Hi! I am new here and I am surprised!...Read more http://cakesdecor.com/entries/1993-followers-and-following

Some of my favorite new submission this week:   [singing] Double your pleasure, double your... Never mind.   When Jeff's co-worker retired, they decided to go with a golfing sentiment on the cake. Appropriate, because look how well the baker teed them off! Ahh, if only ALL the gruss was grenner, am I right?   Here's another stencil malfunction , but one only you Australian readers will appreciate: To be fair, I hear it's easy to get turned around Down Under. (Via this article , which gets major props for calling it the "cake that flipped a nation." Hee!)   ...Read more http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2015/1/30/friday-favs-13015.html

Hi Everyone, we would like announce our new tutorial which is available from 29/01/2015 on our Facebook page. Here is a little preview....Read more http://cakesdecor.com/entries/1992-how-to-give-flavour-and-fabric-effect-to-wafer-paper

Pop-Hearts, not Pop-Tarts. Because Valentine's Day is coming! ( CakeSpy for Serious Eats ) I NEED ALL OF THIS FOR VALENTINE'S DAY. ( ThinkGeek ) How to choose typefaces to match your artwork. ( CakeSpy for Craftsy ) Ever heard of the Sky Bar? It used to be one of the nation's most popular. ( Candy Blog ) Conversation heart Nanaimo bars. Because, well, tis the season. ( Serious Eats ) Ever tried a dessert made with black eyed peas? Go for it --> ( Fork Fingers Chopsticks ) Oven-dried strawberry slices. I'm into it. ( Frugality Gal ) Banana...Read more http://www.cakespy.com/blog/2015/1/30/bakers-dozen-a-batch-of-sweet-links.html

You can draw up any shape bird you like or find something online if you can’t draw. So long as you have the cut lines in the right place, you can create your own style of bird….here’s what I created. Something simple to start off with showing the lengths of each part.
Another bird with its own lengths and style.
I used MAPLE BUTTER. I got this delicious Canadian butter made with pure maple syrup. This type of butter has enough liquid/solid viscosity that you do NOT need to heat it up before you mix your Wilton colors with it.
...Read more http://cakesdecor.com/entries/1990-wafer-paper-birds

So I hear there’s a football game happening around here this weekend? Terrific. Can someone come get me when all the sports-ing stops interrupting the Katy Perry Show? Thanks. I realize it makes me totally un-American and very unpopular, but I really don’t understand the excitement of the Super Bowl, no matter how hard I try. But I can get behind the thrill of Big Game Day snacks. Particularly snacks that involve cheese, are terrific with booze, and offer something beyond a bag of chips. I’ve also been really pumped about savory baking this year, vowing to do more of...Read more http://shaunasever.com/2015/01/alevropita-with-feta-olives-and-herbs.html

I’ve created easy step by step instructions to help you create your own wafer paper anemone flower. For my anemone, I chose to make 5 petals. You can make 6 or 8, however full you want your flower to look. The stamens are also wafer paper :)
After cutting, the tops of the petals need to be curved.
Wafer paper is fragile but it can be shaped easily with your body warmth. So I put the petals in the palm of my hand and placed an index finger ontop (I couldn’t take a photo of THAT because I’m using my...Read more http://cakesdecor.com/entries/1989-wafer-paper-anemone-flower

It's that time of year again! Time to brush up on our football terminology: Foul: 'Nuff said.   Fumble: That's when someone drops the ball.   False Start: Five dollar penalty!   Incomplete Pass: Seriously? Try again.   Tight Ends: ...and the best way to see them.
(SCOOORE!)   Off Sides:   Double Coverage: Think anyone will notice?   and finally... Missed Point: Woot!
(Hey, waaaait...) I think it's time to put all these bakers into Time Out.   Thanks to Alisa N., Steven B., Chris D., Hollie T., Vanessa W., Janette R., and Sarah S. who are ALL MVPs...Read more http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2015/1/29/football-primer.html

In this video I show you a method I use to make sure the polka dots on my cake are evenly spaced :)...Read more http://cakesdecor.com/entries/1988-how-to-evenly-space-polka-dots-on-your-cakes

Sometimes when a cake makes no sense, it's helpful to ask yourself, "What do you suppose the customer asked for?" Insults 101: When calling a girl a dog, it's always helpful to be breed-specific.   (For what it's worth, I'm pretty sure that's not how Mrs. Hopperband spells her name.)   "Look, I just want what every girl wants for her birthday: a big- a$$ cake! " Eh. [shrugging] As I'm sure every cake-loving girl would agree: close enough. Pass the forks!   Sometimes you just want a sugary baked good for no reason at all. And yet, without an...Read more http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2015/1/28/tell-me-what-you-want-what-you-really-really-want.html

