Here's the thing: you don't need to be a whiz with a paint brush to create beautifully patterned cakes. All you actually need are stencils. They turn smears of buttercream into gorgeous, crisp patterns and create tasty works of art. Once you get the technique down, you can use it with any stencil to make a wide variety of desserts, whether you prefer an all-over pattern or just a few accents.
This cake has all the right moves for a modern bash. The winner is the two-toned buttercream, which makes the piping pop and feel extra vibrant. Best part: you only need one piping bag and tip to pull off this simple-yet-stunning design — easy cleanup, for the win!
Fact: the best flowers are buttercream flowers, and the same is true for poinsettias. This holiday design is beautiful, festive and totally deserves a spot on your dessert table.
WE'RE BAAAACK! AND we're going back to the basics! In this brand new Man About Cake episode, host Joshua John Russell shares a cake decorating for beginners tutorial, with detailed instructions on how to fill, ice and crumb coat a cake. Then, he finishes it with simple decorations YOU can make at home!
JJR shows us there's no shame in store-bought with his genius box cake mix hack that makes this multicolored layer cake taste (almost!) as good as homemade. He also shares his secret for how to improve store-bought frosting, and a beginner-friendly cake decorating tutorial to try.
Sink your teeth into current cake decorating trends! In the Man About Cake series, originally on YouTube, Joshua John Russell partners with Bluprint to deliver incredible tips for creating modern edible masterpieces. Each week, he decorates an original cake, shares his favorite recipes and gives pointers for designing like a pro.
These vibrant cupcakes are just right for the little monsters at your Halloween party. You can use whatever color buttercream you like or, if you're feeling extra festive, go with rainbow!
Gimme some brains! For those who love the gorier side of Halloween (or are just really into The Return of the Living Dead), you can make cupcakes that any zombie would love to munch on. And it's all done with simple piping!