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Tutorials

Gumpaste Peony Tutorial

The thing that got me into cake decorating in a serious way almost 20 years ago was sugar flowers. I was instantly and completely enchanted by an article about Ron Ben-Israel in Martha Stewart Living, bought all the equipment listed at the back of the magazine and that was it! […]

Desserts, Recipes

lemon curd

Lemon curd is one of those things that is just so lovely and satisfying to make (and to eat!). One of life’s simple pleasures, and so handy to have around (it freezes very well). It’s delicious on buttered toast, in a cake, on a scone, folded into whipped cream or […]

Cake, Tutorials, Video

mermaid cake tutorial

This mermaid cake is one of my very favorite designs to do. The process is fun, and the result is show stopping!! watch this video for full instructions: make the tail you’ll need: modeling chocolate paring knife sugar shapers dresden tool small circle cutter lustre dust in your choice of […]

Tutorials, Video

Mickey Face Tutorial

Everybody loves Mickey! With my Mickey face tutorial it’s simple and fun to create his face from fondant, for the front of a cake as shown, or as a topper. The video below goes through the process from start to finish. you’ll need: fondant (black, white, red) gel colors dresden […]

Tutorials, Video

Winnie the Pooh figurine

Learn how to make this sweet Winnie the Pooh figurine, perfect for birthdays or baby shower cakes! you’ll need: modeling chocolate (click here for my recipe) fondant, red, black, yellow and brown circle cutters dresden tool lollipop sticks small paintbrush scalpel These amounts will make him about 4” tall. Roll […]

Cake, Recipes

German chocolate cake

German chocolate cake is definitely one of those things that is worth making from scratch. I’ve heard many times through the years from customers that they thought they didn’t like it until they tried mine, and I think it’s in large part because of the frosting. This recipe uses cream, […]

Tutorials

fondant makeup tutorial

Makeup is such a fun overall theme for a cake, or as one component of the decor, like in this “favorite things” cake (below right). Making the edible makeup from fondant really is fun, and you can switch up brands and colors to customize. You’ll need: fondant in whatever color […]

Cupcakes, Tutorials

valentine cupcake toppers

These Valentine cupcake toppers are so cute and easy to do! And as a bonus, you only need a few things to make them. Roll out fondant logs of your different colors and twist them together. Roll into a log and fold in half. Twist that together, roll out into […]

Recipes, Tutorials

homemade marzipan and sugarplums

Marzipan is one of my favorite ingredients in bakes. It just adds such lovely rich sweetness, and I love almond flavoring. Marzipan fruitcake is one of my darlings, and I love decorating with it too! Basically, I can go through a lot of the stuff, especially at the holidays. So […]