Billowed Fondant Tutorial


The first time I saw a cake with fondant billowing I was amazed, intrigued and knew that I wanted to try it on a cake one day! The Cake Central Icing Images contest was the perfect opportunity to try out this beautiful technique.   You will need: fondant a sharp knife or cutting wheel cornstarch […]

Shannon Bond’s Embossed Wedding Cake Tutorial


To re-create the effect on the extended tier of my Cake Central Icing Images® cake, you will need: Sweet Accents™ Machine Icing Images Premium Icing Sheets™ Sweet Accents Garden Lattice Embossing folder Vodka Gold luster dust Small paintbrush 4mm white pearls Royal icing or piping gel The Sweet Accents Cake Decorating Machine is incredibly easy […]

Top Poinsettia Cakes

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Popular as a holiday decoration and gift, the Poinsettia is a beautiful addition to your holiday cakes too. Check out our top Poinsettia cakes to inspire you. Poinsettia Cake By shannonbridges Chocolate and Vanilla cake with Italian butter cream between the layers. The outer cake is iced with egg nog butter cream. The flowers are […]

Egg Nog Recipe


Perfect for enjoying on a chilly winter day, this egg nog recipe is sure to warm you right up! Serve it with a cinnamon stick and a dash of nutmeg for a beautiful and tasty treat. Holiday Eggnog 12 egg yolks 5 whole cloves 4 cups milk 4 cups cream 3 cups light rum (optional) […]

Christmas Ornament Surprise Cake Tutorial

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Amanda Rettke of shared this Christmas ornament surprise cake tutorial with us, and we love the endless possibilities it inspires! On her blog, she shares two ornament surprise cakes that she made— one with a Christmas color theme, and one (the pink and purple one) that morphed into a cake for her daughter! Here, we share her […]

Ruffle Frosting Tutorial


Amanda Rettke of shared this ruffle frosting tutorial with us, and we love the endless possibilities it inspires! She starts out by showing a cake covered in simple ruffled stripes, but you can use the same technique to create a range of designs, including a festive Christmas tree:   (Want to see the awesome surprises inside these […]

Sketch to Cake: Diane Fehder’s Holiday Birds Cakes

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In the latest holiday issue of Cake Central Magazine (Volume 4, Issue 12), we asked cakemakers to create holiday wedding cakes that combined traditional imagery with modern motifs. The festive winter birds on both of Diane Fehder’s (Diane8) cakes are simple and stunning, and we felt they deserved a second look! Read on to learn […]

Jolly Santa Claus Topper Tutorial

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Here comes Santa Claus! This jolly, bearded Santa Claus topper was created by Cake Central user mizz, and her handy picture tutorial gives you the step-by-step run through! Face Face cont’d and hat Body and arms Shoes Gloves and detail Belt, eyes and other details Beard Finished!

Frosty the Snowman Christmas Cupcake Tutorial


Frosty the Snowman is everyone’s favorite frozen friend, and this fun Frosty the Snowman Christmas Cupcake tutorial shows you how to create quick and easy cupcake toppers! How-to Make a Frosty the Snowman Cupcake by Andrea of YouTube channel Mackandnorm. You guys wanted Frosty the Snowman cupcake so here he is. Dont forget to check […]

Winter Wonderland Candy Melt Tree Accent Tutorial

Winter Wonderland Tree Accents

Adding some glitz and glam to your next holiday creation is only a few steps away thanks to this tutorial by Melissa Diamond. Melissa of shared this tutorial with us on how to create beautiful candy melt tree accents, perfect for adorning any sugary winter wonderland! These tree topper treats make for perfect cupcake toppers, a […]

Friday Faves: Top-Notch Techniques & Trends

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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. This week, we found our cakemakers demonstrating top-notch technical skills, from perfect pleats to awe-inspiring hand painting. Check […]