Brushstroke Cake – how to make a Kalabasa inspired feather cake using candy melts and everyday tools. A new tutorial by our contributor, Erin Gardner! Russian cake designer recently ignited the latest cake trend with her Instagram-famous brushstroke cakes. If you want to take a peek at her work for yourself, don’t search by the term “brushstroke cake”.
White Chocolate Flower Cake – how to make a side statement flower, using candy melts and everyday tools. A new tutorial by our contributor, Erin Gardner! Create a simple, but chic statement bloom for your next cake with just a few ingredients and no special tools!
How to Make a Striped Buttercream Cake. A new tutorial by our contributor, Erin Gardner! Supplies: 6″ round cake, crumb coated 6 cups of buttercream Soft gel paste food color Piping bags Bench scraper or large icing spatula Revolving Cake Turntable Offset spatula Make a batch of your favorite buttercream frosting.
Marbled Chocolate Easter Eggs – how to make marbled Easter egg toppers for cakes and cupcakes using chocolate coating and cookie cutters. A new tutorial by our contributor Erin Gardner. These marbled chocolate Easter eggs are a fun, easy, and delicious way to dress up a cake or cupcakes for your holiday brunch table.
Mod Polka Dot Cake – how to make colorful polka dot toppers for cakes and cupcakes using chocolate candy coating. A new tutorial by our contributor Erin Gardner. These bright and cheery mod dots are sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face!
Marble Chocolate Hearts – how to make marbled heart toppers for cakes and cupcakes using chocolate coating and cookie cutters. A new tutorial by our contributor Erin Gardner. Make simple and chic marbled chocolate hearts to dress up a Valentine’s Day cake, a modern Mother’s day cake, or for any other occasion that calls for cuteness!
Candy Snowflakes – how to make crystal-like snowflakes using hard candies and cookie cutters. A new tutorial by our contributor Erin Gardner. Make these shimmering candy snowflakes to dress up a winter themed cake for your next holiday dessert spread or for your little princess who just can’t “let it go”.
How to make a giant chocolate sunflower cake, using chocolate candy coating and everyday tools. A new cake tutorial by our contributor Erin Gardner. My Chocolate Flower Cake concept from last spring is getting a fall makeover! An oversized bloom made of chocolate is a fun and easy way to quickly dress up a buttercream cake.
“The Birds” attack in this spooky Black Crow Halloween Cake, pecking their way into a red velvet cake. A new cake tutorial by our contributor, Erin Gardner of Erin Bakes. Put a sweet little bird cutter to more sinister use and create a murder of ravenous cookie crows to decorate your next Halloween cake.
Chocolate Flower Cake – how to make a giant chocolate flower cake, using candy melts and everyday tools. A new tutorial by our contributor, Erin Gardner! My obsession with chocolate flowers continues! What could be better than a delicious and beautiful chocolate flower? A GIANT chocolate flower, of course!
If hearts and roses aren’t your thing, then this is the Valentine’s Day cake for you! Bright, bold, buttercream jewels help convey the message that your lovey is a real gem. It’s a sweet sentiment perfect for your partner, bff, or the little ones in your life.
How to make a drippy chocolate cake, with perfect drizzles of ganache, purposefully placed candy pieces and shards of chocolate. A cake decorating tutorial by our contributor, Erin Gardner of Erin Bakes. Aussie cake designers like Katherine Sabbath, Unbirthday Bakery, and Cakes by Cliff (to name a few) have taken the cake design world by storm with their fun new twists on the classic chocolate drip cake.
I’ve fallen in love with a wreath. A stunning wreath inspired by vintage brass Dresden ornaments. A gorgeous, artist-designed wreath that only costs about the same as my entire holiday budget. My kids would totally be ok with that, right? Yeah, I didn’t think so. I figured if I can’t buy it, I’ll bake it!
I imagine witches must have amazing birthday parties. Crazy, blow-out, over-the-top shindigs. Playing games like ring around the cauldron and pin the tail on the black cat. Sipping bubbling brew, while nibbling on eye of newt and toe of frog. And I’m absolutely certain a witch’s birthday bash would have a killer cake.
Every year I see brightly colored chocolate sunflower seeds in the store and every year I think to myself that I must do something fun with these! They typically end up on my counter top being munched on as I get my holiday cooking and baking done.
Chocolate Wrapped Cake – how to make a cake wrapped in chocolate, with a hand-painted floral pattern. A new tutorial by our contributor, Erin Gardner! Working with chocolate can be intimidating for some, but with a little practice and patience it really is a ton of fun!
Chocolate Daffodils – how to make a chocolate flower cake, featuring chocolate daffodils. A new tutorial by our contributor, Erin Gardner! My obsession with chocolate flowers continues! It’s been so much fun for me to continue working with this medium, coming up with new and beautiful designs that are also completely delicious.
Our contributor,Erin Gardner of Erin Bakes , is back with a new tutorial today! Join along as she shares a new cake project with a step-by-step tutorial. Spring is coming! Or at least that’s what I keep telling myself as I stare out of my window at mounds of snow.
