The Three Tier Method: A Cake Sales Trick

Three Tier Method: A Bakery Sales Trick

 VIDEO: The Three Tier Method, A Cake Sales Trick A lot of bakers have asked me to address the problem of under-charging for cakes in the bakery business. The best way to avoid this problem is to make sure you are … Continue reading

Topsy Turvy Cake Video 4 – DOWELING

How to Dowel a Topsy Turvy Cake

Video: Topsy Turvy Cake Tutorial 4 – DOWELING This is part 4 of 4 In this segment, I demonstrate how to measure and insert wooden dowels for a topsy turvy cake frosted with buttercream. Related Links Part 1: Intro Part 2: Carving Part 3: Frosting … Continue reading

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

Topsy Turvy Cake Video 2 – CARVING

How to Carve a Topsy Turvy Cake

Video: Topsy Turvy Cake Tutorial 2 – CARVING This is part 2 of 4 In this segment, I demonstrate how to carve a topsy turvy cake using the upside down tapering and wedging method. Related Links Part 1: Intro Part 3: … Continue reading

Topsy Turvy Cake Video 1- INTRO

Topsy Turvy Cake Introduction

VIDEO: Topsy Turvy Cake Tutorial – Intro This is part 1 of 4 In this segment, I explain the function of counterbalance and demonstrate how to cut and prepare cardboard circles in preparation for carving and frosting a topsy turvy … Continue reading

Why Cake Fillings Bulge – Top 5 Reasons & Solutions

Why Cake Fillings Bulge, Top 5 Reasons Plus Solutions

Watch the VIDEO version: Why Cake Fillings Bulge VIDEO SERIES LINK: How to Fill Layer Cakes in the Pan Video Transcript Fillings that bulge are like the unwanted muffin tops of the layer cake world, am I right? Why does it happen and … 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

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

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

Goodreads Giveaway

Wicked Goodies Goodreads Giveaway

Wicked Goodies is now on Goodreads and to celebrate, I’m hosting a double giveaway! For those who don’t know about Goodreads, it’s the ultimate online reader zone, a place where you can rate the books you’ve read in order to get more recommendations based on your own likes … 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

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

How to Price Wedding Cakes

Wedding Cake Pricing Guide

For bakers who sell wedding and stacked cakes, here are my prices for different shaped cakes with explanations as to why certain cakes cost more money than others. Info on how to charge customers for add-on edible decorations is also included. Click below … 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

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

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