CakeJournal.com http://cakejournal.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:10:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9 How to Use a Silicone Pearl Mold http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-use-a-silicone-pearl-mold/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-use-a-silicone-pearl-mold/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:10:52 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=16374 I use my silicone pearl molds almost every week for cake borders and I’m asked over and over again about how to use them.  So a few weeks ago I took some pics while working on a cake and today I’m sharing How to Use a Silicone Pearl Mold. The tools required are pretty simple.  Here’s what… [read more...]

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Rose

I'm Rose and I blog over at Rose Bakes. I'm baker, cake decorator, wife, and homeschooling mommy to 6 wonderful children! My love of cakes started at the age of 13, I started a business in 2009 then my blog was born in 2012! It's how I to share my love of cakes and help others along the way!

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Self Packaging Boxes Review and Giveaway http://cakejournal.com/giveaways/self-packaging-boxes-review-giveaway/ http://cakejournal.com/giveaways/self-packaging-boxes-review-giveaway/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:00:26 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=16468 Disclosure: SelfPackaging.com sent me a few of their samples for this review. All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.  SelfPackaging.com is an online shop that sells cute boxes for packing your sweet treats like cupcakes, cookies and cake pops. These boxes are great to use for packing edible gifts. You can also use them… [read more...]

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Farwa & Abeer

We are 2 of the biggest cake lovers you'll ever meet and obsessed with baking and cake decorating. We blog about all this and much more at Cakewhiz.

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How to make pirate cupcake toppers http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-pirate-cupcake-toppers/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-pirate-cupcake-toppers/#comments Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:13:42 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=15824 Who doesn’t love a little pirate themed birthday?  These pirate cupcake toppers are really quite easy to make with minimal tools and can be customized to your child’s favourite colour. Here is What I used: Coloured fondant (ivory, black, white, and red) rolling pin gum glue black edible marker Zacto Knife circle cutter (large enough… [read more...]

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Diane

Diane is a co-write for CakeJournal. She is a self taught cake decorator and sugar flower artist since 2009. Diane lives in Ontario, Canada and is very excited to be joining our team.

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How to make an Easter egg cake http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/easter-egg-cake/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/easter-egg-cake/#comments Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:48:13 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=16281 Since Easter is coming up soon, I have been stocking up on all the awesome Easter candies. Currently, I am obsessed with these mini easter egg candies, which are just so cute and colorful.  I used them to make a very easy and bright cake, perfect for Spring/Easter time. To make this cake, you will… [read more...]

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Farwa & Abeer

We are 2 of the biggest cake lovers you'll ever meet and obsessed with baking and cake decorating. We blog about all this and much more at Cakewhiz.

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How to Make Easter Speckled Egg Cake Bites http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/easter-egg-cake-bites/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/easter-egg-cake-bites/#respond Mon, 07 Apr 2014 12:31:14 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=16256 These blue speckled eggs look like the real thing, but are just cake in disguise. A chocolate mold does all the work to make this recipe a cinch and easy enough that kids could help too. A perfect treat for the Easter buffet and perfect to make ahead. You will need: Cake Pop Filling Chocolate… [read more...]

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Cakegirls

Hi, we're Cakegirls - sisters Mary and Brenda Maher. We owned a cake shop in Chicago for many years, competed on the Food Network and even had a reality show called Amazing Wedding Cakes. In 2010, a fire changed our lives but not our love of cakes! We launched an online store where you can buy cake supplies, party accents and see more D.I.Y. ideas. Visit www.thecakegirls.com

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How to Make Purse Cupcake Toppers http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/purse-cupcake-toppers/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/purse-cupcake-toppers/#comments Fri, 04 Apr 2014 13:21:23 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=15822 Girly accessories are a great addition to any cake or cupcakes.  A simple purse is easy to make! Here is what I used: Purple and black fondant rolling pin triangle cutter gum glue zacto knife #8 round tip Step 1:  Roll out the fondant — here I used purple.  Roll it out to about a 1/8… [read more...]

