The Meringue Buttercream Myth

(No Meringue) Swiss Buttercream Recipe | a new approach to a classic recipe | by Summer Stone for

We're thrilled to welcome our newest contributor, Summer Stone of Cake Paper Party!  Join along as Summer explores traditional baking concepts in new and exciting ways.   CAKE MYTH : You must create a meringue in order to produce a European-style buttercream. For some time, I puzzled over ... Continue Reading

DIY : Teeny Tiny Flower Pot Cakes

Teeny Tiny Flower Pot Cakes | Cake Tutorial by Cakegirls for

We're excited to welcome our newest contributors - Mary and Brenda Maher of Cakegirls!  Join along as they share new cake projects and straightforward tutorials with simple step-by-step instructions -- helping you create beautiful, and totally achievable, results! So, we've been making cakes ... Continue Reading

Dancing Violets Cake

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Today's feature is a wow-worthy design all about color.  Rich, statement-making hues perfectly complement three extra-tall, slender tiers -- creating a sleek profile that is both beautiful and bold.  Gently flowing ruffles add a soft layer of detail and set the stage for a handful of African ... Continue Reading

Huge Craftsy Sale

Sale! Up to 50% Off Craftsy Cake Decorating Classes | Learn cake decorating online at Craftsy

We love a good sale!  And we absolutely love the online cake decorating classes over at Craftsy!  Did you know that many of the fabulous bakers we showcase here on The Cake Blog are also Craftsy instructors?  So when you fall in love with one of our featured cakes, chances are good that you can ... Continue Reading

Prickly Pear Wedding Cake

Prickly Pear | Succulent Wedding Cake Inspiration | by Ruze Cake House on

Today's feature is a fresh new take succulents, updating this popular wedding cake trend with a hint of cactus.  From its pristine white on white details to its naturally muted green accents, this cake is all about casual elegance.  A chic herringbone pattern adds texture and visual interest while ... Continue Reading

Black & White Polka Dot Cake

Black & White Polka Dot Cake | by Make Me My Cake on

Happy Monday!  We're starting off the week on a bright note with a feature that is all about patterns and pop.  Black and white is such a bold color scheme, full of contrast and oh-so-crisp.  It is a classic combo that can stand on its own or can easily mingle with softer hues.  While we often see ... Continue Reading


Pastel Zig Zag Cake

Vertical Chevron Cake | by Allison Kelleher of AK Cake Design | on

Today's feature will seriously make your heart skip a beat.  It's simply just that beautiful!  A modern chevron cake created with individual triangles, cut and placed with meticulous detail, to form vertical zig zags aligned just so.  Shades of soft pastels are hand painted, adding layers of depth ... Continue Reading

Peaches N’ Cream Cupcakes

Peaches N' Cream Cupcakes | by Lauren Kapeluck for

Our contributor, Lauren Kapeluck of EllenJay Events, is back with a delicious new cupcake recipe.... It's finally peach season, and I couldn't be more excited!  I love spending Saturday mornings taking a trip to our local farmers market and checking out all the fruits and veggies that are ... Continue Reading

Golden Yellow & Saffron Cake

Golden Yellow and Saffron Cake | by AK Cake Design on

Our contributor, Allison Kelleher of AK Cake Design, is sharing one of her latest designs... I was honored to create a cake for the launch of the new Picture Perfect cake stand collection from Sarah's Stands.  My design is based on the Heart of Gold cake stand, which is a rich, yet subdued ... Continue Reading

Learn Beautiful Cake Photography

TRENDING : Geometric Patterns

Geometric Patterns  |  translating trends into cake designs | by Erica OBrien for

Our contributor, Erica OBrien, owner of Erica OBrien Cake Design, is back for her next post in our new series called Trending.  Erica is helping us translate today's top trends in fashion, design, art and everyday life into fabulous cake designs.  Watch each month as she goes from inspiration on ... Continue Reading