Two months ago, 12 artists from around the world were brought together by Heba, owner of Sweet Dreams, who has been the driving force behind this idea !! Each artist recreated one of the 12 days in a unique interpretation, keeping with the lyrics but bringing in the spirit of Christmas.
The significance of the twelve days in the song are the twelve days starting with the day after Christmas (December 26 as being the feast day of St. Stephen Protomartyr), to the day before Epiphany, or the Feast of the Epiphany (January 6, or the Twelfth Day).
We hope...Read more http://cakesdecor.com/entries/1917-twelve-days-of-christmas-homemade-2014

Firework celebrations – enjoy!...Read more http://cakesdecor.com/entries/1916-firework-topper

Merry Christmas Everyone!! I made a tutorial for how to recreate the wafer paper lotuses that I had on my Festival of Lights cake from October, for everyone as my Christmas gift. Hope you all enjoy it and it is helpful. There is a tip for colouring your wafer paper on the last page…more info about how to achieve the best results are on my blog (...Read more http://cakesdecor.com/entries/1915-wafer-paper-lotus-tutorial-by-the-violet-cake-shop

CW reader Eric ordered a "pin the tail on the donkey" cake for his twin girls' fourth birthday party....Read more http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2014/12/26/a-tail-of-whoa.html

CW reader Eric ordered a "pin the tail on the donkey" cake for his twin girls' fourth birthday party....Read more http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2014/12/26/a-tail-of-whoa.html

Hi, my name is Heba and I own Sweet Dreams on Facebook. This is my page link...Read more http://cakesdecor.com/entries/1913-out-of-this-world-creations-d

Guess whose work was featured in the James Beard Foundation's newsletter? (MINE! MINE!) DIY cookie sheet chalkboard. SO clever! ( The Spiffy Cookie ) Homemade peppermint oreos. ( Joanne Eats Well With Others ) The history of conversation hearts. ( BHG ) The ONLY flourless chocolate cake recipe. ( Right here ) I want these: pistachio creams. ( Betty Crocker ) Brown butter coconut shortbread ( Clockwork Lemon ) A foolproof way to make perfect lemon curd. ( Fine Cooking ) An amazingly comprehensive collection of cutters, knives, and tools for pastry chefs. Yes, you can shop, but it's also...Read more http://www.cakespy.com/blog/2014/12/26/bakers-dozen-a-batch-of-sweet-links.html

After much careful deliberation, I decided to go with a "Merry Christmas" theme today. You know, like this:   Of course there's also the "Reindeer Patty" theme: ...but that one's kind of crappy.   Now, I know this season has left some of us feeling topsy-turvy... So just remember: after today, you won't have to hear "Frosty the Snowman" again for a whole 10 months!   But you're still stuck with "Do You Want To Build A Snowman?" Sorry.   Oh! And no more creepy Santa cakes! "Soon, Christmas tree. SOOOOON ."   And no more asking for this:   ...Read more http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2014/12/25/marry-wrecksmas.html

If you believe my mother (and she's a pretty honest person), my first word as a baby, aside from "mama" and "papa"...was "chocolate". Apparently, it occurred following an incident where my grandma gave baby-me a fat spoonful of chocolate frosting, against my mother's wishes. As the story goes, my eyes lit up and I said the magic word: "chok-lit". True story. So clearly, chocolate has played an important role in my life. It's been a lifelong friend. In spite of that, however, I don't consider myself a "chocoholic". I would more often choose a blondie than a brownie, and I...Read more http://www.cakespy.com/blog/2014/12/24/the-only-flourless-chocolate-cake-recipe.html

Hey everyone. Here is my step bu step of how to create live like poinsettia. If you wish to make red one use ready to use red flower paste. The instructions are in Bulgaria :) but I hope picture will help you....Read more http://cakesdecor.com/entries/1912-how-to-make-gum-paste-poinsettia

Hi everyone, people have been asking me to make this cake topper for so long I decided to give in and make it as a little Christmas gift to you guys. All I ask is that you share the video on facebook and with your friends so that I can carry on bringing you free video tutorials. Thanks so much for the support :)...Read more http://cakesdecor.com/entries/1911-disneys-frozen-anna-cake-topper-model