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Diane

Diane is a co-write for CakeJournal. She is a self taught cake decorator and sugar flower artist since 2009. Diane lives in Ontario, Canada and is very excited to be joining our team.

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Chai tea spice cake with chai tea spice buttercream http://cakejournal.com/recipes/chai-tea-spice-cake-recipe/ http://cakejournal.com/recipes/chai-tea-spice-cake-recipe/#comments Wed, 02 Apr 2014 11:52:53 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=16309 Being a big fan of chai tea, I wanted to incorporate those wonderful spicy  flavors into a cake. After a few experiments and some disastrous cakes (lol!), I am now happy to share this amazing chai tea spice cake recipe with all of you. The aroma of this cake is to die for and the… [read more...]

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Farwa & Abeer

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Simply Modern Cake Design by Jessica Harris: A Craftsy Class Review http://cakejournal.com/craftsy-online-classes/simply-modern-cake-design-craftsy-class-review/ http://cakejournal.com/craftsy-online-classes/simply-modern-cake-design-craftsy-class-review/#comments Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:23:08 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=16348 I recently had the opportunity to choose a Craftsy class to watch and review and my choice was Simply Modern Cake Design by Jessica Harris (of Jessicakes).  This is not my first Craftsy class (I have 15 classes in “My Craftsy” including some of the free ones) and it’s also not my first class by… [read more...]

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Rose

I'm Rose and I blog over at Rose Bakes. I'm baker, cake decorator, wife, and homeschooling mommy to 6 wonderful children! My love of cakes started at the age of 13, I started a business in 2009 then my blog was born in 2012! It's how I to share my love of cakes and help others along the way!

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Top 8 Festive Spring Cake Pops http://cakejournal.com/desserts/festive-spring-cake-pops/ http://cakejournal.com/desserts/festive-spring-cake-pops/#comments Sun, 30 Mar 2014 14:24:28 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=16398 Can you believe March has come and {almost} gone already?! Where is this year going? To celebrate the glorious season ahead, and savor onto the remainder of this marvelous month, I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite festive spring cake pops! Hoping these get you in the mood for all things “spring”! Spring Cake… [read more...]

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Hilari Schaefer

This is such a natural fit for me, because I absolutely L-O-V-E all things sweet. I blog over at Be Sweet, my happy place for all things desserts, crafts, gift ideas, and party inspiration.

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How to make a wired flower center http://cakejournal.com/tools/how-to-make-a-wired-flower-center/ http://cakejournal.com/tools/how-to-make-a-wired-flower-center/#respond Fri, 28 Mar 2014 12:27:29 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=15361 A wired flower center is a vital part to any gumpaste wired flower.  The main components of the flower centre is the wire, the gumpaste base and the stamens.  Follow along and I will show you how easy a simple wired flower center is to make. This technique can be used for most flowers using different colours and… [read more...]

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Diane

Diane is a co-write for CakeJournal. She is a self taught cake decorator and sugar flower artist since 2009. Diane lives in Ontario, Canada and is very excited to be joining our team.

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How to make easy royal icing flowers for spring http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/royal-icing-spring-flowers/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/royal-icing-spring-flowers/#comments Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:43:36 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=16199 Winter has been brutal this year…I haven’t seen this much snow in my entire life! I am already dreaming of Spring, warm weather, clear skies and beautiful flowers Here is an easy flower you can make with royal icing. You can make them in any color you like. The wonderful thing about these flowers is… [read more...]

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Farwa & Abeer

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How to use candy molds properly http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/use-candy-molds-properly/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/use-candy-molds-properly/#comments Mon, 24 Mar 2014 12:40:03 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=16004 I  think knowing how to use candy molds properly is very important since it’s a fast way to decorate your cakes and cupcakes and great for those last minute surprise orders! However, just like everything else out there, even using candy molds requires some practice to achieve “finesse.” Here are some tips to keep in… [read more...]

