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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 […]

Cupcakes, Tutorials

parrot pool floatie cupcake toppers

How fun are these?!? My friend Jess is obsessed with floaties and had the best idea for her housewarming pool party: floatie cupcake toppers! See how to make the ice cream sandwich, toucan and flamingo here. Here’s how I did the parrots: You’ll need: red modeling chocolate fondant or gumpaste […]

Cake, Recipes

fabulous carrot cake

There are a million carrot cake recipes out there, and honestly as far as I’m concerned there isn’t really such a thing as bad carrot cake, ha! This one by the iconic Dorie Greenspan though, is a *fabulous* carrot cake. Over the years I’ve tried many recipes. For years I […]

Recipes

salted caramel joy

This stuff is heavenly, full stop. Salted caramel sauce can be used in a million wonderful ways. On ice cream, in apple pie (or if you don’t have time for that: dip Granny Smith slices in it for a quick and delicious caramel apple hack). For our purposes today, in […]

Tutorials

Peter Rabbit figurine tutorial

Like many, I have such a soft spot for Peter and all the rest of Beatrix Potter’s characters..the sweet watercolor world she created has been one of my favorite things since childhood. So I *love* being asked to do a baby shower cake featuring Peter. You’ll need: ivory modeling chocolate […]

Materials needed to make cute little fondant cabbages
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cute little fondant cabbages tutorial

These cute little fondant cabbages are perfect for a garden patch or Peter Rabbit cake! For a how-to on the Peter figurine, click here. You’ll need: pale green fondant leaf veiner circle cutters fondant roller foam pad and ball tool (optional) Roll fondant into a ball and press top into […]