Cake 911: Help, my cake is bulging!

We've all heard the phrase "Crumb Coat & Chill" (made famous by Yolanda of How To Cake It).... However, what do you do when you crumb coat, chill and ice your cake for a second time only to have it bulge? Super-frustrating, right? I know your pain! This photo was recently shared by one of my amazingly talented students after she reached out for help to fix the bulge at the base of her cake. She also was working on a fondant cake that was experiencing the same issue. While correcting a bulge (or two) is quite simple under fondant, dealing with bulges under buttercream are a little more complicated. Ask yourself the following questions: 1. What kind of "icing" am I using? I could tell by look

Cuphead Birthday Cake

Cake Size(s) 6" Round, 2 Layers Decorating Tip(s) Used None Techinques Used Stenciled and hand-painted cake topper made from gum paste Hand-painted message plaque made from gum paste Hand-painted with diluted gel paste color Airbrushed buttercream Edible Decor American Buttercream

2020: Well, I had a plan...

Before the end of 2019, I posted a blog about my goals for the new year. The year started off great! The spring Cake Decorating Series kicked off in February and our classes progressed until March, until the COVID-19 pandemic hit.... The last several months have been very interesting to say the least; with major shifts in my home life, work routine, and how I continue to share my passion with you all through teaching. In this blog, I revisit my goals for 2020 and share my progress (or lack thereof) toward these goals. Here's what I hoped to be doing in 2020: 1. Offering more classes & taking less orders The Cake Decorating Series will be offered in the spring and fall of 2020. In order to fo

How to Ice a Cake Upside Down: Easy Sharp Edges!

Cake Decorating for Beginners: How to Ice a Cake Upside Down for Easy Sharp Edges! In this video, I'll walk you through the steps of the "upside down method" of icing a cake. This technique is really simple and helps you achieve nice, sharp, professional-looking cake edges when icing a cake at home! Enjoy!

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