Sometimes when a cake makes no sense, it's helpful to ask yourself, "What do you suppose the customer asked for?" Insults 101: When calling a girl a dog, it's always helpful to be breed-specific.   (For what it's worth, I'm pretty sure that's not how Mrs. Hopperband spells her name.)   "Look, I just want what every girl wants for her birthday: a big- a$$ cake! " Eh. [shrugging] As I'm sure every cake-loving girl would agree: close enough. Pass the forks!   Sometimes you just want a sugary baked good for no reason at all. And yet, without an...Read more http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2015/1/28/tell-me-what-you-want-what-you-really-really-want.html

Great collection of Robot Cakes discovered on CakesDecor this week!...Read more http://cakesdecor.com/entries/1986-cakesdecor-theme-robot-cakes

We were honored to work with 201 Bride magazine for a recent hand-painted wedding cakes shoot. From the article: Whether your style is avant-grade or impressionistic, hand painted cakes can turn a simple sweet treat into a masterpiece Hand-painted wedding cake with roses, succulents, dahlias, protea and ranuculus A subtle palette of pastel hues delicately decorates this charming confection. Roses, succulents, dahlias, protea and ranunculus are hand-painted on smooth alabaster fondant in harmonious hues. Anne Heap, owner of Pink Cake Box, painted the blossoming tapestry using a mix of petal dust and vokda to create the “paint”....Read more http://blog.pinkcakebox.com/hand-painted-wedding-cake-2015-01-27.htm

For more tutorial visit my Facebook page....Read more http://cakesdecor.com/entries/1984-valentine-heart-bloom-tutorial

Dear friends, I have had the amazing fortune of spending January in Asheville, North Carolina this year. Have you ever been to Asheville? If so, you know how awesome it is to have the chance to spend a month here. If you're not familiar, well, let me tell you about your new favorite city.  Asheville is located in western North Carolina, in the Appalachian Mountains. It has about 87,000 residents, and about 86,999 of them are quirky (there's got to be one normal person in here somewhere). This is in keeping with Asheville's official status of "America's Quirkiest City".  I...Read more http://www.cakespy.com/blog/2015/1/27/20-plus-delicious-discoveries-in-asheville-north-carolina.html

I don’t have an edible printer so I wanted to try my hand at painting wafer paper with abstract colors so that I have infinite possibilities to decorate cakes and cupcakes. Water will ruin wafer paper so I used a clean :) ear bud to mix three Wilton colors to randomly paint the wafer paper. You can also a paint brush.
This is what I made.
As you can see, the back of the paper isn’t wet and the colors don’t seep through. You must let it dry for ATLEAST 24 hours.
I’m using two sizes of petal leaves.
Trace...Read more http://cakesdecor.com/entries/1983-coloring-your-own-wafer-paper

Hey, I hear there's a big game this weekend! Anybody know who's playing?...Read more http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2015/1/27/super-bowl-showdown.html

Now, I am sooooo not an expert, but I have been inspired by you experts out there!!! I TRIED the ways the experts do it, sculpting from a single ball of fondant, but I just couldn’t do it!!!! My face ends up all squashed, I just cant get it. My daughters birthday is coming up and of course she wants fairies all over it- I wanted learn to do nicer faces….. anyway this is what I came up with after researching lots of different ways on the internet lol Seriously, Im not an expert, just sharing...Read more http://cakesdecor.com/entries/1982-face-tutorial

Now, I am sooooo not an expert, but I have been inspired by you experts out there!!! I TRIED the ways the experts do it, sculpting from a single ball of fondant, but I just couldn’t do it!!!! My face ends up all squashed, I just cant get it. My daughters birthday is coming up and of course she wants fairies all over it- I wanted learn to do nicer faces….. anyway this is what I came up with after researching lots of different ways on the internet lol Seriously, Im not an expert, just sharing...Read more http://cakesdecor.com/entries/1982-face-tutorial

You guys. I wrote the Valentine's Day food feature for New Mexico Magazine ! It's glossy, it's on shelves, and it has ME inside of its tasty pages. OMG! The article I was assigned to write was about desserts that were found "only in New Mexico". But given the time of year, the desserts also had a Valentine's Day spin! So what you've got in the tasty article are recipes for a flourless chocolate cake with pinon and salty caramel, easy chocolate truffles, a horchata tres leches cake, and--my fave--red chile red velvet cupcakes.  Really, the article is quite worth...Read more http://www.cakespy.com/blog/2015/1/26/cakespy-in-new-mexico-magazine.html