CakeJournal.com » Cakes http://cakejournal.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:16:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 How to make a crybaby cake http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/crybaby-cake/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/crybaby-cake/#comments Mon, 08 Sep 2014 13:39:12 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=17561 Have you noticed how quickly a baby’s mood changes?! lol. One minute… they are happy and laughing and a minute later, they are crying their heart out…hehe. I think this crybaby cake says it all and it’s also great to serve at baby showers To make this cake, you will need the following supplies: Round… [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 Kit Kat Candy Cake http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/kit-kat-candy-cake/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/kit-kat-candy-cake/#comments Thu, 07 Aug 2014 11:02:20 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=17380 I know these Kit Kat Candy Cakes are all over the internet, but every time I make one, I’m always surprised at how many people have never seen them!  So today, I thought I’d do a tutorial showing you how easy it is to make one of these impressive cakes! For today’s cake, I thought… [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 Tiny Flower Pot Cakes http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/flower-pot-cakes/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/flower-pot-cakes/#comments Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:50:01 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=17274 Sometimes you want to create a dessert that is both a show stopper and is deceptively easy. Well, these teeny weeny flower pot cake bites are just the thing. Using a chocolate mold makes them fool proof and dirt “brownie” filling tricks the eye but couldn’t be simpler. Use pre made royal icing flowers for… [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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Festive 4th of July Cakes and Cupcakes! http://cakejournal.com/recipes/4th-of-july-cakes-cupcake-recipes/ http://cakejournal.com/recipes/4th-of-july-cakes-cupcake-recipes/#respond Sat, 28 Jun 2014 15:20:13 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=16999 Can you believe it’s already time to start thinking about the 4th of July?! It’s always been one of my favorite holidays and I look forward to this day full of celebration, family, friends, and good eats each year. And, the fireworks are always an added bonus, too! This year, my family and I will be… [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 Edible Palm Trees for a Cake http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/editable-palm-trees-for-a-cake/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/editable-palm-trees-for-a-cake/#comments Mon, 05 May 2014 13:30:13 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=16583 Today I’m sharing a tutorial for how to make palm trees for a cake.   With summer just around the corner, these will be perfect to use on all of those beach themed cakes! For this tutorial, the palm trees aren’t hard to make, but you will want to make them 2-3 days ahead so… [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 cake ball cake http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-cake-ball-cake/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-cake-ball-cake/#comments Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:43:01 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=16359 When it comes to decorating cakes and cake balls, I will be the first to admit that I prefer working on actual cakes more than cake pops… But today, I am sharing a fun way to merge both into a “cakeball cake” I have made this “cakeball cake” many times. Sometimes, I use real cake… [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 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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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

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 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

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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/#comments 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 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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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 a wavy fondant overlay on a cake http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/wavy-fondant-overlay/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/wavy-fondant-overlay/#respond Mon, 20 Jan 2014 13:30:45 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=15238 When I did this “Santa Stuck in the Chimney Cake” last year I decided to take some pictures  of how I do a wavy fondant overlay on a cake.  I’ve done this type of wavy overlay several times and I’m always asked how I pull it off! Today – I’m going to share! First, here’s… [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 an Igloo Cake http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/igloo-cake/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/igloo-cake/#comments Wed, 01 Jan 2014 13:53:08 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=15556 This adorable igloo cake is a sweet and sugary, winter wonderland dessert. Chocolate mosaic tiles make this project a cinch and take the guesswork out of making time consuming icing bricks. Sugar cone trees add some flair and help complete the snow covered look. YOU WILL NEED: 1/2 Ball Cake 6″ Round Cake Layer 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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How to Make a Snow Angel Cake http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/snow-angel-cake/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/snow-angel-cake/#respond Fri, 27 Dec 2013 13:01:18 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=15423 White cakes are simple and stunning. There’s no need for dealing with food coloring or worrying about color schemes. During the winter season, white is an easy go-to. Create a winter wonderland cake with only a few tools and ingredients. Ingredients -A cake -White frosting of any flavor -Coconut – Clear isomalt sugar – Optional:… [read more...]

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Jasmin Fine

I am a loud-mouthed Bostonian (or Masshole, if you prefer) with an unhealthy obsession for cooking and baking. The early years… or “B.C.”: Before Chef as I like to refer to it, was the time I spent as a child between Massachusetts and California.

