What’s Your Favorite Boozy Dessert?


When looking for a deep, round flavor, many cakemakers turn to alcohol. Whether it may be simply substituting a liqueur for another flavorant or a more creative recipe using wine or beer, alcohol can add a lot to a dessert. What’s your favorite way to use booze when you’re baking?

What technique would you like to learn next?


There are always new skills to discover and perfect, even for experienced cake-makers. One of the comments we hear most when interviewing cake decorators for Cake Central Magazine is, “Never stop learning!” What technique would you like to learn next? Are you working on the classics or looking at the latest thing? Tell us what […]

What’s the best cake you’ve ever made with fruit?


When you want to add a burst of fresh flavor or color, fruit is the way to go, but there as so many options that it can be hard to decide what to do!  There’s fresh, dried and preserved fruit, and it can be used decoratively, in a filling or mixed into a batter. The […]

What is the One Tool You Couldn’t Live Without?


While we always say that our favorite thing to make is whatever will make the recipient of a cake happy, we all have our secret favorites– those ingredients, tools or flavors that we’re sure to use on the rare occasions that we get to make a cake just for fun. And then there are those […]

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?


The cake community is a special, wonderful place because of its members willingness to share. Instead of being competitive or secretive, cake-makers tend to be open and happy to talk about the things they have learned. That’s what makes this community so great. It’s hard to talk cake with a fellow decorator without hearing a […]

Your Slice: What’s Your Dream Wedding Cake?


As cake-makers we spend a lot of time tailoring wedding cakes to the bride and groom’s desires, but in the back of our minds, we daydream about what we would want our own cake to look like if we got married or renewed our vows. It’s hard to not imagine how our favorite details, colors […]

What is your least favorite cake and why?


We’ve all had it happen. You devote hours to a project, and it just doesn’t turn out the way you wanted it to. Maybe, despite all of the effort you put in, a cake will just turn out ugly. Maybe a cake is so hellish to work on that you can’t enjoy the finished product, […]

What is your Cake New Year’s Resolution?


The new year is right around the corner, and we’re making big plans. We love to keep ourselves busy and challenged, so we’ve been thinking about new techniques (and old ones that need revisiting), and planning for 2013. Our New Year’s resolutions are all about cake, and we wouldn’t be surprised if yours are, too! […]

What are you thankful for about cake this year?

Cake Central Magazine Give Thanks

Cake-making requires a lot of work and dedication, and it’s easy to forget to make time to reflect on what you’ve accomplished. We know how that goes. There’s always a new technique or client to be thinking about in the future so we forget to look back. Now is your chance to pause and think! […]

What was your scariest cake moment?


Sometimes cakes can take on a life of their own with gruesome and grim results. Are they haunted? Maybe cursed? Who knows! What we do know is that they can be terrifying and intimidating when it comes to trying to whip them back into shape. What was your scariest cake moment?

In Fashion: What Inspires You?


Inspiration is everywhere, but when we’re in search of new ideas, we like to turn to the fashion world. Like cake decorating, fashion is about making art out of something functional. The latest texture trends and current color forecast for the fashion industry can be easily incorporated in almost every creative project, and we always […]