Cake Consultation Tip – The Color Deck

Wedding Cake Color Swatch Fan

This tutorial demonstrates how to use a color deck during a cake design consultation or bakery client meeting. Follow this link to read the article >> Cake Consultation Color Deck << Follow this link to read the article >> Cake Consultation Color Deck << … 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

Gift Ideas for Bakers & Cake Decorators

Gift Ideas for Bakers and Cake Decorators

Here are some holiday gift ideas for the baker or cake decorator in your life. Stocking Stuffers Under $10 Mini Roller Cutter This 1 1/2″ stainless steel roller cutter is handy for all kinds of decorating projects involving fondant, modeling chocolate, … Continue reading

10 Web Marketing Strategies for Your Business

10 Web Marketing Tips

So you want to start a cake business or you already own a home-based or commercial bakery? Here are 10 internet marketing strategies for you. #1 Get Active on Pinterest Pinterest is one of the most powerful social media platforms … Continue reading

Cake Drop

Cake Dropping Demolition by Wicked Goodies

 VIDEO: Cake Drop In October, I made two fake bread cakes, one square and one round. Each one I decorated twice to make a total of four cake designs, including the one shown here. The decorating process was filmed and photographed … Continue reading

On a Magazine Cover

Chocolate Illusion Cake by Wicked Goodies

My “Chocolate Optical Illusion Cake” design is on the cover of the November chocolate edition of Cake Masters Magazine! > You can sample the article it here < > Or buy a copy of the issue here < You can also scroll down to … Continue reading

Chocolate Skulls Video

Modeling Chocolate Skull Decorations

These 3D modeling chocolate skull decorations were used as garnish along with modeling chocolate lace garter belts on this brightly colored topsy turvy cake with circus stripes. If you follow this link, you can view the tools that I use in the video … Continue reading

Modeling Chocolate Rose Tutorial

Modeling Chocolate Roses

This whimsical rose style that is quite popular with fondant can also be executed using rolled modeling chocolate. The same fold-and-roll technique applies. It’s a simple approach. This is a video excerpt from the book Cake Decorating with Modeling Chocolate Chapter 6 – Flowers … Continue reading

How to Make Modeling Chocolate Video

Modeling Chocolate Video Instructions

This is a video supplement to Chapter 1 from the book, Cake Decorating with Modeling Chocolate, which demonstrates how to make modeling chocolate out of chocolate + sugar syrup. The sugar syrup can be corn syrup, liquid glucose, golden syrup or rice syrup … Continue reading

Leopard Print Modeling Chocolate

Leopard Print Modeling Chocolate Tutorial

One of the advantages of using modeling chocolate (over fondant) for cake designs is that it can be seamlessly inlaid with patterns such as animal prints. That means, decorations can be embedded into a smooth buttercream frosted cake surface. Here is how to make a … Continue reading

How to Marbleize Modeling Chocolate

Marlbed Modeling Chocolate Tutorial

Modeling chocolate, also known as modelling chocolate, moulding chocolate, or chocolate clay, can be marbled in infinite ways. It’s an easy technique that involves twisting and folding two or more colors together repeatedly. The results may be used to render cloudy sky, … Continue reading

How to Make a Sphere Cakes

Sphere Cake Tutorial

This tutorial demonstrates how to bake, slice, fill and frost cakes in the shape of hemispheres and full spheres without any carving. With this simple shape, you can build all kinds of 3D sculpted cakes including soccer balls, basketballs, planets, … Continue reading

How to Make Piping Cones

Parchment Paper Piping Cones

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

How to Roll Modeling Chocolate Videos

How to Roll Modeling Chocolate

  Using both a pasta machine and 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. VIDEO: How to Roll … Continue reading

How to Slice Cake Layers

How to Slice Cake Layers

This step-by-step video tutorial contains instructions on how to slice level cake layers like a professional baker. I often see bakers slicing cake layers by sawing with the knife. However the back-and-forth motion is more likely to result in jagged, … 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