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 »

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 »

Jun 232012

I just added a playlist of three treat pop videos to my YouTube channel. Treat pops are similar to cake pops, only they’re made with rice cereal treat mixture. This way, you don’t have to chill them between each step, and it cuts down on the time and effort while still resulting in a decent-looking pop. Continue reading »

Apr 122012

Gum Paste Roses and Leaves Bouquet Cake Decorating Video TutorialThe point of having gum paste roses (or any flower, for that matter) on wires is so that you can make an arrangement by taping them together with floral tape. Otherwise, you can just make them on toothpicks or pieces of uncooked, thick spaghetti. This means if you want to have any leaves in your bouquet, then they also need to be on wires. I show you how to do it in a tutorial I posted on, complete with pictures and instructions. Continue reading »

Mar 032012

Gum Paste Carnation Sugarcraft TutorialSince I posted a a tutorial on how to make gum paste carnations on floral wires, which is how I originally learned to make them, I thought I might as well also post one on making wireless gum paste carnations. Continue reading »

Feb 262012

How to Make Gum Paste Roses Sugarcraft TutorialIn addition to posting a tutorial on how to make wired gum paste carnations, I also did one on making wired gum paste roses. You can see the whole thing on Below I have the relevant videos embedded, as well as photo slideshows. Continue reading »

Feb 242012

Gum Paste Carnation Sugarcraft Cake Decorating TutorialThanks to the wonderful world of the Internet, there’s a wealth of resources at out fingertips. From Google searches to online communities, you can find instructions and information on nearly anything you may want to know about or learn how to do. Continue reading »

Feb 162012

Betty Crocker Gluten-Free Cake Mix ReviewIf you didn’t already know, Betty Crocker does gluten-free cake, cookie, and brownie mixes now. Actually, these have been around for a while, but I’m honestly not a fan of Betty Crocker. Or cake mixes in general for that matter. But if I have to use a cake mix, I’m more than likely not going to eat it, so I usually go for Duncan Hines if it’s on sale or Pillsbury, whichever is cheaper. Continue reading »

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