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Embroidery cake
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Talk about leafing us breathless: With a modern design and cool piping, this embroidery-inspired cake is the most delicious craft mash-up yet. (Though we're also big fans of these lace cookies.) Plus, it's a technique that's totally easy to master. Winning!
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stencil cake
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When it comes to decorating a cake, your mind probably goes right to buttercream piping. But not so fast! There are tons of really cool ways to deck out your dessert, without ever needing to go near a piping bag. So whether you're still working on those piping skills or just want to try something new, here are eight ideas you can totally nail.
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Joshua John Russell & the Man About Cake gang are back for a brand new miniseries: Man About BAKE! JJR will teach you how to make his most popular recipes.
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Cake decorating with buttercream flowers
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Buttercream flowers are one of the most beautiful (and delicious!) ways to decorate your sweet treats. Here’s how to make a whole bouquet’s worth!
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three cakes decorated like a pineapple, orange and watermelon on three white cake stands
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Nope, we're not talking about that kind of fruit cake. These beauties are covered in buttercream and, in one case, potato chips! Whip one up for your next backyard party and get ready for the "tricked ya!" jokes and "so cute!" compliments to roll in.
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Buttercream Cake by Erica OBrien
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Congrats, you’ve taken the dive into cake decorating and maybe even brushed up on some basic skills. Now it’s time to actually make something! These gorgeous cakes look impressive, but are surprisingly simple to make.
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Onsie baby shower cake
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There’s a baby on the way, and that means it's time to break out your extra-adorable cake decorating skills. We’ll show you how to make 7 delicious, over-the-top desserts … and also give you lots of ideas for what to write on them!
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JJR succulent cake
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If you're not already a fan of Joshua John Russell (aka the Man About Cake), you're about to become one. These dessert masterpieces have been viewed a collective 11 million-plus times on the Man About Cake Youtube channel. Find out what all the fuss is about!
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two-tiered blue cake decorated with buttercream cacti on a cake stand
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Desert dessert? Yes please! This is the perf cake to turn any warm summer night into a prickly party. But fair warning — it's so pretty you might not want to cut it.
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three circle animal cakes (pig, frog and fox) on gray background
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If you can handle food coloring and the most basic piping techniques, you can nail any one of these cute critter cakes — or all of them! Even if you've never decorated a cake before, you've got this.
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