CakeJournal.com » Cake Lounge http://cakejournal.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:37:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Best of the Best Upside Down Cakes http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/best-upside-down-cakes/ http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/best-upside-down-cakes/#comments Thu, 05 Sep 2013 13:01:50 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=13674 Who doesn’t love a surprise? There’s something truly whimsical and exciting about upside down cakes. One always wonders: how will it turn out? And when it does… a smile! A pop of flavor, color, and fragrance! These upside down cake recipes are the best of the best. Make them and surprise yourself. This Fresh Fig… [read more...]

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Deborah Hemming

Deborah Hemming

Deborah Hemming is a food and hospitality writer who lives, cooks, eats and drinks in Montreal, Quebec. Originally from Nova Scotia, Deborah moved to Montreal to earn her Master of Arts in English Literature from McGill University. Recently graduated, she's now taking on the real world one recipe at a time. She loves red wine, Ruth Reichl, and browned butter.

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Pink cake for Valentine’s Day http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/pink-cake-for-valentines-day/ http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/pink-cake-for-valentines-day/#comments Thu, 14 Feb 2013 20:53:12 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=10274 I knew excactly how this years Valentine’s Day cake should look and taste….Pink meringue vanilla frosting together with a chocolate chip cake! It’s one of my favourite flavor combinations. Normally I use a vanilla buttercream for the filling but today I decided to add two layers of meringue frosting instead. Double pink fluff! I used… [read more...]

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Louise

Louise is the founder and editor of CakeJournal. She's a passionate, self taught, cake artist who has been doing cake decorating since 2002.

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Halloween party 2012 http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/halloween-party-2012/ http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/halloween-party-2012/#comments Sun, 28 Oct 2012 17:42:21 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=9381 I have been busy with the preperations for this years Halloween party and I just wanted to share some of the photos with you. My daughters class were invited (she’s in fifth grade) and the menu was: Witches brew, Batwings, Frankenpizza, Broomsticks, Poison cake, Dead finger cookies and bloody cupcakes. My daughter and I had… [read more...]

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Louise

Louise is the founder and editor of CakeJournal. She's a passionate, self taught, cake artist who has been doing cake decorating since 2002.

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Vintage Halloween cake http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/vintage-halloween-cake/ http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/vintage-halloween-cake/#comments Wed, 17 Oct 2012 18:06:41 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=9329 When I got the chance to buy some paper straws I just knew what I would make…..cake bunting! So I decided to make a vintage style Halloween cake decorated with cake bunting and in the colors: white, black and orange (my favorite colors for Halloween) Inside, is a chocolate cake filled with vanilla bean buttercream.… [read more...]

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Louise

Louise is the founder and editor of CakeJournal. She's a passionate, self taught, cake artist who has been doing cake decorating since 2002.

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Cake with fall leaves http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/cake-with-fall-leaves/ http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/cake-with-fall-leaves/#comments Tue, 09 Oct 2012 11:28:20 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=9317 I have made this fall inspired cake for a reception I went to. The leaves were painted with powdered food colors mixed with clear alcohol in beautiful fall colors. I also made some red berries and some very simply brown mice to adorn the cake. All decorations are made in gum paste. Last time I… [read more...]

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Louise

Louise is the founder and editor of CakeJournal. She's a passionate, self taught, cake artist who has been doing cake decorating since 2002.

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Pirate cakes http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/pirate-cakes/ http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/pirate-cakes/#comments Mon, 03 Sep 2012 11:12:27 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=9242 We were invited to a party where the theme was pirates. So, I decided to make two pirate cakes to bring along. I have used the Wilton’s sports ball pan for the “heads” and placed them on a 10″ round cake. Inside was a chocolate chip cake with vanilla buttercream. The cakes was covered with… [read more...]

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Louise

Louise is the founder and editor of CakeJournal. She's a passionate, self taught, cake artist who has been doing cake decorating since 2002.

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Strawberry shaped cookies http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/strawberry-shaped-cookies/ http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/strawberry-shaped-cookies/#comments Sun, 15 Jul 2012 21:31:40 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=9183 Inspired by the latest cupcakes I wanted to try and make some strawberry cookies. I made a paper template in two sizes. (I regret now that I did not add a little stem to the berry templates but I will do that the next time I make strawberry cookies) I decorated the cookies with royal… [read more...]

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Louise

Louise is the founder and editor of CakeJournal. She's a passionate, self taught, cake artist who has been doing cake decorating since 2002.

