Ombré Petal Cake Tutorial


I am LOVIN’ the ombré look! Ombré means shaded or graduated in tone, and it is beautiful! I’ve also been enjoying the petal technique, which apparently has been around for a long time. So . . . I decided to put them together! Here’s a close up look With the blue tone, I immediately thought of the big {Read More…}

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes


My Mom was cool! . . . and way ahead of her time. Before Pinterest was thought of, before there was even internet, my Mom came up with very fun birthday parties. Flutterby the clown came to my 7th birthday and she arrived in style!  Being fashionably late, a handful of my school friends and {Read More…}

Beautiful cookies begin with Royal Icing

beautiful holiday cookies

Have you ever seen beautiful cookies almost too pretty to eat?  Then, after being mesmerized by the detail and beauty (and insane amount of work) of the cookies,  had that small little thought . . . HOW DID THEY DO THAT???? Royal Icing.  Yep.  That’s the secret and here’s the skinny on royal icing! If {Read More…}

Vintage Inspired Wedding Cake

It was a hot July two years ago when I created these cakes. The bride and I collaborated on the wedding cake for months!  The vintage wedding dress she found and fell in love with was the inspiration for the cake and many other details of this Santa Barbra wedding. Vintage white, you know that {Read More…}

Wedding Cake for a Special Couple

  So here it is . . . in it’s simplicity.  The cake I just made this week for a special couple that tied the knot at 78 years old!   Delivering and setting up a wedding cake will make you old before your time!  This particular time I left my back up frosting at {Read More…}

DIY Cupcake Topper Tutorial

I just got a new toy, and I am having sooo much FUN!!! Look what I made . . . and it was EASY So I got a 2 inch scallop circle punch like this one and I can think of so many fun ways to use this!!! You could do the same kind of {Read More…}