Happy New Year! We’re excited to kick off another fabulous year of cake inspiration here on the blog! But before we jump right in to new posts for 2014, we’re taking a second look at the best of the best from 2013. I’ve sifted through the 200+ posts from the last twelve months to find the ones that you loved the most. Based on your pageviews, Facebook likes and Pinterest pins…. we’re taking a look back at the most popular posts from the last year. So far we’ve seen the Top Recipe Posts of 2013 and the Top Cake Designs of 2013. Today we’re putting a spotlight on your favorite cake tutorials from the blog. Here are the Top DIY’s of 2013!
DIY’s and cake tutorials are always at the top of our charts. And believe me, I get it! A beautiful cake with step-by-step instructions so you can make it yourself. What’s not to love about that? And the top eight from last year have us inspired to get in the kitchen and create. And the best part? These cakes are completely achievable by bakers of all skill levels. Let’s take a look at your favorite DIY’s of 2013!
No. 1 : Speckled Egg Cake
A simple spring cake in robin’s egg blue with chocolate brown speckles. This DIY is easy to achieve with step-by-step instructions and a straightforward technique that’s fun and all about the splatter. Created by Carrie Sellman of The Cake Blog.
No. 2 : Rainbow Petal Cake
A spoon is the trick to this tutorial. This rainbow of buttercream icing is vivid, bright and requires no special tools. And the step-by-step instructions are nothing less than gorgeous. Created by Kate Wagner of The Greedy Baker.
No. 3 : Watercolor Cake
In 2013, watercolor hit the style scene and could be spotted everywhere, to include the world of cake design. Which is why we loved learning how to make this little pretty with a behind the scenes look at the creation process. Created by our contributor, Allison Kelleher of AK Cake Design.
No. 4 : Birthday Candles Cake
Stripes and polka dots add a whimsical touch to this adorable candle cake that’s easily adaptable for any and all birthdays. With few steps and a variety of colors, you have a design worth celebrating! Created by our contributor, Miso of Miso Bakes.
No. 5 : Celery Rose Stamp
Who knew celery could be so fabulous? We loved this clever and unique way to stamp a cake made from cut celery. A simple and cost effective way to add gorgeous roses with this step-by-step tutorial. Created by our contributor, Erin Gardner of Wild Orchid Baking Company.
No. 6 : Stenciled Lace
We absolutely flipped over this step-by-step lace tutorial and it’s easily repeatable results. Intricate lace, so simply exquisite, created with the aid of a stencil and royal icing. Thought you couldn’t create such fabulous lace? Think again! Created by Robin Martin of Gateaux Inc.
No. 7 : Igloo Cake
Frosty ice pieces, sparkling trees and a glittered flag banner add to the ridiculous amounts of cute found in this icy igloo cake tutorial. With some clever tricks to quickly achieve the overall shape, this cake comes together with ease. Created by Mary and Brenda Maher of Cakegirls.
No. 8 : Monster Eye Cake