CakeJournal.com » Tutorials http://cakejournal.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:17:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 How to Decorate Simple T-Rex Dinosaur Cookies http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/decorating-t-rex-dinosaur-cookies/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/decorating-t-rex-dinosaur-cookies/#respond Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:17:38 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=17424 Today I want to share with you how to decorate simple T-Rex Dinosaur Cookies! I’ll be the first to admit that I am not a cookie expert and it’s taken me a couple of years to feel confident enough with them to take regular orders.   But because I don’t feel like I’ve mastered cookie decorating,… [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 Stenciled Petit Fours http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/stenciled-petit-fours/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/stenciled-petit-fours/#comments Thu, 14 Aug 2014 13:47:01 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=17292 Stenciled petit fours are really easy to make and work for so many different occasions. This time around we’ve left a few petit fours plain for the word “BABY”, but they’d work just as well completely covered in pattern. A damask stencil makes the finished presentation elegant, but mixing up the stencil would give them a… [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 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 Baby Shoe Cake Toppers http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/baby-shoe-cake-toppers/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/baby-shoe-cake-toppers/#comments Tue, 05 Aug 2014 13:15:36 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=17230 These adorable baby shoes are made easy with a cutter set that makes all the pieces easily fit together. Color them different shades and add different patterns or textures for an endless supply of personalized cake toppers. This pair is made out of gum paste but could be easily made out of fondant with more drying time. Give… [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 Sparkly Bouncy Stars Cake Topper http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/sparkly-bouncy-stars-cake-topper/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/sparkly-bouncy-stars-cake-topper/#comments Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:01:44 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=17215 Sparkly, bouncy stars are an easy go-to decoration that turn any simple cake into an instant celebration. Because they are made with gum paste, they are the perfect accent to make ahead by the dozen and sparkle up as needed! Just store them in an airtight container, pull and add disco dust and insert in the cake…it’s just… [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 Cute Buttons Cake http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/fondant-buttons-cake/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/fondant-buttons-cake/#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:18:03 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=17209 Buttons look adorable on cakes and cupcakes and are great for baby showers or baby birthdays. You can make them, using button molds or you can make them without a mold… like I did. To make these buttons, you will need the following supplies: Yellow, red and blue gumpaste Rolling pin Star cutter, heart cutter,… [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 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Cake Topper http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/teenage-mutant-ninja-turtle-cake-topper/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/teenage-mutant-ninja-turtle-cake-topper/#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:52:56 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=17314 With a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie coming out soon, it seemed like a good time to share this tutorial. In making custom cake toppers, I get many requests for popular characters. I was able to take photos during the creation of this one. I hope these photos provide insight into the construction method… [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 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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Video: How to make monster cupcake toppers http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/monster-cupcake-toppers/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/monster-cupcake-toppers/#respond Fri, 11 Jul 2014 06:28:37 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=15678 Every Halloween, I make cakes and cupcakes for my family and friends. This year, I will be making lots of cool stuff, including these one eyed and three eyed monster cupcakes. You can make them in different colors, give them different expressions, make them cuter or even scarier. I am sure both, kids and adults,… [read more...]

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Farwa & Abeer

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How to Make Quilled Flower Cake Topper http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/quilled-flower-cake-topper/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/quilled-flower-cake-topper/#comments Mon, 07 Jul 2014 13:19:55 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=17171 Do you guys know what quilling is?! If not, it’s a really cool technique that involves rolling strips of paper and arranging them into beautiful designs like flowers, butterflies and so on. I thought it would be nice to do the same technique with fondant and see what happens. Well, I am happy to say… [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 Pinwheel Cupcake Toppers http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/pinwheel-cupcake-toppers/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/pinwheel-cupcake-toppers/#comments Wed, 02 Jul 2014 12:59:54 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=17150 Pinwheels are so much fun to play with and kids love them. So, I decided to do a tutorial for edible dual shaded pinwheels. I made a purple and yellow pinwheel but you can use whatever colors you like. I think a red white and blue version would be perfect for 4th of July, which… [read more...]

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Farwa & Abeer

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How to Make Lego Movie Wyldstyle Figurine Cake Topper http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/wyldstyle-figurine-cake-topper/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/wyldstyle-figurine-cake-topper/#respond Thu, 26 Jun 2014 13:18:49 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=16984 Since the release of the 2014 movie “Lego Movie”, Lego figurines and characters for cake toppers has become very popular.  Here is how I make this one. This is what I used: fondant (black, yellow, blue and pink) rolling pin glue gum large bubble tea straw Cel-Stick toothpicks Zacto knife Black edible marker Step 1:… [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 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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How to make two peas in a pod cake topper http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/two-peas-in-a-pod-cake-topper/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/two-peas-in-a-pod-cake-topper/#comments Thu, 19 Jun 2014 13:15:01 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=17062 I had a blast making these two peas in a pod. They are great to use as cake or cupcake toppers for baby showers. I made a pink ball and a blue ball. But, you can make 2 pink balls or 2 blue balls if the sex of the babies is already known To make… [read more...]

