Month: September 2019

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 […]

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 […]

Beatty’s Chocolate Cake (best ever)

To get straight to the point here: this is the chocolate cake you’ve been looking for. It took me years to find it through trial and error, so here’s your shortcut! When I started my cake business 15 years ago, I used what I had used at home for years: […]