Rose and Alstroemeria Lily Flower Paste Keepsake

Every bride wants her wedding day to be perfect, to feel like a princess for that one special day. The cake is a special element of that day, with so many choices and styles it can become overwhelming. As a cake decorator I try to eliminate some of that stress by carefully listening to what the bride wants and expects. I recently had a bride ask me if I could create a keepsake of flowers she had chosen for her... ...more

The Mystery of Flower Paste Orchids

Orchids are wonderful flowers for wedding sprays, they are available in a plethora of species (around 25,000- 35,000) and colours. Due to the versatility, mysterious beauty  of flower paste orchids they add that special touch to any cake and/or cupcake. They are popular in wedding cake sprays balancing a tranquil balance to your design. The orchid above is a Degarmoara orchid, it belongs to the Miltassia spices. As I have mentioned in previous......more

Coconut Cupcakes with Lemon Curd and Lemon Cream Cheese Icing

Coconut Cupcakes with Lemon CurdThere is something about coconut cupcakes that remind me of Easter. They do look a little like nests if you let your imagination soar. Also, it’s probably because my grandmother would make coconut cupcakes for Easter. She dyed the coconut green, sprinkled it on top of the vanilla icing and put colorful jelly beans in the nest. All her grandchildren thought they were wonderful and they were....more

Banana Split Mini Bundt Cakes

Banana Split Mini Bundt Cakes are such a Fun Treat!  Moist Banana Cake is Filled with Pineapple, and Topped with Strawberry Buttercream, Chocolate Sauce, Peanuts, and a Cherry on Top.  Perfect for your next Party!...more

Lemon Cornmeal Poundcake with Blueberry Compote

“Cake is happiness!  If you know the way of the cake, you know the way of happiness! If you have a cake in front of you, you should not look any further for joy!” ~C. JoyBell C.Lemon Cornmeal Pound CakeOver the weekend, I was longing for something slightly sweet. I didn’t want anything over the top, and with just the two of us eating it, I didn’t want anything big....more

Spring Fondant Frill Mini Cake with Sugar Pansy Spray

I realize the world’s most famous weather forecaster, Punxsutawney Phil, saw his shadow and declared six more weeks of Winter. I  however refuse to except that forecast! This winter has been insane, with my daughter’s university shutting down four times this year and the airports in D.C. closing for most of President’s day weekend. It is time to take action and think Spring!! I am going to start the... ...more

Chocoflan Tunnel Cake

Hummingbird Cake

Hummingbird Cake: This Classic Southern Recipe hits all the right notes with Pineapple, Banana, Cinnamon, and Nuts, all topped with a Tangy and Fluffy Cream Cheese Frosting!Mystery Dish couldn't have come at a better time....more

Ridiculously Good Lemon Cake

It’s been a while since I did a blog post.  I have been buried waist deep in these awful things called taxes.  Have you ever heard of them?  Oh my word, they are awful!  I’ll have to tell you about them sometime…….  maybe some OTHER time….. ...more