Using gelatin and water, create this gorgeous bow cake topper. You can also make glitter out of the same ingredients.
DIY Cactus Cupcake Tutorial from Alana Jones-Mann here. These cupcakes are topped with graham cracker or Teddy Grahams for the “dirt”. First seen at Make here. Pair them with knit and pin cushion cacti here.
DIY Frosting a Smooth Cake Tutorial from Oh Happy Day here. *Since I’ve taken cake decorating classes, I’d add the most important thing I learned about creating smooth frosting – besides doing a base “crumb coat” – was heating up a metal spatula/knife with very hot water and then going round the cake smoothing out the icing. This is what really gets the icing looking super smooth.
Wilton Cake Decorating Tip Charts from Twist ‘N Swirl here. This must have taken so much time to put together. Her big chart (which was so long it reproduced fuzzy on Tumblr) has ten types of Wilton tips with corresponding numbers. I actually took cake decorating classes and was horrible at it but I could do a “basketweave” cake and no one could ever figure out how I made it (so simple).