American Cake Decorating Editorial Overview

Every issue of American Cake Decorating magazine is filled with the latest cake decorating information that our readers crave. With the addition of a digital edition, we were able to add even more—more recipes, more tutorials, more exclusives and more incredible cakes to wow and inspire.

Test Kitchen: We ask an experienced baker, cake designer, chocolatier or sugar artist to try out a new piece of equipment, tool, or ingredient. Each issue documents their process and experience of the latest product innovations.

Tutorials: Every issue features three incredible tutorials, and each tutorial is tailored to create an easy-to-follow learning experience for cake lovers at every level; from novice to intermediate and even advanced level decorators – we have something for everyone.

A Matter of Taste: To encourage readers to experiment with flavor, each issue will feature a chef developing unique recipes based around a specific flavor theme.

By the Book: Similar to Test Kitchen, instead here the contributor takes on a new release, trying out a project, method, technique or recipe from a book to share with readers.

Business-Minded: Business of Baking expert and book author Michelle Green gives our readers insight into the issues facing small- to mid-sized business owners including marketing, hiring, pricing and much more.

Profile: An in-depth look at a key individual, with commentary on how they built their business, what challenges they faced and what they plan for the future.

Sweet Talk: A “stream of consciousness” interview with a sugar arts professional on their taste and flavor memories.

The Cakeologist: A more technical take on a specific ingredient or process that is critical to the success of any cake, written by industry, cake, and pastry expert Kara Andretta.

Work Station: Our contributor product recommendations: The latest products with written testimonials and how they inspire our readers to create. Send us your product and we’ll get it in the hands of our contributors.

The Trend Report: A trend forecast of the seasons hottest cake trends.

Last Bite: A beautiful cake/dessert photo and recipe to close out the issue.

Plus: Every issue contains a showcase featuring individual design projects, a trend feature, tutorials, reports on shows or other events in the cake/pastry/sugar arts world, recipes and more.


January /February 2018

Theme: A Royal Affair (Royal Icing issue, cakes, cookies, borders, piping and more)

Editorial Close: November 3, 2017

March/April 2018

Theme: Let’s Party (Celebration cakes for all occasions, birthdays, mother’s day, baby showers and more)

Editorial Close: January 5 2018

May/June 2018

Theme: The Trend Report 2018 Wedding cake trends

Style: Wedding/tiered cakes

Editorial Close: February 16, 2018


 July/August 2018

Theme: Buttercream Dreams

Style: Gorgeous buttercream cakes/cupcakes for the modern decorator

Editorial Close: April 6, 2018


September/October 2018

Theme: Fall into Fashion — Fall fashion inspired creations.

Style: Fashion inspired cake designs, couture details, incredible cakes

Editorial Close: June 10, 2018

November/December 2018

Theme: For the Love of Cake–Our Recipe Issue! Heavenly Holiday Recipes and Something for the Showcase: Something for the Season — Holiday inspired designs

Editorial Close: August 5, 2018

Email us if you’re interested in contributing—we’d love to hear from you. We’re always looked for experienced professionals to share their insights, skills, designs and more. Each issue includes so many ways to participate!


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