How to fill a piping bag

how to fill a piping bag

When I first started decorating cakes and cupcakes, I used to get extremely frustrated filling my piping bag.  I would hold the empty bag in one hand and try and scoop frosting in with the other.  I somehow would manage to get frosting all over the outside of the bag and would often have trouble scooping the icing out of … Read More

How To Make A (Barbie) Doll Cake Without A Special Pan

barbie doll cake

Learn how to make a Barbie doll cake with a few piping tips, a doll, and an oven safe bowl. No special fancy pan required! When I was a little girl, it was a BIG DEAL to get a Barbie cake-you know where her dress was made of cake and then after the party you got the barbie to play … Read More

How to Make An M&M Anti-gravity Cake

M&M Antigravity Cake

Learn how to make an M&M anti-gravity cake using a straw. One of the easiest cake decorating techniques out there! I have seen these “anti-gravity” cakes all over on Pinterest and I have to admit, I found them quite intimidating. I mean, how cool does it look to have your candy pouring out into the cake?! However, once I actually … Read More

How To Make American Buttercream

How To Make American Buttercream

Learn how to make American buttercream. It’s easy, only requires 4 ingredients and about 10 minutes of time. Perfect for cakes, cupcakes, and cookies! What is American Buttercream? American buttercream is a style of buttercream that simply uses butter and powdered sugar. It’s a straightforward, simple buttercream recipe that requires no eggs and no cooking. American buttercream is a very … Read More

How To Make Half A Cake Mix

How To Make Half A Cake Mix

Did you know you don’t have to use a whole cake mix when making a cake? I didn’t for years! Totally blew my mind when I realized I could make a smaller cake or fewer cupcakes. Here I’ll show you how to use half a cake mix to make a smaller cake or cupcakes! I frequently use cake mix when … Read More

How to make a tiered cake while working full-time.

Pixar's Coco Themed Birthday Cake

Making a tiered cake while working full time without losing your mind is quite a feat.  In this article I’ll give you some of my best tips to help keep you sane and produce a gorgeous cake for those you love. I’m not sure when big beautiful cakes became common for birthday parties. Maybe (probably) Pinterest has something to do … Read More

How to Cover A Cake Board With Fondant

3 Tier Spiderman birthday cake

This post contains affiliate links that help keep me in butter.  Thanks for your support! Today, we are going to talk about cake boards.  What are they?  They are the board that goes underneath your cake so you can transport it around.  They come in all kinds of shapes, sizes and colors.  A cake board can be made from cardboard, wood, … Read More

Lemon Pie for 4th of July

4th of july pie

Tangy lemon curd folded into fluffy Cool Whip makes the perfect summer lemon pie. Decorate with fresh berries and Cool Whip stars for an easy 4th of July treat.   How did it get to be the fourth already?  I feel like I am just getting used to this warm weather and now we are partway through the summer.  I … Read More

What Are The Different Types of Food Coloring?

gel food coloring

When I was growing up, my mom always had Wilton gel food coloring that you had to dig out with a toothpick.  I hated it.  I found it messy and annoying and the red was never red (come to find out, I was actually using pink!).  Anyway, time went on and I became and adult and I bought myself food … Read More

How to use straws for cake support (instead of dowel rods)

Using straws instead of dowel rods as supports for your cake is a quick, easy, and cheap way to make your cake strong. That Rose Levy Beranbaum is one smart lady.  This is another tip that I learned from her book The Cake Bible and it has saved my butt like a million times.  Use straws instead of dowel rods … Read More