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Cupcakes decorated with gum paste strawberries http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/cupcakes-decorated-with-gum-paste-strawberries/ http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/cupcakes-decorated-with-gum-paste-strawberries/#comments Mon, 25 Jun 2012 19:17:25 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=9167 We are eating a lot of delicious strawberries at the moment. So I thought that a little cupcake with strawberries would be in place. A classic vanilla cupcake filled with a little strawberry jam and a fluffy spread of white meringue frosting on top. I used an apple core to remove some of the cupcake… [read more...]

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Louise

Louise is the founder and editor of CakeJournal. She's a passionate, self taught, cake artist who has been doing cake decorating since 2002.

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Star Wars birthday cake http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/star-wars-birthday-cake/ http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/star-wars-birthday-cake/#comments Sat, 14 Apr 2012 19:28:32 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=8825 My son turned 8 this week and he’s a big fan of the Star Wars universe. Today we had a Star Wars themed birthday party with goodies like: Yoda soda, Vader water, Wookie cookies, Jedi Starfighter pizza, Jedi training school and of course a cake! I baked a chocolate chip cake and decorated it with… [read more...]

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Louise

Louise is the founder and editor of CakeJournal. She's a passionate, self taught, cake artist who has been doing cake decorating since 2002.

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Happy Easter from CakeJournal http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/happy-easter-from-cakejournal/ http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/happy-easter-from-cakejournal/#comments Sun, 08 Apr 2012 00:32:20 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=8791 I thought that I would share some sweet and sugary Easter cookies with you that I made back in 2008. Both egg and baby chick cookies are all decorated with royal icing in pretty pastel colors. The cookie baskets, boxes and the decorated papier-mache Easter egg are all home crafted and decorated. I just love… [read more...]

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Louise

Louise is the founder and editor of CakeJournal. She's a passionate, self taught, cake artist who has been doing cake decorating since 2002.

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Sweet heart sugar cookies http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/sweet-heart-sugar-cookies/ http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/sweet-heart-sugar-cookies/#comments Wed, 15 Feb 2012 18:11:11 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=8531 Yesterdays sweet treats, pretty embossed fondant sugar cookie hearts in sweet homemade (home crafted) cookie boxes. You can see more embossed cookies here and read more about my embossing tools here. Happy Caking! Louise

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Louise

Louise is the founder and editor of CakeJournal. She's a passionate, self taught, cake artist who has been doing cake decorating since 2002.

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Petit Fours decorated with fondant roses http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/petit-fours-decorated-with-fondant-roses/ http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/petit-fours-decorated-with-fondant-roses/#comments Mon, 06 Feb 2012 11:24:35 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=8436 I have a thing for small sweet treats and petit fours are definitely one of them. These petit fours are made with a delicious vanilla butter cake and a home made raspberry jam filling. They are covered with a simple pink sugar icing and decorated with pink fondant roses and small piped royal icing leaves… [read more...]

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Louise

Louise is the founder and editor of CakeJournal. She's a passionate, self taught, cake artist who has been doing cake decorating since 2002.

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Handcrafted Sugar Flowers with Jacqueline Butler http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/handcrafted-sugar-flowers-with-jacqueline-butler/ http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/handcrafted-sugar-flowers-with-jacqueline-butler/#comments Tue, 24 Jan 2012 10:05:45 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=8338 You may know Jacqueline Butler as the artist behind beautiful handcrafted sugar flowers like Ranunculus, Peonies and Hydrangeas. She is a highly requested sugar craft teacher and have now started working together with Craftsy, where she is taking online video courses to a whole new level. With Craftsy, you can now sit home and learn… [read more...]

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Louise

Louise is the founder and editor of CakeJournal. She's a passionate, self taught, cake artist who has been doing cake decorating since 2002.

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The gingerbread house http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/the-gingerbread-house/ http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/the-gingerbread-house/#comments Tue, 27 Dec 2011 15:49:12 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=7753 It’s been some very busy days around Christmas but I still wanted to share my little gingerbread house with you. It is inspired by a gingerbread house that I saw in the Martha Stewart Holiday Sweets magazine from 2009. The roof is all glittered with lots of sugar. I have used gelatin sheets for the… [read more...]

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Louise

Louise is the founder and editor of CakeJournal. She's a passionate, self taught, cake artist who has been doing cake decorating since 2002.

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CakeJournals November favourites http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/cakejournals-november-favourites-2/ http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/cakejournals-november-favourites-2/#comments Thu, 24 Nov 2011 12:57:46 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=7461 It’s time for another round of CakeJournals favourites. This month it’s about snowflakes and smart storage. Snowflake cookie cutters: My newest buy are these two snowflake cookie cutter sets. You can make the most beautiful laced snowflake cookies with the cutters. It’s just like a puzzle. Mix the cutters, with star cookie cutters and you… [read more...]

