Top Holiday Cookies

Decorating cookies for the holidays is a tradition that many of us look forward to each year, and this sweet selection of Christmas cookies is filled with cookies that feature hand painted details, fondant accents and frosting designs. We searched the Cake Central galleries high and low for some of our favorites, and this collection […]

How to Make Sugar Cookie Party Invitations


Looking for a way to make your next party a little more memorable? Make your get-together unforgettably sweet by sending out invitations that are not only edible, but super delicious! Who wouldn’t want to get one of these in the mail? These adorable sugar cookie party invitations come from Tessa of the blog Sweet Bake […]

Ask the Cake Genius!


Dear Cake Genius, please help…. Have a cake conundrum? An oven dilemma? A fondant failure? Never fear, the Cake Genius is here! A skilled cakemaker and experienced problem-solver, the Cake Genius is Cake Central Magazine’s very own agony aunt, ready to lend a helping hand to frustrated bakers everywhere. Send your questions for a chance to […]

Rosy-Cheeked Snowman Cookie Tutorial


What better place to find festive cookie decorating ideas than from a holiday cookie platter? That’s where Lisa (BearfootBaker) of the popular cookie decorating blog The Bearfoot Baker discovered the inspiration behind her adorable rosy-cheeked snowman cookies. Lisa really started from scratch with these cookies, creating her own original template and creatively piecing together the snowman […]

Christmas Ornament Cupcake Topper Tutorial


Just in time for the holiday season, these adorable Christmas ornament cupcake toppers are perfect for adding that final festive touch to cupcakes and even muffins. Aikko of shared this fun tutorial with us, and we love how versatile it is— you can use a variety of colors and patterns to make your creations totally unique! […]

Christmas Tree Marshmallow Topper Tutorial

VIDEO: Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Perfect for adding a touch of wintry wonder to a gingerbread house display, this versatile Christmas tree marshmallow topper can also be used to top off cupcakes and cakes! This video tutorial shows how to create these cute little trees in a few simple steps: Learn how to make these Christmas tree cupcakes using ice […]

Father Christmas Topper Tutorial


Whether you run your own cake shop or you decorate for friends and family, you’re sure to get at least one Father Christmas-themed request this year. Why not give this sprightly Father Christmas topper from Katrien van Zyl (Katrien) of Katrien’s Cakes a try? This versatile little guy can be created with either gumpaste or […]

5 Best Edible Gift Recipes


Spread some holiday cheer with gifts of sweet treats. These edible gift recipes can easily be made in large batches to share with your neighbors, coworkers and family. For more that 50 great ideas on how to wrap your edible gifts, check out our post here. 1. English Toffee Sweet, crunchy and chocolaty, English toffee […]

How to Master the Wet-On-Wet Royal Icing Technique


Ever wonder how the pros create those smooth, intricate royal icing designs? Well we’ve got the secret! Below, Ileana Saldivia (sugarrealm) of Sugar Realm Bakery shares a helpful guide to the same “wet-on-wet” royal icing technique the professionals use, which she demonstrates on her gorgeous fall-inspired leaf cookies. As a bonus, she’s even shared her very own tried-and-true […]

50+ Dessert Gift Wrapping Ideas


Whether you’re giving away a batch of your special gingerbread cookies or a loaf of nutty fruit cake, we have created a Pinterest board filled with over 50 of our favorite dessert gift wrapping ideas. From fancy bows to festive boxes, this board is sure to inspire your gift-giving this season! Click on the collage […]

Friday Faves: Festive & Fancy

Trimming the Tree

As editors of Cake Central, we come across countless inspiring things every day. From cakemakers’ stories to wedding inspiration to cool new products, we want to share a few of our favorite finds with you every week. Since this week marks the official start to the holiday season, we were all feeling inspired by all […]