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#FondantFriday – Autumn Romantic Wedding Cake http://cakejournal.com/fondant-friday/autumn-romantic-wedding-cake/ http://cakejournal.com/fondant-friday/autumn-romantic-wedding-cake/#comments Fri, 01 Nov 2013 13:45:01 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=15198 Since we are in the fall season. we decided to showcase an elegant and romantic wedding cake that can also be used for a girl’s birthday part. If you like this cake, make sure that you tweet @fondantfriday and share it on Facebook with all of your friends. Cake Artist: Xuân-Minh Website: http://minhcakes.ch/ Featured Cake:… [read more...]

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Top 10 Layer Cake Recipes http://cakejournal.com/recipes/layer-cake-recipes/ http://cakejournal.com/recipes/layer-cake-recipes/#comments Thu, 31 Oct 2013 12:23:30 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=15067 The king of all cakes is indisputably the layer cake. Impressively tall, the layer cake boasts an eye-catching stack of uniform cake layers held together by swipes of sticky-soft frosting. How can you go wrong? Layer cakes are especially well suited to celebratory affairs. With the upcoming holiday season in sight, I thought it was… [read more...]

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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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#FondantFriday – Nintendo Cake http://cakejournal.com/fondant-friday/nintendo-nes-cake/ http://cakejournal.com/fondant-friday/nintendo-nes-cake/#comments Fri, 20 Sep 2013 12:20:02 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=14317 In this edition of #FondantFriday, we choose to honor the life of founder of Nintendo, Fusajiro Yamauchi, who passed away this week at the age of 85. Make sure that you tweet and share this #FondantFriday @cakejournal if you have enjoyed playing any nintendo system as a child. Featured Cake: Nintendo NES Cake Cake Artist: Yeni Monroy About… [read more...]

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#FondantFriday – 9/11 Memorial Cake http://cakejournal.com/fondant-friday/911-memorial-cake/ http://cakejournal.com/fondant-friday/911-memorial-cake/#comments Fri, 13 Sep 2013 12:28:59 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=14144 This is a very special edition of #FondantFriday as this week we memorialize the lives of those lost in the September 11 tragedy and thank all of the soldiers, policeman, and firefighters who serve our great country on a daily basis. Make sure that you tweet and share this #FondantFriday @cakejournal if you appreciate the… [read more...]

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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 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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#FondantFriday – Minnie Mouse Cake http://cakejournal.com/fondant-friday/minnie-mouse-cake/ http://cakejournal.com/fondant-friday/minnie-mouse-cake/#comments Fri, 30 Aug 2013 13:14:05 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=13734 For this edition of #FondantFriday we decided to feature a Minnie Mouse birthday cake because he doesn’t love Minnie Mouse? If you like what you see or want one of these made for your birthday, make sure that you tweet about it at #FondantFriday @cakejournal Featured Cake: Minnie Mouse Birthday Cake Cake Artist: Ini About Ini: She… [read more...]

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#FondantFriday – Hope’s Cupcake Fairy Cake http://cakejournal.com/fondant-friday/hopes-cupcake-fairy/ http://cakejournal.com/fondant-friday/hopes-cupcake-fairy/#respond Fri, 16 Aug 2013 13:25:02 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=13515 This edition of #FondantFriday includes a Cupcake Fairy cake for Dot Klerck’s daughter Hope’s birthday party. Make sure that you share and tweet about the cake if you like it using #FondantFriday @cakejournal Company Name: Eat Cake Party Website: http://www.eatcakeparty.co.za Location: Wellington, Western Cape, South Africa Featured Cake: Cupcake Fairy Cake Cake Artist: Dot Klerck started making cakes for her 4… [read more...]

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Gluten Free and Vegan Vanilla Cake Recipe http://cakejournal.com/recipes/gluten-free-vegan-vanilla-cake-recipe/ http://cakejournal.com/recipes/gluten-free-vegan-vanilla-cake-recipe/#comments Wed, 14 Aug 2013 12:02:29 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=12917 This gluten free, egg free, dairy free vanilla cake recipe will surprise your guests.  This cake is so light and moist.  This cake can be made soy free and nut free as well by insuring your ingredients do not contain nuts or soy.  This is a very simple recipe to make.  Enjoy! Print Gluten Free… [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 2010. Diane lives in Ontario, Canada and is very excited to be joining our team.

