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An wreath of gumpaste autumn leaves and marzipan acorns
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how to make autumn leaves for cakes

made with edible gumpaste What could be more evocative of fall then a wreath of autumn leaves? I loooove how these look on a cake, and bonus: making fall leaves for cakes is fun and easy! Click here for a scrumptious applesauce cake recipe, and here for an amazing salted […]

Caramel corn in white bowl on marble counter
Recipes

caramel corn

If you’ve never made caramel corn I just have to emphatically say do it!! Even the best store bought stuff you can get doesn’t hold a candle to this gorgeousness, and obviously you save a ton (use the money to buy macadamias and toss those in 😋) I’ve been making […]

A stack of sugar tea cups on top of a finished cake
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gumpaste tea cup

Adding a gumpaste tea cup to a cake for a tea party or Mother’s Day is such a cute touch! They look so beautiful and impressive- no one will believe they are edible, which makes them a fun conversation piece. They are not difficult at all to do, but you’ll […]

Tips and Tricks

gifts for bakers

I come across fun and interesting tools and things for the kitchen all the time, and thought I’d share them here! If you’re looking for a little treat for yourself or a gift for a foodie in your life I hope this list will be a great resource! Bonus: they […]

Recipes

pumpkin scones

There are a million things I love about fall, and these amazing pumpkin scones are at the top of the list! They are fast and easy to whip up, and this makes a bigger batch than most, which is great for sharing with neighbors :). The first time I ever […]

Cake, Tutorials

wine crate cake

This wine crate cake is such a fun and impressive design! And I promise, it’s much easier than it looks. It takes some time, so the thing to do is spread things out over several days. If you’ve got a wine lover in your life, this is a no brainer…they […]

Cake, Tutorials

ghost Mickey cake

I love Halloween! But I’m much more into the cute side than the gruesome one. Gimme a fat little fieldmouse in a pumpkin costume before a zombie, any day! My favorite Halloween decoration is a popcorn bucket I got at Disneyland years ago. Making a ghost Mickey cake based on […]

Cake, Tutorials

Halloween fun cake

I had *such* a great time putting this cake together! It’s pure Halloween fun in cake form. There are a few different components going on, but they are all fun to do. Plus, you can just pick one or two and it will still be so cute! To learn how […]

Cake, Tutorials

pumpkins and ghosties

Learn how to make the pumpkins and ghosties for my Halloween fun cake! Everything about this, I just love! It will make such a fab centerpiece for any Halloween related shindig you’re having. To learn how to do the lollipops , click here. To put everything together, click here! cute […]

Cake, Recipes

brown butter pumpkin cake

This brown butter pumpkin cake from Fine Cooking is so lovely and autumnal, and to me it’s a bit more refined and special than a basic pumpkin cake. The main change I make to the recipe is that I use canned pumpkin purée. A million years ago I made purée […]

Cake, Tutorials

apple pie Mickey apple cake

Once I had the idea for a caramel apple cake I literally couldn’t choose between a classic one with sprinkles, and my ultimate favorite Disney treat, an apple pie Mickey apple. Hence two cakes (I can be a bit extreme, ha!). Obviously I had to use applesauce cake, but I […]