Category Archives: Blog

Candy Clay Recipe

This week I’ve been making pounds and pounds of candy clay – this chocolaty, sculpting-medium is made from candy wafers and corn syrup. It is pliable and easy to work with, quick to make and perfect for creating models, toppers, figurines, sculpted details and more.

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Cake Shows: Highlights from NCACS

This weekend American Cake Decorating had the great pleasure of attending the National Capitol Area Cake Show in Fairfax, VA. The show, now in its eighth year, was overflowing with incredible sugar artistry, towering cakes, vendors, the latest products, hands-on-classes and more. Here’s just some of our favorite cake’s from the show.

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Are you a Blogger? Here’s How to Submit a Guest Post

We often receive emails from budding writers and bloggers interested in contributing to our cake decorating blog. So I decided it might be a great idea to write a blog post about how to do just that. I’ve crafted some information and guidelines to help you to submit your content for publication in our blog!

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Watercolor Heart Cake Tutorial

Award winning cake artist, Claudia Oliveira, of Claud Art Sugar, created a sensational step-by-step tutorial of a romantic, watercolor-heart cake. Claudia notes, “The techniques are very versatile, I chose watercolor because it is such a huge trend right now, especially in the cake community, this would make a for a beautiful wedding cake, engagement cake, or even a cake for Valentines.” We agree, and we especially love the bold and romantic ruffles.

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The Drive to Compete by Pamela Heun

The Oklahoma Sugar Art Show (OSSAS) is undoubtedly one of the most hotly anticipated and highly regarded shows in the United States; this sugar-art extravaganza drives cake designers from all over the country to spend hours, sometimes many hundreds of hours painstakingly crafting magnificent works of cake-art in the hopes of clinching the coveted grand prize. Entering for the 2nd time in the Grand National Wedding Cake Competition, Pamela Heun put her skills to the ultimate test, crafting a towering Parisian-inspired floral creation that stretched and challenged her to her creative capacity. She shares a behind-the-scenes look as she prepared her competition cake, and the surprising lessons she learned through the experience.

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Collaboration Feature: Sugar Art Museum

It’s been a few months since we did a collaboration feature here at ACD, but now that the holidays are over, collaboration fever has struck the cake community once again. The latest, Sugar Art Museum, is a fantast display of impressive, fine art inspired sugar-art. The collaboration, which was currated by Bouchra Marir, is truly inspiring. We share some of our favorite pieces from this incredible collection of edible art.

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