CakeJournal.com » Cupcakes http://cakejournal.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:31:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 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 Bottle Rocket Cupcake Toppers http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/bottle-rocket-cupcake-toppers/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/bottle-rocket-cupcake-toppers/#comments Mon, 23 Jun 2014 13:29:33 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=17018 These bottle rocket cupcakes would be a fun finale to any Fourth of July celebration. Fondant rockets on wooden skewers are blasting out of a plume of buttercream smoke. They are so simple that your kids will love to help. This is what I used: Work surface Fondant roller (not pictured) Fondant in red, white… [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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Manly Handyman Tool Cupcakes http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/manly-handyman-tool-cupcakes/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/manly-handyman-tool-cupcakes/#comments Fri, 13 Jun 2014 14:11:23 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=17074 Father’s day is right around the corner. So, I made these manly cupcakes topped off with little tools for all the “handymen” dads out there I used candy/chocolate molds to make these tools. But, instead of chocolate, I used gum paste. The main reason I didn’t use chocolate is because I haven’t had the best… [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 Daisy Girl Scout Cupcake Toppers http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/daisy-girl-scout-cupcake-toppers/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/daisy-girl-scout-cupcake-toppers/#comments Mon, 19 May 2014 13:07:45 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=16870 I’m wrapping up my first year as a Girl Scout Daisy leader, which has been a very rewarding experience!  In planning our year-end party, I decided to replicate the Girl Scout daisy as a cupcake topper. The ten colorful petals represent the ten elements of the Girl Scout Law. The promise center stands for the… [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 Monster High “Skullette” toppers http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/monster-skullette-cupcake-toppers/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/monster-skullette-cupcake-toppers/#comments Wed, 30 Apr 2014 13:27:45 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=16426 My daughter asked for a Monster High-themed birthday party this year. Right away, I knew that I wanted to make “skullette” cupcake toppers. I considered making them as chocolate transfers or fondant puzzles. Then, as I often do lately, I decided to find a quicker method. I searched online to see if a custom cookie… [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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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 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 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 ‘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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Scalloped Petal Frosting Technique for Cakes & Cupcakes http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/petal-frosting-technique/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/petal-frosting-technique/#respond Wed, 22 Jan 2014 13:31:27 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=14768 Petal frosting techniques didn’t emerge too long ago in the cake world, but they are proving to be incredibly popular and there are so many variations! Rainbow, ombre, multi-colour – this is a really versatile frosting style that I’d love to share with you today. Certainly not the fastest icing technique, but well worth the… [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 pipe a simple rainbow cupcake swirl http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/rainbow-cupcake-swirl/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/rainbow-cupcake-swirl/#comments Fri, 10 Jan 2014 13:15:17 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=14643 Rainbow cakes and cupcakes are incredibly popular in at the moment, and have been for quite some time with no sign of slowing down. They are so popular that I’ve dedicated an entire playlist to Rainbow Themed Food on my YouTube channel, full of rainbow inspiration. Today I’m sharing with you a super easy, fuss… [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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Tutorial: Surprise Pinata Cupcakes! http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/surprise-pinata-cupcakes/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/surprise-pinata-cupcakes/#comments Fri, 03 Jan 2014 13:42:37 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=14137 How to Make Surprise Pinata Cupcakes! Previously  I showed you how to make a Giant Cupcake Pinata using your Giant Cupcake Mould. Today I’ll be showing you how to make a Surprise Pinata Cupcake with a hidden candy centre. You can watch the full comprehensive video tutorial below, or you can read on below for… [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 Santa Cupcake Toppers http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/santa-cupcake-toppers/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/santa-cupcake-toppers/#comments Wed, 18 Dec 2013 13:16:46 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=15704 These cute Santa cupcake toppers are great fun to make with the kids, make ideal gifts or for gracing your christmas desert table, and yet are so effective and simple to make. You will need: Cupcakes Buttercream Red, white and black sugar paste (fondant) Spatula Rolling pin Knife Assorted round cutters (preferably double sided straight… [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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Video: How to Make a Giant Cupcake Piñata http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/giant-cupcake-pinata/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/giant-cupcake-pinata/#comments Mon, 25 Nov 2013 13:48:08 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=14119 How to make a Giant Cupcake Piñata using your Giant Cupcake Mould I’ve had my giant cupcake mould since I first started cupcak-ing 7 years ago and I love it. These giant cupcake moulds are now available pretty much everywhere, and you should be able to pick one up for under $10 – check ebay… [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 spider web cupcakes http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/easy-spider-web-cupcakes/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/easy-spider-web-cupcakes/#comments Wed, 23 Oct 2013 12:24:33 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=14397 We love Halloween and know how, sometimes, it can be a busy time of year. This never stops us from whipping up some treats, but occasionally you want an easy project to make in just a few minutes. These cupcakes are just that. Store bought cake and icing make this a treat to make in… [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 Halloween Spider Web Cupcakes http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/halloween-spider-web-cupcakes/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/halloween-spider-web-cupcakes/#comments Wed, 02 Oct 2013 12:31:15 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=14374 It’s getting close to Halloween and it’s time to starting thinking spooky with your cakes and cupcake ideas! It’s always such a great time of year for cake decorators and Paul’s personal favorite so he was delighted to be asked to film a short video tutorial here at Cake Journal with a quick and easy… [read more...]