Has Christmas gotten a little too predictable for you this year? Well not to worry; these bakers aim to baffle. I never knew empty eye sockets could see so well... INTO MY SOUL.   Half a mustache or a bloody nose?   Ugly sweater or brick chimney?   French fries or those crunchy things you put on casseroles?   And is that a pig? YOU DECIDE.   I assembled a crack team to decipher this next one, and both cats agree: it's not NEARLY as interesting as their own butts.   Oh, and remember, if you see a pretzel jammed...Read more http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2014/12/24/a-cup-of-holiday-crazy.html

With the New Year on its way, I am going to give you a step by step guide on how to create these gold cakes pops. With lots of little helpful hints and tricks I use. I have also put the link below to download the black and gold New Year disks to add to your cake pop sticks. These will be great for a new year’s party, or if you’re having a birthday party or celebration you can use the same techniques to make your own cake pops in any colour. I really hope you enjoy this video. Downloadable...Read more http://cakesdecor.com/entries/1910-new-years-eve-gold-cake-pops-tutorial-with-downloadable-disks-to-print

“…SANTA Clause is coming to town!…” The big day is almost here, it’s Christmas Eve!!!
Our third and final festive Themes Blog is dedicated to your amazing Santa Cakes, Cupcakes & Cookies! – I have really enjoyed featuring your Christmas bakes this month, you’re all incredibly talented!! As the year draws to a close we can begin to reflect on our work and achievements of 2014.
We would love to know what has been your Cake Highlight this year!!
Post your answers in the comments box below :) I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and...Read more http://cakesdecor.com/entries/1909-cakesdecor-theme-santa-cakes-cupcakes-cookies

Hi everyone, people have been asking me to make this cake topper for so long I decided to give in and make it as a little Christmas gift to you guys. All I ask is that you share the video on facebook and with your friends so that I can carry on bringing you free video tutorials. Thanks so much for the support :)...Read more http://cakesdecor.com/entries/1908-fondant-modelling-paste-elsa-cake-topper

As Hanukkah nears its end, allow me to offer a toast: Mmm . Toasty. Because that, my friends, is a bread menorah. Now, rather than butter you up with rye remarks about how this baker kneads the dough, I'll just say this: she certainly knows how to get a rise out of her customers. (I know, I know; these puns are crumby. BUT I'M ON A ROLL.) Ahem. Happy Haunkkals, y'all.   Thanks to Troy S. & Rebecca H. for putting the "men" in "menorah." ***** Thank you for using our Amazon links to shop! USA , UK, Canada. ...Read more http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2014/12/23/a-very-happy-hanukkah.html

Empezamos por la parte de arriba, poned una buena capa de crema.
Distribuidla por la superficie, dejando exceso en los bordes.
Seguimos con la última capa, con ayuda de una espátula vamos poniendo pegotes por toda la parte de abajo alisando un poco.
La última es la capa de en medio, hacemos lo mismo, ponemos pegotes y vamos alisando.
Ya tenemos los 3 colores listos.
Con la ayuda de una espátula grande, alisamos los laterales (no apretéis demasiado).
Pasad la espátula pequeña por la base de arriba desde fuera hacia dentro para que la crema que sobra e los bordes...Read more http://cakesdecor.com/entries/1907-tarta-degradada

Hallidays!   Celebrate!   Helydays!   Celebrate!   If we took a hoilday:   Took some time to celebrate   Just one day out of life   It would be...
It would be SO ICE
  Everybody spread the lard   We're gonna have a festive nation!   It isn't very hard
to meet expectations!
::head desk::   Ok, new plan: I LIKE IT.   Thanks to Wolfie, Anony M., Fran V., Stefanie K., Randi M., Megan H., Rebecca M., Sarah D., Shachi, Lisa N., Elaine L., & Melody W. for the Festivus Miracle. ***** Thank you for using our...Read more http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2014/12/23/different-madonna-different-holiday.html

Another super quick and easy Christmas topper, this time a Christmas pudding...Read more http://cakesdecor.com/entries/1906-fondant-christmas-pudding-super-quick-and-easy

I am sure we all see and collect things that inspire our cake.
This photo was sent by a lovely bride. A photo I found very cool and intriguing.
I don’t have the original source of this. We have never met as she was returning home to NZ from Australia to marry, but emails and a phone conversation confirmed a brief of white, cream, a hint of apricot and no green.
Unusual for today, the cake of choice was fruit as she describes herself as a “fruit cake fiend”.
A decadent chocolate kitchen cake with raspberry IMB filling and...Read more http://cakesdecor.com/entries/1905-what-inspires-cake