Month: September 2019

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 […]

caramel apple cake

I’m so in love with these cakes! I was thinking about Halloween treats and since caramel apples are my number one fave I thought how cute would a caramel apple cake be? Side note: close second is my amazing caramel corn which I can’t make very often because I Eat. […]

easy lollipops and streamers

These easy lollipops and streamers are some of the most fun things to make ever! And they’re a quick and easy way to add fun and movement to lots of different designs. for fondant lollipops: You’ll need: fondant in whatever colors you’re using (today I’m doing a Halloween color story) […]

my favorite tools

The things I can’t live without in my studio! I’ll keep adding things as I think of them. I’m completely self taught except for the classes I’ve bought from Craftsy (now bluprint)…they have soooo many and every one I have was a *great* value. They’ve changed to a subscription service, […]

kawaii chewbacca

Join me in making this adorable kawaii (redundant, I know) chewie! Perfect for any Star Wars fan, but this simple technique can be adapted for many characters. you’ll need: Chewie clip art fondant (medium brown, dark brown and grey) fondant roller dresden tool scaplel or x-acto knife foam tipped sugar […]

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 […]

An wreath of gumpaste autumn leaves and marzipan acorns

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 […]

A slice of applesauce cake and cup of tea

applesauce cake with salted caramel buttercream

Happy fall y’all! (Now that I live in the South I can say that right?) 😉 It’s the perfect time to make this applesauce cake with salted caramel buttercream. It’s time for warm spices and rich flavors and colors, which makes me happy. To celebrate, I made a gorgeous salted […]

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 […]

modeling chocolate: a love affair

I do love modeling chocolate with no shame! I was leery of it for a while, and granted it doesn’t work for everything (more on that below), but for the things it’s good for, it’s *really* good. pros First on the list is how quickly it sets up, which mostly […]