Cake Order Fail

Cake Business Order Fail

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBuffer Video: Cake Order FailIn the bakery business, we get all kinds of weird phone calls. Every once in awhile, we get one from the type of customer who just doesn’t understand the laws of physics or the limitations of cake. Here’s an example … Continue reading

How Not To Serve Crap

How Not to Serve Crap

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBuffer WARNING It is my doody to warn you that this article contains: Bathroom Humor One Gallery of Turd Cakes Three True Stories of Poop-in-Food Poisoning Vital Information About Food Safety This sickness that we call the “stomach flu” really should be called the … Continue reading

2015 New Year’s Cookie Resolution

Women United in Business

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBuffer In the bakery business, January is the slowest month of the year. While customers make New Year’s resolutions to get back to the gym, forego desserts, and slough off the holiday pounds, bakers from all over the world spank … Continue reading

Viral Cake Adventures

Mexican Fiesta Cake Design Ideas

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBufferHere’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

Cake Artist Feature: Jen Drury

Firetruck Cake by Jen Drury of No More Boring Cakes

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBuffer Here is the true story of one baker’s perseverance in the face of adversity. My friend, Jen Drury, is the owner of the specialty cake bakery, No More Boring Cakes in San Marcos, California, USA. All of the beautiful custom … Continue reading

Valentine’s Day Cakes

Valentines Day Heart Cakes

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBufferHere is another peek back in time at my Valentine’s day baking adventures while working at a wholesale bakery in Charlestown, Massachusetts, U.S.A. I have some fond memories of seeing the sun rise over the Mystic river in the mornings … Continue reading

Behind the Scenes Gingerbread House Making

Behind the Scenes Making of a Giant Gingerbread Houseb

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBuffer Here’s how to build large gingerbread structures: by creating boxes and first allowing their sides to harden before adding roofs and stacking them. All the pieces should be decorated in advance and allowed to dry completely before assembly. It helps to designate … Continue reading

Cake Drop

Cake Dropping Demolition by Wicked Goodies

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBuffer In October, I made two fake bread cakes, one square and one round. Each one I decorated twice to make a total of four cake designs, including the one shown here. The decorating process was filmed and photographed for upcoming publications. After … Continue reading

On a Magazine Cover

Chocolate Illusion Cake by Wicked Goodies

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBuffer My “Chocolate Optical Illusion Cake” design is on the cover of the November chocolate edition of Cake Masters Magazine! > You can sample the article it here < > Or buy a copy of the issue here < You can also scroll down … Continue reading

Exploding Cake

Blowing Up Cake by Wicked Goodies

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBufferI blew up a wedding cake! VIDEO: Exploding Cake Special thanks to Jack H. for eating up the mess. Here is the cake that was filmed and photographed for a future publication. It was a FAKE BREAD CAKE. This cake demolition … Continue reading

Cake Punching

Punching Cake

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBufferIt has come to my attention that a great way to relieve stress and anxiety is to punch cake. How this exercise in baker’s therapy came to pass was that recently, a fellow cake decorator friend of mine named Liz … Continue reading

I Published a Book

Hot Off the Press Wicked Goodies

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBuffer Hot off the press! I’ve published a book called Cake Decorating with Modeling Chocolate. It was released yesterday in the U.S. on and can also be purchased internationally at the Book Depository. I will be working to make this manual accessible on … Continue reading

Boston Gingerbread House Competition 2012

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBufferGingerbread House Competition 2012 Video Read all about the Santa’s Workshop Gingerbread House Adventure and see more pics of this structure by clicking on the photo below: Check out the Wicked Goodies gingerbread house galleries   FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBuffer … Continue reading

Santa’s Workshop Gingerbread House Adventure

Giant Gingerbread House of Santa's Workshop by Wicked Goodies (2)

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBuffer This year, I entered a piece of cookie architecture in the Boston Christmas Festival’s Gingerbread House Competition, which helped raise money for Housing Families Inc., an organization that strives to prevent homelessness by providing shelter and affordable housing for local … Continue reading

Reality Cake Television

Wicked Goodies Rooster Cake on Fabulous Cakes Show

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBuffer 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 … Continue reading

Wonka Factory Gingerbread House Adventure

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBufferThis was my biggest gingerbread house project yet. It all began with paper, pencil, a yard stick, scissors, a vision and 100 pounds of gingerbread dough rolled thin to make gingerbread doors, gingerbread chimney and machine parts, bubbles for the bubble … Continue reading

Gingerbread City Competition

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBuffer Folks arrived in their sparkliest best dress to enjoy gastronomy to the nth power at the 2010 Gingerbread City Gala competition that took place on December 1st here in San Diego, California. There was a diverse array of amazing edible … Continue reading

Gingerbread House Competition Planning

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBuffer Oh yes that’s right, folks. Winter is choo-chooing this way. It’s time for mittens and parkas and icicle-licking. In a few weeks, up go the wreaths, ol’ stockings, twinkly lights, candles, and spray-on window frost. Gee I wonder how many … Continue reading

Pastry Supply Shops in Paris

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBufferHere are my top three favorite pastry supply stores in Paris, all in the 2ième Arrondissement near Les Halles: #1 G. Detou G. Detou is the ingredients mecca. Here, they sell tubes of aromatic vanilla beans, nibs, flavorings, creams, jams, fillings, … Continue reading

Adventures of a Booty Cake

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBuffer Booty cake with camouflage boy shorts made of modeling chocolate  So a client called me from Texas last week to ask if perchance I make novelty cakes and would I be willing to make a booty for her 24-year-old son, who is … Continue reading