Sep 232014
 

3D Ghost Cake 1999Fifteen years ago I made a 3D ghost cake for a dinner party. The ghost cake, designed by Carol Deacon, was featured in a British sugarcraft magazine I subscribed to at the time, and it was one of the few project tutorials I felt like I could do. Turns out, I was right because this cake is super easy. And quick, which is nice. Continue reading »

Jun 182014
 
Fish Shaped Cake

Posting videos last month featuring cake designs for men gave me the the idea to re-do that horrible “Faulty Fish” cake I ranted on and on about ages ago in a Should’ve Done Sunday post. I mean, back when I created that mess I was new to cake decorating, and I could certainly do a better job of it now. Especially since I have the right luster dusts and know how to use them. Continue reading »

May 212014
 
Cakes Decorated Using Pattern Transfers

As some of you may already know, the Tennessee ICES Chapter hosts Sugar Play Days every other month. These are free cake decorating classes/demonstrations in Brentwood at Sugar Drop. At the April meeting, we learned how to model figures out of rolled fondant (generously provided by Fondarific), which was fun. For the June meeting, we’re sharing ideas for Father’s Day cakes, or cake designs for men in general. Continue reading »

Mar 292014
 
Bob's Red Mill Gluten-Free Pizza Crust Mix

Yes, I’m still in the process of clearing out my pantry and using up the gluten-free flours/mixes I bought on sale, including a bag of Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Pizza Crust Mix.

Pizza is one of the foods I miss most since going gluten-free, and while places like Mellow Mushroom offer really good gluten-free pizza options, they cost a small fortune. So it’s not something I can afford to have every weekend. Or even once a month. Continue reading »

Mar 042014
 
Gluten-Free Cinnamon Rolls

I’m still working on clearing out old expired stuff from my kitchen, and I finally found a use for my King Arthur Gluten Free Multi-Purpose Flour that had a sell by date of January 2013. I wasn’t all that keen to make the popover recipe on the back of the box, so I ventured to the company website for further inspiration, and I’m glad I did because it has a good selection of recipes. That’s where I found this one for gluten-free cinnamon rolls. Continue reading »

Feb 232014
 
Simply Organic Gluten Free Carrot Cake Mix

When I saw that Kroger had Simply Organic Gluten Free Carrot Cake Mix on closeout a few weeks ago, I snatched up a box for next to nothing. Now I wish I’d bought two, because I’d really like to try the bonus recipe on the side of the box, and I can’t find a store that still has any in stock. Continue reading »

Feb 212014
 
Gluten Free All Purpose Flour

Gluten-free baking mixes and flours are expensive. When I see some on sale I tend to buy a box (or three) thinking that I might as well snap the stuff up at a decent price because, you know, I’ll end up using it all eventually. Continue reading »

Jan 232014
 
Valentine Heart Cake

My most recent project was a heart cake. This is what happens when I have boxes of cake mix in my pantry that are close to their sell-by date, there’s a heart themed cake decorating contest going on, and I need some fresh fodder for my YouTube videos. Continue reading »

Jan 072014
 
Rolled Fondant Snowflakes Cake

Well, I guess it IS January. Happy New Year everybody!

The weather where I live is bitterly cold at the moment, with record-low temperatures and crazy wind chills. This means I’ve been staying indoors as much as possible because I hate the cold, which gives me an opportunity to update my blog, and since the last post was about my new iPad, I thought I’d share some of the cake decorating videos I’ve made with it–if only to prove that I’m now using it for more than playing games. Continue reading »

Dec 092013
 

iPad AirIt’s one of the new iPad Airs. I actually had the money to buy one in October but was advised to wait until Apple came out with the next generation or whatever, so I did. I got mine on November 1st from the local Apple Store, and I’ve spent the past 5 weeks or so playing My Singing Monsters and Clash of Clans on a big screen. Which is awesome. Continue reading »

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