Sweet! Magazine + How to Achieve a Perfectly Smooth Cake!

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You know I love all things new in the cake world! I just finished shooting my next book - Frostings - it will release Spring 2013! I can't wait. Speaking of frosting and cake, I was tickled to receive an email about the new Sweet! Cakes, Bakes, & Pretty Makes magazine! It hit newsstands 3 days ago (September 20, 2012) and is available in the US, UK, and online for the iPad! You can also buy it … { read more }

Recipe: Ruffle Birthday Cake!

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Love the look of RUFFLED cakes? They are a sweet way to decorate a cake for almost ANY occasion (weddings, 1st birthdays, baby showers, anniversaries, etc). Thanks to one of my favorite baking companies, you can now hop over to DuncanHines.com + view the full recipe + tutorial for creating this beautiful cake! There is even a video tip section, so be sure to check it out too!  … { read more }

{Interview} Rosie of Sweetapolita

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Sweetapolita Interview We are SO EXCITED to share our interview with Rosie of Sweetapolita today! She has definitely taken the party world by storm with her fancy cakes and sweet confections. Rosie is as sweet as can be, and we are thrilled to share more about this fabulous sweets designer in the interview below! Sit back and enjoy! Q. Where did you first develop your super sweet love of … { read more }

Cake + Mason Jars = Delicious! {Giveaway}

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Congratulations Tracy. You are the winner of the Cake Jars Giveaway (chosen via random.org). Check your email! Cake Jars When this arrives at your door, you know it's going to be a good day. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, that IS cake in a mason jar and LET me tell you, it is not just "cake" but it's decadent, delicious, layer by layer amazingness. That's how good it is! This genius little … { read more }

Wedding Showcase: Edgy and Elegant

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Edgy and Elegant I am so excited to be able to share this truly AWESOME wedding with you all! Starting with the couple themselves,  Marisa and Lawrence ("Loe")  grew up in neighboring towns but weren't formally introduced until after college at a bar (where the bartender would also become Loe's best man!) Then, choosing to get married on Friday the 13th, was a clue as to what a unique … { read more }

Cakelet Pans

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I {ADORE} the new cakelet pan trend! They are popping up everywhere.  For those of you who want darling little cakes but do not have the time to bake sheet cakes, cut, stack, etc -- these are your solution! You can find anything from dinosaurs and backyard bugs for children's parties to tiered cakes and little gifts for weddings or birthday parties! Choose your favorite cake recipe and adorn … { read more }

Country Rooster Party + Old-Fashioned Pound Cake

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Country charm rules the roost on this table setting. Do you have special memories of a cake your grandmother made for breakfast? This is my great-grandmother's recipe for old fashioned pound cake and it is outstanding with morning coffee (or diet coke if you're like me).  It can easily be topped with strawberries or a chocolate drizzle to jazz it up! A good recipe shared with others will live … { read more }