It’s day six of our brand new cake series – The 2015 Wedding Cake Preview! We’re spending two weeks oohing and aahing over marvelous cake designs and getting the scoop on 2015 cake trends from the ladies who know. Top cake designers were asked to predict which cake trends will be hot in 2015.
Chocolate Poinsettia Cake – how to make a chocolate poinsettia flower using candy melts and a knife. A new tutorial by our contributor Erin Gardner. I’ve come to the conclusion that making flowers is my absolute favorite part of cake decorating. Fondant, sugar, chocolate – you name it, I love it!
Our contributor, Erin Gardner of Wild Orchid Baking Company , is here with a new tutorial for you. A fun way to add a touch of glam to your Halloween bash! Halloween has to be one of my favorite days of the year. It’s so fun to dress up and pretend like you’re someone else.
Today is Day 2 of a new mini series all about cake artistry! Three of our contributors teamed up on a project conceived to challenge each other while inspiring all of us. We talk about inspiration and techniques all the time here on The Cake Blog.
Our contributor,Erin Gardner of Erin Bakes , is back with a new tutorial today! Join along as she shares a new cake project with a step-by-step tutorial. Cake scraps! Also fondly known as Cake Top. You know what I’m talking about…. the extra dome of cake that gets cut off during the leveling process.
Decorating a cake is sort of like solving a puzzle. There are numerous pieces that have to come together, just so, for everything to align beautifully. The process itself can be exciting, challenging and even a little exasperating at times. But when the last piece is finally placed, you can step back and smile at what you’ve accomplished.
It’s our third annual holiday series…. The 12 Cakes of Christmas !! We’re oohing and aahing over twelve marvelous cake designs, created especially for this series! All brand new, never seen before, and created by some of your favorite bakers! For our theme this year, we’re taking a moment to reflect on our favorite Christmas memories and traditions.
Our contributor, Erin Gardner of Wild Orchid Baking Company , is here with a glittery new tutorial for you. A sparkling addition to your holiday dessert tables and displays… If you’re a cake designer, you totally understand that inspiration can strike at the strangest times!
A few years ago, after the Vera Wang black wedding gown collection came out and rocked the bridal world, I became obsessed with the idea of doing a black wedding cake. Here in preppy/rustic/vintage/nautical New England that was highly unlikely to happen.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The Cake Blog is going pink! For an entire week, we’ll take a break from the Fall and Halloween inspiration to celebrate with pink. To remember, honor and support all of those who’s lives have been touched by breast cancer.
It’s time for a spooktacular new tutorial from our contributor, Erin Gardner, owner of Wild Orchid Baking Company ! She’s teaching us how to make a spooky splatter cake perfect for Halloween. With the help of a $1 spray bottle, Erin creates an airbrush look that’s inexpensive and totally achievable by all!
Sometimes, the least expected detail turns out to be THE detail that transforms a beautiful cake into an extraordinary cake! And today’s feature is the perfect example of a little detail that speaks volumes. This stunning cake trio comes to us from Erin Gardner, owner of Wild Orchid Baking Company in in New Hampshire.
We’re excited to welcome our newest contributor, Erin Gardner, owner of Wild Orchid Baking Company ! She’s here today with her first of many tutorials to help you achieve more with less. Gorgeous cakes using creative techniques! I’ve always believed that great cake decorating doesn’t have to mean using intricate techniques or buying fancy tools (well at least not all the time).
Happy Monday! We’re kicking off the week with a cake that is nothing short of dreamy. There’s something so sophisticated and refined about a classic color combination like black and ivory. So when you add in a touch of shimmering gold and an abundance of flowing ruffles, you’ve got sweet perfection.
I can hardly stand it! I feel like a little kid on Christmas morning…. waiting…. waiting… waiting… for The 12 Cakes of Christmas !! This is the second year for this cake series and I am thrilled to see how it has grown since 2011.
Today is the final day of our new cake series, EEEK It’s Halloween Week ! Five talented bakers were asked to create new designs inspired by Halloween. To bring the spirit of the holiday to life in a modern cake design like none we had seen before.
Today is day two in our new cake series, The 4 Cakes of July! Four talented bakers were asked to create new designs inspired by the 4th of July holiday. To bring the beauty and colors of the American flag to life in a sophisticated cake design like none we had seen before.
Mirror mirror on the wall. Who is the fairest of them all? Why, today’s cake of course! Today’s featured cake is a modern Snow White theme that will take your breath away! We’re not talking singing woodland animals and Disney characters here.
For the love of rainbows and hearts and all things pretty! We’re starting off the week with an incredible cake that will simply make your heart smile! From the rainbow colors to the diagonal heart pattern, this cake is incredibly delightful.
When I first saw today’s featured cake, I instantly wanted a re-do on my own wedding cake! When it comes to cake style, my first love will always be simple sophistication. Timeless. Classic. Elegant. With its subtle use of pattern and great white-on-white texture, today’s design by Erin Gardner of Wild Orchid Baking Company would be perfect for any preppy-chic-loving bride.