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

Cake Decorating Basics: How To Color Fondant

How to color fondant

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.  Coloring fondant is easy, but takes a little bit of time and muscle power, depending on how … Read More

How to make Popcorn on the Stovetop

Step-by-Step how to make popcorn on the stove

When I was growing up, almost every time we came to visit, my grandpa would pop up a whole boatload of popcorn for a snack.  We loved it because it was microwave popcorn with a ton of butter and salt, something we didn’t get at home.  Now as a grown up, I’m not a huge fan of the microwave popcorn … Read More

Tutorial-Canning tomatoes

How to can tomatoes

Once you have blanched your tomatoes, now is the time to can them. Canning doesn’t require a lot of equipment but it is somewhat specialized.  The good news is it is all fairly inexpensive and most grocery/super stores carry everything you need. Equipment: Canning Pot-your pot needs to be big enough that it can hold your jars covered by a … Read More

Tutorial: Blanching Tomatoes

How to blanch tomatoes

Is your garden bursting with tomatoes?  Mine seemed to get a slow start, but now every day I am bringing in 5-7 tomatoes from my 15 plants.  I like to can my tomatoes, my mom says freezing is easier.  Whichever way you like to preserve your tomatoes, you have to blanch them and peel off the skin.  It’s an easy … Read More

So you made 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

How to De-Pit an Avocado

How to De-pit and avocado

I learned this handy-dandy trick somewhere along the path and it has made getting the pit out of the avocado so much easier. Split avocado lengthwise and pull apart. With a sharp knife, confidently thwack the pit right in the middle. (I say confidently because if you half ass your thwack, it won’t work) Lift up on the knife and … Read More

Sunflower Oreo Cupcakes

How to make sunflower cupcakes

Even though as I sit here writing this post there is snow on the ground, we are past the first day of spring.  And spring means…flowers!  My aunt posted a picture of these cute cupcakes on my facebook page awhile ago and I thought this weekend would be the perfect time to try them.  I believe the picture that she … Read More

How to Pipe Basketweave

step-by-step tutorial on how to pipe basket weave

Being so close to Easter, I thought now would be a good time to have a little tutorial on how to pipe basketweave.  It is a fairly easy decorating technique that visually packs a lot of punch.  First, you want to start off with a basketweave tip 🙂  I use mostly Wilton tips and so the Wilton basketweave tip is tip number … Read More

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