- Dec 04, 2013
- Feb 12, 2013
Valentines Day is almost here and you still have no idea what to do. Right? How about a Valentines Day smash cake? You’ve probably heard of smash cakes before. Usually for 1st birthday parties where it’s ok to get cake all over your face and up your nose. But this cake is a version made for bigger kids, and adults alike. And I am going to show you how it’s done!
- Oct 28, 2011
We’ll be selling our fun Halloween cupcakes and pushcakes at the farmers market this year. It also marks the 1 yr anniversary of us being at the Great Park Farmers Market. I can’t believe it’s been a year already! My oh my how things have changed since our first market. Lots of ups and downs through out the year. But we’ve stuck through it. I’ll be honest and say that it isn’t what I thought it would be, that’s for sure. I thought that we’d be selling more than we’ve been. But we’ve profited in other ways and if you are a small business baker too, you have to consider those things as well. Success isn’t just how much money you make.
- Nov 24, 2010
Last year I did this awesome tutorial on making Turkey cupcakes for Thanksgiving. I was a guest post-er on CakeSpy’s website.
Thanksgiving. The holiday of food, er giving thanks for life’s bounty. A few days to indulge in excess of food, family, travel and shopping–that is to say, a great holiday. No worrying about giving and getting presents: just a day to enjoy stuffing ourselves, making more room and saying thanks for that delicious turkey.
Back when I first started exploring baking creatively, I came across this idea for making Thanksgiving turkey cupcakes. At first I was a little skeptical because it looked like a lot of work and up to the point my decorating skills consisted of a butter knife and a slab of frosting from a can. But I couldn’t resist, and I found that these were really easy to make and so irresistibly cute. This is also a great thing to give kids something to do later in the day. They can assemble their turkeys and throw a turkey parade to rejoice for those birds that survived another year. Or the kids can make them ahead of time and you can use them as your table centerpiece. Just arrange on a platter and stick some flowers in between the cupcakes. Read more and see tutorial on Cakespy.com
Hope you have a great Thanksgiving! And come see us at the Patchwork Festival in Santa Ana on Sunday!
- Jun 28, 2010
So the middle of the year is almost here. Can ya believe it?? Wasn’t I just stressing out about Christmas?
Last year, the lovely Suz Broughton asked me to put together a tutorial for her blog on OC Mom Blogs in the OC Register. Check it out here. Since it’s a new year, I wanted to do another tutorial along the same lines as last year’s with some changes. I wanted to make them a little easier, a little less sweet. I would say healthier but we know that isn’t true. So I’ll go with less sweet.
- Jun 15, 2010
This is the cupcake tower that I worked on last night into the morning and delivered and set up this morning. It’s 100 Groovy cupcakes decorated with custom toppers – peace signs, 2010 and flower power tie dye paper flowers with happy face stickers. I marbled the fondant as well to give it a tie dye look.
As soon as I stepped away to take a pic, this happened:
Then the odd sounding digital bell rang and they went to class.
Ahh memories of elementary graduation. I had two – my first elementary school graduated at 5th grade. Then we moved and the new school I went to graduated at 6th grade.