CakeJournal.com » Tutorials http://cakejournal.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:42:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9 How to Use a Silicone Pearl Mold http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-use-a-silicone-pearl-mold/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-use-a-silicone-pearl-mold/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:10:52 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=16374 I use my silicone pearl molds almost every week for cake borders and I’m asked over and over again about how to use them.  So a few weeks ago I took some pics while working on a cake and today I’m sharing How to Use a Silicone Pearl Mold. The tools required are pretty simple.  Here’s what… [read more...]

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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 2009. Diane lives in Ontario, Canada and is very excited to be joining our team.

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

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Farwa & Abeer

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

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

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Cakegirls

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

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

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Diane

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

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

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Farwa & Abeer

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

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

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Diane

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

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

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Renée

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

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

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Diane

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

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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

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

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

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Renée

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

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

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Diane

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

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

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MyCupcakeAddiction (Elise)

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

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

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Farwa & Abeer

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

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

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Rose

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

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

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Farwa & Abeer

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

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Diane

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

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

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Farwa & Abeer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Diane

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

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

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Cakegirls

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

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

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

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Cakegirls

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

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

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Renée

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

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

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Diane

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

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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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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 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 Candy Pokemon Pokeballs http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/candy-pokemon-pokeballs/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/candy-pokemon-pokeballs/#respond Fri, 17 Jan 2014 13:50:54 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=14922 The new Pokemon Game, Pokemon X & Y has just been released and I thought it would be an opportune time to share my unique idea for making Candy Pokemon Pokeballs with you. Great for parties, easily customisable to include your favourite Pokemon and loads of fun to smash open, these cute little candy bombs… [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 Giraffe cupcake toppers http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/giraffe-cupcake-toppers/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/giraffe-cupcake-toppers/#respond Wed, 15 Jan 2014 13:21:37 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=14663 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 giraffe cupcake toppers are super cute and really easy to make. Here is what I used: Fondant (yellow, ivory and brown) Rolling pin Edible black marker Zacto knife Round cutter… [read more...]

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Diane

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

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How to Make Hot Air Balloon Cupcake Toppers http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/hot-air-balloon-cupcake-toppers/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/hot-air-balloon-cupcake-toppers/#comments Mon, 13 Jan 2014 13:11:48 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=15201 Today I’m sharing with you how to make hot air balloon cupcake toppers. I live in southern Mississippi and every October we have the Great Mississippi River Hot Air Balloon Races.  It’s a huge event that people come from all over to see and participate in. It was for a birthday celebration the same weekend… [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 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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How to make a gum paste bumble bee cake topper http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/bumble-bee-cake-topper/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/bumble-bee-cake-topper/#comments Wed, 08 Jan 2014 13:55:32 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=14324 Here is a very simple yet very cute little bumble bee. Materials needed: Black, yellow, flesh and white gum paste. 3cm floral wire # 26. Small daisy cutter. edible glue and brush. Tooth pick. Step #1 Wrap a 2.5 cm foam ball and make it as round as possible. Let it dry. Form two cones… [read more...]

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How to make Elephant cupcake toppers http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/elephant-cupcake-toppers/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/elephant-cupcake-toppers/#comments Mon, 06 Jan 2014 13:38:53 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=14657 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 elephant cupcake toppers are super cute and really easy to make. Here is what I used: Fondant (grey, pink, white) Rolling pin Edible black marker Zacto knife Round cutter (about… [read more...]

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Diane

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

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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 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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