Author Archives: REBEKAH WILBUR

Tutorial: Perfect Poinsettias

Poinsettias remain one of the most popular holiday flowers; with their bold red flowers and bright green foliage their festive color is a perfect fit for Christmas. Award-winning sugar artist, Veronica Seta shares a lovely tutorial for a festive Poinsettia flower.

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Tutorial: Knitted Flowers

Our editor, Rebekah Wilbur, test drives the new knit mold collection from Marvelous Molds. Designed by Pink Cake Box’s Anne Heap, the large collection offers a broad selection of knitted panels, borders, buttons, and decorative elements. Rebekah shares a step-by-step tutorial for some sweet little knitted flowers using the Simpress Rib and Cable Knit Mold from the collection.

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Crystal Cookies

 All that Glitters: Add a touch of sparkle to your dessert table than with these glittering agate slice cookies by Lyndsay Smitke. Combining the huge trend for agate and geode inspired desserts and her passion for cookies, Lyndsay shares this wonderfully effective and easy tutorial. Your guests will be doing a double-take when they see these stunning cookies. 
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Cacti Cake Toppers

When it comes to creating cake toppers and figurines, modeling tools are a must have. Kylie Mangles of Letterpress Bakery demonstrates how to use Innovative Sugarworks Sugar Shapers to create these gorgeous Cacti Cake Toppers. “I really love both the soft and firm tipped sugar shapers,” notes Kylie, “The possibilities for modeling, and adding texture are endless.”  Continue reading

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Spicing it Up

Tired of the same old flavor combinations? Bring new aromas, textures and tastes to your baking by fusing exotic spices with familiar ingredients. Why bake up a cake with the same old flavor combinations? Jeanette Bozic believes in fusing exotic spices with familiar ingredients to create a cake that’s just as fun to eat as it is to look at. 

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Getting Published: A Complete Guide

For many a cake artist, getting their work published is a life goal. There’s really no greater feeling than flipping through the pages of a glossy magazine and seeing your work in print. Somehow it feels like you’ve finally made it, that all of your years of hard work and dedication have paid off. Whether you want to get your creations featured in American Cake Decorating or in a national bridal magazine, the process is quite similar. Our managing editor Rebekah offers her top tips for getting published.

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