Safely Decorating Cakes with Fresh Flowers

Safely decorating cakes with fresh flowers
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Fresh flowers on a beautiful cake, what’s not to love?  It’s a classic.  Nothing wrong with that, right? Well, the truth is, there could be a lot wrong with that. Depending on how the cake decorator chose and prepared the flowers before decorating the cake. Think about it, conventional flowers… Continue reading »

How to Make Custom Cake Boxes ~ Inexpensive and Professional

How to make a custom cake box tutorial
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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 »

Stargazer Lily Tutorial, Free Gift!

stargazer lily sugar flower tutorial
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Guess what?! I have a little gift for all my sweet friends who subscribe to my newsletter! It’s been a long time coming but it’s finally done! Stargazer Lily Tutorial So if you have been following my blog or my Facebook page for long you have probably guessed that I… Continue reading »

Gravity Defying Steampunk Heart Cake

Steampunk heart cake
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Heeeyyy Sweet Friends!  Happy New Year!!  I hope 2018 is treating you all well so far. So I did this thing.  A steampunk-y kind of thing. And then I did it again, but even cooler. My family and I kind of love anything Steampunk.  And my husbands family have always… Continue reading »

Sprinkle Pop Giveaway!! Win Beautiful Sprinkle Mixes!

Sprinkle Pop giveaway
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Have you guys checked out my Kaleidoscope Cookie Christmas Tree Ornament tutorial yet? I’m asking because I have something special for you related to that tutorial. Sprinkle Pop Giveaway! The lovely and talented Liz from Sprinkle Pop is generously sponsoring a sweet little giveaway of some of her beautiful, bespoke… Continue reading »

Stained Glass Cake Topper Tutorial

Stained Glass cake topper tutorial
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OK you guys, I have a really COOL tutorial for you!  This one was a long time coming and it has a little story behind it.  It involves brainstorming, inner voices, my first cake competition, some cakey politics and great friendships First I am going to give you all the deets for the… Continue reading »

Wedding Cake Tasting Tutorial

How to do a 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 »

Parchment Circles Hack ~ Shani’s Tips & Tricks

cutting parchment circles for cake pans
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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 »