Topsy Turvy Cake Video 2 – CARVING

How to Carve a Topsy Turvy Cake

In this second segment of a 4-part video tutorial on the topsy turvy cake, I demonstrate how to carve a topsy turvy cake using the upside down tapering and wedging method. Video: Topsy Turvy Cake Tutorial 2 – CARVING Related … Continue reading

Topsy Turvy Cake Video 1- INTRO

Topsy Turvy Cake Introduction

In this first segment of a 4-part video tutorial on the topsy turvy cake, I explain the function of counterbalance and demonstrate how to cut and prepare cardboard circles in preparation for carving and frosting a topsy turvy cake tier. … Continue reading

Video & DVD Giveaway – Everybody Wins!

Reader Appreciation Giveaway

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED Hey bakers. I’m doing another reader appreciation giveaway and I know you’re going to like this one because every single person who enters wins a prize! GUARANTEED PRIZE INFO If you participate, you are guaranteed … 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

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

Cake Competition Winners

Cake Competition Results

Here are the top 5 cake finalists. (The winner is announced at the end of the post) TOP 5 FINALISTS of the Cake Decorating with Modeling Chocolate Competition Tonto Cake made by Tim Sullivan of Cakes by Timbo “This is a … 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

Book Trailer

Kristen Coniaris of Wicked Goodies

Here is the book trailer for Cake Decorating with Modeling Chocolate. Book Trailer, Cake Decorating with Modeling Chocolate Free Tutorials … Continue reading

You Be the Judge

Vote for the Cake

VOTING IS NOW CLOSED. Results will be announced on Sunday, Sep 15th Wow, there were some impressive entries in the Cake Decorating with Modeling Chocolate Competition. Thanks to all the talented dessert artists who submitted photos! There were many great … 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 Slice Cake Layers

How to Slice Cake Layers

This step-by-step video tutorial contains instructions on how to slice level cake layers like a professional baker. I often see bakers slicing cake layers by sawing with the knife. However the back-and-forth motion is more likely to result in jagged, … 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

How to Make a Pig Cake

3D Pig Cake Tutorial

The challenge of the creature cake involves striking a balance between realistic and yummy. Here, modeling chocolate combined with fondant makes piggish features possible while yumminess is conveyed in a chocolate buttercream mud puddle, splashes of dark chocolate glaze, truffles, malt balls, … Continue reading

Reality Cake Television

Wicked Goodies Rooster Cake on Fabulous Cakes Show

In 2010, I was filmed making a giant cake for one episode (season 2, episode 4) of a Discovery Network reality television show called Fabulous Cakes, now syndicated on TLC. I was under contract to NOT blog about the filming for … Continue reading

Useful Cake Construction Tools

Cake Construction Tools

Here is a list of some of my favorite tools for professional cake baking, filling, torting, carving, building, assembling and construction. Cake Pans The best kind of cake pan is deep enough that it can be used both for baking … Continue reading