Into the woods Enter the world of the Brothers Grimm
Cover Cake by Hajnalka Mayor
What’s your favorite candy to use in decorating?
Fancy Frills to Fangirl Thrills
A self-proclaimed “nerd at heart,” cake decorator Ant Roman is all about celebrating the weird, wacky and whimsical.
By Ant Roman
Cakes Across America
A Taste of New England Sweetness
Diary of a Decorator
When Things Get Topsy-Turvy
One cakemaker learns the hard way that overconfidence in experimentation can result in design disaster!
By Jen Lucero
Fine Art in Fondant
Though her path to cake making was indirect, Karen Portaleo has become an industry beacon, inspiring designers the world over to push the art of cake making to the next level.
Dear Cake Genius
Must-have supplies, collapsing cupcakes and serving the perfect slice of cake.
By Jennifer Bratko
Engraved Wood Cake
Learn Lisa Bugeja’s impressively intricate wood engraving technique, featured on her Briar Rose-inspired cake in this issue’s Adore section.
By Lisa Bugeja
Little Accidents in the Kitchen
This young and fearless blogger has a flair for unique flavor.
Business of Baking
Stop the Experimenting!!
We all want to push the envelope, but new techniques are best attempted on practice projects.
By Leanne Winslow
A staple at American Thanksgiving dinners, this autumn classic has international roots.
Get Creative with Candy
Five fresh ideas for incorporating seasonal sweets into your designs.
Whether it’s adding a sweet kick to a fun treat or taking center stage in a decadent confection, caramel is a welcome addition to any dessert.
From the Recipe Box
Pumpkin Chocolate Cheesecake
Who says tradition can’t be turned up a notch? Jackie shares a heartwarming family favorite that has evolved into a new birthday tradition.
By Jackie Shaffer
Into the Dark Forest
Cakemakers venture into the enchanted world of the Brothers Grimm inspired by the illustrations of Arthur Rackham.
The Frog Prince
Hansel and Gretel
Little Red Riding Hood
The Seven Ravens