Tag Archives: Cake

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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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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Tricks of the Trade: Reviving Old Fondant

When fondant is good, it’s good. Good fondant gives your cake a perfectly smooth and flawless finish. If kept air tight, fondant lasts forever, but it starts to dry immediately when exposed to air and can be tricky to work with. Once your fondant is past its prime, there’s really …

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Anatomy of a Cake Tasting

I love doing tastings. I love meeting new couples, hearing their stories, and watching their faces as they taste our cakes. I love looking at their Pinterest boards (they always have a Pinterest board) and conceptualizing new designs. I love the whole processes. Prior to the tasting, we direct clients …

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Easiest Ever Edible Glue

This recipe for edible glue could not be any easier, and you probably already have all the components on hand. Yield: About 1/2 cup of edible glue. You’ll want to increase the ratio (2 parts fondant to 1 part water) to make more glue and decrease for less. It requires …

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Yes! You Can (and Sometimes Should) Refrigerate Your Fondant-Covered Cakes!

More than any other question, people ask me about refrigerating their fondant-covered cakes. I, like many people, was taught that you can’t refrigerate fondant. And so, for many years, I didn’t refrigerate my cakes, until the unfortunate Malibu incident of 2009 (read about it in #2, here). I’ve refrigerated all my …

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10 Things You Should Know About Fondant

Whether you’re a bride, a cake-curious baker, or a cake design professional, there is a lot to know about fondant. There are many things I wish someone had told me when I first started so that I didn’t have to learn the hard way, and apparently I’m not the only …

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Wedding Cake Serving Chart

It’s always challenging to determine what size pans to use for a cake. Search the web and you’ll find that cake serving guides vary significantly. Earlene’s Cake Serving Chart shows that a 9″ cake serves only 22 guests, while Aztec Rental shows that it serves 32. I’ve always relied on …

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Wedding Cake Slices: Serving Size Chart

Below is the reference chart I use to determine the tier sizes for all of my wedding cakes. I have always used this guide and have never had an insufficient number of servings. I shared a rather poor copy of the cake slice chart here in September of 2010. I …

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Cherry Nut Cake Recipe – 2022 Guide

The following recipe is from the Cherry Nut Cake recipe book, and is a delicious recipe for a cherry nut cake. This recipe can also be found in the Cherry Nut Cake book. This Cherry Nut Cake is one of my absolute favorite desserts. The combination of cherries, almonds, and …

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