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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Take cover (for your boards, that is!) – Marbleizing and Economizing

Take cover (for your boards, that is!) – Marbleizing and Economizing

Why cover your board?  We eat with our eyes first Cliche, I know and in the food world, you have probably heard this a thousand times.  But, it’s true, right?  If something looks appetizing, you’re far more likely to be interested in eating it than […]

It’s a Bird, It’s a Pie – nope, it’s a cake!

It’s a Bird, It’s a Pie – nope, it’s a cake!

Pie or Cake So Mother’s Day was about to arrive and I was in charge of dessert (natch).  As those of us who “cake” know, we are usually expected to bring dessert and usually expected to bring a cake.  I didn’t want to bring a […]

For a successful competition cake,  U – B – U

For a successful competition cake, U – B – U

Huh? Let me explain Ok…well, say it out loud:  U-B-U Yes, that’s right, you be you.  Or me be me.  You get the picture. I had an epiphany this past weekend about me, cakes and art.   I’m still working through what it means, but […]

Oooh, Shiny things! (AKA let me introduce myself)

Oooh, Shiny things! (AKA let me introduce myself)

Welcome! I am so glad you are here with me.  You are the first to participate in the virgin voyage of the Shiny Ball Cake Blog – it’s bound to be a slightly bumpy ride with me as your captain, but I intend for us […]


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