Category: Cake Decorating

Cookie House Template

Every year, I have the grandest plans, and the best intentions. I make 3lbs of gingerbread, measure out a few dozen tiny pieces, and set about making the most amazing masterpiece you’ve ever seen. You don’t remember? That’s because that part never happens. I…

Sugar Bush Walnut Cake II

I’m curious, how old is your oldest cookbook? I don’t know exactly how old mine is, but I remember my aunt giving it to me when I was 18, and that was… well, a while ago. The book shows its age, with brownish paper,…

Whales! (w. Stencil)

This weekend I had the opportunity to make a 1-year birthday cake, for one of the cutest baby boys on the planet. Not only was this his first birthday cake, it was actually his first CAKE. Ever. Period. A whole year on the planet,…

DIY Sprinkles and FunfettiĀ 

Canada Day is almost here, so I’m trying to think more “red & white” when it comes to baking. Sprinkles and funfetti are an easy and fun way to add to holiday cakes or cupcakes, except for one problem…  I think they taste gross,…

Cake Decorating: Home vs. Bakery

If you’ve ever decorated a cake and loved it, took a cake decorating class, or thought about becoming an actual Cake Decorator, this blog is for you. Hopefully this will help you decide if this is a path you want to embark on, and…

Fondant from Scratch

Dear Fondant, I’ve been working with you for about 10 years now. Overall, I’d say we’ve had a mutually beneficial relationship. You make me look good. When people praise my work, it’s you they’re really looking at, without you my work would be somewhat…

Dark Chocolate Cake GF/DF

Years ago I read about a cake called the Boca Negra, a cake so rich and chocolaty that the literal translation is Black Mouth. The cake itself is made with loads of bittersweet chocolate, bourbon, butter and eggs and is moist and dense with…

Peanut Butter Cupcakes GF/DF

For the past 4 days we’ve been celebrating our little girls 10th birthday. We had a surprise party for her at a local berry farm, some of her cousins came to stay for a few days for lots of swimming and bonfires in the…

Fondant Roses

There really is no reason for this post other than I wanted to make a visual tutorial. Fondant used to be available only to cake decorators, and only the most skilled could figure out its strange and complicated ways… but that’s really not the…

Meringue Powder vs. Tylose

This morning I prepping for my upcoming classes when I came across a blogger who asked the question, “Can meringue powder replace tylose for fondant”? That was a good question, but the decorator who answered it had replied, “not recommended”. No other explanation, and…

My Radio Ad!

Recently I took out an advertising package with the local radio station. I had no idea how I wanted to get my message across so I spent about an hour giving my ad rep a very confusing run down on what kinds of cakes…