Chocolate Turtle Cake

Chocolate Turtle Cake Recipe | from The Southern Cake Book by Southern Living on

Today's recipe is a tad outrageous, in the oh-my-goodness that looks divine, kind of way.  It's a chocolate lovers fantasy with layers of chocolate cake studded with chocolate chips and pecans, stacked with swirls of dulce de leche infused frosting and topped with caramel drizzles.  It's finished ... Continue Reading

What to Do With Cake Scraps?

Make edible sand from cake | great for summer cakes | DIY Cake Tutorial by Erin Gardner for

Our contributor, Erin Gardner of Wild Orchid Baking Company, is here with a new tutorial for you.  A simple way to add an extra touch of fun to your summer cakes.  And make the most of your cake scraps....  Cake scraps!  Also fondly known as Cake Top.  You know what I'm talking about.... the ... Continue Reading

Raspberry Blood Orange Cake

fresh raspberries and a blood orange glaze | Raspberry & Blood Orange Cake| Recipe by Tessa Huff for

Our contributor, Tessa Huff, is sharing a fresh summer cake recipe today... It's here!  It's here!  Berry season, that is.  Summer has finally arrived and my favorite fruits are hitting the stands everywhere.  Whether it is at the farmer's market or the local grocer, plump berries are in ... Continue Reading

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