How to Decorate a White Floral Cake with Anna Ellison

VIDEO: How to Decorate a White Floral Cake | Cake Tutorials

Cake Artist Anna Ellison from Charm City Cakes West and one of the stars from the television series “Ace of Cakes” shares a cute design for a pleated cake that can be done in minutes. (Video is 2:32 min) If you are interested in learning from Food Network stars Mary Smith and Anna Ellison check out […]

Top Adventure Time Cakes

Join Finn, Jake, Princess Bubblegum, Marceline the Vampire Queen and all of their other Adventure Time friends in the magical Land of Ooo! Loved by kids and adults alike, this whimsical cartoon show has inspired countless Halloween costumes, video games, toys, and of course, cakes! Brimming with bright and colorful fondant, this selection of Adventure Time cakes […]

5 Best Cakes With Nuts


We’re going nuts for cakes with nuts! A wonderful, earthy addition to any cake recipe, pecans, walnuts, pistachios and almonds are particularly appropriate during the holidays. Nuts are the highlight in these recipes, whether they come in the form of vibrant extracts or crunchy toppings. Give one of these recipes a try and go nuts along […]

Cake Central Classes Chicago Recap


Cake Central Classes Chicago was a hit! From Bronwen Weber’s sculpted cake tips and amazing buttercream piping to Lisa Berczel’s innovative wafer paper techniques, everyone came away with new techniques and skills. Jackie and Leanne enjoyed getting to know cakemakers from the Midwest and even a few familiar faces from the Northwest, like Holly and Karen. See what everyone is […]

Simple Cake Syrup


Simple Cake Syrup This syrup is used to coat each layer of your cake before applying icing or filling. Ingredients 1 cup water 1 cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon flavored liquer or 1 tsp extract, optional Instructions In a medium saucepan, combine water and sugar over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring, until sugar is dissolved. Stop […]

Behind the Scenes: Vivian Pham’s 2013 OSSAS Cake

VIDEO: Vivian Pham's 2013 OSSAS Cake Competition

For two decades, cakemakers have marked their calendars for the Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show (OSSAS), a prestigious cake competition in Tulsa, OK. This year’s ballet theme inspired dozens of extraordinary cakes, and cakemaker and OSSAS 2012 Grand National Champion Vivian Pham created a definite showstopper. Innovative and stunning, this video provides a look at […]

5 Best Cranberry Cake Recipes

Cranberry Cake

The bright, mouth-puckering taste of cranberries is a must-have in the winter months. This holiday season, don’t just save these tart treats for dressing your Turkey. Here are 5 of our favorite cranberry cake recipes for you to work into your holiday dessert menu. 1. Classic Cranberry Cake This moist and full-bodied mix cake can […]

Hunger Games Inspiration Challenge Winner

Hunger Games Inspiration Chal

As you all know now, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is slated to be released in theaters on November 22nd, 2013! We were stunned by all of the submissions to our Hunger Games Inspiration Challenge contest— for the original inspiration and rules, visit the contest announcement. The winning creation is… Congratulations to Inspiration Challenge winner Nazarine! We were impressed […]

Gumpaste Birch Tree Tutorial

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The stunning, nature-inspired cover cake of the January 2013 issue of Cake Central Magazine has been a favorite of ours for nearly a year. Now that chilly autumn season has returned, we are reminded of cakemaker Veronica Arthur’s innovative gumpaste birch tree technique. On her woodland wedding-themed cake, Veronica innovatively incorporated nature without relying on floral motifs. […]

How to Hand Paint Poppies on Gumpaste

VIDEO: Poppy Spree Painting on Gumpaste

Adding a splash of vibrant color to your cake design is only a few steps away thanks to this handy tutorial. Hand painting flowers onto the side of a cake offers an excellent way to add a layer of detail to any design. This video tutorial demonstrates how to hand paint poppies on a gumpaste […]

Top Poppy Cakes

Poppy christening cake

Commonly know as Veterans Day in the US, November 11 is also referred to as Remembrance Day, Poppy Day, and Armistice Day, a day that is meant to signify the end of World War I and honor those who have served. Poppies are the chosen flower of this special day, as they refer to the […]

Top Veterans Day Cakes

Marine Dress Uniform Cake

Whether you know it as Remembrance Day, Poppy Day, Armistice Day or Veterans Day, take a moment on November 11th to honor those who have served your country. Our hats are off to the men and women who have sacrificed so much to keep us safe. Today, we salute you with our Top Veterans Day Cakes. By arosstx […]