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

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

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

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

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

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

>> Watch the Topsy Turvy VIDEO Series << 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 … Continue reading

How to Make a Pig Cake

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