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How to make zebra cupcake toppers http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/zebra-cupcake-toppers/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/zebra-cupcake-toppers/#comments Fri, 21 Mar 2014 12:22:51 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=14677 Animal cupcake toppers are a fun way to dress up any cupcakes. They can be used for any occasion: baby shower, birthday cakes, etc. These zebra cupcake toppers are super cute and really easy to make. Here is what I used: Fondant (white, black and pink) Rolling pin Edible black marker Zacto knife Metal petal cutter… [read more...]

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Diane

Diane is a co-write for CakeJournal. She is a self taught cake decorator and sugar flower artist since 2009. Diane lives in Ontario, Canada and is very excited to be joining our team.

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Dark Chocolate Coconut Cookie Recipe http://cakejournal.com/recipes/dark-chocolate-coconut-cookies/ http://cakejournal.com/recipes/dark-chocolate-coconut-cookies/#comments Wed, 19 Mar 2014 14:39:19 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=15037 For all of you chocolate fans, this one is definitely for you. Whether it’s fall, spring, summer, or winter, chocolate and coconut is always a favorite flavor combination for many. But especially with winter on the way, many of us are looking for comfort food, and this recipe offers exactly that! These soft, Dark Chocolate… [read more...]

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Molly Allen

Molly Allen

I have never been able to stray from the comforting feeling I get from sharing food with others. Throughout high school, I was the girl who brought cupcakes and cookies on a platter to school. In college, I brought treats to work and to group project meetings.

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How to make Minecraft Creeper Cake Pops http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/minecraft-creeper-cake-pops/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/minecraft-creeper-cake-pops/#comments Mon, 17 Mar 2014 12:49:47 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=16212 Minecraft is a popular video game about breaking and building with blocks. Players can make structures to protect against nocturnal monsters like creepers. They can also work together to build creative worlds. It’s a top birthday party theme at the moment, so here’s a tutorial about making quick, easy creeper cake pops. There are two… [read more...]

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Renée

Reneé caught the cake decorating bug seven years ago when she made her son's first birthday cake. Since then, she's created hundreds of custom cakes and cupcakes. Her work has been featured on various baking and party blogs. In her free time, you'll find her planning the next baking project or sharing her knowledge on CakeJournal.

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How to make Tiger cupcake toppers http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/tiger-cupcake-toppers/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/tiger-cupcake-toppers/#comments Fri, 14 Mar 2014 12:54:32 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=14675 Animal cupcake toppers are a fun way to dress up any cupcakes. They can be used for any occasion: baby shower, birthday cakes, etc. These tiger cupcake toppers are super cute and really easy to make. Here is what I used: Fondant (orange and black) Rolling pin Edible black marker Zacto knife Round cutter (about the… [read more...]

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Diane

Diane is a co-write for CakeJournal. She is a self taught cake decorator and sugar flower artist since 2009. Diane lives in Ontario, Canada and is very excited to be joining our team.

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Caramel Filled Cupcakes with Whipped Caramel Frosting http://cakejournal.com/recipes/caramel-filled-cupcakes-whipped-caramel-frosting-recipe/ http://cakejournal.com/recipes/caramel-filled-cupcakes-whipped-caramel-frosting-recipe/#comments Wed, 12 Mar 2014 07:04:07 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=16177 Have you ever wanted to whip up some cupcakes that have the “WOW” factor without having to slave in the kitchen for hours and hours?  Well, these Caramel Filled Cupcakes with Whipped Caramel Frosting will do just that! These cupcakes are made from a box and the caramel can even be out of a jar… [read more...]

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Rose

I'm Rose and I blog over at Rose Bakes. I'm baker, cake decorator, wife, and homeschooling mommy to 6 wonderful children! My love of cakes started at the age of 13, I started a business in 2009 then my blog was born in 2012! It's how I to share my love of cakes and help others along the way!

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How to make a polka dot flower cake topper http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/polka-dot-flower-cupcake-topper/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/polka-dot-flower-cupcake-topper/#comments Mon, 10 Mar 2014 07:10:36 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=16272 I have a slight obsession with polka dots and I can’t resist buying anything with a polka dot pattern on it…lol. Naturally, I like to use polka dots on my cakes as well. So, today, I will be showing you how to make these fun polka dot flowers. I think these are really cute for a… [read more...]

