How To Make Buttercream Roses on a Mini Cupcake

buttercream roses

Learn to how to make buttercream roses directly onto a mini cupcake. It’s easier than you’d think to make your own buttercream roses! When I was a kid, on occasion, my mom would buy a cake from the lady down the road who decorated cakes. Usually it was a bigger celebration, like a baptism or anniversary or very occasionally a … 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

Cake Decorating Basics: How To Color Fondant

Adding food coloring

Learn how to color fondant with this step-by-step photo tutorial. Perfect for all your cake and cupcake decorating projects. You can buy fondant in many different ways: large tubs, small packages, pure white, colored, you can make your own, whatever strikes your fancy.   I typically will buy or make my fondant white and color it for whatever project I am working on.  Particularly … 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

Strawberry Buttercream

Strawberry Buttercream

Rich strawberry buttercream is the perfect choice to top your next birthday cake or cupcakes. Made with freeze dried strawberries to pack in all the strawberry flavor possible. What are freeze dried strawberries? Freeze dried strawberries are strawberries that have been, well, freeze dried. Freeze drying is the process of food preservation where the fruit is frozen, then the water … 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

Why use white food coloring?

why use white food coloring

I used to work as a cookie decorator for one of those bakeries that makes cookie bouquets. I picked up a lot of decorating tricks there and one of my favorites is adding white food coloring to your frosting base. It didn’t make sense to me at first. Especially when we were using royal icing which was pretty white to … Read More

Easy Ghost Mini Cupcakes

easy ghost mini cupcakes

Adorable ghost mini cupcakes made with chocolate chips are the easiest little Halloween treat! A really fun treat to make with the kids or just for yourself! Ok, these are basically the easiest Halloween treat I have ever made. The trickiest part is keeping your fingers out of the frosting. Which is actually a tricky part. Something that helps-kitchen tweezers. … Read More