Painting Cakes (a recurring theme)
I talk a lot about painting on cakes. Partially because of my arts background, I know — but also because it’s a versatile way to add detail to a simple project and much easier than it appears. We also do it constantly here in the shop!! The obvious approach is to use the cake as …Continue Reading
Making Extreme Figures for Cakes
I have a sculpture background which is one of those things that both helps and hinders when working in sugar. On one hand it shortens the learning curve when doing really unusual projects that fall far out side the realm of baking, but it can get me into trouble, too. There are lots of things …Continue Reading
Wafer Paper Flowers! And other things paper-related…
We love new methods, new materials, new anything here at PCB. While I am hardly fad driven, I used to work for a paper specialist boutique before becoming a cake decorator and I adore paper craft still. So to use some of that background for cake is a lot of fun. Joanne did an extensive …Continue Reading
Food Network Premiere – Outrageous Wedding Cakes!
Want to learn how to make this cake? Check out our Craftsy Dress Cake Class online! We are thrilled for the opportunity to create this 7 foot tall wedding dress cake for an upcoming Food Network Special – Outrageous Wedding Cakes! Along with Anne, Pink Cake Box University instructors Joanne and Anna were both part …Continue Reading
FIVE Class Giveaway in honor of Icing Smiles!
We are excited to announce a fun MEGA 5 Class giveaway ($200 worth of classes!) with Craftsy and a group of FANTASTIC cake artists! As part of the 5 class giveaway, you can find our Cake Toppers Class along with a list of classes from this fantastic set of cake artists: Marina Sousa ( Just …Continue Reading
Applying fine art skills to cake decorating
While I do have a background in fine art which I’ve found to be terribly useful as a cake decorator, it is certainly not necessary to spend years of your life honing your art skills just to be able to paint a scene on a cake. Craftsy, as well as offering cake classes, has an …Continue Reading
A short introduction to Sculpted Cakes
We love sculpted cakes here. We really do! Both Anne and I get excited for unusual orders, and we were jumping up and down over this recent Rhino cake. Dog cakes are also a constant pleasure: But I feel there is a lot more to sculpted cakes than going straight for the most extreme item. …Continue Reading
Experiments with Gelatin
If you’ve happened across my review of the Mike McCarey Craftsy Classic Car Class you might remember me waxing poetic about how versatile I found his gelatin technique to be. Since then I’ve adopted some of my new discoveries for use here at Pink Cake Box. We have a couple of Sugar Veil mats here …Continue Reading
Happy Accidents and Holiday Parties
I have a real soft spot for “cute food.” Marshmallows shaped like mushrooms? I’ll buy them. Chocolate truffle penguins and mice? Oh, I’ve come home with them more than once! But when it comes to pastry my two great loves are France and Japan. Macarons, those tiny almond pillows that seem so prevalent these days …Continue Reading
Looking for talented staff!
Pink Cake Box is expanding with a new retail boutique in 2014! Positions Available Part time baker – This position is a great way to join our fast paced and fun team! Responsibilities will include baking cakes, cupcakes, cookies and other pastries for both custom cakes and our retail boutique. 3 days per week. Minimum …Continue Reading
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