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Farwa & Abeer

We are 2 of the biggest cake lovers you'll ever meet and obsessed with baking and cake decorating. We blog about all this and much more at Cakewhiz.

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Chocolate Mint Cupcakes http://cakejournal.com/recipes/chocolate-mint-cupcakes/ http://cakejournal.com/recipes/chocolate-mint-cupcakes/#comments Fri, 07 Mar 2014 13:44:35 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=15043 When you can’t quite decide on one single flavor, this recipe is for you. What started as an accident, turned out to be a fantastic flavor combination for the perfect cupcake! A subtle chocolate and mint cupcake, paired so well with a vanilla buttercream icing, offers up such a unique pairing you can enjoy anytime!… [read more...]

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Molly Allen

Molly Allen

I have never been able to stray from the comforting feeling I get from sharing food with others. Throughout high school, I was the girl who brought cupcakes and cookies on a platter to school. In college, I brought treats to work and to group project meetings.

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How to make a chocolate basket http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/chocolate-basket/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/chocolate-basket/#comments Wed, 05 Mar 2014 13:33:37 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=16153 I recently made these chocolate baskets and filled them with small pieces of brownies and whipped cream. I think they turned out to be very elegant. They are very easy to make and you can fill them with anything you like…ice cream, cake, candies, fruits…. To make this basket, you will need the following supplies: Melted… [read more...]

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Farwa & Abeer

We are 2 of the biggest cake lovers you'll ever meet and obsessed with baking and cake decorating. We blog about all this and much more at Cakewhiz.

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How to Make Bright Rainbow Cupcakes http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/bright-rainbow-cupcakes/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/bright-rainbow-cupcakes/#comments Mon, 03 Mar 2014 13:04:17 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=16094 Rainbow cakes are a popular dessert trend at the moment. I’ve been making them for years and the key to a bright, pretty cake is in the right gel colors and layering technique. These simple steps will help you “bake a rainbow” for an upcoming St. Patrick’s Day party, birthday or special event! This is… [read more...]

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Renée

Reneé caught the cake decorating bug seven years ago when she made her son's first birthday cake. Since then, she's created hundreds of custom cakes and cupcakes. Her work has been featured on various baking and party blogs. In her free time, you'll find her planning the next baking project or sharing her knowledge on CakeJournal.

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How to Make Monkey Cupcake Toppers http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/monkey-cupcake-toppers/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/monkey-cupcake-toppers/#respond Fri, 28 Feb 2014 13:52:49 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=14673 Animal cupcake toppers are a fun way to dress up any cupcakes. They can be used for any occasion: baby shower, birthday cakes, etc. These monkey cupcake toppers are super cute and really easy to make. Here is what I used: Fondant (ivory and brown) Rolling pin Edible black marker Zacto knife Round cutter (about the… [read more...]

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Diane

Diane is a co-write for CakeJournal. She is a self taught cake decorator and sugar flower artist since 2009. Diane lives in Ontario, Canada and is very excited to be joining our team.

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How to Make a Spring Flower Pull-Apart Cupcake Cake http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/spring-flower-pull-apart-cupcake-cake/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/spring-flower-pull-apart-cupcake-cake/#respond Wed, 26 Feb 2014 13:16:45 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=14300 I LOVE pullapart cakes! They’re easy to bake, easy to serve and there are no specialty baking pans required! This cute spring flower pullapart cupcake cake can be modified to be just 2 flowers as per the image above, or you can make a whole bunch of flowers in different colours to create a stunning… [read more...]

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MyCupcakeAddiction (Elise)

Hi, my name's Elise and I love to create comprehensive, easy to follow video tutorials about all things cake, cupcake and cake pop! I'm Currently completing my Pastry Chef qualification, have owned and operated my own successful cupcake business for the past 7 years and have trained with some of the best decorators in the world.

