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

Check Out My Book For Free!

Cake Decorating with Modeling Chocolate book by Kristen Coniaris

My modeling chocolate book is now available at public libraries in the following U.S. cities. That means you may be able to request it through your local network and check it out for free!  Public libraries/networks that have my book Phoenix, AZ … Continue reading

Chocolate Dripping Effect on Cakes

Chocolate Dripping Effect

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 week’s … Continue reading

Chocolate Cake Writing Video

Chocolate Cake Writing Video Tutorial

This video tutorial shows how to write the words, Happy Birthday Catherine onto a cake using melted chocolate and an edible plaque. For the writing, I use melted chocolate combined with vegetable oil to thin the chocolate enough for writing. For the … Continue reading

Gingerbread in the Raw

Gingerbread House Cookie Parts Wicked Goodies

Here’s what my recipe for gingerbread house dough looks like raw. Here are some of the shapes that can be made with it: Round gingerbread cookies for building wheels, vats, and chimneys. Half moon gingerbread cookies for building chocolate waterfalls. Square … Continue reading

DIY Gingerbread House Paper Templates

Gingerbread House DIY Paper Templates

Designing a Custom Gingerbread House Whenever I build a custom gingerbread house, the first thing I do is make a sketch and template of the intended design. Tiny houses may be erected out of construction paper like the following template, which comes … Continue reading

Start the Advent Calendar Here

Gingerbread House Advent Calendar Wicked Goodies

Welcome to the Wicked Goodies virtual gingerbread house advent calendar! Click on any day to open its article Every single day for the month of December, we have photos and tips about gingerbread house building here on the Wicked Goodies blog. That means … 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

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

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 Fill Layer Cakes Video

Layer Cake Filling in the Pan

Here is some more information for those seeking tips on How to Fill Layer Cakes. My professional bakery method involves building layer cakes in pans, which yields solid puck and brick-shaped cakes that are easy to carve and frost. If … Continue reading

Breast Wishes Cake Tutorial

3D Boob Cake Tutorial

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

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 Make an Owl Cake

3D Owl Cake Tutorial

No carving involved! How wise is that? This step-by-step tutorial demonstrates how to make a 3D owl cake baked in a bowl, frosted with buttercream and decorated with modeling chocolate. Tips: Half Sphere Cake Tutorial   Items Needed Half sphere … Continue reading