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.
Thanksgiving is less than three weeks away, can you believe it? We’ve assembled our favorite easy dessert ideas to make hosting your holiday party- a snap! You can thank us later 😉
Inspired by the classic Terry’s Chocolate Orange, our Editor, Rebekah creates a delectable chocolate-orange layer cake; with a Cointreau-infused chocolate ganache frosting and a rich chocolate-fudge cake with fresh orange zest.
Fashion inspirations are everywhere. Fabrics, textures and textiles offer a world of design inspiration, with cake designers translating the latest runway fashions into incredible edibles. Jeanette Bozic of Tiered Indulgence took inspiration from a frilly summer dress to create this easy-to-follow tutorial, combining Flexique and wafer paper with stunning results.
The fire rose is a stunning hybrid rose with a two-toned, red and yellow appearance. Heather Jurisch demonstrates how to create this gorgeous open rose and achieve the fiery, dual-colored effect.
Combining the latest craze for marbled fondant and gorgeous gemstone details, Emily Calvo of Delicut Cakes demonstrates the steps to create a lustrous, and realistic isomalt Tiger’s Eye. This detailed, step-by-step tutorial could be adapted to create an array of different gemstones. Emily notes, “Tiger’s Eye is a stone of protection that is also very stabilizing and grounding. I knew I wanted to approach this theme from a unique perspective, and immediately I was drawn to this earthy, amber-colored semi-precious stone.”
Buttercream flowers are timeless; these delicate, edible accents are the perfect adornment to just about any cake, cupcake, or cookie, and are suitable for any occasion. Learn to pipe three sensational buttercream flower designs with this detailed step-by-step tutorial created exclusively by Deepa Pathmanathan of Sweet Sprinkles, the cake boutique. Deepa explains, “These buttercream flowers are a bit of a departure from the usual roses we see on cupcakes, I wanted to show how versatile and beautiful these flowers can be.”
October brides, especially those who wed around Halloween are often looking for something a little more, edgy, alternative, and dramatic for their big day. These gorgeously Gothic cakes offer something a little different whilst still dripping with elegance.