Blog entries tagged skill

Hand Painted Cross Stitch Flower Basket

I especially love to make cookies that incorporate two elegant and versatile cake decorating techniques. The delicate cross stitching in combination with the hand painted pansy accomplishes both. The focal point is the hand painting,...

Cross Stitch with Royal Icing

Cross stitching with royal icing is a delicate and elegant cake decorating technique perfect for weddings, bridal shower, baby showers, or any special event. Cross stitching with royal icing seems to have began in Eastern Europe, and has...

Training Courses and Demos

In addition to making cakes, I offer cake decorating courses and demos. Over the last few weeks I have been receiving requests to provide one to one training sessions and sessions to personal groups. So … by popular demand, I am now available...

Fashion Inspired Ombre Buttercream Cupcake

I wanted to design a ruffle cupcake that reflected the soft beauty of frilled designer dresses incorporating the delicate flow that mimics the fabric frills, flowers, and ruffles that are in the runway’s lovely dresses. Using fashion as...

Romantic Long Stem Sugar Rose Video-Tutorial

Everyone loves to receive that inciting long rectangle box with aromatic rose laying on a pillow of tissue paper. However within a few days your delicate rose begins to wither away; you have three choices at this point to press them, dry...

Snowflake Cupcakes

January is an odd month, the holidays are over, friends and family have gone home, the weather (most places in the U.S) is cold, snowy, and we have the shortest days of sunshine. I find myself feeling melancholy. I am not one for giving into...

Good Fortune Cherry Blossom Cupcake Tutorial

I was asked to review New York Baking company’s silicone baking buddies. New york’s Baking Company was kind enough to send their very bright silicone cups in exchange for my honest opinion of the baking buddies. I have baked 3 batches of...

New Year’s Haute Couture Cookies

Nicolas Jebran’s designs are cutting edge yet classic; his dresses flow with movement. Sydney and I were looking at his Winter 2014 collection when we both were drawn to the same dress, although neither Sydney nor I can purchase the dress for...

Flowers tutorials #1: How to make a lifelike gumpaste poinsettia

Whimsical New Year 2014 Gift Box Cake

Sydney loves bows on boxes, she thought a three tier gift box cake with whimsical flowers, swirls, and of course bows would be an awesome New Year’s Eve cake! We wanted each tier to have it’s own special gift, the bottom is filled with peace,...