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

Tiffany Birthday Cake

Tiffany Box birthday cake

Here’s a look at the Tiffany box cake I made for my darling little niece’s first birthday.  The cake is funfetti cake with a double batch of American buttercream frosting.  Covered in fondant.  Bow is made from gum paste.  Writing hand painted on with piping gel. It is a 10 inch square cake that is made up of 2, 2 inch … 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

Spiderman Cake

3 Tier Spiderman birthday cake

The past couple days, I have been a cake baking fool.  Yesterday was my nephew’s fourth birthday party and I had a special request for a “really tall spiderman cake.”  So that is what I made.   I was inspired by this cake.  The bottom layer is white cake with vanilla buttercream.  The middle layer is chocolate cake with chocolate … Read More

Fondant Sock Monkey Cake Topper

Sock monkey cake topper made from fondant

My sweet and wonderful friends are expecting their first baby just after the New Year.  Mandy had been my best friend for longer than she hasn’t and I’ve known her husband for almost the same amount of time.  I am so excited that are welcoming an addition to their family! Which is why when her sister asked me to make … Read More

My First Tiered Cake

what I learned making my first tiered cake

This was my nephew’s first birthday cake.  It was my first time making a three tiered cake and also my first time making a cake for that many people (50-55 people).  I learned a lot on this cake. The Cake: The tiers were 8″, 10″, and 12″.  The 12″ cake was by far the largest cake that I have ever … Read More

How To Make Fondant Strawberries

how to make fondant strawberries

  These strawberry patch cupcakes were inspired by Martha Stewart from her Cupcakes book.  She recommends using marzipan, however, I had some red and green fondant lying around so that is what I used. How to make fondant strawberries: For a dozen cupcakes, I made about 20 strawberries.  I found that the cupcakes looked the nicest when there was some … Read More

Birthday Cake for Foster (Farm Birthday Cake)

Farm birthday cake

I was lucky to be able to make my little cousin Foster’s first birthday cake.  The theme of his party was farm animals, so I made a chocolate barn cake with a vanilla cake yard.  I covered the chocolate cake with red fondant and make a roof from brownie bites.  My grass and hair tip came in handy for this … Read More

Igloo Cake

Igloo Cake with fondant penguins

  The weather here is crazy.  We are having “blizzard like conditions.”  Seems like a good time to snuggle up with some hot chocolate and igloo cake.    How to: I have had this cake bookmarked for a long time in an old issue of Martha Stewart Living.  The cake is meant to be an ice cream cake, but those … Read More