Mari Senaga Interview with Mari Senaga

I was first awed by Mari Senaga’s beautiful flowers when she began posting them on Cakes We Bake a few years ago. Then, at the ICES Convention in 2011, I finally had the opportunity to put a face to the artist of the gorgeous, edible floral arrangements when we met in person.

baseball and bat birthday cake Baseball Birthday Cake

This baseball birthday cake is a 9" cake that has been torted and filled to reach 3-1/2" high. I used white chocolate fondant made by Choco-Pan which was so delicious.

Sarah Myers Interview with Sarah Myers

Sarah Myers broke into the cake decorating scene just a few years ago, but it didn’t take long for her name to start showing up everywhere.

raspberry cupcakes with whipped ganache Raspberry Cupcakes with Whipped Ganache

These moist, yummy raspberry cupcakes combine a raspberry cake with a raspberry cream filling, a whipped chocolate ganache swirl, a piped chocolate decoration and a single raspberry on top. Don't let these little guys fool you - they are packed with intense flavor.

Swirled Fondant Beads Swirled Fondant Beads

These swirled fondant beads make fun borders for a cake. You can do the steps below using any two colors or by combining white with one color to create fading shades of that color.

Fondant Pearls Making Consistent Sized Fondant Pearls

If you want to make consistent sized fondant pearls as a border for your cake, there are a few different ways this can be done:

Funky Fondant Pattern Funky Fondant Pattern How-To

This funky fondant pattern is the by-product of experimenting with different polymer clay techniques. By layering and rolling different colors and then slicing off pieces that get assembled together, you can and endless number of color and design combinations.

Fondant Ruffles Ruffle Cake How-To

Making a ruffle cake in some shape or form is all the rage today. The picture shown above is just one application for fondant ruffles on the side of a cake. Here, two different colors are alternated just so it's easier to see the definition.

Buttercream Ruffles Buttercream Ruffles Tutorial

Piping buttercream ruffles is easy once you get the hang of it. Ruffles are very popular in fashion today and cakes often mimic the styles in fashion.

Fondant Ribbon Rose and Leaf Fondant Ribbon Rose Tutorial

This fondant ribbon rose is made a little differently than you usually see.