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How to make a baby bottle with a hidden surprise http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/baby-bottle-cake/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/baby-bottle-cake/#respond Mon, 24 Feb 2014 13:48:40 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=15887 Making baby themed cakes is so much fun. There are so many cute details you can add to them. Recently, I made cake for a little girl’s first birthday and I included this adorable baby bottle. The best part is that there is a hidden surprise… The inside is filled with candies ! To make… [read more...]

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Farwa & Abeer

We are 2 of the biggest cake lovers you'll ever meet and obsessed with baking and cake decorating. We blog about all this and much more at Cakewhiz.

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Part 2: How to Make a Standing Owl Cake http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/make-standing-owl-cake-part-2/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/make-standing-owl-cake-part-2/#respond Sat, 22 Feb 2014 14:48:22 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=15906 If you missed it, be sure to check out How to Make a Standing Owl Cake, part 1.  In that post, I shared about how to assemble and stack up the cakes to get the basic owl cake.  In part 2, I’m going to share the major components for decorating this cake. Here’s what you’ll… [read more...]

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Rose

I'm Rose and I blog over at Rose Bakes. I'm baker, cake decorator, wife, and homeschooling mommy to 6 wonderful children! My love of cakes started at the age of 13, I started a business in 2009 then my blog was born in 2012! It's how I to share my love of cakes and help others along the way!

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Part 1: How to Make a Standing Owl Cake http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/standing-owl-cake/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/standing-owl-cake/#respond Fri, 21 Feb 2014 13:09:41 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=15866 This week I’m going to be sharing with you How to make a Standing Owl Cake. I used to be very afraid of making 3-D or carved cakes, but after doing several of them, I’ve discovered that they’re really not that hard when you take your time and focus – one step at a time.… [read more...]

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Rose

I'm Rose and I blog over at Rose Bakes. I'm baker, cake decorator, wife, and homeschooling mommy to 6 wonderful children! My love of cakes started at the age of 13, I started a business in 2009 then my blog was born in 2012! It's how I to share my love of cakes and help others along the way!

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How to make a chocolate tree cake topper http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/chocolate-tree-cake-topper/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/chocolate-tree-cake-topper/#comments Wed, 19 Feb 2014 06:51:13 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=15227 When it comes to decorating cakes and cupcakes, I don’t like to rely on fondant all the time. I adore using chocolate in my cake designs. Even though the chocolate pieces are fragile, I think they make cakes look very appealing with very little effort. Today, I will show you how to make a Fall-… [read more...]

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Farwa & Abeer

We are 2 of the biggest cake lovers you'll ever meet and obsessed with baking and cake decorating. We blog about all this and much more at Cakewhiz.

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How to make gum paste cowboy hat cupcake toppers http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/cowboy-hat-cupcake-toppers/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/cowboy-hat-cupcake-toppers/#respond Mon, 17 Feb 2014 13:14:41 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=15366 Want to learn how to make a simple cowboy or cowgirl hat?  In a matter of a few simple steps, you will learn how to make these cute, adorable hats. This is what I used: Brown and black fondant circle cutter (2 sizes) rolling pin ball tool Zacto knife gum glue Flower former (not shown… [read more...]

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Diane

Diane is a co-write for CakeJournal. She is a self taught cake decorator and sugar flower artist since 2009. Diane lives in Ontario, Canada and is very excited to be joining our team.

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How to make fondant bumble bee cupcake toppers http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/fondant-bumblebee-toppers/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/fondant-bumblebee-toppers/#comments Fri, 14 Feb 2014 06:16:44 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=14782 As a kid, one of my favorite plush toys was a yellow bumblebee. It was soft and cuddly and very cute. That was my inspiration for today’s bumblebee tutorial. In the past, I have made 3D bumblebees. But I think they are nowhere as adorable as these bumblebees I am sharing today…hehe. You will need… [read more...]

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Farwa & Abeer

We are 2 of the biggest cake lovers you'll ever meet and obsessed with baking and cake decorating. We blog about all this and much more at Cakewhiz.

