Tutorials

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 […]

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 […]

Materials needed to make cute little fondant cabbages

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 […]

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 […]

how to make homemade cakes look extra polished

So you’ve baked up a scrumptious cake…now what? I’m sometimes asked for tips on how to make cakes made at home look professional and I’ve got a few thoughts on how to up your presentation without spending tons of extra time. Here’s how to make your cakes look extra polished: […]