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Category Archives: DIY

will you be my bridesmaid?

This weekend I whipped up some beautifully decorated sugar cookies to include in a wedding package for my bridal party! Head over to my wedding blog to check it out!

fall and fondant leaves

I love fall. A good carrot cake cupcake with cream cheese buttercream reminds me of fall for some reason! (Other than the fact that fall is indeed upon us). I decided to make some fondant leaves to adorn my fall cupcakes. Here’s how: Press together three or four of your favorite fall colored pieces of […]

cookie decorating class

I FINALLY got around to loading cookie class pictures! The class was a lot of fun! I started off by explaining the chemistry of baking – the fats, liquids, thickeners, leaveners, etc. Then the fun part! We colored the royal icing and I taught everyone how to fill a piping bag with the stiff consistency […]

good news!

I have good news and bad news. The bad news is that I will be taking very few orders over the next several months… why you might ask? Well that’s the good news! Last Friday, Brandon and I got in the car to go to Atlantic City for the weekend. After we passed the exit […]

crabby cookies and my first cookie class

It has been a very busy week! I just finished up a large order of blue crab sugar cookies and I’m working on the final plans for a cookie decorating class I’m teaching here at work! The cookies are for a wedding this weekend. The bride-to-be wanted crab shaped cookies, iced in a medium blue royal icing […]

useful tip tuesday: practice makes perfect

I wanted to blog about everything I’ve been up to lately and I know I haven’t posted a UTT, so I figured I’d roll it into one. I’m sure you’ve heard it a million times, but practice really does make perfect. If you are a perfectionist like I am, you want it to come out […]


Well not quite yet, but I am so close! I’m still working out a few details and I have some pages to finish, but I’m so excited I figured I’d push it through. Once I finish, it will be back on my domain, so when you type in, it will show up instead of the […]

lots of color

I may not be a hoarder by clinical standards, but I like to buy/collect/hoard anything colorful and related to crafts/baking. I don’t decorate our home with rainbow colors, or wear rainbow colored clothing. I just like to decorate colorful confections and create colorful paper products. I have a giant box of multicolored cardstock. It may […]

kara’s incredible peanut butter dipped brownies

After rave reviews of a recent batch of peanut butter brownies – I figured I’d share the recipe with you since it isn’t a secret or anything. Here is everything you will need! 1/2 cup peanut butter 1/3 cup margarine, soft 2/3 cup white sugar 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 2 eggs 1/2 teaspoon vanilla […]

marshmallow fondant tutorial

While I cover hardly any of my cakes in fondant, that doesn’t mean I don’t like to make it or use it. I just prefer simple buttercream cakes. However, I recently covered a wedding cake in fondant and decided to make my own so that it tasted better. I had one of two options: marshmallow […]