Topsy Turvy Cake Video 3 – FROSTING

How to Frost a Topsy Turvy Cake

Video: Topsy Turvy Cake Tutorial 3 – FROSTING This is part 3 of 4 In this segment, I demonstrate how to frost a topsy turvy cake tier with buttercream using the upside down frosting method. Related Links Part 1: Intro Part 2: Carving Part 4: Doweling … 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

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

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

Piping Highlight Reel

Piping Cones

I’ve created a 7 minute long compilation video with all my best tutorials on parchment paper cone piping, Click below to watch the video! Parchment Paper Cone Piping Parchment Paper Cone Piping Click above to watch the video Brought to you … 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

Cookie Smashing

Gingerbread House Smashing

Updates on the giant gingerbread castle I pulled together a little video of this gingerbread house’s adventure. VIDEO: Giant Gingerbread House Building & Smashing Viacom Holiday Beach Bash Gingerbread House Smashing Santa Monica, California, 2014 Note to readers: Embrace the smashing. … 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

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

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

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

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

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

How to Make a Half Sphere Cake

How to Make a Half Sphere Cake by Wicked Goodies

The beauty of the half sphere cake is that it can be baked in such a way that no carving is needed. Here is an owl cake, a fish cake, a beach ball cake, and breast wishes cake, all made from … 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 Make Piping Cones

How to Make a Parchment Paper Piping Cone by Wicked Goodies

I often use parchment paper cones to pipe writing and decorating with melted chocolate, buttercream frosting, or royal icing. The cones allow more control and better rotation with the wrist to accomplish swirls and finer detail work up close on cakes. They … Continue reading

Butter vs. Shortening

Butter Versus Shortening for Cake Frosting Recipes

While working as a pastry chef here in the U.S., I’ve noticed that many Americans prefer shortening-based cake frosting over real buttercream. Probably because it’s what’s used in supermarket cakes, it’s in the center of so many cream-filled goodies, and … Continue reading