Football Cupcake Toppers

football cupcake toppers

What better way to celebrate your favorite team during football season than with hand piped royal icing football cupcake toppers? I made these football toppers for my nephew’s birthday party the exact same way I made these unicorn cupcake toppers. The biggest key to success is to allow yourself enough time for them to dry nice and hard. How to … Read More

Unicorn Cupcake Toppers

Unicorn Cupcake Toppers

Unicorn cupcake toppers hand piped with royal icing make the perfect addition to any unicorn birthday party! Last weekend, I had the opportunity to make cupcakes for my niece’s birthday. We were traveling a couple hours to get to the party and so I knew my cupcake toppers had to be sturdy for the trip. While I love the unicorn … 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

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting and Chèvre Caramel Sauce Drip

Carrot Cake

Moist, from-scratch spiced carrot cake iced with tangy cream cheese frosting flecked with vanilla beans and topped with a chèvre caramel sauce drip. Carrot cake has always been a little bit tricky for me. After making a couple of failed past carrot cake, my mom told me about my grandma’s secret ingredient carrot cake ingredient…baby food. Yep, that’s right. A … Read More

7 Things I Wish I’d Known When I first Started Baking and Decorating Cake

7 things I wish I'd known when I started decorating cake

Learning how to bake and decorate cake is tricky. Here are seven things that I wish I had known when I first started decorating cake! This post may contain affiliate links which help keep me in flour and sugar.  Thank you for your support.  Baking and decorating cake is one of my favorite creative outlets.  It’s the time where I … 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

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 Fix An Ugly Cake

How to fix an ugly cake

I wish I could tell you that I made this ugly cake on purpose just for this tutorial, but nope, she came out of the pan in all her ugly glory unintentionally.  It was so frustrating when my cakes would turn out uneven.  I cursed my oven, endlessly researched bake even strips (because of course a gadget will all my … Read More

Makes My Life Easier-“Fix It” Kit

Cake Decorating Tip: Bring a Fix It Kit When Traveling With Cake

It took a long time, but I have finally gotten smart.  When traveling a distance with a decorated cake or cupcakes, I have started bringing a little fix it kit with me. Now that I seem to be the designated “cake maker” in my family I always end up traveling a minimum of 30 minutes with my cake or cupcakes. … Read More

Pink Ruffle Cake

Pink Ruffle Cake

  Happy Birthday to my wonderful, amazing baby sister.  You are an incredible woman and I am lucky to have you in my family.  I am so glad that my nephew is getting a baby sister, because really, a little sister is the best gift I have ever gotten. How to make a ruffle cake: This ruffle cake is really … Read More