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#FondantFriday – Smurfs Village Cake http://cakejournal.com/fondant-friday/smurfs-cake/ http://cakejournal.com/fondant-friday/smurfs-cake/#respond Fri, 09 Aug 2013 13:12:50 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=13260 Welcome to another edition of #FondantFriday. In celebration of the Smurfs new movie that has just been released, we wanted to feature a Smurfs village cake. If you like what you see or want one of these made for your birthday, make sure that you tweet about it at #FondantFriday @cakejournal About Company: Wedding cakes &… [read more...]

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How to make Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes http://cakejournal.com/recipes/ice-cream-cone-cupcakes/ http://cakejournal.com/recipes/ice-cream-cone-cupcakes/#comments Wed, 07 Aug 2013 13:04:27 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=12883 Keep the kids busy this summer with these quick and easy to make ice-cream cone cakes. What you will need: Ice cream cup cones Selection of food paste colours. I used red, blue and green Wilton paste colours (optional) Any white cake mix (home-made or bought) Cadburys flake Sprinkles Buttercream Piping bag and Wilton 1M… [read more...]

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Gillian

Gillian is the owner of Jillybean Cake Couture. She is passionate about cake decorating, has a diploma in sugarcraft, and worked professionally for over 7 years.
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How to make orange cake http://cakejournal.com/recipes/easy-orange-cake-recipe/ http://cakejournal.com/recipes/easy-orange-cake-recipe/#comments Mon, 22 Jul 2013 13:04:54 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=12361 Orange cake is my favorite cake to bake during the summer time. Seeing all those fresh and juicy oranges at the market just draws me to them…hehe. This cake recipe is very easy and was passed on to me from my lovely mother. I have been making this for years and over time,  I have… [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 Fondant Basketweave http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-fondant-basketweave/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-fondant-basketweave/#comments Mon, 08 Jul 2013 11:55:18 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=12258 Today I want to share with you how to make fondant basketweave. This design is much easier than it looks and comes together very quickly!  I decorated the bottom tier of the cake in less than 30 minutes!  So, let’s get started. Here’s what I used: A prepared cake (baked, filled, frosted and covered in… [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 slice of watermelon cake topper http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-slice-of-watermelon-cake-topper/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-slice-of-watermelon-cake-topper/#comments Mon, 24 Jun 2013 10:36:50 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=11993 Here in southern Mississippi, the hot summer weather had already taken over and the watermelon patches are already producing big, bright watermelons! Enjoying a slice of cold watermelon is one of my favorite things in the summertime, so I fell in love with this party theme.  For the cake, I was asked to include the… [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 gum paste kangaroo http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-gum-paste-kangaroo/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-gum-paste-kangaroo/#comments Sat, 22 Jun 2013 12:35:26 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=11785 When I was little, I had a mother and baby kangaroo fluffy toy that I absolutely loved, so I thought I would show you how to recreate it in sugar. I have simplified the details and made the kangaroos slightly more realistic, but you can add as many extra touches as you like. This is… [read more...]

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Beth

Beth is a former scientist turned cake designer and owner of Cakes by Beth. She specializes in contemporary wedding cakes and cute animals.

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How to make a graduation cap topper http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-graduation-cap-topper/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-graduation-cap-topper/#respond Thu, 20 Jun 2013 11:46:52 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=12115 Graduation time is approaching and what could be more fun than serving your Grad, and his or her friend, with some simple and fun cupcakes?  These cupcake toppers are easy to make and will take you no time at all. This is what I used: Plastic mat Rolling pin Knife 50/50 gumpaste fondant mix (any two colour)… [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 2010. Diane lives in Ontario, Canada and is very excited to be joining our team.

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How to make a castle cake: Part 3 http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-castle-cake-part-3/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-castle-cake-part-3/#comments Mon, 03 Jun 2013 10:16:17 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=11858 Hi there, this is the third and final part to my tutorial – How to make a castle cake. Part 1 can be viewed here and Part two here. Making the door Step 1: Have a circle template ready. I used a small bowl approx 4 inches in diameter. Roll out a piece of fondant… [read more...]

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Wynona

Wynona has long been the crafty type, learning how to knit and sew as a little girl. She has had work published in various books and magazines in Australia. But as soon as she ventured into cake decorating, Wynona was hooked.

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How to make a castle cake: Part 2 http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-castle-cake-part-2/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-castle-cake-part-2/#comments Wed, 29 May 2013 10:48:10 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=11854 This is part 2 of 3 on “How to make a castle cake”. Part 1 can be viewed here. How to make the princess Step 1: Start with the princess’ bodice. I simply rolled out some hot pink fondant, cut out a rectangle shape and made some curves for the waist. I planned for the… [read more...]

