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My Favorite Chocolate Cake

My Favorite Chocolate Cake

I’m sharing my recipe for my favorite chocolate cake – deep chocolate, moist crumb and a real crowd pleaser.

A Tale of Two Cakes

A Tale of Two Cakes

Two cakes and many ideas Have you ever spent time just looking at the shapes of cakes? I mean, not thinking ahead of time what the cake is going to be, but allowing the cake’s shape to determine its future? I recently had extra cake […]

You can’t catch me, I’m the gingerbread butter (cream)

You can’t catch me, I’m the gingerbread butter (cream)

So, I know that you have probably heard of cookie butter. Biscoff brand is the most famous that I have heard of. But have you heard of gingerbread butter? I hadn’t – until now! The genesis This year at Christmas my daughter and I were […]

As American as Apple Hand Pies!

As American as Apple Hand Pies!

Hand Pies are the way to happiness on a winter Sunday morning! Oftentimes, on Sunday mornings, what I really want to do is bake for my family.  I usually wake up earlier than everyone else and have a bit of time on my hands.  I […]

Milk Bar Mashup, or Entremet My Way

Milk Bar Mashup, or Entremet My Way

What is an Entremet?? If you follow cake stuff at all, I’m sure you have seen these gorgeous videos by cake artists like Ksenia Penkina who create these fancy mousse based entremet cakes and then pour multi colored mirror glazes over them.  They are mesmerizing…. I […]

How to create an Isomalt Tree

How to create an Isomalt Tree

Ever wonder if you could make an isomalt tree topper your cake?  I’m here to tell you that you can – and it isn’t even that difficult! This year I was lucky enough to participate in the Sugar Art for Autism collaboration that brought sugar […]

Baumkuchen (Tree Cake)

Baumkuchen (Tree Cake)

Here’s a little known fact – I lived in Germany as a child.  In Munich to be precise.  This was a long time ago, but there are things that stay with you – memories of tastes, sounds and sights, right?  This Baumkuchen brings back vivid […]

Easter Bunny Cupcake Topper

Easter Bunny Cupcake Topper

You love cupcakes, right? You love Easter Bunnies, right?  Well, why not make an adorable Easter Bunny Cupcake Topper?  These are so easy to make, I ALMOST hate to tell you about it…but I’m already over it, I’m gonna give you all the instructions! What […]

Steampunk Cake Gears without Molds

Steampunk Cake Gears without Molds

Do I really need to buy another tool? If you decorate cakes, you know that for every teeny weeny task, there is probably a tool, a cutter, a mold or something out there that you could buy.  If you’re like me, either you don’t have […]

My Favorite Things

My Favorite Things

I always wonder what favorite things people use in their caking life – what products, tools, etc.  There are just so many out there to choose from, and how do you know what is best? The answer is not simple, unfortunately, it’s about what works […]


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