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  CLASSIC PIANO TUTORIAL By ANA REMÍGIO This was my first attempt at making an elevated piano. I’m sure there may be alternative methods for doing these steps but this was the way that worked for me.     1 - First of all, you need to do the structure to hold the cake. I used two cake boards, a round one for the base ( big and strong enough for the entire cake to sit on), and a rectangular ( thinner) one to cut the piano shape (that will be base for the piano) and the piano bench. Draw the shape of the piano onto the board and using an Xacto knife cut out... read more

Teired/Stacked Cake Construction

Posted by Jackie Copyright © 2003-2004 Wilton Industries - All rights reserved Each level of a tiered cake needs dowel rods for support. Tiers that are directly stacked on each other with no separation by plates and pillars should be further stabilized with an additional center dowel rod to prevent shifting. With a pencil sharpener, sharpen one end of a long, wooden dowel rod slightly shorter than height of two tiers. Push sharpened dowel through top tier to cake circle, then, hitting sharply with tack hammer, drive dowel through cake circle to bottom of cake. If... read more

Make a Display Cake!

When I first began my cake business I made my very first display cakes out of real cake.  A total of 6 two tiered and one 3 tiered real decorated cakes for the Cal Expo show!  At the time it seemed like the easiest solution as I was not comfortable (at all) with making a non-edible display cake.  One of my biggest concerns is that Styrofoam cakes are very light and I cringed at the thought of fighting the cake to stay still as I worked to decorate it.   As time has gone on there have been a number of occasions such as shows during a busy week and photo shoots that I... read more


  Hello!! After several requests to do a tutorial for my Mickey & Goofy Car, I finally had some free time and did a gathering of some photos. I have to apolagize, because I thought I had photos from all the step by step, but I don’t. So I did a fast toturial with the main steps, I hope it helps.   THE CAR     1 – Has you can see, the car was free hand sculpt on a chocolate cake and than filled with lemon cream.     2 – I did covered the all cake with cream before covered with sugar paste (no photo). The car hood is a peace of cake covered... read more

PVC structure for cakes

    I am still a new cake artist, and am far from perfect. I had an order for a children’s birthday party, in which the customer wanted a 3D character from a popular children’s show, Yo Gabba Gabba. I searched all over Cakesdecor and CC, as well as on the web, and was not able tyo find very many tutorials, let alone info on how to build PVC armature. I found a premade armature set on Caljava, but for $90.. well, that’s a tad expensive. I studied the structure, and went to my local hardware store and purchased all of the items I needed. For this particular cake, here are... read more

Simple Citrus Slice Cookies

Posted by sweetopia These zesty sugar cookies can easily decorated with royal icing. They're fun and easy to make! List of Materials NFSC - No Fail Sugar Cookie Recipe (add citrus juice & zest of your choice) Royal Icing (Antonia 74's Recipe) Round Cookie Cutters (size your choice) Piping Bags Couplers Piping Tips (#3) Yellow, Orange & Green Gel Coloring (colors your choice) Toothpick - Outlining – Using a #3 piping tip, outline your cookie with royal icing. I like using a larger piping tip to outline and fill in larger areas, as the 'flooding' goes... read more

How to make a zebra print cake - bonus rainbow coloured background

    Watch how to make this cake here:   read more

Topsy Turvy Cake Stand Tutorial

Hey Everyone! I have just posted my 2nd ever tutorial! I was sooo stressed trying to figure out how I was going to make this stand when I was presented with the idea and I finally came up with this! I wanted to share in hopes of at least helping one person not to feel like I did when I was scratching my head! Tips and critiques are welcome! Thanks in advance for checking it out! read more

Building The Cake: Combination Pillar & Stacked Construction

Posted by Anonymous Use any combination of dowel rods, boards, separator plates and pillars. You may also use push-in pillars, which eliminate the need for dowel rods and a plate or board to support the pillars. Photo by all4cake FOR PILLARS WITH DOWEL RODS: The key to success is inserting dowel rods accurately at every level for support. 1. Mark all tiers for dowel rod placement using a separator plate (for pillar tiers) or a cake circle (for stacked tiers) the same size as the tier above. Insert dowel rods. 2. Position tiers that will be on pillars on... read more

How to Package & Ship Cookie Bouquets

Posted by rezzygirl Learn how to package and ship your cookies bouquets by following these easy steps. Individually wrap each cookie in cello bag or shrink wrap Layer with bubble wrap or tissue paper Wrap entire bouquet in bubble wrap or tissue paper Cover entire bouquet in shrink wrap and shrink using heat gun or blow dryer on low setting. Place packing fill (shred, packing popcorn, lots of crumpled paper, etc.) in box Place cookies in box and surround with more packing fill. Add enough fill so that the cookies don’t shift. Fill to top of box so... read more

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