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

Freezing Your Frosting

How to Freeze Buttercream Cake Frosting

In commercial bakeries, big batches of buttercream frosting get loaded into large plastic buckets, which are then labeled, dated and stored in a freezer. The same method for storing leftover buttercream may be applied in home kitchens. However since home … Continue reading

5 Modeling Chocolate Seashell Designs

Modeling Chocolate Seashells

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

Cloth vs. Disposable Pastry Bags

Piping bag

You can usually tell how clean a pastry kitchen is by how well the piping equipment is maintained. In well-managed kitchens, the pastry bags get emptied and cleaned at the end of every shift. There are places for the bags to … Continue reading

Piping Highlight Reel

Piping 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

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

Viral Cake Adventures

Mexican Fiesta Cake Design Ideas

Here’s what happens when a cake design catches hold on the internet. It grows and morphs and gets even better. These are the chronicles of one viral Mexican fiesta cake design and 50 more versions of it that followed, featuring photos of cakes made by bakers … Continue reading

Doll Cake Video 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

Buttercream Cake Frosting Recipes

American Buttercream

When faced with the challenge of frosting a classic wedding or special occasion cake with buttercream, the goal is to make it look crisp and symmetrical. This is entirely possible with the right technique and some practice! 3 Keys to Smooth Cake Frosting #1 Start … 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 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 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

How to Make a Piano Cake

Piano Cake by Wicked Goodies

I’ve landed a decent system for executing 3D grand piano cakes that is easy and worth sharing so here it is. Note that the legs of this piano cake are not edible; they are made of wood. This particular design involves … Continue reading

How to Make a Topsy Turvy Cake

Topsy Turvy Wedding Cake by Wicked Goodies

The topsy turvy cake, also known as the wonderland cake, mad hatter cake, or falling down cake is a popular cake design technique that involves carving and the physics of counterbalance. This tutorial demonstrates how to carve and assemble a topsy turvy cake … Continue reading

How to Store Piping Tips

Both at home and in a commercial kitchen, it’s hard to keep piping and decorating tips in order. Spool hangers work well. These handy hangers double both as a drying rack and viewable storage for your many tips and couplers. I highly … Continue reading