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Luster Dust: If You Don’t Know About It, You Need To!

by Cake Journal Team | May 18, 2021 | Tips & tools

Baking cakes at home and decorating them gives you a fantastic sense of achievement, but when you add a bit of luster dust into the equation, it takes your creations to the next level. Instead of dressing your cake in a plain white icing coat, try dusting over a thin…

Does Sugar Go Bad? The Answer May Surprise You

by Cake Journal Team | May 12, 2021 | Editors Choice

For most food items, it is fairly easy to tell when they go bad due to the way they look or smell. However, not every food has obvious signs of spoilage. You may wonder about sugar. Does sugar go bad? The answer is sugar does not go bad in a way that makes it…

Edible Glue: How to Make It and How to Use It

by Cake Journal Team | May 5, 2021 | Tips & tools

If you love to decorate your cakes with fondant and decorations, the chances are you need to use edible glue to fix things into place. When I bake at home, I like to make fondant flowers to create ornate sprays across my cakes, especially at Christmas time when I want…

Wafer Paper: What Is It and How to Use It for Making Flowers

by Cake Journal Team | Apr 22, 2021 | Tips & tools

If you ever see those stunningly decorated cakes in the shop window with their fabulous flowers and colorful patterns, then chances are the artist made them using wafer paper. Bouquets of delicate-looking blooms, cascade down the side of a wedding cake, and you can’t…

Fun with Baking: How to Flood Cookies with Royal Icing

by Cake Journal Team | Apr 13, 2021 | Tutorials

I get a lot of questions on how I decorate my cookies with royal icing. I like the method where you first outline the cookie and when the outlining is dry you flood the cookie with runny icing. It gives the cookie a smooth look and when it’s dry, you can pipe details…

Sweet Secret: How To Make Royal Icing For Piping and Flooding

by Cake Journal Team | Apr 12, 2021 | Tutorials

I have received many questions about how I make my royal icing. I make royal icing with egg whites (pasteurized) since meringue powder and dried egg white powder is not very common here in Denmark. Some of the cake decorating shops may have it though, but I stick to…

Creation 101: How To Make a Doll Face Mold You Will Love

by Cake Journal Team | Apr 11, 2021 | Tutorials

Hi all! If you ever looked into buying a doll head mold for your cake decorating, you know they can be pretty pricey. So, just for you, I whipped up this helpful tutorial to show you how to make a doll face at home! And all you need to easily make a mold with is just…

Castella Cake Recipe: DIY Japanese Confectionery You Need To Try

by Cake Journal Team | Mar 27, 2021 | Recipes

You’ve probably heard of castella cake before, as it’s a very popular cake in Japan. It’s praised for its simplicity and delicious flavor! But just in case you haven’t heard of castella cake before, we’ll go into a bit more detail about what makes this cake so great….

Zen Out Baking: 16 Fun Easy Recipes You Can Relax While Preparing

by Cake Journal Team | Mar 6, 2021 | Recipes

We all have those days where we want baked goods, like cookies or a slice of cake, but really don’t feel like putting in all the effort to make it happen. You just want a couple of fun easy recipes. For those times you need a few fun easy recipes to get you the sweet…

Some of the Cutest Sesame Street Cakes You’ll Ever See

by Cake Journal Team | Feb 16, 2021 | Recipes

Every year, you try to make a different cake, use a different birthday theme, and try something new. Well, this year is no different. And you’re ready to try your hand at Sesame Street cakes. But you’re not quite sure where to get started. There are so many ideas to…


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