Hawaii in buttercream

I had an order for another Hawaiian/beach theme cake this week, but this time in buttercream! The client sent me photos of two different cakes they wanted to combine for this cute, two-tier custom design. Bikini top and palm trees; if you can’t put your toes in the sand, put your fork in the (graham…

Aloha!

I have two young and talented Wilton Method of Cake Decorating students who have been through all three core classes with me; So when their mom asked me to make a cake for the youngest’s birthday, I was honored. To be honest, it was also a little bit of pressure to make a cake for…

Oh say, can you see my cake?

This year, my step dad turned 70, so my sister wanted to throw him a surprise party. He’s a huge fan of everything patriotic and eagles, so I decided to make an eagle cake. I just traced an outline I found online and created texture with a #5 tip and #104 turned on its side….

Whitted Wedding

One of the reasons I love making cakes is it allows me to be part of special days for my clients. Wedding cakes are certainly no exception. It’s a huge honor to make cakes for such an important day! This bride found a photo in a magazine she liked for the bridal cake. She added…

PJ Masks

I feel like I am current on children’s tv shows, but only logos and characters’ looks. I haven’t seen a single second of PJ Masks, nor do I really understand what it is, but this is the second cake I’ve done with that theme. The client asked for the gecko character to be piped on…

My thoughts on Russia

Russia had been discussed in the news a lot lately. However, I feel one of their exports has been majorly under-publicized…. Russian decorating tips! So, I’ve been seeing Russian tips around the web and finally got a set to play with! I was so excited to open a set from my sister at Christmas. We…

It’s electric!

This was a fun surprise birthday cake I did today. The client’s husband is a lineman and asked me to put a picture of a man on a power pole on the cake. She also requested that I use blue for the writing, so I went a different shade of blue for the picture to…

Who’s the good one?

A close friend of mine, Karen and her twin sister Kathy recently celebrated their 50th birthday. Kathy lives out of state, but every ten years they celebrate together. Their mom said they had always had two different cakes growing up, so she wanted to keep that tradition, but also wanted me to have a little…

Sinfully delicicous

As you may know, my husband Will is a pastor. He recently asked me to make a cake as a sermon prop that would be very visually appealing, the point being to make everyone who saw it want a bite. When he told me this, I immediately thought of a drip cake. I hadn’t made…

Doctor’s in the house

I love The Cake Doctor, Anne Byrn! When she came to Greeks Bearing Gifts for a book signing, I was honored to make two cakes from her new book, American Cake. I made the California Orange Olive Oil cake and Chocolate Sauerkraut cake for tasting. I kept waiting for someone to figure out what was…

Oh petit fours…

I had never tried to make petit fours before I received this order. A sweet friend of mine, Esther ordered them for a wedding shower she was throwing for another friend, Cheese, so I wanted them to be perfect. I Googled, YouTubed, and consulted Wilton.com then just went for it. It wasn’t as easy was…

School’s in session

My dad needed a simple sheet cake for the City of Athens’ Adopt-A-School luncheon. Starr Mountain Bistro, where I work, ended up donating the cake since it’s a great program. I found clip art of a school house online and thought it would be cute to write “Adopt-A-School” on lines like they teach in school….