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Paul Bradford

The Paul Bradford Sugarcraft School is a membership site focused on teaching the art of cake decorating. Paul has been decorating cakes for over 15 years and is as passionate about teaching as he is about cakes!

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How to Make Easy Espresso Coffee Cupcakes http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-espresso-cupcakes/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-espresso-cupcakes/#comments Mon, 23 Sep 2013 12:16:31 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=13783 How To Make: Espresso Coffee Cupcakes - Easy Free Video Tutorial As this is my first post for CakeJournal.com I’d love to start by properly introducing myself!  My names Elise, I’m a cake decorator and a Mum, and I live in the Gold Coast, Australia. If you’d like to know a little bit more about me and my experience… [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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Banana Coconut Cupcakes Recipe http://cakejournal.com/recipes/banana-coconut-cupcakes-recipe/ http://cakejournal.com/recipes/banana-coconut-cupcakes-recipe/#comments Mon, 19 Aug 2013 13:07:58 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=13028 We all know that summer is a time for vacations, and most people like to take their vacations in the tropics. Today, we’re serving up a recipe that will bring that tropical vacation to you, even if you’re stuck at your desk. Bananas and coconuts are classic island fruits, and this recipe combines them perfectly.… [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 poppy cupcake topper http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-poppy-cupcake-topper/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-poppy-cupcake-topper/#comments Thu, 11 Jul 2013 11:06:59 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=12131 These poppy cupcake toppers make a big impression due to their size and vibrant color. You can also change the color scheme to make these free-from, modern flowers coordinate with any party.  This is what I used: Flat work surface Wilton flower impression mat (optional) Corn starch Small rolling pin Round cutters (2”, 1.5”, 1”)… [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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Vegan (Egg Free/Dairy Free) Vanilla Cupcakes http://cakejournal.com/recipes/vegan-vanilla-cupcakes/ http://cakejournal.com/recipes/vegan-vanilla-cupcakes/#comments Wed, 03 Jul 2013 12:55:14 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=12111 With many allergies now a days, or wanting a nice treat that can feed a vegetarian, I often get asked to make an eggless and dairy-less dessert.  This recipe is very simple and versatile. Anyone can enjoy this simple vegan vanilla cupcake recipe.  Give it a try! This recipe will make 18 cupcakes. Print Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes Cook… [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 teapot cupcake topper http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-teapot-cupcake-topper/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-teapot-cupcake-topper/#comments Wed, 26 Jun 2013 11:16:18 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=11837 Hi everyone! Today I’m going to show you how to make a cute teapot cupcake topper. Perfect if you’re going to going for a tea party themed party. This is what I use: Fondant/Marshmallow Fondant (an alternative is to use gum paste) in ivory, white and red Gel food color in pink and green Ball… [read more...]

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Aikko

Aikko is a fan of all things sweet and has been baking since she was six, although it was only recently that she discovered her love for cake decorating. When not blogging here at Cake Journal, baking or working at her real job, she's at her blog, Bake Happy, sharing all her caking adventures.