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How to Make a Candy Bomb Pinata http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/candy-bomb-pinata/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/candy-bomb-pinata/#comments Wed, 12 Feb 2014 13:48:20 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=14759 I was given a silicone cake pop mold as a gift and I had no idea what to do with it. For me, a cakepop in the traditional sense is cooked, crumbled cake mixed with frosting or ganache so I had no use for a ball shaped baking tray. I started thinking about how I… [read more...]

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MyCupcakeAddiction (Elise)

Hi, my name's Elise and I love to create comprehensive, easy to follow video tutorials about all things cake, cupcake and cake pop! I'm Currently completing my Pastry Chef qualification, have owned and operated my own successful cupcake business for the past 7 years and have trained with some of the best decorators in the world.

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How to Make a Teapot Cake http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/teapot-cake/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/teapot-cake/#comments Mon, 10 Feb 2014 13:46:27 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=13960 A teapot cake is such a great “go-to” cake design and perfect for a little girl’s birthday, bridal tea party or even Mother’s Day. This cake is made a little easier by baking a ball shaped cake and is easily customizable with your own unique pattern or your favorite flower. The possibilities are endless. Note: The… [read more...]

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Hi, we're Cakegirls - sisters Mary and Brenda Maher. We owned a cake shop in Chicago for many years, competed on the Food Network and even had a reality show called Amazing Wedding Cakes. In 2010, a fire changed our lives but not our love of cakes! We launched an online store where you can buy cake supplies, party accents and see more D.I.Y. ideas. Visit www.thecakegirls.com

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Part 1: How to make fondant basketball, tennis, & soccer balls http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/fondant-basketball-tennis-soccer-balls/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/fondant-basketball-tennis-soccer-balls/#respond Fri, 07 Feb 2014 07:24:59 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=14787 Making cute cupcakes for guys can often feel challenging. But, sports ball cupcakes are sure to be a winner. Whether he’s into basketball, tennis or even soccer, I have got you covered! These sports balls are really easy to make and you can use them as cupcake toppers as well as cookie toppers. To make… [read more...]

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Farwa & Abeer

We are 2 of the biggest cake lovers you'll ever meet and obsessed with baking and cake decorating. We blog about all this and much more at Cakewhiz.

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How to make a gum paste poppy flower http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/gumpaste-poppy-flower/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/gumpaste-poppy-flower/#respond Wed, 05 Feb 2014 13:42:09 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=15354 Poppies are such a beautiful flower. They are quite easy to make and look beautiful on top of any cake.  The flower stamens and centre wire are inedible, so you need to remove the flower before cutting the cake. This is what I used: Rolling pin Red and Black gumpaste CelBoard Foam pad ball tool… [read more...]

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Diane

Diane is a co-write for CakeJournal. She is a self taught cake decorator and sugar flower artist since 2009. Diane lives in Ontario, Canada and is very excited to be joining our team.

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How to Make Valentine Heart Mini Cakes http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/heart-mini-cakes/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/heart-mini-cakes/#respond Mon, 03 Feb 2014 13:24:03 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=15981 These bite size conversation hearts are so easy to make and so fun to personalize. Store bought cake and icing shortens your time in the kitchen and food coloring markers gives everyone a chance to write their own message. So much fun and so simple! Makes Approximately 18 Mini Hearts: You Will Need: 1 –… [read more...]

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Cakegirls

Hi, we're Cakegirls - sisters Mary and Brenda Maher. We owned a cake shop in Chicago for many years, competed on the Food Network and even had a reality show called Amazing Wedding Cakes. In 2010, a fire changed our lives but not our love of cakes! We launched an online store where you can buy cake supplies, party accents and see more D.I.Y. ideas. Visit www.thecakegirls.com

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Sweet Sally’s Bakeshop Review and Giveaway http://cakejournal.com/giveaways/sweet-sallys-bakeshop/ http://cakejournal.com/giveaways/sweet-sallys-bakeshop/#comments Sat, 01 Feb 2014 14:25:50 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=16066 Disclosure:  Sweet Sally’s Bakeshop sent me the “Tower of Love”  for my review.However, all opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine. I haven’t waited so anxiously for the mail like I did last week… You see…Sweet Sally’s Bakeshop emailed me, saying that some amazing goodies were in the mail. I had seen  pictures and details… [read more...]

