Cake is DONE! And I'm so tired, I could hardly be bothered to get decent photos. I had a few issues, mainly that the icing I used, my caramel cream cheese, is one I've never tried to use in decorating. Spoiler, it really isn't great because it is way too soft. Because of that, the… Continue reading Cake Theme: Animal Crossing
I finished! Seriously glad it is done, though. It was a blast and, for the most part, it came out really well. I was hoping to add more color, but with that base teal, it didn't work out. I had several of the issues I kind of expected to have with some color bleeding and… Continue reading Northern Lights Cake
Here is a tiny peek at what I'm working on. It will be finished later today. So far, it is turning out really well. The next step is the part where it could all go wrong which is making me a nervous wreck. If I don't screw it up, this may just be one of… Continue reading Just A Hint
I'm in full on cake mode, working on BG's birthday cake. She still has no clue what I'm doing yet. This is going to be so fun if I can manage to pull it off. The cake got baked yesterday along with getting the icing mixed up. I have to make my fondant and start… Continue reading It’s That Time Again!
There are reasons I do not do cakes for a living. One is that, even though I can make a cake that looks really cool, they aren't always very clean or truly professional quality polished. I seriously love this cake. It is so pretty, but it is a tad sloppy in places. That and, no… Continue reading 2019 Pointe Costume Cake
Just dropping in real quick while I take a moment before I dig back into this latest cake project. Like fondant, buttercream icing/frosting can be finicky. It took me a while to find a recipe that I like. Both to use and to eat. Similar to fondant, if your recipe uses shortening, you loose out… Continue reading Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting
Fondant is something I have a love hate relationship with. Basic, store bought fondant, while technically edible, tastes nasty. For me, if I'm going to go to the effort of making a cake, I want it to taste good. Every part of it. After my first couple of times using the store bought garbage, I… Continue reading Marshmallow Fondant Recipe
I knew I wasn't going to have time before my birthday to do the big cool ballet cake I want to do so I just didn't think about doing anything this year. I kind of decided last minute that I wanted something and dug around in my cabinets to see what I could come up… Continue reading Pineapple Orange Jello Cake
I had planned on doing my usual with this and taking pictures along the way, but... me being a crazy, stressed out, busy me over the last several days managed to forget that was the plan until the cake was baked, iced and served out onto plates. I've only done this one a few times,… Continue reading Banana Cake With Cream Cheese Icing
Again, I was denied my fun and my cake skills as BG requested a super simple box mix with store bought icing cake with no theme. No fun for me, but it was her birthday and is what she wanted, so it is what she got. The upside is that I didn't have to spend… Continue reading Halve Some Cherries
This is only the second time I've made this specific recipe, though I've played with cake balls for a while trying to get the ratios and chocolate correct. I know I've done something different as the first batch of these I ever did came out perfect, but this time, my outer chocolate layer never quite… Continue reading Chocolate Covered Cherry Cake Pops
This is probably my second most requested cupcake. Years ago, my SIL brought some pumpkin cupcakes to Thanksgiving and I fell in love. It surprised me since I am NOT a pumpkin fan. I spent some time after that trying to figure out what I thought went in them and then digging around for recipes… Continue reading Pumpkin Cupcakes
Hubby's work always does a bake sale where employee's or their spouses can bring baked goods in and then buy stuff other people made. The proceeds go to sponsor a couple of families for the holidays. This is one of my favorite things to participate in because I get to go all out. Baking. Decorating.… Continue reading Today’s Labor
This was a cake project requested by my sister-in-law. It was loads of fun, but confirmed that I really am not a fan of working on cakes in the summer. Still, sticky fondant aside, it came out cute and fun, which was the point.
Since I posted the ordeal of making this whole project in the last post, I won't go into those details here. Suffice it to say, this didn't turn out pretty because of those problems and because of that, I don't have a great finished product image, but I will share what I have. This is… Continue reading Strawberry Limeade Cake