Topsy Turvy Cake Video 3 – FROSTING

How to Frost a Topsy Turvy Cake

In this third segment of a 4-part video tutorial on the topsy turvy cake, I demonstrate how to frost a topsy turvy cake tier with buttercream using the upside down frosting method. Video: Topsy Turvy Cake Tutorial 3 – FROSTING Related Links Part 1: … Continue reading

Freezing Your Frosting

How to Freeze 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 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

Cloth vs. Disposable Pastry Bags

Cloth Versus Disposable Piping Bags

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 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

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

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

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

Breast Wishes Cake Tutorial

3D Boob Cake Tutorial

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 Sphere Cakes

Sphere Cake Tutorial

This tutorial demonstrates how to bake, slice, fill and frost cakes in the shape of hemispheres and full spheres without any carving. With this simple shape, you can build all kinds of 3D sculpted cakes including soccer balls, basketballs, planets, … Continue reading

How to Make a Boat Cake

3D Boat Cake Tutorial

This 3D cake adventure involves modeling chocolate, piped chocolate, malt balls, buttercream frosting, wood 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 … Continue reading

How to Make a Car Cake

How to Make a Car Cake by Wicked Goodies

The 3D car is a wildly popular sculpted cake design for groom’s cakes, birthday cakes and father’s day cakes. Unfortunately, it is an especially time consuming shape to create. I have spent many late nights working on car cakes, realizing that I should either charge … Continue reading

How to Make a Motorcycle Cake

3D Motorbike Cake Tutorial

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

How to Make a Piano Cake

Piano Cake Tutorial

This 3D piano cake design involves minimal carving. The cake presentation involves a raised stand that is simple to build out of cardboard, dowels, tape and screws. It helps the cake look like a real piano. Baking and Carving the Piano Cake Begin with … Continue reading

How to Make a Topsy Turvy Cake

Topsy Turvy Cake Tutorial

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

Booty Cake Tutorial

Booty Cake Tutorial

I made this 3D sculpted booty cake with camouflage boy shorts for a 24th birthday celebration. Here’s how I did it. How to Form Butt Cheeks for a Booty Cake To form a 3D booty cake, begin with two half-sphere cakes. I used 8-inch … 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