More Character Cake Pans – No Coincidence!

Big Bird and Ernie Sesame Street Cake Pans - You may not always be able to find retired cake pan designs on Amazon here, you can still find some wonderful other ones!

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 Character Cake Is Perfect For Kids,” I talked about how you can sometimes find “retired” designs, or simply used contour cake pans at yard sales or thrift stores. (more…)

Piping a Message Onto the Cake

Piping a Message on a Cake-Fondant Decorating - Baby Shower 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 the business simply say, “It’s just practice!” And I KNOW that… But I also know that some of you who might be doing this for the first time might feel a little nervous about it. (more…)

Basketweave Technique, Tips and Video

Cake Decorating Basketweave Tip Size 2BThe 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) at the left, the edge on at least one side of the tip has a striated or serrated type of edge to give it a “ribbed” look. If you apply the icing with the SMOOTH side up, you will have a smooth, rather than ribbed look. (more…)

Icing is CRITICAL as You Learn How to Decorate a Cake

Learn How To Decorate a Cake - The FrostingAs you learn how to decorate a cake, one of the VERY first things you are going to need to understand is the importance of icing (aka “the frosting!”). Yes… You CAN just go on over to the store and buy some icing in a can off the shelf if you want to just get started with the actual decorations – but personally, I think you should have an understanding of 1) why the icing is so important and 2) HOW to make your own.

When you learn how to decorate a cake, you will soon discover that the ICING is not only what you will use to COVER the cake with, but it will also be the base of your beautiful decorations – such as the flowers, leaves, and other lovely accents that adorn those amazing creations you see in your neighborhood’s bakery window.

So, one of the most basic and wonderfully yummy frostings is Buttercream Frosting (or Buttercream Icing) that we just mentioned.

So, I would like to share with you a few bits and pieces about this if you would like to see it.. I’ll have a video here as well. So, without further ado, let’s go over to our “Learn How To Decorate A Cake – Buttercream Frosting” page to learn more now!

Welcome to Learn How To Decorate a Cake!

Learn How To Decorate a CakeHi everyone, and welcome to my Learn How to Decorate a Cake website! I’m just getting started today, and have a ton of stuff I’d like to share with you that I’ve been learning about, and hope you’ll come back soon!

This site was started because of some of the people in my life are really into cake decorating, and I started trying to help figure out some resources that they might enjoy or could use. One thing led to another, and well, here we are!

One of the things that people have been going crazy for is the amazing Cake Stackers, undoubtedly one of the BEST cake support solutions available today. Learn more here at and you’ll see what we mean!

In the meantime, please keep checking back!

Thanks! 🙂 Kath

(PS: As we go on, we’ll be talking about the amazing folks at “Yummy Arts” and other teaching resources and how they can help you learn amazing cake decorating techniques! To see what they’ve got going on at their membership, Click Here!