Sesame Street Cupcake Tutorial

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Sesame Street has been a favorite TV show for decades, and these fuzzy characters aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. Whether you are decorating cookies, cupcakes or creating an entire Sesame Street-themed cake, Big Bird, Elmo, Oscar the Grouch and all of their friends provide perfect inspiration! (For more inspiration, check out some of our favorite Sesame […]

Top Tiger Cakes

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You’ve probably already come across this adorable viral video, whether it was watching the national nightly news or browsing your favorite websites. The YouTube video of the little boy dressed up in a tiger costume playing with a tiger behind glass at the zoo has already been featured on The Today Show,  ABC World News […]

Top Sesame Street Cakes

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First airing on November 10, 1969, Sesame Street has been a favorite classic children’s television show for decades now. With unique characters featuring fun designs and textures, Elmo, Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, Cookie Monster and all of their other fuzzy friends offer plenty of opportunity for cakemakers to get creative! We took a look around […]

Friday Faves: Fabulous French Fashion

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As editors at 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. It’s all about France for us this week, from couture fashion to fabulous French royalty! Check out our Friday […]

Top Dinosaur Cakes

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Whether scary, sweet or silly, dinosaurs open up a whole world of possibility. We scoured the Cake Central galleries for dinosaur cakes and found an impressive variety: from realistic airbrushed fondant to cartoony interpretations, these are some of our favorite dinosaur cakes! Looking for more inspiration? Check out this easy dinosaur fossil cupcake topper tutorial! […]

How to Make Dinosaur Fossil Cupcake Toppers

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Straight from the land before time, these dinosaur fossil cupcake toppers are sure to be a hit with kids! Perfect for dinosaur-themed birthday parties, these versatile toppers can be made with any color combination to customize any batch of cupcakes. I show how to make fossil cupcake toppers and then assemble the whole thing at the end. […]

Cake Central at the Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show!

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On September 27, the Cake Central team packed our bags and flew to Tulsa to attend one of the country’s most anticipated cake decorating competitions, the Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show (OSSAS). Hosted and directed by Kerry Vincent, one of the industry’s biggest names, OSSAS attracts cakemakers from all over the world. This year’s 20th anniversary show […]

5 Best Caramel Apple-Inspired Recipes

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At the pumpkin patch or on your dessert table, it doesn’t get much more classically fall than gooey caramel apples. Thanks to our users, this irresistible combo doesn’t need to be enjoyed on a stick. We’ve rounded up five of the best caramel apple-inspired desserts for you to celebrate fall and satisfy your baking bug! […]

Presenting the OSSAS Issue of Cake Central Magazine!

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Just released: the much-anticipated OSSAS issue of Cake Central Magazine (Volume 4, Issue 11)! On September 27, the Cake Central team packed our bags and flew to Tulsa to attend one of the country’s most anticipated cake decorating competitions, the Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show (OSSAS). Hosted and directed by Kerry Vincent, one of the industry’s […]

How to Make a Hunger Games Mockingjay Cupcake Topper

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will be released in theaters on November 22nd, 2013 and we can’t wait to see all of the new cakes it’s sure to inspire! This video demonstrates how to create a mockingjay cupcake topper, perfect for accenting cupcakes served at a Hunger Games themed party. Check out some of our favorite Hunger […]

Fondant Grape Tutorial

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In V4, I8 of Cake Central Magazine, we celebrated the journey of wine, from earth to bottle. There were so many exquisite cakes featured in the issue, including Kristen Erich’s steampunk wedding inspired cake. Kristen created this fondant grape tutorial that shows how she created the rich, plum-colored grapes that accent her cake, shown below: Materials […]