New Layer Cake Video Series – Part 3 – Cake Condensation

Cake Condensation

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBuffer 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 … Continue reading

How to Freeze Cake

How to Freeze Cake

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBuffer 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 … Continue reading

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Gingerbread House

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBuffer Gingerbread House Feature: “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” Gingerbread House Made by Cakes for Occasions Artists: Angela Petterson, Kate Rousselle, Janelle Hodge, Heather Sullivan, Caitlin Gallarelli, & Shelia Glidden, Kristen Paul-Stair, Reve Prapeall & Michelle Zeroulias I had the pleasure … Continue reading

Pink Cake Box DVD Set Giveaway

Pink Cake Box DVD Set

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBufferTHIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED Winner: Anna Petersen *This giveaway is open to all Wicked Goodies readers* Cake 101 & Cake 102 DVDs by Pink Cake Box Topics: The Fundamentals of Frosting and Fondanting Cakes This is a great starter … Continue reading

How to Make a Skull Cake

How to Make a Skull Cake by Wicked Goodies

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBuffer 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 … Continue reading

How to Make a Booby Cake

Breast Wishes Cake by Wicked Goodies

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBuffer 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 … Continue reading

You Be the Judge

Vote for the Cake

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBufferVOTING 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 an Owl Cake

How to Make an Owl Cake by Wicked Goodies

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBuffer No carving involved! How wise is that? It’s a 3D owl cake, baked in a bowl. Here is how to do it. This cake involves modeling chocolate and piped buttercream cake frosting. Items Needed Half sphere cake, roughly crumb coated (crumb … Continue reading

How to Make a Boat Cake

How to Make a Boat Cake by Wicked Goodies

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBuffer 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 … Continue reading

How to Roll Modeling Chocolate Videos

How to Roll Modeling Chocolate by Wicked Goodies

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBufferUsing first a pasta machine and then just a plastic rolling pin, these two video tutorials demonstrate how to roll modeling chocolate. For thinner, more consistent sheets of modeling chocolate, I recommend using the pasta machine method. Follow this link … Continue reading

How to Make a Car Cake

How to Make a Car Cake by Wicked Goodies

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBuffer 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 … 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 Amazon.com and can also be purchased internationally at the Book Depository. I will be working to make this manual accessible on … Continue reading

Giraffe Cupcake Tutorial

How to Make Giraffe Cupcakes

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBuffer Items Needed Filled cupcakes, frosted with chocolate buttercream Light orange, dark orange, white, and bittersweet modeling chocolate or fondant rolled modeling chocolate equipment googly chocolate eyeballs Pointed sculpting implement Vanilla buttercream Orange food coloring Parchment paper cone #3 (Ateco) small round piping … Continue reading

Duck Cupcake Tutorial

How to Make Duck Cupcakes by Wicked Goodies

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBuffer Items Needed Filled cupcakes, frosted with vanilla buttercream light and dark orange modeling chocolate or fondant rolled modeling chocolate equipment googly chocolate eyeballs 1” round cutter Yellow-colored buttercream paper cone or piping bag petal piping tip (#102 Wilton petal tip used here) … Continue reading

Lion Cupcake Tutorial

How to Make Lion Cupcakes by Wicked Goodies

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBuffer Items Needed Filled cupcakes, unfrosted Yellow and violet modeling chocolate or fondant Rolled modeling chocolate equipment Googly chocolate eyeballs Round cutter, 1 cm in diameter Chocolate buttercream Piping bag, disposable with coupler #352 (Wilton) leaf tip 1. Create the lion faces … Continue reading

Elephant Cupcake Tutorial

How to Make Elephant Cupcakes

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBufferThese cupcakes were made along with some other zoo animal designs for the birthday of an adorable one-year-old boy. Items Needed Filled cupcakes, frosted with vanilla buttercream Light blue modeling chocolate or fondant Round cutter, 1” (25 mm) diameter Rolled modeling … Continue reading

Fairy Flowers Tutorial

Chocolate Fairy Flowers Tutorial by Wicked Goodies

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBuffer This wedding cake, fit for a midsummer night’s dream, is finished in chocolate buttercream and draped with petal-thin faerie flowers crafted in rolled modeling chocolate. It was served at an Irish wedding that took place in a traditional Irish pub in San Diego, CA. The bride … Continue reading

Chocolate Flower Buds Tutorial

Chocolate Flower Buds Tutorial by Wicked Goodies

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBuffer This common and easy cake decoration that is so popular with fondant can also be executed with rolled modeling chocolate. The same methods apply with modeling chocolate as with fondant; only where fondant tend to look chunky, modeling chocolate buds can be shaped … Continue reading

Chocolate Bow & Ribbon Tutorial

Cake Decorating with Modeling Chocolate by Wicked Goodies

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBuffer The classic present cake is appropriate for almost any occasion. Modeling chocolate is particularly well suited for forming fine bows because it can be rolled so thin. The trick to a full-looking bow is to cut wider strips for the … Continue reading

Zoo Animal Cupcakes

Zoo Animal Cupcakes by Wicked Goodies

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBuffer 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. … Continue reading