tips, recipes & tutorials from Theresa


One of the greatest joys I get to experience is sharing what I know and have learned over the years about cake decorating with others. In this section you will find recipes, tips and tutorials to help you along in your cake decorating journey.

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whether you want to achieve a perfectly smooth cake (without fondant) or you want to achieve an icing that will stand much like our cupcake flowers the icing recipe matters! Here theresa shares her crusting cream recipe that she uses on all of her cakes as well as her cupcakes.


Crusting Cream Icing Recipe:

- 3 cups shortening

- 6 tablespoons of vanilla

- 3 lbs. of powered sugar

- 1/4 to 1/2 cup water (depending upon your atmosphere, you may need more or less water)

This icing is intended to be stiff, yet spreadable.