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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!
You’d never believe how easy this adorable onesie cake is. No special pans. No carving skills required. Just a classic, rectangular baking dish and a few simple tools are all you’ll need to create this cake cutie. Bonus tip: Looking for a creative take on a gender reveal cake?
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.
I have a confession to make. Approximately a quarter of the cabinet space in my kitchen is dedicated candy storage. I just did the math. Is that wrong? Whenever I see new or seasonal candy, I feel compelled to buy and try it. I also happen to be a sucker for anything rainbow.
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).
Time to put your aprons on again and roll up your sleeves. We have more fabulous cake decorating tips and tricks for you. This time from New Hampshire baking extraordinaire, Wild Orchid Baking Company. Why do we love this do-it-yourself decorating trick so much? Well for one, it’s incredibly easy, yet oh so stylish.
It’s one of the holy grails of baking – a cake flat and level straight from the oven. Bakers have quite a few tricks up their sleeves to achieve this feat. I put a few to the test and the results were surprising!
It seems like everywhere you look these days, wedding cakes are stripping off the frosting and going naked! Since Christina Tosi, the chef, owner, and founder of Momofuku Milk Bar, originated this style with her deliciously decadent cakes, brides everywhere have been asking bakers for this rustic-chic style.
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.
Simple gelatin bubbles are an easy and quick way to dress up any cake design! They’d be right at home on a rubber ducky cake for a baby shower, a champagne-inspired design, or even on a classic wedding cake. While gelatin is edible, these bubbles aren’t exactly something that you’d want to go chomping into.
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.
Fondant and buttercream are probably the most common mediums for decorating a cake, but did you know you can also bake a design right into your cake before baking? You can easily recreate this impressive but simple design with just a few basic supplies and the right kind of recipe.
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.
I receive all sorts of questions from students in my Craftsy classes, but one of the most frequently asked questions is, “What is piping gel and where can I find it?” It may seem like some fancy-schmancy-secret cake supply, but piping gel is nothing more than a thickened corn syrup.