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

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 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

Cake Truffles

Cake truffles

Cake truffles are the tiny, highly customizable treat perfect for your next party. White chocolate coats a cake and buttercream filled bite sized sweet! For Father’s day this past weekend, my dad requested “orange cake with cream cheese frosting.”  This means he specifically wanted orange cake made from a mix.  I happened to have one in my cupboard.  Fast forward … Read More

Angel Food Cake

angel food cake

Light and fluffy angel food cake is the perfect summer dessert especially when topped with sweet strawberries and a dollop of whipped cream! Angel food cake is absolutely, hands down, my favorite cake in the whole world.  It’s the cake that I always ask for as my birthday cake. It’s light and fluffy and perfect eaten smothered in whipped cream … 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