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The Doctor is in – testing doctored box mix methods

The Doctor is in – testing doctored box mix methods

I like to save time – I don’t like to futz around with stuff, which is one reason why I love a good one-bowl cake recipe. (psst – it’s why I love my chocolate cake recipe) That’s one wonderful thing about box mixes, one bowl, […]

The GOAT… cake

The GOAT… cake

If you’re a football fan at all, perhaps you have heard of Tom Brady. He, to some, is the GOAT (Greatest of All Time). He is a New England Patriots Quarterback, wears jersey #12 and appears to be more controversial than any other football players […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dragonfly Cupcakes

Dragonfly Cupcakes

When a customer wants dragonfly cupcakes, it provides a special opportunity to really be creative, especially when they say they want REALISTIC dragonflies. There is a certain balance to be struck between pretty and accurate – and after all, if people are going to be […]

Elf on a shelf…sort of

Elf on a shelf…sort of

If a cake stand is a shelf, then, ta-da!  Poof – a Christmas elf on a shelf! (Always watching) There is a current unicorn cake craze (don’t get me started) that uses single tiered cakes, implied closed eyes and simple decorations to create the essence […]

Take cover (for your boards, that is!) – Marbleizing and Economizing

Take cover (for your boards, that is!) – Marbleizing and Economizing

Why cover your board?  We eat with our eyes first Cliche, I know and in the food world, you have probably heard this a thousand times.  But, it’s true, right?  If something looks appetizing, you’re far more likely to be interested in eating it than […]


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