Fresh Strawberry Swiss Meringue Buttercream

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Fresh Strawberry Swiss Meringue Buttercream – tastes like summer. First things first.  Swiss Meringue Buttercream.  It’s my go to frosting.  There are many reasons but one of the main things is that it is AMAZING to work with.  So smooth and silky, soft but it still holds it shape and texture…. Continue reading »

The Best Muffins You Will Ever Make!

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You know what is really cool?  When you accidentally develop a really AWESOME recipe and you weren’t even trying to.  You know, when you are out of an ingredient and you have to get creative and use an alternative ingredient, then it turns out being better than the original recipe.  THAT is… Continue reading »

Wedding Cake Tasting Tutorial

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Wedding Cake Tastings ~ Beautiful, Professional and Portable     When I first started to do wedding cakes I immediately had brides asking for tastings.  I had a hard time finding much information online on how to actually prepare and set up a tasting and consult.  Since I am a cottage… Continue reading »

How to Make Custom Cake Boxes ~ Inexpensive and Professional

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~ Cake Boxes ~   So here’s the deal with standard bakery boxes.  I searched high and low for some nice, professional looking bakery boxes that my cakes would fit in. <<<  Those are the two key words here.   My cakes are ALWAYS too tall!  Do you have that… Continue reading »

Parchment Circles Hack ~ Shani’s Tips & Tricks

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Parchment Circles Hack Coming Your Way! Ok confession time.  You know those pesky parchment circles for the bottom of your cake pans?  For some weird reason I have an aversion to cutting those out.  Weird.  I know.  But there are some things in life that just hit the wrong note… Continue reading »

My 2015 Threadcakes Journey

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This a story about a cake.  A crazy cake that took me on a pretty cool journey.   Threadcakes 2015 ~ In 2015 I entered the online cake contest called Threadcakes for the second time.  The competition is held by an online T-Shirt company called Threadless, thus Threadcakes.  Entrants choose one… Continue reading »

How to Make Beautiful Mini Tartlet Shells

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~ Beautiful mini tartlet shells made with sweet French pastry crust ~   Oh you guys, I have so many awesome things planned to show you! I am going to do a whole series on mini desserts for dessert buffet tables. Decadent chocolate dipped cheesecake bites, beautiful, bite sized espresso brownies… Continue reading »