Triple A-Z Giveaway

A-Z Blogging Challenge

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBuffer Prizes Eligible for U.S. and Canadian Residents Only As I blog from A-Z during the month of April, you will have a chance to win one of THREE PRIZE PACKAGES. To enter this triple giveaway, simply comment on as many A-Z posts … Continue reading

Heart Pan Set Giveaway

Heart Shaped Pan Giveaway

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBuffer Aaaand the winner of the Fat Daddio’s heart pan set is Melissa Kelly-Hill from The Twelve Five Cakery! Why? For 3 reasons: 1. Instead of showing me a conventional cake, she took a risk and submitted an anatomically correct bleeding … Continue reading

Tall Layer Cake Making

How to Make a Tall Layer Cake

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBuffer The secret to torting perfectly tight and symmetrical layer cakes that are taller or higher than the average cake This tutorial is another supplement to my most watched video that demonstrates the professional bakery method for filling layer cakes in … Continue reading

Buttercream Cake Frosting Recipes

American Buttercream

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBufferWhen 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

Chocolate Dripping Effect on Cakes

Chocolate Dripping Effect

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBuffer This video shows how to use melted chocolate to decorate the edges of cakes with a drippy chocolate effect. VIDEO: Chocolate Dripping Cake Decorating The birthday cake in the video is the same one that was featured in last … Continue reading

Cake Pan Set Giveaway

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FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBufferTHIS GIVEAWAY HAS EXPIRED Winner: Julie Freund Congrats, Julie! Thanks for buying my book, reviewing it on Amazon, and helping so much to spread the word. You rock! I hope you enjoy your new pans 🙂 I’m declaring June reader … Continue reading

Useful Cake Decorating Tools

Cake Sculpting Tools

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBuffer 1. Rubber gloves to prevent dying hands when working with colors. 2. Styrofoam brick wrapped in plastic wrap, to anchor figurines in process. 3. Yard/meter stick to measure and trim rolled chocolate. 4. Flexible measuring tape for measuring contoured cakes … Continue reading

Useful Modeling Chocolate Tools

Modeling Chocolate Equipment

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBuffer The ideal working environment for modeling chocolate is a cool, 65°F (18°C), dry room with clean surfaces and equipment. Do not work directly in sunlight. Minimize contact with moisture and humidity. The optimal tabletop is clean, smooth, and made from … Continue reading

Gadget Storage Ideas

Kitchen Gadget Storage by Wicked Goodies

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBuffer It’s like perpetual art period or crafternoon up in here except instead of construction paper all over the place, it’s modeling chocolate and instead of paint on the elbow, it’s buttercream. Here is how I keep the gadgets organized.  First, I’ve got my piping tips … 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

Useful Cake Construction Tools

Cake Construction Tools

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBuffer Here is a list of some of my handiest tools for cake carving and construction: Wood Lazy Susan A large wood lazy susan is cheap and perfect to use as a rotating platform when carving shapes. It sits low … Continue reading

The Amazing Parchment Paper Cone-Filling Gadget

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBuffer This plastic piping bag stand holds frosting bags and parchment paper paper cones while you fill them, freeing both hands to scrape every last bit of chocolate or frosting from the bowl. When not in use, it’s the perfect vessel for cone storage … Continue reading

How to Store Piping Tips

FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponLinkedinemailBuffer Both at home and in a commercial kitchen, it’s hard to keep piping and decorating tips in order. Spool hangers work well. These handy hangers double both as a drying rack and viewable storage for your many tips and couplers. I … Continue reading