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    Cake Decorating Ideas & Tips

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    Cake Decorating Ideas & Tips

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    Semi-naked cakes aren't as scandalous as they sound. Learn more about this oh-so trendy cake decorating technique, plus give it a try for yourself with our FREE step-by-step photo tutorial.

    How to Ice a Semi-Naked Cake: FREE Step-by-Step Tutorial

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    The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are a huge hit at the box office, like they will be at your next TMNT party when you make these fun Ninja Turtle cake pops! Mysterious, reptilious; you’ve never seen superhero cake pops like this before.

    A Totally Rad Ninja Turtle Cake Pops Tutorial

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    Check "Valentine's prep" off your to-do list and save big on select food & cooking classes. But don't wait, because these savings disappear at midnight!

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    Sometimes cake decorating and cupcake design demands a glossy finish to make a fondant element look realistic. There are a number of ways to achieve a sheen with fondant. Learn different methods for achieving a shiny finish with fondant and get the easiest fondant glaze recipe ever.

    Learn How to Make Your Cake Shimmer with Shiny Fondant

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    Sometimes cake decorating and cupcake design demands a glossy finish to make a fondant element look realistic. There are a number of ways to achieve a sheen with fondant. Learn different methods for achieving a shiny finish with fondant and get the easiest fondant glaze recipe ever.

    Learn How to Make Your Cake Shimmer with Shiny Fondant

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    Learn how to dip cake pops like a seasoned pro in a few easy steps. It’s important to know what the coating is and how it behaves, then how to thin it and finally, dip into it!

    Tips and Tricks for Coating Cake Pops!

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    Learn how to dip cake pops like a seasoned pro in a few easy steps. It’s important to know what the coating is and how it behaves, then how to thin it and finally, dip into it!

    Tips and Tricks for Coating Cake Pops!

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    A crusting buttercream is one that will set up firmly enough so that it can be touched lightly without making a mark. Although still relatively delicate, this buttercream technique can be a very helpful asset to decorators, making a nicely primed surface for all sorts of cake decoration, from decorative piping to fondant or gum paste adornment.

    How to Make Buttercream That Sets Firm: Crusting Buttercream

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    A crusting buttercream is one that will set up firmly enough so that it can be touched lightly without making a mark. Although still relatively delicate, this buttercream technique can be a very helpful asset to decorators, making a nicely primed surface for all sorts of cake decoration, from decorative piping to fondant or gum paste adornment.

    How to Make Buttercream That Sets Firm: Crusting Buttercream

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    Roses are red, violets are blue. We've got a fun Valentine's Day cake for you! Make a beautiful rose patterned roll cake with this FREE template + step-by-step tutorial.

    Creative Valentine's Day Cake [FREE Template + Tutorial]

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    For frosty yet fabulous treats, adorn your cakes with pretty fondant snowflakes this winter. In this step-by-step tutorial, we'll show you how to make them with just a few supplies you probably have on hand.

    How to Make Fondant Snowflakes Without Molds or Cutters

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    Smooth icing is enticing icing! Use the 9 inch by 3 inch stainless steel blade on this Wilton Icing Smoother to ice cake tops and sides for perfectly polished and dimple-free results. The ergonomic handgrip makes the Smoother easy to grasp, and the long, flat smoothing surface allows you to apply even pressure for beautiful results.

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    So many shapes, so many possibilities! The Ateco Geometric Shapes Cutter Set contains three different sizes of eight different shapes, so you can get creative with your cuts. Made of stainless steel, each piece provides precision cutting capability and durability sure to stand the test of time.

    Check out Ateco Geometric Shapes Cutter Set on Craftsy!

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    Get the icing and piping tools every aspiring cake decorator should have! Featuring Ateco and Wilton products trusted by decorators around the world, your Craftsy Starter Kit includes all the tools for crumb coating, icing and decorating your cakes beautifully. Get this must-have kit today, and create sweet treats that make any occasion more memorable.

    Check out Craftsy Icing and Piping Starter Kit on Craftsy!

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    Cover your cakes in super smooth, Satin Ice Fondant for a fantastic finish! You can also use this fondant to create a variety of eye-catching cake embellishments, textures and toppers. This versatile decorating medium is Kosher, as well as free of gluten, dairy and nuts, so you can use it to create breathtaking cakes for any occasion!

    Check out Satin Ice Rolled Fondant 2lbs on Craftsy!

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    It's never been easier to decorate all the way around your cake! Great for both right- and left-handed decorators, the Wilton Trim N Turn Ultra Cake Turntable turns smoothly, but locks securely into place when you're ready for the finer details. You can even use it to proudly display that beautiful cake!

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    Frost your cakes easily and beautifully! The Ateco Revolving Cake Stand is constructed from aluminum with stainless steel ball bearings for super smooth rotation, and it comes with a non-slip pad so your cake won't slide. Plus, this stand gives you easy access to all sides of your project for piping embellishments or adding other types of decorations.

    Check out Ateco Revolving Cake Stand with Non-Slip Pad on Craftsy!

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    The quality is worth getting excited about -- the convenience is just icing on the cake. The Ateco 18” Disposable Bags on a Roll offer incredible grip, featuring a soft, pliable polyethylene construction that will help you take command of your cake decorating.

    Check out Ateco 100 Count 18-inch Disposable Bags on a Roll on Craftsy!

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    Add dazzling effects to your decorating for designs that shine! With this Petal Crafts Edible Metallic Paint, it's easy to add eye-catching accents to your cake, cupcakes, cookies, sugar flowers and more. Whether you're looking to apply some metallic detailing to your work, or to really give it some bling, this edible metallic paint is just the thing.

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    The convenience of disposable piping bags meets the quality and performance you expect from Ateco. With the Ateco 12” Disposable Bags on a Roll, you'll enjoy the best-gripping and most economical disposable bags available, thanks to a soft, pliable polyethylene construction.

    Check out Ateco 100 Count 12-inch Disposable Bags on a Roll on Craftsy!

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    Fondant has never looked or tasted so good! These 2lb tubs of Fondarific Buttercream Fondant come in lots of colors, sure to complement any design. Featuring a silky smooth texture, this nut-free, gluten-free and Kosher fondant is perfect for a variety of applications. Plus, new cake decorators love that this highly pliable fondant will firm up, but won't dry out.

    Check out Fondarific Buttercream Fondant 2lbs on Craftsy!

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    You're going to LOVE this: It's the second Craftsy calendar page for 2016! Download and print the FREE page and color in the artwork for a month full of love.

    Free February 2016 Coloring Calendar Page

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    Make the cutest baby shower sweets EVER with this surprisingly simple baby face cupcakes tutorial!

    FREE Baby Face Cupcakes Tutorial - On Craftsy!

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