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Farwa & Abeer

We are 2 of the biggest cake lovers you'll ever meet and obsessed with baking and cake decorating. We blog about all this and much more at Cakewhiz.

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How to make a stained glass cookie tree http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/stained-glass-cookie-tree/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/stained-glass-cookie-tree/#respond Fri, 31 Jan 2014 13:34:05 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=16035 I first saw stained glass cookies in a gingerbread house and it was the prettiest thing ever! I just had to know how this technique was done… So, after browsing the net and experimenting in the kitchen, I finally figured it out and it was surprisingly simple to do…Yayyy! I decided to to make a stained… [read more...]

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Farwa & Abeer

We are 2 of the biggest cake lovers you'll ever meet and obsessed with baking and cake decorating. We blog about all this and much more at Cakewhiz.

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How to Make Rose Cake Pops http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/rose-cake-pops/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/rose-cake-pops/#comments Wed, 29 Jan 2014 13:38:28 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=15956 These adorable little roses are just cake pops in disguise. Dressed up in a thin layer of fondant and dusted with shimmer, they’re an easy and impressive treat. So, go ahead and wow your sweetie with a flower bouquet and dessert all wrapped up in one. YOU WILL NEED: Cake Pop Filling (note: make sure… [read more...]

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Cakegirls

Hi, we're Cakegirls - sisters Mary and Brenda Maher. We owned a cake shop in Chicago for many years, competed on the Food Network and even had a reality show called Amazing Wedding Cakes. In 2010, a fire changed our lives but not our love of cakes! We launched an online store where you can buy cake supplies, party accents and see more D.I.Y. ideas. Visit www.thecakegirls.com

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How to make ‘Heart Air Balloon’ cupcakes http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/heart-air-balloon-cupcakes/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/heart-air-balloon-cupcakes/#comments Mon, 27 Jan 2014 13:26:31 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=15833 These romantic cupcakes were inspired by scrap booking designs I saw on Pinterest. I thought the three dimensional, heart-shaped balloons would translate to pretty edible cupcake toppers! This is what I used: Work surface Wilton fondant in dark brown and pastel pink Rolling pin Rolling cutter Water pen Cornstarch Toothpicks Foam wedges Heart cutter (3”… [read more...]

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Renée

Reneé caught the cake decorating bug seven years ago when she made her son's first birthday cake. Since then, she's created hundreds of custom cakes and cupcakes. Her work has been featured on various baking and party blogs. In her free time, you'll find her planning the next baking project or sharing her knowledge on CakeJournal.

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Orange Dessert Recipes http://cakejournal.com/recipes/orange-recipes/ http://cakejournal.com/recipes/orange-recipes/#comments Sun, 26 Jan 2014 17:33:29 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=15384 After all of the parties, sweets, drinks, and merriment this time of year, sometimes you need a sweet something that’s a little more refreshing! I’ve compiled 9 of my favorite ORANGE recipes to enjoy throughout the holiday season. YUM! Orange Recipes 1: These Chocolate Orange Brownies combine the rich flavors of chocolate and orange into… [read more...]

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Hilari Schaefer

This is such a natural fit for me, because I absolutely L-O-V-E all things sweet. I blog over at Be Sweet, my happy place for all things desserts, crafts, gift ideas, and party inspiration.

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How to make lion cupcake toppers http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/lion-cupcake-toppers/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/lion-cupcake-toppers/#respond Fri, 24 Jan 2014 13:49:53 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=14671 Animal cupcake toppers are a fun way to dress up any cupcakes.  They can be used for any occasion: baby shower, birthday cakes, etc.  These lion cupcake toppers are super cute and really easy to make. Here is what I used: fondant (creamy yellow, ivory, grey and pink) Rolling pin Edible black marker Zacto knife Round… [read more...]

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Diane

Diane is a co-write for CakeJournal. She is a self taught cake decorator and sugar flower artist since 2009. Diane lives in Ontario, Canada and is very excited to be joining our team.

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