New Layer Cake Video Series – Part 3 – Cake Condensation

Cake Condensation

Sometimes we say that a cake “sweats” which implies that the moisture is coming from inside the cake but that’s not true. Here’s what you need to know about cake condensation with explanations on what causes it and how to minimize … Continue reading

Freezing Your Frosting

How to Freeze Buttercream Cake 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

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

Piping bag

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

How to Paint Modeling Chocolate

How to Paint on Modeling Chocolate

It’s entirely possible to paint edible colors and designs onto modeling chocolate. However, modeling chocolate doesn’t perform the same as fondant or gumpaste. Because of the high fat content, it’s less absorbent. Its surface is rather slick, sometimes even oily. … Continue reading

Modeling Chocolate Kanzashi Flowers

Folded Modeling Chocolate Kanzashi Flower

This style of folded modeling chocolate flower is an adaptation of a Japanese ribbon technique known in English as Tsumami Kanzashi. These flowers make beautiful 3D edible cake decorations. Click below to watch the video and read the article Modeling Chocolate Kanzashi Flowers Click on the link below to watch the … Continue reading

Gold and Silver Leaf Giveaway

Wicked Goodies and Cornucaupia Gold & Silver Leaf Giveaway

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE WINNERS Wicked Goodies and CornucAupia have teamed up for an amazing giveaway that includes two different gold & silver leaf kits! This is a great opportunity for bakers who love luxurious cake, cookie, chocolate, or candy decorating with gold and silver … 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

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

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

VaJayJay Cake

How to Make a 3D Vagina Cake

WARNING Naughty Cake Alert! Here is a Wicked Goodies tutorial on how to make a vajayjay cake decorated with smooth buttercream and modeling chocolate. This article includes a map to the vajayjay cake’s anatomy. If you are not okay with graphic hoo-ha imagery then please turn … Continue reading

Beta Testing New Ebook

Beta Testing

Beta Testing is Now Closed. Thank you to those who participated! This week, I am beta-testing a new video ebook about the fundamentals of cake frosting with buttercream. I am currently looking for individuals to give the material a test … Continue reading

Modeling Chocolate Flags

Modeling Chocolate Flags Wicked Goodies

Happy almost 4th of July! This tutorial demonstrates how to make modeling chocolate flags for draping over the chocolate banisters of a ferry boat cake. These edible flag cake decorations are red white and blue but you could make them in any color to … Continue reading

Chocolate Garter Belt Video Tutorial

Modeling Chocolate Garter Belt Cake Decoration

This video tutorial demonstrates how to make lace or garter belt cake wraps made of white and dark modeling chocolate decorated with piped chocolate. Click below for the full tutorial: >> VIDEO: Chocolate Garter Belt Tutorial << >> VIDEO: Chocolate Garter Belt Tutorial <<   … Continue reading

Choco-Willy

How to Make a Penis Cake Decoration

WARNING! ***Naughty Cake Tutorial Alert*** Here is a free video tutorial on how to make a chocolate cock cake topper. No real body parts are shown however there are some graphic photos of edible willies. Click below to check out my >> Chocolate … Continue reading

Blue Ombre Bling Cake

Blue Ombre Bling Wedding Cake Wicked Goodies

This video tutorial shows how decorate a square buttercream frosted wedding cake with an ombre modeling chocolate design that includes a piped royal icing pattern and a little bling. This would be a great project for a cake decorator who wants to … Continue reading

Optical Illusion Cake Video Tutorial

This is a video tutorial with info and instructions on how to decorate a wedding cake with an optical illusion pattern using white and dark modeling chocolate. Click here to read the tutorial: >> Optical Illusion Cake Tutorial << Click here … Continue reading

Modeling Chocolate Circus Stripes

Modeling Chocolate Cake Stripes

Here is a video tutorial demonstrating how to decorate a cake with colorful strips of modeling chocolate. This is an easy design idea that can be used to dress up birthday cakes, kid’s cakes, or special occasion cakes. Some of you … Continue reading