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

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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 […]

Top Birdhouse Cakes


Birdhouses come in all shapes and sizes, and this sweet selection of birdhouse cakes is filled with homes perfect for any feathered fondant friend! If you’re interested in making your very own birdhouse creation, check out this tutorial on how to make a gingerbread birdhouse! Feeling inspired? Check out our Gingerbread Birdhouse Inspiration Challenge! By […]

Gingerbread Recipe from Sweetopia

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Sturdy enough for your tallest gingerbread house and tasty enough for any dessert spread, this gingerbread recipe from Marian (sweetopia) of the lovely blog Sweetopia is a must-have in your recipe box! Here’s a note from Marian about her go-to gingerbread: Gingerbread has never been my favorite cookie, but I do like the taste of […]

Cozy Penguin Cookie Tutorial


Decorating inspiration can come from just about anywhere, and we always love featuring innovative designs that come from unexpected places. Anne Yorks (flourboxbakery) of Flour Box Bakery in Bellefonte, PA, US found the inspiration for these cozy penguin cookies in a retail store catalog and created them by re-purposing a cutter she already had on-hand! Here in […]

Red Cardinal Gingerbread Cookie Tutorial


Whether you’re preparing for a holiday cookie exchange or looking for an eye-catching hostess gift, these bright and cheerful cardinal gingerbread cookies created by Marian (sweetopia) of the must-see decorating blog Sweetopia are sure to please a crowd! For Marian’s no-fail gingerbread recipe, click here! Materials 1 batch gingerbread cookies (for Marian’s go-to gingerbread recipe, click here!) Your favorite […]

Vinny Garcia of The Bleeding Heart Bakery Has Passed Away

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It is with a heavy heart that I share the sad news of beloved cakemaker Vinny Garcia’s passing on Dec 1, 2013. My heart goes out to Michelle, their children and all survived by Vinny.  He will be greatly missed. Former Bleeding Heart Bakery owner Vinny Garcia passed away yesterday from leukemia complications. Garcia’s decline […]