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

Valentine’s Inspiration 2 – Bakery Tricks

Valentine's Heart Cakes

VIDEO: Valentine’s Heart Cakes – Bakery Recipes & How-To Happy (almost) Valentine’s Day! Here is an example of how I made three different kinds of cakes using one kind of heart mold at a commercial bakery. LINK: Freezing Cakes Video NOTE: This … 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

Layer Cake Video Series – Part 2 – Filling and Depanning

Cake Filling Method

This video demonstrates how to build stable layer cakes in the baking pan, a professional cake filling method that involves freezing and defrosting cakes during the construction process. If you are new to this method, I recommend starting here: How to Fill … Continue reading

Layer Cake Video Series – Part 1 – Freezing Cake in the Pan

Cake Filling Method

This video tutorial introduces the concept of assembling then freezing layer cakes in the baking pan, a professional cake filling method commonly used in bakeries. If you are new to this method, please start here: How to Fill Layer Cakes in … 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

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

How to Fill Layer Cakes Video

Layer Cake Filling in the Pan

Here is some more information for those seeking tips on How to Fill Layer Cakes. My professional bakery method involves building layer cakes in pans, which yields solid puck and brick-shaped cakes that are easy to carve and frost. If … 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 an Owl Cake

3D Owl Cake Tutorial

No carving involved! How wise is that? This step-by-step tutorial demonstrates how to make a 3D owl cake baked in a bowl, frosted with buttercream and decorated with modeling chocolate. Tips: Half Sphere Cake Tutorial   Items Needed Half sphere … 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 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

Zoo Animal Cupcakes

Baby Zoo Animal Cupcakes

Here, rolled modeling chocolate is combined with both buttercream frosting and piped chocolate to make doe-eyed zoo animal cupcakes. Note that where fondant may be used for these designs, modeling chocolate is much better suited for popping in the mouth. I like to make filled cupcakes. With … 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

How to Fill Layer Cakes in the Pan

Layer Cake Filling in the Pan

This is a lengthy multi-video tutorial with step-by-step instructions on how to fill and freeze layer cakes within the baking pan, a professional bakery method for the torting phase of assembly. To best understand this concept, I recommend watching the … Continue reading