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November 12, 2016

Roses and Damask Cake


This stunning cake was for a princess themed birthday party.  The only request was that the cake big and pink and frilly.

I took the opportunity to practice my buttercream roses AND to try stenciling on a cake for the first time!

I bought a stencil online.  I had some royal icing leftover from my Thanksgiving and Dia de los Muetros cookies, so I watched a bunch of YouTube videos, covered my cakes in fondant, stenciled and this is the result!

November 11, 2016

November 2, 2016

Thanksgiving Cookies 2016


I got a jump on my Thanksgiving cookies this year!  I only wanted a few Halloween cookies, so I decided to cut out my Thanksgiving cookies at the same time.

Then I had my royal icing made, so I thought, what the heck, let’s decorate them too!

November 1, 2016

Sugar Skull Cookies for Dia de los Muetros


Today, Catholics celebrate All Saints Day and tomorrow All Souls Day.

In Mexico, however, the Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muetros is celebrated.  It’s a two day event honoring those who have died.  The lives of those gone before are celebrated with altars, gifts, and sugar skulls.

On the first day, El Dia de los Angelitos (Day of the Little Angels) is celebrated.  It is believed that the souls of children who have died return home for one day to spend with their families.

October 30, 2016

Spooky Halloween Graveyard Cake

 Happy Halloween!



I made this spooky graveyard cake for a Halloween themed birthday party yesterday!

I took my vanilla cake, and made it into a raspberry poke cake! 

It was actually super nerve wracking!  I removed the cakes from the pans, cooled them and placed them on a silpat lined baking sheet.  Then I poked them with a fork, poured the jell-o over and refrigerated.  And you guys – those were some very very wet cakes!

October 22, 2016

Dallas Cowboys Jersey Cake



Last month, one of my friends asked me to make a Dallas Cowboys Jersey Cake.  Featuring Romo’s jersey – with lots of Band-Aids since he keeps getting injured.

I’m not sure how the recipient of the cake felt about it, but we sure thought it was funny!

October 20, 2016

Almost Take Off Cake


Last year I submitted this cake to a contest, but never got around to sharing it here!  It's still one of my favorites!

I've been wanting to make gelatin balloons for quite some time now, but never really had a reason. Then came threadcakes and the perfect cake design, Almost Take Off and I knew it was time!

I loved the hand painted, watercolor look to the design, so I wanted pull in the painted aspect while at the same time adding some dimension and whimsy and that's where the gelatin balloons came in!


I made the little balloons a couple days before the cake to give them ample drying time. They took about an hour to make - the most time-consuming part was blowing up water balloons (which were then dipped to make hallow, edible balloons).
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