Topsy Turvy Cake Video 1- INTRO

Topsy Turvy Cake Introduction

FacebookPinterestTwitterRedditTumblrStumbleUponLinkedinemailBuffer In this first segment of a 4-part video tutorial on the topsy turvy cake, I explain the function of counterbalance and demonstrate how to cut and prepare cardboard circles in preparation for carving and frosting a topsy turvy cake … Continue reading

Critter in the Cake

Cockroach in the Cake Story

FacebookPinterestTwitterRedditTumblrStumbleUponLinkedinemailBufferDON’T WATCH THIS if you are eating food. Don’t watch this if you have a phobia about bugs. I mean if you are in the mood to hate watch something then, fine, hate watch me but I am warning you that this … Continue reading

Drugs in the Cake

Drugs in the Cake Story

FacebookPinterestTwitterRedditTumblrStumbleUponLinkedinemailBufferVIDEO: Drugs in the Cake This is part three in a four part food safety storytelling series, all involving incidents from my food industry career that involve finding things in the food, which didn’t belong in the food. In this video, I tell … Continue reading

Glass in Pasta + Hairnet Fashion Show

Hairnet Fashion Show

FacebookPinterestTwitterRedditTumblrStumbleUponLinkedinemailBufferHere are some food safety and customer service tips from a former chef slash hairnet model. VIDEO: Hairnet Fashion Show This is part two in a four part food safety storytelling series, all involving incidents from my food industry career that … Continue reading

A Baker’s Guide to Trademark & Copyright Law

Copyright and Trademark Regulations for Bakers

FacebookPinterestTwitterRedditTumblrStumbleUponLinkedinemailBuffer In this tutorial, I’m going to zoom all the way in on the topic of “copying” when it comes to cake designs. I’ll explain the difference between what’s illegal, what’s unethical, and what’s perfectly fine when it comes to the … Continue reading

Valentine’s Inspiration 2 – Bakery Tricks

Valentine's Heart Cakes

FacebookPinterestTwitterRedditTumblrStumbleUponLinkedinemailBufferVIDEO: Valentine’s Heart Cakes – Bakery Recipes & How-To Happy (almost) Valentine’s Day! Here is an example of how I made three different kinds of cakes using one kind of heart mold at a commercial bakery. LINK: Freezing Cakes Video NOTE: This … Continue reading

Valentine’s Inspiration 1

Valentine's Day Dessert Inspiration

FacebookPinterestTwitterRedditTumblrStumbleUponLinkedinemailBufferVIDEO: Valentine’s Inspiration 1 This week, I’m flashing some holiday heart goodies. Next week, I’ll tell you how I produced these kinds of cakes in high volume. Please share your work from past Valentine’s Days below! I’d love to see what you’ve … Continue reading



FacebookPinterestTwitterRedditTumblrStumbleUponLinkedinemailBufferVideo: Drumroll! I’m making an announcement. I’m seeking your advice. I picked a winner! I’m doing another giveaway. I’m playing you my first two licks on the guitar. FacebookPinterestTwitterRedditTumblrStumbleUponLinkedinemailBuffer … Continue reading

Six Commitments for 2017

FacebookPinterestTwitterRedditTumblrStumbleUponLinkedinemailBufferVIDEO: Six Commitments for 2017 I made some New Year’s resolutions. They’re exciting. And scary. Please troll me if I don’t follow through on any of these promises.   FacebookPinterestTwitterRedditTumblrStumbleUponLinkedinemailBuffer … Continue reading

Wood Dowels Information Menu

How to Use Wood Dowels in Stacked Cakes

FacebookPinterestTwitterRedditTumblrStumbleUponLinkedinemailBufferThe links below leads to all my material on how to use wood dowels to support and stabilize stacked cakes. This method may be applied to the construction of wedding cakes, multi-tiered cakes, sculpted cakes, or any cake that has … Continue reading

Why Cake Fillings Bulge – Top 5 Reasons & Solutions

Why Cake Fillings Bulge, Top 5 Reasons

FacebookPinterestTwitterRedditTumblrStumbleUponLinkedinemailBuffer Why do cake fillings bulge out and how can you prevent it? Here are the top five most common reasons why your fillings are likely to bulge including solutions on how to correct the problem. VIDEO: 5 Reasons Why … Continue reading

10 Ways to Market Wedding Cakes Plus 5 Ways NOT to

How to Market Wedding Cakes

FacebookPinterestTwitterRedditTumblrStumbleUponLinkedinemailBuffer Here are some marketing tips for your cake bakery business including how to effectively network and promote your dessert products in the wedding industry, plus suggestions on what NOT to do. VIDEO: 10 Ways to Market Wedding Cakes Plus 5 Ways NOT … Continue reading

Video & DVD Giveaway – Everybody Wins!

Reader Appreciation Giveaway

FacebookPinterestTwitterRedditTumblrStumbleUponLinkedinemailBufferTHIS 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

Cake Condensation Solutions

Cake Condensation

FacebookPinterestTwitterRedditTumblrStumbleUponLinkedinemailBufferSometimes 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