Desserts
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.
Beginner
A simple round sugar cookie is the best possible place to start for all kinds of awesome icing designs — whether you’re planning a birthday party for your kid or a bridal shower for your bestie.
Bluprint
It’s hard to beat a warm summer night spent stargazing, but this cake sure comes close! So once you put the telescope down, dig into this design that features a dark-blue ombre finish and the prettiest piped designs.
What's up, pup? We're ready to sit up, beg and roll over for this adorable dog cookie. (And yes, to be clear, it's a cookie for PEOPLE to eat!) Break out your grass piping tip to make the perfect chocolate-y fur, then add some super-cute details to bring Duke from The Secret Life of Pets 2 to life.
Beginner
Face facts: there's more than one way to make a stunning portrait. For your next work of art, ditch the acrylic and paint in buttercream. (Bonus: you get to eat it when you're done!)
Beginner
This concoction is part ice cream, part crumbly cookie, part crunchy cake. Can you say YUM? Bake it one day and serve it the next!
Beginner
We don't know what's better: the fact that this cake is made from all-natural ingredients, that it's oh-so-gorgeous, or that it's easy to make. You decide!
Beginner
They're not cupcakes. They're mini cakes. Which means they're soooooo fancy. And thanks to the magic of Russian piping tips, they're easy enough for beginners to whip up.
Felicity and Krystle
Is it desert or dessert? We say, both! These cactus cake pops are sweet, delicious … and 100% safe around party balloons. With some simple shaping know-how and clever decorating ideas, you’ll be making ‘em in no time.
Beginner
No doubt about it, cake pops are fun. But while these bite-sized cakes on a stick can be a blast to eat, making them can turn into a not-so-fun affair, especially when those super-sweet morsels fall off the stick, crack, leak or are just plain lumpy.
Wendy McGowan
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