Getting Started Part 4: Baking Tips
I was originally going to add my baking tips to my Getting Started Part 3 post about cake pans, but my list got fairly lengthy! Here are just a few tips I’ve gathered since I’ve started baking: If you are making a CAKE don’t bake at 350 as most recipes will tell you to. Bake […]
Getting Started Part 3: Cake Pans
So I think of all the supplies listed on my Getting Started Part 1 post, Cake Pans, require the most in-depth description. A great cake starts with the right pans! What you probably have for cake pans is the “standard” ones you can find in any set of baking pans. They’re about 1” high and […]
Getting Started Part 2: Pan Grease
I wanted to make a quick post about “pan grease.” I listed it my Getting Started Part 1 post, so this is a follow up so everyone knows what the heck I’m talking about! When preparing your pans to bake, the “traditional” method is to grease with shortening or butter and then dust with flour […]
Getting Started Part 1: Basic Supplies
This is the first in a series of posts aimed at cake “newbies.” So I’m sorry, if you are a seasoned cake decorator this may be a bit “old news” for your taste. But for those of you who are interested in getting started with cake decorating or maybe you just have one special cake […]
My Cakes 4/5/11
I have been trying to figure out how to post some of my cakes for everyone to see, without just making a new post for each one and rambling about them. Describing how I made it might get boring without pictures or video to show. It was suggested to me, that I make a slide […]
Marshmallow Fondant Recipe
After having mentioned Marshmallow Fondant in my last post, it occurred to me that I should post my recipe! If you are new to the cake decorating arena, you may only be familiar with Wilton fondant (or none at all). While it may be usable for making figures and covering cakes, it does NOT have […]
“The Mat” Awesome, or Not?
So, I thought I’d do a little product review on “The Mat.” If you follow the forum topics over at Cake Central, then you probably have seen topic after topic about the raves and/or complaints about The Mat. Here is my opinion and experience with the product. The Mat is a tool available from Sweetwise. […]
Gumpaste Lilac Video Tutorial!
A few months ago I was wanting to make a lilac out of gumpaste, I couldn’t find any cutter, instructions or tutorials, so I had to make it up as I went. I think the final result came out very nice, and pretty realistic! Here is my first tutorial, enjoy!
My First Post
My first blog post, woo-hoo!! I’ve been thinking about starting a blog for a while now. I have a passion for making cakes and I enjoy learning about new techniques and seeing other people’s creations. So I thought, maybe, someone might be able to learn from me! As a “newbie” to the industry, I’m also […]