Christmas Ornament Cupcake Topper Tutorial


Just in time for the holiday season, these adorable Christmas ornament cupcake toppers are perfect for adding that final festive touch to cupcakes and even muffins. Aikko of shared this fun tutorial with us, and we love how versatile it is— you can use a variety of colors and patterns to make your creations totally unique! […]

Christmas Tree Marshmallow Topper Tutorial

VIDEO: Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Perfect for adding a touch of wintry wonder to a gingerbread house display, this versatile Christmas tree marshmallow topper can also be used to top off cupcakes and cakes! This video tutorial shows how to create these cute little trees in a few simple steps: Learn how to make these Christmas tree cupcakes using ice […]

Father Christmas Topper Tutorial


Whether you run your own cake shop or you decorate for friends and family, you’re sure to get at least one Father Christmas-themed request this year. Why not give this sprightly Father Christmas topper from Katrien van Zyl (Katrien) of Katrien’s Cakes a try? This versatile little guy can be created with either gumpaste or […]

5 Best Edible Gift Recipes


Spread some holiday cheer with gifts of sweet treats. These edible gift recipes can easily be made in large batches to share with your neighbors, coworkers and family. For more that 50 great ideas on how to wrap your edible gifts, check out our post here. 1. English Toffee Sweet, crunchy and chocolaty, English toffee […]

How to Master the Wet-On-Wet Royal Icing Technique


Ever wonder how the pros create those smooth, intricate royal icing designs? Well we’ve got the secret! Below, Ileana Saldivia (sugarrealm) of Sugar Realm Bakery shares a helpful guide to the same “wet-on-wet” royal icing technique the professionals use, which she demonstrates on her gorgeous fall-inspired leaf cookies. As a bonus, she’s even shared her very own tried-and-true […]

50+ Dessert Gift Wrapping Ideas


Whether you’re giving away a batch of your special gingerbread cookies or a loaf of nutty fruit cake, we have created a Pinterest board filled with over 50 of our favorite dessert gift wrapping ideas. From fancy bows to festive boxes, this board is sure to inspire your gift-giving this season! Click on the collage […]

Friday Faves: Festive & Fancy

Trimming the Tree

As editors of Cake Central, we come across countless inspiring things every day. From cakemakers’ stories to wedding inspiration to cool new products, we want to share a few of our favorite finds with you every week. Since this week marks the official start to the holiday season, we were all feeling inspired by all […]

Gingerbread Birdhouse Inspiration Challenge


A favorite holiday tradition of young and old alike, creating gingerbread houses offers the perfect opportunity to gather ’round the table and have some holiday fun! In the Cake Central galleries, we’ve come across all kinds of gingerbread houses, from giant castles to elaborate winter villages, but this Inspiration Challenge is all about creating darling […]

Top Thanksgiving Cakes

Miniature Thanksgiving dinner

The biggest foodie holiday of the year is here and we couldn’t resist celebrating by bringing you the most festive Turkey Day treats from the Cake Central galleries. Intricate tablescapes, turkeys with top hats and life-like dinner menus abound in our Top Thanksgiving Cakes! Check ‘em out below! Miniature Thanksgiving dinner By dianelm

Sufganiyot Tutorial + Recipe


In Jewish culture, sufganiyot are the coveted Hanukkah dessert. Traditionally made only during the eight-day holiday, these deep-fried, jelly-filled donuts are highly anticipated throughout the year. Here, Leah of Leah’s Catering and the popular blog, Leah Cooks Kosher, shares her personal twist on the classic treat, complete with step-by-step photos! Ingredients 1/2 cup soy milk (or […]

Chocolate Pistachio Fudge Recipe


This winning recipe for chocolate pistachio fudge combines chocolate and pistachios for a simple blend of sweet and savory. Perfect for garnishing dessert trays or wrapping up as a gift, this versatile recipe is one you’ll want to have at the ready this holiday season!Chocolate Pistachio Fudge 1½ cups semi-sweet chocolate, chopped 1(14-oz.) can condensed […]