Lemon Poppyseed Cake. A tender layer cake recipe brightened with lemon juice, lemon zest and poppy seeds, frosted with a tangy sweet lemon cream cheese frosting. The weather here has been up, down and everywhere in between. Just when it feels like the heavy cast of winter is lifting, it comes back with gusto. But […]
Have you seen these trendy desserts floating all over social media? I’m not really sure what to call them exactly. Cream tart cakes? Cookie cakes? Number cakes? Letter cakes? I’ve seen them called everything and honestly I don’t know if ANY of these names truly capture how incredible they are. I’m thinking ‘amazing layered fruit […]
Watercolor Heart Cake – how to paint a watercolor heart cake using buttercream frosting and a parchment paper stencil. A fun any easy way to decorate a cake for Valentine’s Day, birthdays or bridal showers. I’ll be the first to say it – watercolor buttercream is not new. We first shared a tutorial with this […]
Chocolate Tulips – how to make gorgeous tulip cake decorations using melted chocolate and a plastic spoon! A new tutorial by our contributor Erin Gardner. The old chocolate-spoon-petal technique has lived in pastry chef’s tool boxes for years for a reason – it’s sooo good! Sculpting gum paste petals takes endless patience and practice. Piping buttercream blooms […]
Coconut Cupcakes – fluffy coconut cupcakes made with coconut milk and topped with smooth coconut buttercream and coconut flakes. A triple coconut cupcake recipe, created by our contributors, ellenJAY. Living in the south our chance of having a cold winter is pretty slim. If we have to grab our coat to go run errands you […]
We’re taking a moment to reflect back on the best of 2017. Plus we want to hear from YOU as we plan for 2018! Happy New Year! I can hardly believe what I’m about to type… but 2018 is here! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and are ready to kick off another […]
Christmas is literally just a few days away and another holiday season has flown by in a whirlwind of prep, planning, pinning and baking! While I realize a majority of holiday baking is geared towards cookies (like these vanilla bean sugar cookies) and pies, there is always room for cupcakes on the dessert table, right? […]
Snickerdoodle Cupcakes – cinnamon sugar cupcakes topped with delicious brown sugar buttercream. A holiday cupcake recipe inspired by the classic Christmas cookie, created by our contributors, ellenJAY. We’re sure your holiday to-do’s are a mile-long by now, and you’re in the process of whipping up all your family-favorite holiday cookies and cakes to share with […]
Sprinkle Ornament Cake – how to make sparkling ornaments for cakes and cupcakes using chocolate, cookie cutters and sprinkles. All that glitters is my sparkly sprinkle appliqué Christmas ornament cake! I’m giving this technique the fancy title of “sprinkle appliqués”, but it couldn’t be easier to make. I’ve used this layered sprinkle idea to create […]
Snow Globe Cookies – Learn how to decorate sparkly, snow globe sugar cookies for the holidays with a simple step-by-step tutorial by our contributors, Mary and Brenda Maher of Cakegirls. When you’re an enthusiast baker, like we all are, Christmas is game time and our time to shine. Occasional baking suddenly becomes daily baking and the […]
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