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Louise

Louise is the founder and editor of CakeJournal. She's a passionate, self taught, cake artist who has been doing cake decorating since 2002.

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CakeJournals October favourites http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/cakejournals-october-favourites/ http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/cakejournals-october-favourites/#comments Mon, 31 Oct 2011 23:51:58 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=6839 The last day of October is slowly running out together with ghosts and ghouls. So CakeJournals October Halloween favourites is comming your way. No doubt treats for Halloween have been in focus on CakeJournal this month. Just like the Dead finger cookie tutorial. I think that a lot of you will be enjoying these creepy… [read more...]

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Louise

Louise is the founder and editor of CakeJournal. She's a passionate, self taught, cake artist who has been doing cake decorating since 2002.

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Jack Skellington brownie bites http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/jack-skellington-brownie-bites/ http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/jack-skellington-brownie-bites/#comments Mon, 17 Oct 2011 12:59:22 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=6703 I am thinking out possible treats for our haunted Halloween party. Maybe will these brownie bites be on the menu? Jack Skellington the pumpkin king, is so easy to make. Just cut out a white fondant disc and some black fondant for his eyes and nose and a black gourmet writer (Americolor) for the mouth.… [read more...]

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Louise

Louise is the founder and editor of CakeJournal. She's a passionate, self taught, cake artist who has been doing cake decorating since 2002.

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Christening cake with owls http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/christening-cake-with-owls/ http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/christening-cake-with-owls/#comments Mon, 03 Oct 2011 12:41:31 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=6640 I have been waiting to show you my latest cake. A two tier cake, decorated with owls, hearts and flowers for a girls Christening party. The flavor combinations for the cakes were: Dark chocolate mud cake, raspberry mousse and chocolate ganache. Crumb coated with Italian Meringue Buttercream and covered with rolled fondant. For the younger… [read more...]

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Louise

Louise is the founder and editor of CakeJournal. She's a passionate, self taught, cake artist who has been doing cake decorating since 2002.

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CakeJournals September favourites http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/cakejournals-september-favourites/ http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/cakejournals-september-favourites/#comments Fri, 30 Sep 2011 23:57:44 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=6619 Tomorrow begins the countdown for the best holiday of them all…Halloween! So I have decided that my September favourites should be inspirational photos of some of my Halloween treats over the years. I hope that they can inspire you! A small cookie favor basket: Made with black crepe paper and spider decorations Creepy dead finger… [read more...]

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Louise

Louise is the founder and editor of CakeJournal. She's a passionate, self taught, cake artist who has been doing cake decorating since 2002.

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Top 5 crafty cupcake topper ideas & tutorials http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/top-5-crafty-cupcake-topper-tutorials/ http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/top-5-crafty-cupcake-topper-tutorials/#comments Tue, 13 Sep 2011 21:32:39 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=6567 I find it just as fun to create cake decorations in other materials than fondant and gum paste. Sometimes it is also much easier to make a certain type of decoration with glue and paper than if you were making it with fondant. There are so many great crafty sites and here are some of… [read more...]

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Louise

Louise is the founder and editor of CakeJournal. She's a passionate, self taught, cake artist who has been doing cake decorating since 2002.

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CakeJournals August favourites http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/cakejournals-august-favourites/ http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/cakejournals-august-favourites/#comments Wed, 31 Aug 2011 22:39:38 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=6533 I love when a new cake book or magazine arrives in my mailbox. That means, for me spending (many) hours in my favourite armchair, maybe with a cup of coffee and just diving into the glossy pages of cake. That’s why this August favourites, is all about cake reading. Cake magazines: I have had the… [read more...]

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Louise

Louise is the founder and editor of CakeJournal. She's a passionate, self taught, cake artist who has been doing cake decorating since 2002.

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Horseshoe vanilla sugar cookies http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/horseshoe-vanilla-sugar-cookies/ http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/horseshoe-vanilla-sugar-cookies/#comments Sat, 20 Aug 2011 21:59:19 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=6508 My sweet daughter is turning 10 tomorrow (I can’t believe how times fly) So, we made some vanilla sugar cookies in the shape as a horseshoe, for her to pass out, after her riding lesson yesterday. We went with non decorated cookies this time. A freshly baked, crisp cookie, hardly need more decoration, other than… [read more...]

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Louise

Louise is the founder and editor of CakeJournal. She's a passionate, self taught, cake artist who has been doing cake decorating since 2002.

