Gingerbread House Windows 5 Ways

Gingerbread House Windows How To

This video tutorial shows how to make five different styles of gingerbread house windows including cut holes, stained glass, lit candy, overlay, and freestanding style. VIDEO: Gingerbread House Windows 5 Ways Here is my recipe kit Gingerbread House Dough Recipe & … Continue reading

Gingerbread House Sealing & Edging

Gingerbread House Building: Sealing and Edging

The following video tutorial shares two of my favorite tricks for building stable gingerbread house structures. VIDEO: Gingerbread House Sealing & Edging    Here is my baking guide Gingerbread House Dough Recipe & Baking Instructions VIDEO TRANSCRIPT Hey Bakers! I’m Kristen … Continue reading

9 Reasons Why Bakeries Fail

9 Reasons Why Bakery Businesses Fail

One of the most intimidating things about starting a business is the potential for failure. From small failures like dropping a wedding cake on the ground to the worst possible failure, bankruptcy, nobody is immune. The point of thinking about … Continue reading

A Baker’s Guide to Trademark & Copyright Law

Copyright and Trademark Regulations for Bakers

In this tutorial, I’m going to zoom all the way in on the topic of “copying” when it comes to cake designs. I’ll explain the difference between what’s illegal, what’s unethical, and what’s perfectly fine when it comes to the work … Continue reading

Why Cake Fillings Bulge – Top 5 Reasons & Solutions

Why Cake Fillings Bulge, Top 5 Reasons

Why do cake fillings bulge out and how can you prevent it? Here are the top five most common reasons why your fillings are likely to bulge including solutions on how to correct the problem. VIDEO: 5 Reasons Why Cake … Continue reading

10 Ways to Market Wedding Cakes Plus 5 Ways NOT to

How to Market Wedding Cakes

Here are some marketing tips for your cake bakery business including how to effectively network and promote your dessert products in the wedding industry, plus suggestions on what NOT to do. VIDEO: 10 Ways to Market Wedding Cakes Plus 5 Ways NOT to … Continue reading

5 Modeling Chocolate Seashell Designs

Modeling Chocolate Seashells Tutorial

Here’s how to decorate a beach themed cake with FIVE kinds of edible seashells hand sculpted in modeling chocolate. These designs are appropriate for a wedding cake, birthday cake, baby shower cake, or any special occasion cake. Click below to view the video and read the article … Continue reading

How to Paint Modeling Chocolate

How to Paint on Modeling Chocolate

It’s entirely possible to paint edible colors and designs onto modeling chocolate. However, modeling chocolate doesn’t perform the same as fondant or gumpaste. Because of the high fat content, it’s less absorbent. Its surface is rather slick, sometimes even oily. … Continue reading

Modeling Chocolate Kanzashi Flowers

Folded Kanzashi Flowers Tutorial

This style of folded modeling chocolate flower is an adaptation of a Japanese ribbon technique known in English as Tsumami Kanzashi. These flowers make beautiful 3D edible cake decorations. Click below to watch the video and read the article Modeling Chocolate Kanzashi Flowers Click on the link below to watch the … Continue reading

Piping Highlight Reel

Piping with Parchment Paper Cones

I’ve created a 7 minute long compilation video with all my best tutorials on parchment paper cone piping, Click below to watch the video. Parchment Paper Cone Piping Parchment Paper Cone Piping Click above to watch the video Brought to you … Continue reading

Real Chefs vs. Phony Chefs

Real Chefs versus Phony Chefs

In an effort to clarify the widening gap between the word chef and it’s true definition, here is an explanation of the difference between a real professional chef, an independent cottage law chef, and a phony chef. click below to … 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

10 Reasons to Buy my Book

Ten Reasons to Buy Cake Decorating with Modeling Chocolate

A Buzzfeed style plug by Wicked Goodies Click below to read the article >> 10 Reasons to Buy My Book<< >> 10 Reasons to Buy My Book<<  Click above to read the article … Continue reading

Doll Cake Video Tutorial

Princess Doll Cake Tutorial

This is a five part 3D princess doll cake tutorial with 5 short videos (10 minutes total) demonstrating various techniques with buttercream frosting and modeling chocolate. Click below to access the >>Princess Doll Cake Video Tutorial << Click below to access the >> … 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