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Wynona

Wynona has long been the crafty type, learning how to knit and sew as a little girl. She has had work published in various books and magazines in Australia. But as soon as she ventured into cake decorating, Wynona was hooked.

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How to Make a Castle Cake: Part 1 http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-castle-cake-part-1/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-castle-cake-part-1/#comments Mon, 27 May 2013 12:01:33 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=11770 A castle cake is what all little girls dream about and I’m going to show you how to make one! Since this castle was relatively small (6″ and 4″), I used only three turrets. If you use a bigger cake or a different shape (ie square) you may wish to add more turrets. It depends… [read more...]

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Wynona

Wynona has long been the crafty type, learning how to knit and sew as a little girl. She has had work published in various books and magazines in Australia. But as soon as she ventured into cake decorating, Wynona was hooked.

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How to make a shoe box cake decoration http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-shoe-box-cake-decoration/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-shoe-box-cake-decoration/#respond Fri, 24 May 2013 10:00:07 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=11672 This is a neat little method for making shoe boxes, which look great in piles on top of fashion-inspired cakes or as cupcake decorations. They can be made using any size of rectangular cutter and can also be adapted to make present boxes by using a square cutter and adding a little bow on top.… [read more...]

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Beth

Beth is a former scientist turned cake designer and owner of Cakes by Beth. She specializes in contemporary wedding cakes and cute animals.

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How to make a flower owl cake topper http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-flower-owl-cake-topper/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-flower-owl-cake-topper/#comments Mon, 13 May 2013 08:01:30 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=11095 I’ve loved owls since I was a little girl so I can’t get enough of the recent trend in cake decorating. When designing this cake topper, I kept it simple using only a couple of tools including a flower cutter for the eyes and wings. Previous posts explored methods for making flat cake decorations out of… [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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Chocolate Ganache Cake Recipe http://cakejournal.com/recipes/decadent-chocolate-ganache-cake/ http://cakejournal.com/recipes/decadent-chocolate-ganache-cake/#comments Tue, 30 Apr 2013 10:05:38 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=11327 This chocolate ganache cake is the ultimate in chocolate luxury and decadence, and it couldn’t be easier to make.  This one will certainly impress your guests! Print Chocolate Ganache Cake Cook Time: 50 minutesTotal Time: 50 minutes Serving Size: 3018gCalories per serving: 13781kcalFat per serving: 8002kcal This chocolate ganache cake is the ultimate in chocolate… [read more...]

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Gillian

Gillian is the owner of Jillybean Cake Couture. She is passionate about cake decorating, has a diploma in sugarcraft, and worked professionally for over 7 years.
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Craftsy review – Piece of cake by Colette Peters http://cakejournal.com/craftsy-online-classes/craftsy-review-piece-of-cake-by-colette-peters/ http://cakejournal.com/craftsy-online-classes/craftsy-review-piece-of-cake-by-colette-peters/#comments Fri, 19 Apr 2013 10:22:34 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=11281 I have always admired Colette Peters and her incredible whimsical work with cakes. So I was indeed thrilled when I found out that Colette are now working together with Craftsy. Here you can enroll her Craftsy class:Piece of cake. A class filled with Colettes signature whimsical style. You will learn not only to make an… [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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How to make a fondant puzzle plaque http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-fondant-puzzle-plaque/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-fondant-puzzle-plaque/#comments Wed, 10 Apr 2013 10:21:28 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=10664 In previous posts, we explored making cake decorations from chocolate and buttercream. Now let’s talk about my favorite material for cake decorations: fondant! As opposed to those other materials, fondant is not as messy to work with. It does not require piping bags or tips. Decorations can be made far in advance and will stay… [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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Chocolate OREO Cake with Fresh Strawberries http://cakejournal.com/recipes/chocolate-oreo-cake-with-fresh-strawberries/ http://cakejournal.com/recipes/chocolate-oreo-cake-with-fresh-strawberries/#comments Wed, 03 Apr 2013 08:06:00 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=10864 I haven’t met a person yet who does not like Oreo cookies. Have you? They are one of my favorite cookies…hehe. A few weeks ago, I played around with my chocolate cake recipe and created a chocolate oreo cake recipe. This cake is phenomenal. I cannot even begin to describe all this “deliciousness” without my… [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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