The Real Secrets to Creative Frosting

If you want to frost a cake, there are some creative techniques you can use. When you use a bag to frost the cake, you need to make sure the tip is the right size for the decorations. You don’t want to use a large tip for small piping around the edges of the cake, and you don’t want to use a small tip when you decorate a large sheet cake. Use colors that blend well together. Bright colors work well on most cakes, but you Read the rest of this entry »

Ten Designs You Won’t Believe They Put On Cakes

Flowers, animals, happy messages and more — that’s what you expect to see on cakes, no matter what the occasion. Some decorators, though, take “innovation” a little too far — here are 10 extreme designs you won’t believe were on cakes:

1. Birth/delivery cake: Babies are cute — maternity wear is cute, but labor and delivery is not cute, particularly when rendered in frosting. Just say no.

2. Roadkill cake: Even someone with an extreme sense of humor might balk Read the rest of this entry »

Modern Cake Makers Who Are Changing The Industry

I still remember watching my grandmother decorate cakes, using images from her own mind and translating them by hand onto her canvas. For intricate designs, this process would take hours. Now, with knowledge of costs and finances, I wonder how she ever made money. The truth is, she didn’t.
Now, thanks to Gerry Mayer, a German cake decorator, cake businesses have access to more efficient means of design and creation. Like my grandmother, Mayer began decorating cakes by hand. Then, he had an epiphany. He used projection technology to create an outline for the designs. Read the rest of this entry »

Essential Ingredients For Basic Cake Making

Baking a cake is a lot of fun, whether you are making one on a rainy day with your kids or creating one for commercial purposes. No matter what, you are going to need certain ingredients in the kitchen to make your cake. As far as ingredients go, eggs, sugar, flour, butter and a bit of salt are essentials to making pretty much any type of cake. Baking powder, cocoa powder, baking soda and vanilla can frequently come into play, Read the rest of this entry »

5 Things You Will Need To Make the Perfect Cake

Cake making, in a lot of ways, has become an art form that is both pleasing to the eye and the taste buds. Entire television shows have been created and even reality TV competitions have been pitched all focused on the idea of building the next great cake. You might have seen these and wondered what it would take for you to make the perfect cake and I have a few suggestions.

1. Imagination – If you can envision in your mind your idea then you can create it in the physical world with the right tools, training and ample time.

2. Theme – All good cakes have a theme and it doesn’t matter if your theme is something as simple as a birthday or as complex as ADT Home Security in cake form, you need a theme. Once you have your theme, you can figure out ways to accentuate the theme like colors and shapes.

3. Materials – You will need all the necessary cake-baking tools and ingredients like flour and eggs but also fondant and marzipan – a kind of icing you can sculpt. Check online for these and other specialty items.

4. Time – All good things take time and if you want your cake to come out exactly the way you want it to, you will need to be patient and precise.

5. Practice – Not all cakes come out the way you want them to on the first try. Cake making, as with cooking, is a precise art that takes practice and precision. Keep at it and you’ll get the hang of it.

Patiss-What? The Lingo of the Baking World

In America, over the past five years, there has been an explosive interest in the culinary arts. People want to experiment and cook innovative and exciting dishes. They want to bake artisan breads and brick-oven pizzas. Food is culture. Food is also location, heritage, geographical origin, and above all, language. Foodies have there own clannish vernacular and lingo. Cooking and baking is like being accepted into a secret society; you need to know the password to be able to get in.

What, then, is patiss? It is the abbreviation for a patisserie. Get more information athttp://cruiseblogjohnpond.com/2011/07/26/masterchef-featured-patisse/. A patisserie Read the rest of this entry »

Make Your Own Wedding Cake At Home

Make Your Own Wedding Cake at Home

Making your own wedding cake at home can be fun and far less expensive than hiring someone to do it for you. There are so many different ways that you can make your wedding cake. You could have a simple one layer cake or have one that has several layers.

To make your own wedding cake at home you will need to have a pan for each layer of cake. The Read the rest of this entry »

Sugarfree But Super Scrumptious: Making Cakes for Diabetics

There are many people who cannot have sugar and learning how to make cakes that are sugar free can be helpful for bakers, for commerical or personal reasons. There are currently many sugar substitutes on the market that can be used in your cake recipes. You can also find mixes for cakes, frosting’s and fondant, that do not contain sugar. When baking you may want to start with some pre made sugar-free mixes and then experiment on your own.Check out this link here.

By trying different Read the rest of this entry »

Four Things You Didn’t Know About Cake Decorating

So your loved one has a birthday coming up and you want to bake and decorate a cake for them. But you’re not sure where to begin. Well, you’ve come to the right place! I will share some tips for you that will help your cake to be above the rest.

Crumb Coat
A crumb coat before the final icing is applied will help to keep crumbs out of the main icing. It is created by dabbing icing along the sides and top of the Read the rest of this entry »