How to Make a Wooden Barrel Cake

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I am thankful. (DANG.  I've barely started writing and I'm already getting choked up.  I have COMPLETELY lost my edge, people.  It's official.) I am thankful for these four little human beings that I get to call "mine".  That while I'm often a child myself (in so many ways and at the most inopportune times) God still saw fit to give me four of these amazing little babies … [Read more...]

Quick and Easy Colorful, Wafer Paper Flowers and a Watering Can Cake

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I'm baaaaa-aaaaaaack... (That sounded a little Stephen King-ish, didn't it?  Hmm.) Anyway, I'm back from my ten day stint over to England to attend the Cake International show and the Cake Masters awards affair, and then over to Ireland to teach a couple o' classes. Cake International was HUGE!  And I had a blast with Rosie Cake-Diva, hamming it up (or attempting to, … [Read more...]

How to achieve a Rustic, Watercolor Buttercream Finish on Cake


Sooooo.. I'm leaving next week.  I'm leaving on a jet plane, and flyin' on over to Birmingham, England to attend a big cake show, Cake International.  I'll be giving some demonstrations while I'm there, meeting a ton of my online cake artist friends for the first time, and then gettin' all fancy SCHMANCY, dressing up for the black tie, Cake Masters Awards show that Saturday … [Read more...]

Creating Silhouettes on Cake & Making Wafer Paper Ribbons!

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Halloween. I'm just gonna go ahead and say it... it's not my favorite. 'Cause I'm a scaredy cat.  And it's pretty bad.  I mean...I won't go into the gory details or anything ('specially since I already did on last year's Halloween/Sugar Spooks collab blog post) but let's just say I was the kid who pretended to take a shower (instead of ACTUALLY taking one... cause my … [Read more...]

Time to start your OWN blog. Here’s how, in three easy steps!


You've got something you LOVE to do, don't you? Maybe it's a hobby you're ever so slightly obsessed with... or maybe it's a small business you're running.  Making cakes, photography, cooking, raising kids?  Whatever it is, you spend a lot of time on it, right? And I bet you've got something to say about it, too.  Maybe a few people have even told you that you should start … [Read more...]

Edible Basket Tutorial and Modeling Chocolate Produce!

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Do you have a big brother? I do.  And as much as I've tried to hide it for most of my life, (it's just a kid sister kinda thing, I think) I've always looked up to him.  (Shhhhhh.... don't tell.) See, my brother, Christian, is the fun kind.  In our house, growing up, we used to have family dinners together every night.  You know.. the no cell-phone allowed (uhh... … [Read more...]

A Li’l Extra Bling; Making a Sparkly Cake!


Angie is having a baby. Angie is one of those ridiculously gorgeous Latina women who look sickeningly beautiful even when they first lift their heads off o' their pillows in the morning. You know... the type that make you look at yourself in the mirror a few minutes longer than normal while your brain starts wondering if you should try a different make-up look or … [Read more...]

A Free Gift And A New Online Cake School!!


I'll never forget the first time Avalon Yarnes of Avalon Cakes messaged me. She wrote, "Hey woman!  I'm trying to stalk you on Instagram and I can't find any of your pictures!" Right after that, I hurt my head. 'Cause I fell off my chair. 'Cause Avalon YARNES just told me SHE was trying to stalk ME on Instagram. Say WHAAAAAA???? This girl is SO insanely … [Read more...]

Sofia the First: How to Make a Doll cake (or ANY character cake).

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So the littlest... my pixie... my LuBelle, sometimes called LuBella (whose technical REAL name is Lucy Ella, that of which is only used when she's in BIIIIIG trouble) turned the great big FIVE this past July. You know... the kindo' five where you get to ride that mysterious big yellow bus soon to be arriving at the end of the driveway, with your big brother and sisters each … [Read more...]