how to make garrett frills

Garrett Frills

Garret frills can be a tricky decorating technique to master. They’re a little fiddly and it can take some time to get them just right.

Gum Paste Rose How-To

finished gum paste roseMaking a gum paste rose is one of the easiest cake decorating techniques you will ever master.

gum paste duck

Gum Paste Duck

You might want a gum paste duck for a baby shower cake or as part of a group of barn yard animals for your cake or cupcakes.

To make this gum paste duck, you will need:


fondant bow and cake with bows

Step-by-step Fondant Bow Directions

Fondant bow directions vary according to the size and type of bow desired. If creating a dramatic decoration for the top of the cake, the bow should be proportionately larger and can be assembled directly on the cake.

buttercream rose tutorial

Making Roses Out of Icing

When making roses out of icing, either a stiff consistency buttercream or stiff consistency royal icing works best to hold the shape of the petals.

filigree icing work

How To Do Beautiful Filigree Icing Work

filigree icing patternThe delicate, lacy designs you see on cakes is filigree icing work.

Create Impressive Specialty Birthday Cake Toppers

Here's a little trick for making an impressive, but simple specialty birthday cake toppers by using a plastic toy and rolled fondant.

beginners cake decorating instructions

Beginners Cake Decorating Instructions

Getting Set Up...


squirrel cupcake decoration

Squirrel Cupcake Decoration

This squirrel cupcake decoration makes for an unconventional Thanksgiving dessert. The squirrel is accompanied by a fondant acorn and decorated with a touch of edible glitter to make him festive for the holiday season.

Tools and Ingredients