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Milk Bar Mashup, or Entremet My Way

Milk Bar Mashup, or Entremet My Way

What is an Entremet?? If you follow cake stuff at all, I’m sure you have seen these gorgeous videos by cake artists like Ksenia Penkina who create these fancy mousse based entremet cakes and then pour multi colored mirror glazes over them.  They are mesmerizing…. I […]

How to create an Isomalt Tree

How to create an Isomalt Tree

Ever wonder if you could make an isomalt tree topper your cake?  I’m here to tell you that you can – and it isn’t even that difficult! This year I was lucky enough to participate in the Sugar Art for Autism collaboration that brought sugar […]

Baumkuchen (Tree Cake)

Baumkuchen (Tree Cake)

Here’s a little known fact – I lived in Germany as a child.  In Munich to be precise.  This was a long time ago, but there are things that stay with you – memories of tastes, sounds and sights, right?  This Baumkuchen brings back vivid […]

Easter Bunny Cupcake Topper

Easter Bunny Cupcake Topper

You love cupcakes, right? You love Easter Bunnies, right?  Well, why not make an adorable Easter Bunny Cupcake Topper?  These are so easy to make, I ALMOST hate to tell you about it…but I’m already over it, I’m gonna give you all the instructions! What […]

Steampunk Cake Gears without Molds

Steampunk Cake Gears without Molds

Do I really need to buy another tool? If you decorate cakes, you know that for every teeny weeny task, there is probably a tool, a cutter, a mold or something out there that you could buy.  If you’re like me, either you don’t have […]

Lino-Cut Cake

Lino-Cut Cake

What is Lino-Cut? Do you remember, perhaps in elementary school, when the art teacher would give you a bit of linoleum and some sharp tools and let you whittle away at it, and then you’d coat it in paint with a roller and smack it […]

Dragonfly Cupcakes

Dragonfly Cupcakes

When a customer wants dragonfly cupcakes, it provides a special opportunity to really be creative, especially when they say they want REALISTIC dragonflies. There is a certain balance to be struck between pretty and accurate – and after all, if people are going to be […]

Caramel and Curry?

Caramel and Curry?

Why would I put Caramel and Curry in the same sentence?  Well, when my friend Scott over at 7 Ravens Bakehouse told me he had made a smoked cheesecake, I was completely intrigued.  I have eaten (and enjoyed) smoked cheeses in my time – smoked […]

Pans….release!

Pans….release!

Sort of sounds like a Harry Potter charm, doesn’t it? Where’s my wand? Anyhow, sometimes it feels like getting cakes to release from their pans is a magical trick in itself. So, I thought I would share some tricks that I use to release my […]

Browned Butter Bliss

Browned Butter Bliss

Do you know browned butter yet? If not, might I introduce you? Browned butter takes butter to a whole new level…think nutty, toasty and buttery – those are all very good qualities in a food, don’t you think? One of my favorite things is to […]



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