Top Eric Carle-Inspired Cakes

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

We just love the cakes inspired by the work of author and illustrator Eric Carle (most famous for his children’s story, The Very Hungry Caterpillar), covered with technicolor butterflies, bright ladybugs and fuzzy green caterpillars. Check out these Top Eric Carle Cakes for inspiration on your next kid-friendly creation!   The Very Hungry Caterpillar By […]

How To Make A Royal Icing Spiderweb

VIDEO: How To Make A Spiderweb On A Sugar Cookie Using Royal Icing - Halloween

Halloween is almost here, and that means Halloween parties, spooky gatherings and trick-or-treaters are right around the corner! This video tutorial shows a clever way to create a royal icing spiderweb on a sugar cookie in a few quick and easy steps. Learn how to make a spider web on a sugar cookie using royal […]

Call for Tutorial Submissions


As you can see from the Cake Central galleries that are filled with pages and pages of creative cakes, the Cake Central community is filled with incredibly skilled and innovative cakemakers! One of the great things about the Cake Central community is that we love sharing tips, tricks and techniques with fellow cakemakers. Do you […]

Top Ruffle Cakes

Fantasy Flower & Ruffles

Fondant ruffles are all the rage. Frilly and feminine or cutting-edge and elegant, it’s clear that this design element is no longer just for young ladies. Cake Central users around the world are tapping into the trend and creating some amazing ruffled work. Check out our Top Ruffle Cakes to see what all the buzz […]

Friday Faves: Autumn Florals & Single-tiered Simplicity

As editors of Cake Central Magazine, 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. Ranunculus, succulents and ivy were at the top of the pack for us this week. Check out […]

Celebrate Halloween Karen Portaleo Style!

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Known for her impressive cake sculpting and modeling chocolate work, Karen Portaleo has wowed Food Network judges and fellow decorators alike since she began competing in Food Network Challenge competitions in 2010. Karen’s work shines especially brightly in the spooky Halloween season, which is why we chose to feature her in the October 2013 issue of Cake […]

Cake Central Classes Dallas Recap


Cake Central Classes Dallas was a hit! From Michelle Bommarito‘s flawless fondant tips to Dawn Parrott‘s precision piping, and Joshua John Russell‘s fashion flowers, everyone came away with new techniques and skills. Jackie and Leanne couldn’t have had more fun joining cakemakers from across the country as well as a few ladies who came all the way […]

Inspired Design: Gothic Halloween


It’s that time of year when you’re filling orders for decidedly spookier cakes than usual, and it’s easy to fall back on tried-and-true Halloween imagery. This season, freshen up your fright-filled designs by defining your customer’s vision and seeking out new sources of inspiration! 1. Let’s say your customer wants a Gothic-inspired cake for their […]

Chocolate Ganache Pie Pop Tutorial


Pie pops are all the rage across the baking blogosphere. These little snacks are an adorable addition to any dessert display, especially during the holidays. Kids and adults love them and best of all, they’re surprisingly easy to make! Just like cake pops, the flavor possibilities are endless. Check out this tutorial to learn how […]

Top 5 Halloween Dessert Table Treats


Themed dessert tables are a decorative and delicious addition to your annual Halloween festivities. We’ve gathered the 5 best Halloween dessert table treats to make your display ghoulishly eye-grabbing or spookily sweet! 1. Spider Cake Pops Any other time of year, spiders and sweets would be an unlikely pair. During Halloween though, normally frightening creatures can […]