Decorating

X-Box Cake

X-Box Cake

I started out molding the top with modified Rice Crispy Treats. I added chunks of RC to the bottom- carving space for the center block and then molding them to resemble the real controller. (I compared to the real controller every step!) I rolled Saran Wrap into the...

Cascading Flower Cake

Cascading Flower Cake

To make these petals I used Wiltons Fondant (homemade would be way too soft) rolled in Gum Paste Powder so that the end result would be more firm than just fondant. I dried the two center flowers in a table spoon and teaspoon to get them to curve up. I attached the...

Cascading Flower Cake

Cascading Flower Cake

To make these petals I used Wiltons Fondant (homemade would be way too soft) rolled in Gum Paste Powder so that the end result would be more firm than just fondant. I dried the two center flowers in a table spoon and teaspoon to get them to curve up. I attached the...

FROZEN!

FROZEN!

To make Olaf- (I LOVED making him!!) I made 2 rice crispy rounds with THIS RECIPE and then pushed a Wilton Straw up through the center with enough sticking out of the top to support the head, and a little out the bottom so I could add the "feet" with a little more...

Chocolate Pretzel Trees

Chocolate Pretzel Trees

This is super easy and fun for a treat or a gift. I saw this idea on Pinterest but it just had the squiggle- not the triangle behind it, I added that to make it look a little more "tree like" and... a little more chocolate never hurts! You see in the picture above how...

How to make Snowflakes

How to make Snowflakes

To make these snowflakes I just used Wiltons Melties. I filled a frosting bag half full of the melts, melted them in the microwave and then covered my cutting board in wax paper. I drew the basic out line with the melts and at first it did not look so great, all my...

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

When I found out the theme of this party I was excited to come up with something really pretty and  more feminine than just barrel cakes so I cut my 6" layers to start to form a "waist." (Of course this could be used for ANY princess cake!)   I chilled it...

Donut Hole Chicks

Donut Hole Chicks

I was looking at those little fuzzy chick decorations (you know those funny little puffs that dont really look like chicks but are so cute?) and they gave me the idea to make these. They are silly looking- and sweet and I love them! Also- super simple which is nice....

Chocolate Leaves

Chocolate Leaves

My daughter and I found and cleaned leaves that were the size and shape we wanted. I put red, yellow, orange and brown Wiltons Melts in separate bowls. Once melted I used them to make streaks of colors across the leaves, blended them with a paint brush (or if you are...

Sprinkles!

Sprinkles!

I think this is one of the most fun cakes I have ever made. I love it! It was for my "baby" on his 7th birthday. I love how he added his power rangers for the finishing touch (he wanted them on the cake but I said they looked so much better all around it! 🙂 ) First I...

Shopping Day Cake

Shopping Day Cake

A shopping day cake- this was a fun theme! The birthday party was at the mall where the girls went around to different stores getting specific items. Super cute! The nail polish bottles were marshmallows with 2 layers of Fondant to get the shape and then used a...

Quilting for Cheaters :)

Quilting for Cheaters 🙂

It's not really cheating- just finding a better way! I love the quilted look but when I have done it in the past its a little stressful- having to mark and measure and get it EXACTLY even takes so much time, and once I have my cake covered in fondant, the...

Quick Stacking

Quick Stacking

I decided my first Cake Stacking post needed a follow up. 🙂 When I am getting ready to stack I level each layer (look at that yumminess I'm cutting off the top) and then place the bottom layer on a cake board, even if its the bottom tier. Using a cake board helps...

Easy Decorating

Easy Decorating

These cakes were all for the same party- so I wanted them to look different, but not be too demanding of my time. For the Rose Technique go HERE for my photo tutorial. For the.... I guess I'll call it "Puffy Frosting" technique go HERE. 🙂 The next technique is a...

Perfect Piping (well, almost!)

Perfect Piping (well, almost!)

Of course the piping isn't perfect but I love how it turned out. HERE are some cake stacking tips if you need them, then my favorite Royal Icing recipe is what you need to prep next. I added just a little yellow food coloring to it so it would have a nice base color...

Beautiful Baby Shower

Beautiful Baby Shower

I cant get enough of how beautiful this is!! The dresses hanging along the window.....(!!!!!) I need those heart eye emoticons here. I was only in charge of the cake and the rose technique made it easy to make it beautiful. Go HERE for the step by step photo tutorial....

Super Eagle!

Super Eagle!

This was so fun. The inspiration came from this cartoon and I thought it was the cutest idea! To make the superman layer I ripped the fondant and then gently started pressing red fondant along the edges. For the badges across the front I printed up the ones I wanted...

Handyman Cake

Handyman Cake

To make this cake I used actual tools to get the right shape and size of my fondant decorations. I wiped them down and then placed saran wrap over the fondant before making my impressions. Then I just cut around the indentations. I think my favorite part is the little...

Swirlishious

Swirlishious

This combines a few techniques- Smooth Frosting, Cake Stacking, and the perfect Royal Icing. Then the fun part is the SWIRLING! I love it. I do a bunch of ideas on a sheet of wax paper so that I can refer to it as I go. What is nice is that even beginners can do it-...

Decorating with Fresh Flowers

Decorating with Fresh Flowers

I am loving decorating with real flowers. Over the past 6 months I have started doing it more often and at first I was really nervous. I wrapped each stem in Sarah Wrap before inserting it into the cake. But then I talked to a real florist and found that she always...