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Farwa & Abeer

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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

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How to Make Emmet Figurine Topper from Lego Movie http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/emmet-figurine-topper/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/emmet-figurine-topper/#comments Wed, 11 Jun 2014 13:20:40 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=16990 Since the Lego Movie came out, the main character “Emmet” has become a hit.  Here is how you make him out of fondant. Here is what I used: Fondant (orange, blue, yellow and brown) edible glue rolling pin Cel-Stick black edible marker Zacto knife tooth picks Bubble tea fat straw round #10 tip Step 1:… [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 use stencils with edible sprays http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/using-stencils-edible-sprays/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/using-stencils-edible-sprays/#respond Mon, 09 Jun 2014 13:25:00 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=16817 I think stenciling is a beautiful way to decorate cakes and cupcakes. But, it does require a lot of practice to perfect the technique. I recently found that edible sprays are much easier to use with stencils and the result is still beautiful. I used a rose stencil and Wilton’s red color mist spray to… [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 Minion Cupcake Toppers http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/minion-cupcake-toppers/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/minion-cupcake-toppers/#comments Fri, 06 Jun 2014 12:23:39 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=16980 Whether your favorite character is Dave or Kevin or Donny or John, Minions are so popular.  This tutorial will show you how to make these cute little guys to place on your cupcakes. This is what I used: Fondant (white, black, grey and yellow) rolling pin knife large round cutter medium round cutter (not shown) small… [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 an Owl Cake Topper http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/owl-cake-topper/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/owl-cake-topper/#respond Fri, 30 May 2014 13:33:02 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=16772 Owls have become really popular in the last couple of years for cake decorations and themes.  Whether its a baby shower cake, an animal themed birthday cake, or your customer just really likes owls, these cute owl toppers are great for any cake or cupcake.  They are simple and take little time to make. Here… [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 decorate a cake with just a fork http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-decorate-a-cake-with-just-a-fork/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-decorate-a-cake-with-just-a-fork/#comments Wed, 28 May 2014 13:04:18 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=16918 It’s not always possible to decorate cakes with fondant due to time constraints. So, every once in a while, I need to apply a quick and easy technique on a cake and be sure that it still looks pretty. Some of the easy techniques I love to do on cakes involve the use of a… [read more...]

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Farwa & Abeer

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How to Make Summer Popsicle Cake Pops http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/summer-popsicle-cake-pops/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/summer-popsicle-cake-pops/#respond Mon, 26 May 2014 13:00:51 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=13895 This week the theme of my tutorials has been ‘Cake In Disguise’.  Today I’m going to share with you an easy tutorial on how to make Popsicle Cake Pops. If you haven’t made cake pops before, here’s a simple basic recipe that I absolutely love: Step 1: Take your cooked cake (bake it yourself or… [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 fondant sheet of paper http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/fondant-sheet-of-paper/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/fondant-sheet-of-paper/#comments Wed, 21 May 2014 12:55:10 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=16753 A few months ago, I made a cake for some folks who like designing sites and programming and doing all sorts of “techy” stuff that I couldn’t wrap my head around…lol. I made a bunch of things out of fondant/gumpaste that they use on a daily basis such as a laptop, an ipod, some cd’s… [read more...]

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Farwa & Abeer

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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 a Special Agent Oso Cake topper http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/special-agent-oso-cake-topper/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/special-agent-oso-cake-topper/#respond Fri, 16 May 2014 13:55:04 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=16777 Here in Canada, Special Agent Oso is a popular character on a kid’s tv show.  I get many requests for themed cakes involving this character.  So I decided to make a tutorial to show how to make this cute, friendly bear.  Even if you don’t know who this character is, the steps to create him… [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 an edible ipod cake topper http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/edible-ipod-cake-topper/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/edible-ipod-cake-topper/#respond Wed, 14 May 2014 13:47:02 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=16579 One of the things I enjoy most about cake decorating is seeing the looks on people’s faces when I tell them something very realistic such as this ipod is actually edible. I  left the screen blank but you can print the company’s logo or something fun on edible paper and stick it on the screen.… [read more...]

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Farwa & Abeer

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How to make a simple cat cake topper http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/cat-cake-topper/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/cat-cake-topper/#respond Fri, 09 May 2014 13:53:54 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=16768 This adorable little cat is cute and really simple to make.  Only needing a few items, you can make this cat in less than 30 minutes.  Take a look at this tutorial to see how simple making this cat cake topper is. What you will need: 4 colours of fondant (one colour for the body,… [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 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 elegant flower cookies http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/elegant-flower-cookies/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/elegant-flower-cookies/#comments Fri, 02 May 2014 07:40:25 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=15756 I was playing around with fondant and some cutters a few weeks ago and came up with this elegant cookie design. So, I did a tutorial on them. This way, you can make them too I think these would make great wedding party favors or even Spring party favors. To make them, 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 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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How to Make Car Cupcake Toppers http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/car-cupcake-toppers/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/car-cupcake-toppers/#respond Fri, 25 Apr 2014 13:36:07 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=15827 Cars….simple, cute and easy to make.  You can make them any size and any colour.  Give this tutorial a try! Here is what I used: 3 colours of fondant (blue, white and black) rolling pin round circle cutter gum glue tip small square cutter Zacto Knife black edible marker (not shown in picture) Step 1:… [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 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 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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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 2010. 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 2010. 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

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 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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Farwa & Abeer

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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 2010. Diane lives in Ontario, Canada and is very excited to be joining our team.

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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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