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 […]

Top Hand Painting Tutorials


Hand painted cakes have graced the cover of Cake Central Magazine, are always a favorite in the galleries and make the most desired tutorials. We’ve shared some amazing techniques for painting on cakes and cookies by masters of the craft. Check out our best hand painting tutorials to inspire your creative sugar art. Multi-dimensional […]

How-to Make Snow Globe Cakepops

VIDEO: Christmas Cake Pops! Make Snow Globe Cakepops for Xmas - A Cupcake Addiction How To Tutorial

Learn how to make these super cute Christmas Snowglobe Cakepops, complete with Frosty the Snowman and cute Christmas trees – a Christmas Winter Wonderland! —–SUBSCRIBE to MyCupcakeAddiction for more FREE Tutorials!—– Check out tons of other great ideas in our Christmas Playlist: Tools & Equipment: Mini cupcake tray Mini cupcake cases Lollypop sticks Toothpick […]

Royal Icing Tiara Tutorial


Joyce Marx (CC user Joyliciouscakes) was one of the featured cakemakers in the December issue from Volume 3 of Cake Central Magazine. We fell in love with the delicate snowflake royal icing tiara she topped her winter wonderland cake with, and she was kind enough to create and share this step-by-step tutorial with us! For some tiara design […]

Top Champagne Recipes


Happy New Year! Do you have left over bubbly you’re not sure what to with? Or are you still in the mood to celebrate? Check out these fun and delicious recipes that use champagne, perfect for any celebration. 1. Pink Champagne WASC Cake This cake is a doctored mix variation of the famous White Almond […]