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CakeJournals July favourites http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/cakejournals-july-favourites/ http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/cakejournals-july-favourites/#comments Fri, 29 Jul 2011 13:56:54 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=6349 Here are another round of favourites… No cakes without eggs! This summer we decided that we wanted to start raising our own chickens. We have the French breed: Marans, also known as the “chocolate egg layers”. I have four young hens and one young rooster at the moment. I have to wait about 2 months… [read more...]

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Louise

Louise is the founder and editor of CakeJournal. She's a passionate, self taught, cake artist who has been doing cake decorating since 2002.

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The purse cake http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/the-purse-cake/ http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/the-purse-cake/#comments Mon, 25 Jul 2011 22:53:47 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=6339 This is my finished purse cake and I am really satisfied with the final result. The gum paste brooch looks really gorgeous on the purse cake. It’s amazing how a simple round cake can be turned into something very chic! I have been taking photos of the process, so now I only need to edit… [read more...]

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Louise

Louise is the founder and editor of CakeJournal. She's a passionate, self taught, cake artist who has been doing cake decorating since 2002.

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CakeJournals June favourites http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/cakejournals-june-favourites/ http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/cakejournals-june-favourites/#comments Thu, 30 Jun 2011 09:05:34 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=6234 All my June favourites are inspired by the upcoming purse cake. You can however still use my favourites for other individual cake projects. Cake boards: I always like to finish my cakes, when possible, with a cake board. It just really complete the look of the whole cake. I like to cover my cake boards… [read more...]

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Louise

Louise is the founder and editor of CakeJournal. She's a passionate, self taught, cake artist who has been doing cake decorating since 2002.

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Gum paste brooch http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/gum-paste-brooch/ http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/gum-paste-brooch/#comments Sun, 19 Jun 2011 21:23:11 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=6151 Just a short post, to show you, the gum paste brooch that I made yesterday. The brooch is going to be used on a purse cake. I have never made a purse cake before, so this is going to be a lot of fun. Next step, is baking the cake and preparing the cakeboard…. Happy… [read more...]

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Louise

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CakeJournals May favourites http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/cakejournals-may-favourites/ http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/cakejournals-may-favourites/#comments Tue, 31 May 2011 23:59:22 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=6050 Here are the favourites of May… New letter cutters? I have been looking a lot at the Groovy Clikstix letter cutters from Windsor Tooling Company. These fun letter cutters comes with an ejector on the back for a quick and easy release. I love that there is an ejector. Because I often use a small… [read more...]

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Louise

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CakeJournals April favourites http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/cakejournals-april-favourites/ http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/cakejournals-april-favourites/#comments Sat, 30 Apr 2011 23:58:16 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=6014 I have another round of CakeJournals favourites ready for you. I will start with my first favourite… Scallop cookie cutters: Not only are they great when I am baking cookies, but I love how they can be used together with rolled fondant, to make sweet fondant cupcake toppers. I used them for my Easter cupcakes.… [read more...]

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Louise

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Petit Fours with Easter gum paste decoration http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/petit-fours-with-easter-gum-paste-decoration/ http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/petit-fours-with-easter-gum-paste-decoration/#comments Sun, 24 Apr 2011 12:58:13 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=5986 I have enjoyed myself in the kitchen baking sweet Petit Fours. Inside the Petit Fours is a traditional vanilla pound cake. I have used a recipe from Martha Stewart for the purple Petit Four icing. I found it really good to work with. The Petit Fours are decorated with small Easter eggs and mini daffodils,… [read more...]

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Louise

Louise is the founder and editor of CakeJournal. She's a passionate, self taught, cake artist who has been doing cake decorating since 2002.

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Cupcakes decorated with Easter toppers http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/easter-cupcakes/ http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/easter-cupcakes/#comments Thu, 14 Apr 2011 09:34:44 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=5966 I could not wait to try, decorating some cupcakes with the sweet Easter cupcake toppers that I made last week. So I went into the kitchen and baked some Lemon vanilla cupcakes, piped with delicious fluffy yellow meringue frosting. I placed the cupcake toppers flat on the frosting and decided to also use some leftover… [read more...]

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Louise

Louise is the founder and editor of CakeJournal. She's a passionate, self taught, cake artist who has been doing cake decorating since 2002.

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CakeJournals March favourites http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/cakejournals-march-favourites/ http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/cakejournals-march-favourites/#comments Wed, 30 Mar 2011 11:46:50 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=5894 It is time for another round of CakeJournals favourites, before we jump out of March and say hello to April… New kitchen cabinet? While browsing through the Torie Jayne blog. My heart almost stopped, when I saw a photo of a beautiful food storage cabinet from Ella’s Kitchen Company. I would so LOVE to have… [read more...]

