Topsy Turvy Cake Video 4 – DOWELING

How to Dowel a Topsy Turvy Cake

Video: Topsy Turvy Cake Tutorial 4 – DOWELING This is part 4 of 4 In this segment, I demonstrate how to measure and insert wooden dowels for a topsy turvy cake frosted with buttercream. Related Links Part 1: Intro Part 2: Carving Part 3: Frosting … Continue reading

Topsy Turvy Cake Video 3 – FROSTING

How to Frost a Topsy Turvy Cake

Video: Topsy Turvy Cake Tutorial 3 – FROSTING This is part 3 of 4 In this segment, I demonstrate how to frost a topsy turvy cake tier with buttercream using the upside down frosting method. Related Links Part 1: Intro Part 2: Carving Part 4: Doweling … Continue reading

Topsy Turvy Cake Video 2 – CARVING

How to Carve a Topsy Turvy Cake

Video: Topsy Turvy Cake Tutorial 2 – CARVING This is part 2 of 4 In this segment, I demonstrate how to carve a topsy turvy cake using the upside down tapering and wedging method. Related Links Part 1: Intro Part 3: … Continue reading

Topsy Turvy Cake Video 1- INTRO

Topsy Turvy Cake Introduction

VIDEO: Topsy Turvy Cake Tutorial – Intro This is part 1 of 4 In this segment, I explain the function of counterbalance and demonstrate how to cut and prepare cardboard circles in preparation for carving and frosting a topsy turvy … Continue reading

Valentine’s Inspiration 2 – Bakery Tricks

Valentine's Heart Cakes

VIDEO: Valentine’s Heart Cakes – Bakery Recipes & How-To Happy (almost) Valentine’s Day! Here is an example of how I made three different kinds of cakes using one kind of heart mold at a commercial bakery. LINK: Freezing Cakes Video NOTE: This … Continue reading

Video: Stacking Cakes with Wood Dowels

How to Use Wood Dowels in Stacked Cake Assembly

Here is a two part video series demonstrating how to use wood dowels in stacked cake assembly. This may be applied to the construction of wedding cakes, multi-tiered cakes, birthday cakes, or any cake that has multiple components. Click below to … Continue reading

Why Cake Fillings Bulge – Top 5 Reasons & Solutions

Why Cake Fillings Bulge, Top 5 Reasons Plus Solutions

Watch the VIDEO version: Why Cake Fillings Bulge VIDEO SERIES LINK: How to Fill Layer Cakes in the Pan Video Transcript Fillings that bulge are like the unwanted muffin tops of the layer cake world, am I right? Why does it happen and … Continue reading

New Layer Cake Video Series – Part 2 – Filling and Depanning

Cake Filling Method

Cake Filling Method – Filling & De-panning This is PART 2 of an updated video series on layer cake filling.Link to PART 1: Freezing Cake Link to PART 3: Condensation BB Bakes Sugar Art HEAT GUN HACKThis video is demonstration on how to build … Continue reading

New Layer Cake Video Series – Part 1 – Freezing Cake

Part 1 Cake Filling Method - Freezing Cakes

Cake Filling Method – Freezing Cakes This is PART 1 of an updated video series on layer cake filling. Link to Part 2: Filling & Depanning Cakes Link to PART 3: Condensation This video is an introduction to building stable layer cakes in the … Continue reading

Layer Cake Filling Recipes

Layer Cake Fillings Recipes

I have gotten so many questions about my cake filling recipes that I finally decided to share the formulas here on this website! This article presents a streamlined menu that includes 10 cake filling variations based on two buttercream frosting recipes. … Continue reading

How to Freeze Cake

How to Freeze Cake

Have you ever heard the myth that “freezing cakes is bad?” It’s not true! The freezer is a great tool for cake making, especially when it comes to the engineering of tiered wedding cakes or sculpted cake designs. Here’s how professional bakers freeze cakes … Continue reading

How to Make a Skull Cake

How to Make a Skull Cake by Wicked Goodies

According to Mexican tradition, on the Day of the Dead, the elegant skull represents both the death of beauty and the beauty of death, a cake decorator’s paradox. The decorations on this skull cake were crafted from modeling chocolate. The cake was … Continue reading

How to Fill Layer Cakes Video

How to Fill Layer Cakes by WIcked Goodies

This is a video extension of my blog tutorial, How to Fill Layer Cakes, in which I demonstrate the professional bakery method of building layer cakes in pans. This technique yields solid puck and brick-shaped cakes that are super easy to … Continue reading

How to Make a Booby Cake

Breast Wishes Cake by Wicked Goodies

I made this booby cake decorated with smooth buttercream and modeling chocolate for a fundraising event in honor my friend, Laura, who is winning a fight against breast cancer. Go, Laura! It was a huge cake – each boob was … Continue reading

How to Make a Half Sphere Cake

How to Make a Half Sphere Cake by Wicked Goodies

The beauty of the half sphere cake is that it can be baked in such a way that no carving is needed. Here is an owl cake, a fish cake, a beach ball cake, and breast wishes cake, all made from … Continue reading

How to Make a Boat Cake

How to Make a Boat Cake by Wicked Goodies

This 3D cake adventure involves modeling chocolate, piped chocolate, malt balls, buttercream frosting, dowel infrastructure, carved cake construction, and Pepperidge Farm Pirouette Rolled Wafers. This boat wedding cake was designed for a couple that met at the 2009 San Diego Singles Conference on a … Continue reading

How to Slice Cake Layers

How to Slice Cake Layers - Wicked Goodies

Many people slice cake layers by sawing with the knife. However that back-and-forth motion often leads to jagged, uneven layers. There are many awkward gadgets out there for sawing cake when the truth is, all that’s needed is a long serrated … Continue reading

How to Make a Car Cake

How to Make a Car Cake by Wicked Goodies

The classic car is a wildly popular cake design for groom’s cakes, men’s birthday cakes, and father’s day cakes. This tutorial demonstrates how to make an easy 3D car cake with minimal carving. This particular groom’s cake was customized for … Continue reading

How to Make a Motorcycle Cake

Motorcycle Cake by Wicked Goodies 2

The yummiest kind of motorbike for ripping up single track is made of modeling chocolate. This motorcycle cake tutorial is for cake decorators who find themselves challenged by designs that involve two-wheel vehicles, i.e. bicycles, dirt bikes, scooters etc. Because the … Continue reading