Easy Penguin Cookies


We love these cute penguin cookies using an oval cutter from Bronnie Bakes.  Thanks to Bronwyn Thomas for sharing with us! I made these simple sugar cookies for Ava’s party. Cookies have definitely become a party staple – they are always the first to be eaten and are handy to make because you can make […]

Ella Buitrago’s Holidays Birds Sketch to Cake


Ella Buitrago’s Holidays Birds Cake, featured in Cake Central Magazine Volume 4, Issue 12 deserves a second look. We asked her about her creative process and creating a cake to fit a holiday birds theme.  Keep reading to hear about her cake decorating process. Cake Central: What elements of the inspiration photos attracted your attention? […]

How to Sculpt Modeling Chocolate Winter Lovebirds


Nuzzling lovebirds are a cheerful reminder of nature’s beauty in the chilly winter months, and they can be a great way to add romantic flair to winter wedding cakes. Hajnalka Mayor (Hajnalka) of Zorica’s Cake Art in Ontario, CA brings us this step-by-step tutorial detailing her modeling chocolate winter lovebirds sculpting technique. Read on to find out how […]

Bobbie Noto’s Snowman Cake Tutorial


Materials • 1-round 22 cm/ 9-inch 4 layer chiffon cake • White fondant • Red fondant • Black fondant • Gumpaste • Black dragees • Egg white, for cake glue • Gel Color, poinsettia red, blue, orange, & green • Holly berry cutter small, orchard cutters • Petal dust, sunset orange, orange, kiwi green, forest green, […]

Time Lapse of Elisa Strauss’ Sculpted Dog Cake


Elisa Strauss of Confetti Cakes sculpted her dad’s labradoodle for his birthday. For more information, please visit http://confetticakes.blogspot.com/ For online classes:50% off the list price: http://www.craftsy.com/handbagcakes This video was originally shared by glendaleaz in Cake Forums › How Do I? › Fur/Feathers for Sesame Street characters …

Top Penguin Cakes

Penguins, always dressed in their best coat and tails, slip and slide across the ice, frolic in the snow, and even ski on these fun cakes.  Check out our favorite penguin cakes and cookies. By rava

New Inspiration Challenge: Clocks


Be inspired by the craftsmanship and machinery of clocks for our latest Inspiration Challenge! From Roman numerals to golden chains and even elegant scrolls, the options are endless for cookies, cupcakes and other sweet creations! Entering is easy— simply add photos of your treats to the Clocks Inspiration Challenge album before January 12th. On January 14th, we’ll reveal […]

Sketch to Cake: Anna van Grunsven’s Butterflies and Pearls Cake

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We talked to Anna van Grunsven of AnnaTaart in The Netherlands about her beautiful hand painted cake. See what inspired her to create this lovely cake and how she approached her creative process.   Cake Central: Where did your inspiration come from?  Anna van Grunsven: I wanted to do something with butterflies, because they’re so much […]

Vanilla Latte Cupcakes


VANILLA LATTE CUPCAKES 1/2 VANILLA BEAN 3/4 CUP WHOLE MILK 6 TABLESPOONS UNSALTED BUTTER 3/4 CUP SUGAR 1 EGG 1 1/2 TEASPOONS VANILLA EXTRACT 1 1/4 CUPS ALL PURPOSE FLOUR PINCH OF SALT 1 1/4 TEASPOON BAKING POWDER Preheat oven to 350°F, and prepare cupcake pan with liners. Scrape the vanilla bean clean, and add along with the […]

Vanilla Espresso Frosting


VANILLA ESPRESSO FROSTING 3/4 CUP UNSALTED BUTTER, SOFTENED 1 CUP CONFECTIONERS’ SUGAR 1 TEASPOON ESPRESSO POWDER 1 TEASPOON VANILLA EXTRACT 1-2 TABLESPOONS WATER Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Dissolve the espresso powder in a tablespoon of water (2 tablespoons if necessary),and add it to mixture along with the vanilla extract. Mix until combined. Top Vanilla […]

Espresso Filling


ESPRESSO FILLING 1 CUP HEAVY CREAM 2 EGG YOLKS 3 TABLESPOONS SUGAR 1 1/2 TEASPOONS INSTANT ESPRESSO Heat 1/2 cream, 2 tablespoons of sugar, and espresso in a small pot until just boiling. Remove from heat. Whisk egg yolks and remaining sugar together. Add 1/2 the hot cream mix to the egg mixture while whisking. Return the egg mixture […]