious business from home -but resources are sometimes a little difficult to […]
Your Cupcake or Cake Decorating Business Plan and Market Research
Who hasn’t heard of TV shows like “Cake Boss” or “Cupcake Wars?” (Actually, “Cupcake Wars” just sounds so… so… wrong. WARS over CUPCAKES??) I’m guessing most of us won’t be entering into the cake business in such a cutthroat manner. Most of the folks I know who have cake and cupcake decorating businesses are pretty […]
Cake Supports Help Make Transporting Stacked Cakes Easy
The more I look at Cake Stackers and their cake supports system for making and stabilizing tiered cakes, the more I like them. This system is pure genius! I wish I had invented it myself. Ahhh… I actually say that a lot. I often see things that I feel are absolutely amazing, and wonder, “Why […]
More Character Cake Pans – No Coincidence!
Here’s a really fun (and unlikely) post about those Sesame Street cake pans I mentioned in a recent post! In fact, I was so excited about this I had to get back here and tell you what just happened… I think you’ll get a kick out of it! If you recall from the post “A […]
A Character Cake Is Perfect For Kids
What little kid wouldn’t want a cake shaped like “Elmo” or “Cookie Monster” (as seen here) or – as also seen here – a “Mutant Ninja Turtle” for his or her birthday? The nice thing about making a character cake is you don’t need a year’s worth of decorating experience in order to pull this […]
Tiered Supports and Cake Stackers
A lot of cake decorators – both novice AND experienced alike – have concerns about how to get their tiered (aka stacked) cakes safely to their destination. I totally understand this frustration! My sister-in-law, Ann has certainly had this issues! (I’ll show you another one of her creations when her brother, my husband’s youngest brother, sends […]
Hints and Tips For Writing On Cakes – With VIDEOS!
Here are a few tips for writing on cakes. At some point in your cake decorating hobby (or business, if you should decide to start a cake decorating business, that is), you’re going to be asked to put a name or message on a cake. I addressed this briefly in the post “Piping a Message Onto […]
How To Fill A Pastry Or Icing Bag – VIDEOS!
Learning how to fill a pastry bag or icing bag is one of the very basics of learning how to decorate a cake, wouldn’t you agree? I’m also aware that HEARING someone TELL you how to do it is just not the same as SEEING someone SHOW you how to do it! I can almost […]
Piping a Message Onto the Cake
Piping Messages on Cakes Ooh boy… This arguably MUST be one of the more “scary” things to do! I say this ONLY because my handwriting is not so hot to begin with, and doing this type of piping would give me a serious case of “performance anxiety!” BUT… (of course) the people I know in […]
Basketweave Technique, Tips and Video
The Basketweave Piping Technique One of the coolest “illusions” I’ve seen on cakes is the “Basketweave” piping technique. I love it because, done right, it honestly does look like the icing or frosting has been woven! As you can see from the Amazon image of a typical basketweave tip (a generic brand, Size 2B tip) […]