TBK Education & Resource Center
TBK offers a wide range of free resources and educational tools to improve your decorating technique for all types of desserts. Click on the pictures below to start learning!
how to make a cake
When baking cakes, think of your cake as the canvas on which you will create beautiful icing decorations. To achieve the masterpiece you want, it is essential that your canvas be smooth and free of crumbs. Using these cake making steps to prepare and ice your cake will result in a perfectly smooth decorating surface for your work of art.
Here’s a handy guide on how to make a cake using our most popular pan shapes and sizes. If you’re looking for ideas on how to make a birthday cake, be sure to check out the guide below on baking 3-d bear cakes.
torting and filling cake making methods
The torting method in cake making adds extra height, drama and taste to the cake when the layers are filled with icing, pudding or fruit filling.
tiered cakes serving amounts
When baking tiered cakes, use our diagrams to find the ideal tiered construction to serve your guest list.
baking time and batter amounts
The right baking times and batter amounts are an essential part of learning how to make a cake. Follow the guides below for baking wedding cakes or birthday cakes.
choosing a cake size
Get helpful tips on choosing a cake size or learn how to make a cake look larger without increasing serving sizes.
cake cutting guides
Whether you need a cake serving guide for cutting a wedding cake or a standard party cake, the goal remains the same: cutting attractive, uniform slices to ensure that your cake serves the correct number of guests. However, the big difference is that wedding cake slices are traditionally cut smaller than party cake slices. Thus, we’ve developed two separate cake cutting guides, a general cake serving size chart to follow for most popular cake shapes.
Along with our cake serving charts, this is the perfect place to start planning your celebration cake. You can make sure the cake you want to create will serve enough people - that will prevent an unpleasant surprise on the day of the event. Of course, you always have the option of baking a sheet cake in case of shortages.
wedding cake cutting guide
Our Wedding Cake Serving Chart will help you button down another major wedding day detail.
party cake serving guide
No guest need be envious of a guest with a larger portion—use the Party Cake Serving Guide to serve uniform 1.5 x 2 in. slices for everyone in attendance.