Cake

Mini Pancake Maker

Are you feeling ready to leap into the world of pancake making and want to play with the mixing of ingredients? If so, then our broad collection of mini Pancake makers is waiting to go to their new homes. There are mainly so many things to baking mini pancakes and …

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50th Anniversary Cake

Fifty years ago, this couple got married. This was their wedding cake: To celebrate their anniversary, their daughter asked me to make their cake. These are the design notes I took: ~Inspired by (but not identical to) original cake ~Lattice hearts ~Pink flowers, green leaves ~Bells ~Client to provide topper? …

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The Single-Tier Wedding Cake

I’ve never been much for sculpted cakes. I appreciate their difficulty level, and am in awe of how realistic some of them can be, but when it comes to cake design I’m kind of old school. I love the classic sillhouette of a tiered wedding cake in its most true …

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Silver Anniversary Cake

Teresa contacted me about a cake for her parents’ 25th wedding anniversary. She wanted to use the invitation below for inspiration. I knew I would have to pipe it to get the fine lines on the invite, and I wanted to use some small 3-D flowers. I learned to pipe …

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Fondant Reviews ─ Sylvia Weinstock

Sylvia Weinstock, the Queen of cakes, once said “I don’t do fondant.” Well I guess she’s changed her tune, because I see a lot of her work around and it’s all fondant. Let’s face it: When it comes to achieving a perfectly smooth finish on a cake, nothing beats fondant. …

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What Size Cake Pan Do I Need?

Warning: There is nothing sexy about this post. There is nothing funny or beautiful about it either. (Okay, I did slip one pretty cake photo in at the end.) But it is practical. And it is informative. And, okay, a little boring. And one day, you might need this information. …

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How to: Make a Parchment Piping Bag

If you’re planning to do a lot of holiday cookie decorating and don’t want to spend a lot on plastic piping bags and tips, parchment piping bags are the perfect solution. They’re inexpensive, disposable, and can be sized larger or smaller according to the size of the job. When used …

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On Fondant, Gumpaste, Pastillage, and Mexican Paste

Between fondant, gumpaste, and pastillage, not to mention marzipan, Mexican paste and chocolate clay, it’s easy to get confused about sugar paste terminology. Throw in some British terms–like flower paste and sugarpaste–and it’s anyone’s guess. Below is a (hopefully) comprehensive list of the different sugar pastes used for cake design. …

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Super Easy DIY Textured Backdrop

Back when I started my business, blogs were in their infancy, I’d never heard of facebook, and there were no online cake photography classes. It was just me, my husband, and our camera. I couldn’t take a good picture, but I knew exactly how I wanted my photos to look, so …

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A Modern Indian Wedding Cake

I usually ask clients to bring photos of cakes they like to the consultation. Often, at first glance, they seem to have nothing in common, and it’s my job to help the client gain focus. I love the challenge of finding the common elements that tie all the cakes together. Radhika, …

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