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July 23, 2016

Teal Floral Cake & Recipe for Orange Cake

My mom happened to be in town on her birthday this year, so I had a chance to make her a birthday cake!  And I got to use my new favorite a cake tool – a rose cutter!

It’s totally fool proof and officially that first time I’ve been able to successfully make fondant flowers (I’m not getting anything for talking about this product – it’s just awesome & I want to share it with everyone!)!! 

The rose cutter (the little roses on the cake) boosted my confidence so much, I even made that big flower by hand!

July 17, 2016

Favorite Cakes: Redone

Sometimes I get the opportunity to remake some of my favorite cakes.

Usually it happens when a friend seeing ones of my cakes and wants one just like it!

Here are a few I’ve gotten to remake recently!


Minnie Mouse

And Mickey!

June 30, 2016

Mario Kart Cupcakes

I’ve wanted to make Mario cake/cupcakes for ages.  But I’ve never had a reason to.

So I was super excited when I finally got an order for Mario Kart Cupcakes!!

The mom of the birthday boy ordered the characters.

So I made a board to look like the beach level and made all of the Mario Kart boosters out of fondant as cupcake toppers.

I absolutely love them!!!  Here’s the whole set!

June 22, 2016

Brush Embroidery Poppy Cookies

I had some extra cookies and frosting leftover after making my Simple Cross Cookies.  It was also very close to my Grandma’s 89th birthday, I knew I wanted to make her something special that she could share with her friends.

I was a bit limited by the colors I had available, but once I started thinking, I realized that it was the perfect time to experiment with brush embroidery with royal icing.  For brush embroidery, some medium thickness icing is piped onto the cookie.  Immediately, a damp paintbrush is used to pull the icing away from the lines, leaving a delicate brushed look.

Once I started, I quickly realized that the colors lent themselves to poppies!  I love the contrast of the brushed poppies on the black and white backgrounds!

Oh, and Grandma loved them, so that makes me even happier!

June 21, 2016

Simple Cross Cookies

For the last day of school, I was asked to make 200 sugar cookies for the end of the year celebration/retirement party for the school’s principal!

June 20, 2016

Cub Scout Crossing Over Ceremony Cake

This cake was for my son’s Cub Scout Crossing Over Ceremony. 

That’s when, after a full year of hard work, they “cross over” to the next rank.  It’s an awesome ceremony and the kids are so proud!

This year, I was asked to make a cake representing each of the cub scout ranks, Tiger Scout, Wolf Scout, Bear Scout, and Weebelo (Dude was crossing from Wolf to Bear).

June 13, 2016

Chocolate & Peonies

A couple weeks ago, I had the pleasure of making a beautiful wedding cake for a couple!

The bride asked for a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting, decorated with fresh flowers.

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