So This Is How You Decorate a Cake Like a Pro

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If you've ever watched those intricate and mesmerizing cake frosting videos on Instagram and thought to yourself, "Man, I wish I could do that," you finally can. Mandy Merriman, the brilliant sweet-tooth behind Baking with Blondie, has a new cookbook in which she breaks down how to bake and decorate cakes with the confidence of a pro. Cake Confidence ($17) features recipes for decadent, show-stopping cakes with easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions that even the most beginning baker can master. Start swiping to follow Merriman's tutorial for decorating a layer cake so you can bring your own certain hand to your next bake.

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(Photos and tutorial by Mandy Merriman / Cedar Fort Publishing and Media)

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