Killer Cakes – Issue #141

Posted on Sep 12 2016


Here’s a wonderful How-Cast video on icing your cake with whipped cream topping! I hope you enjoy it.

P.S. Click the corner to make the video full-screen.

Killer Cakes – Issue #138

Posted on Jul 25 2016


Please click here to see highlights from the New York Cake Show provided by American Cake Decorating Magazine. Below is the Best in Show winner created by Bryson Perkins.

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Killer Cakes – Issue #136

Posted on Jun 27 2016


Please check out this wonderful tutorial on making chocolate lace cake wraps. ­čÖé


Killer Cakes – Issue 127

Posted on Jan 25 2016


If you’ve become enamored of the adult coloring book craze, then you’re well aware of mandalas. Well, now you can recreate one in buttercream on your cake. See the tutorial below, and tune into Cake Style’s YouTube channel for additional tutorials!

Killer Cakes – Issue 126

Posted on Jan 11 2016


Would you like to start 2016 off with free cake decorating classes taught by professionals like Joshua John Russell? Then learn more–and sign up–HERE!

Also, if you’re gearing up for award season and would like to learn how to make a stiletto shoe cake topper, check out the video below from Lisa Mansour of New York Cake.

Killer Cakes – Issue #110

Posted on Apr 06 2015

Special Announcement

I don’t have a cover yet, but I have a date! KILLER WEDDING CAKE, the next installment in the cake decorating mystery series, will be published on August 4, 2015!

I hope you’re as excited by this news as these people and I:



Killer Cakes – Issue #103

Posted on Dec 01 2014


It’s the holiday season, and many of us will be doing some entertaining. I wanted to share this chocolate lace doily tutorial with you. Julia Usher uses the doilies to plate desserts, but I think they’d make beautiful cake toppers too.

Killer Cakes – Issue #100

Posted on Oct 20 2014



This is Killer Cakes 100th issue! Since it is, I’m offering one blog reader a copy of one of the books either in┬áKindle or Nook format. To be entered into the giveaway, all you have to do is comment on this post. On Friday, October 24, I’ll have the random number generator choose a winner! Good luck! (And, yes, you may comment more than once!)


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Killer Cakes – Issue 87

Posted on Mar 24 2014


Last week, we welcomed the first day of spring. Today, I want to celebrate by sharing with you some beautiful springtime cakes.


Killer Cakes – Issue 86

Posted on Mar 10 2014



Are you gearing up for St. Patrick’s Day? If you’d like to make some colorful cupcakes, watch the tutorial below!