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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 chalkboard cupcake topper http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-chalkboard-cupcake-topper/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-chalkboard-cupcake-topper/#comments Tue, 18 Jun 2013 10:34:18 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=11501 June brings graduation season and lots of celebrations. These fun little toppers will take your cupcakes to the next level for that graduation picnic or school party. This is what I used: Work surface Rolling pin Water pen Rolling cutter Fondant in black, green, yellow and blue Royal icing in a piping bag with a… [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 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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Gluten-Free Chocolate Cupcake Recipe http://cakejournal.com/recipes/gluten-free-chocolate-cupcake-recipe/ http://cakejournal.com/recipes/gluten-free-chocolate-cupcake-recipe/#comments Mon, 22 Apr 2013 10:44:53 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=11273 I often get asked if I can make a cake or cupcakes that does not have any wheat in it.  After a lot of trial and error I have come up with this recipe that I am going to share with you.  I have been told by my clients that these gluten free chocolate cupcakes… [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 Vintage Bird Cage cupcake http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-vintage-bird-cage-cupcake/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-vintage-bird-cage-cupcake/#comments Wed, 27 Mar 2013 10:13:35 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=10889 As spring approaches so does the wedding season and afternoon teas on the patio. So what could be more perfect than these cupcakes? Vintage bird cages are all the rage at the moment whether it be wall paper, table decor or cake!  Here’s how to make one. Here’s what you will need: Coloured fondant icing… [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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Hummingbird Cupcake Recipe http://cakejournal.com/recipes/hummingbird-cupcake-recipe/ http://cakejournal.com/recipes/hummingbird-cupcake-recipe/#comments Tue, 05 Mar 2013 07:28:01 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=10643 This is my favourite cupcake recipe. Amazingly moist, with beautiful tropical flavours from the pineapple, banana and coconut. The passionfruit in the icing gives it some tartness which cuts the richness of the cream cheese. Every time I make it, I am asked for the recipe so I thought I would share it here. Enjoy!… [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 Cupcake Flower Pot http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-flower-pot-cupcake/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-flower-pot-cupcake/#comments Mon, 25 Feb 2013 06:50:03 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=10308 With Mothers day approaching I thought I would show you how to make a flower pot cupcake. This is what I used: Silicone flower pot cases (these ones were purchased in Lakeland) Buttercream Glass of water Paint brush Rolling pin Some coloured fondant, I have used, red, yellow and lilac Green food colouring gel and… [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 bumble bee cupcake toppers http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-bumble-bee-cupcake-toppers/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-bumble-bee-cupcake-toppers/#comments Mon, 18 Feb 2013 07:18:51 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=10137 I’m so excited to be here at CakeJournal sharing our love of cake! I recently made a cake for a Twins Baby Gender Reveal Party and the them was “What Will They Bee?”    When I got that order, it occurred to me that I had never made any bees for a cake, so I… [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 transfer http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-chocolate-transfer/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-chocolate-transfer/#comments Sat, 16 Feb 2013 08:53:32 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=9572 When I discovered cake decorating, one of the first books I fell in love with was The Whimsical Bakehouse – Fun-to-Make Cakes That Taste as Good as They Look  by Liv Hansen and Kaye Hansen. One of the techniques covered in the book is how to make chocolate transfers. These edible decorations can be made… [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 a heart-shaped ruffled rose http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-heart-shaped-ruffled-rose/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-heart-shaped-ruffled-rose/#comments Thu, 31 Jan 2013 04:18:36 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=9439 It’s almost Valentine’s Day and to celebrate,. I thought I would show you how to make a beautifully romantic ruffled rose with a subtle difference: it is in the shape of a heart! These pretty little decorations can be used as cupcake toppers, placed around the sides of an iced cake or supported by a… [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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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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How to make a ruffled 1 tier cake stand http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-ruffled-1-tier-cake-stand/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-ruffled-1-tier-cake-stand/#comments Mon, 12 Mar 2012 15:55:51 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=8615 Styrofoam cake dummies can be transformed into sweet ruffled 1 tier cake stands. Perfect to use, if you are planning to make a vintage dessert table. Place your sweet treats like cookies and cupcakes on the ruffled cake stand or use it as a sweet display to hold your cake pops. It can be made… [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 cupcake with Rice Krispie treats http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-cupcake-with-rice-krispie-treats/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-cupcake-with-rice-krispie-treats/#comments Wed, 29 Feb 2012 15:05:07 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=8566 This is a tutorial on how you can make the cupcake, that I made as a part of a competition cake back in 2008. You can see the original cupcake here The cupcake was made using Rice Krispie Treats (RKT) and rolled fondant. The RKT is light and it can be a good option to… [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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Valentine chocolate cupcakes http://cakejournal.com/recipes/valentine-chocolate-cupcakes/ http://cakejournal.com/recipes/valentine-chocolate-cupcakes/#comments Mon, 30 Jan 2012 15:45:50 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=8393 Today I have been in the kitchen baking chocolate cupcakes. Since Valentine’s Day is soon approaching, I thought that some pink fondant hearts and a little pink sprinkle on the cupcakes would be in place. I have frosted them with Angel Feather Icing, which is good together with the chocolate cupcakes. You can find 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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Easy vanilla cupcake recipe http://cakejournal.com/recipes/classic-vanilla-cupcake-recipe/ http://cakejournal.com/recipes/classic-vanilla-cupcake-recipe/#comments Wed, 18 Jan 2012 19:41:51 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=7998 There are tons of recipes for the most classic cupcake of them all. The vanilla cupcake! I have lost track on how many different recipes, that I have tried to myself. Some were good, some were bad and some failed to a disaster. There are many different opinions on what makes a good vanilla 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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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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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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