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Easter egg cake decorated with gum paste daffodils http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/easter-egg-cake-decorated-with-gum-paste-daffodils/ http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/easter-egg-cake-decorated-with-gum-paste-daffodils/#comments Sat, 26 Mar 2011 09:10:32 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=5868 Easter is only four weeks away. So I thought a little inspiration for an Easter cake would be in place. Here I have baked an egg shaped cake. I have decorated it with rolled fondant and some of the gum paste daffodils that I made for the daffodil tutorial. I gave the flowers some green… [read more...]

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Louise

Louise is the founder and editor of CakeJournal. She's a passionate, self taught, cake artist who has been doing cake decorating since 2002.

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Sweet pink cupcake costume http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/sweet-pink-cupcake-costume/ http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/sweet-pink-cupcake-costume/#comments Mon, 07 Mar 2011 10:18:17 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=5582 We have been celebrating shrovetide this weekend. The kids put on costumes for the celebration and they hit on a decorated wooden barrel filled with candy, just like a Piñata. We also eat buns filled with chocolate or cream. This year my daugther Alberte wanted to be a sweet pink cupcake, so I had to… [read more...]

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Easter egg cake pops coated with chocolate http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/easter-egg-cake-pops-coated-with-chocolate/ http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/easter-egg-cake-pops-coated-with-chocolate/#comments Wed, 02 Mar 2011 19:45:24 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=5451 Which holiday is your favourite? Mine is definitely Easter. For that reason I have decided to start out early with the Easter treats this year. I think I like Easter so much because it’s in the spring where the days gets longer, the weather gets warmer and everything starts to bloom. With Easter and spring… [read more...]

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CakeJournals February favourites http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/cakejournals-february-favourites/ http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/cakejournals-february-favourites/#comments Fri, 25 Feb 2011 14:59:05 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=5133 It is time for CakeJournal’s favourites again, so let’s just jump in. Cake pop’s are here to stay and with this little sweet mould, you can quick and easy make cute cupcake pop’s. I would love to get my hands on that mould, it will be a great little helper to have in my kitchen.… [read more...]

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Delicious macarons with swiss meringue buttercream http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/delicious-macarons-with-swiss-meringue-buttercream/ http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/delicious-macarons-with-swiss-meringue-buttercream/#comments Tue, 22 Feb 2011 13:32:38 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=5117 I got so inspired by the fabulous tutorial that Linda from Call Me Cupcake made for CakeJournal last week. Yesterday I made some delicious macarons with swiss meringue buttercream filling. Up until then I had tried two different macaron recipes and I must say that I think Linda’s is by far the best. In addition… [read more...]

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Cake with horse motif http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/cake-with-horse-motif/ http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/cake-with-horse-motif/#comments Fri, 18 Feb 2011 16:07:12 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=5058 Since we moved, my daughter have found a new activity instead of the ballet classes she took while we lived in Copenhagen. Horses! The local riding school is located just down the road from where we live and last weekend, we were invited to a little social gathering with the rest of my daughters riding… [read more...]

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Valentine’s heart cookies http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/valentines-heart-cookies/ http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/valentines-heart-cookies/#comments Mon, 14 Feb 2011 11:47:24 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=5036 No Valentine’s Day without something sweet. Therefor I have made some Valentine’s heart cookies and iced them with rolled fondant. To get the really deep red that I have used on some of the cookies. I have used a mix of Crystal color’s Poinsetta and Americolor’s Super Red. The mix of powder and gel together… [read more...]

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Valentine cake bites http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/valentine-cake-bites/ http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/valentine-cake-bites/#comments Wed, 09 Feb 2011 22:25:51 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=5019 If you still dont know what to make for Valentines Day, then how about making some sweet and delicious cake bite treats? I have made these pretty Valentine cake bites today. I had some chocolate cake from the Pingu Christening cake in my freezer. Together with some chocolate ganache I rolled the crumbled cake into… [read more...]

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Pingu Christening cake http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/pingu-christening-cake/ http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/pingu-christening-cake/#comments Mon, 31 Jan 2011 12:54:01 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=4946 This Pingu christening cake was made as a gift for our best friends little boy Magnus. The parents both love Pingu, so it was easy to decide what should be sitting on top of the cake. Both Pingu and the toys are made from rolled fondant mixed with Tylo powder (CMC). I also made the… [read more...]

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