custom cakes

story behind the cake: gender reveal cake

gender reveal cake

A client asked me if I would do a gender reveal cake, and here it is!

She and her husband are having a gender reveal party, and the sex of the baby is unknown to everyone, including them.

She brought over the ultrasound after her doctor’s appointment, so that I could find out what the gender is, and tint the inside frosting appropriately for the inside of the cake.… Read More


Creating Designs with Modeling Chocolate

Modeling Chocolate


What do the above cakes and cupcakes have in common?

Modeling chocolate!

Modeling chocolate (or MC, for short) is my favorite decorating medium and it’s super easy to create 2-D designs for cakes and cupcakes.

Here is what you will need:

Modeling chocolate

(find a great recipe here)

Roller (or rolling pin, PVP pipe, etc)

Cornstarch for dusting

X-Acto Knife

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Biscoff Frosting

Confession: I may slightly love Biscoff.

(When I say slightly, I mean I have dreams about it)

I love biscoff

What is Biscoff, you ask? It is a European cookie that is similar to gingerbread, and is known to Delta passengers. In fact, it’s the main reason I chose Delta on a flight this summer.… Read More

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What goes into a cake?

Year of the Dog Birthday Cake
Year of the Dog Birthday Cake

People often ask me, “How long did that take?” or “What goes into making a cake?”

Before I entered the decorating world, I had no idea about the extensive process that is behind each cake.… Read More


Story Behind the Cake: Elephant Cake

This is the first “Story Behind the Cake”!

Elephant Cake with Gold Chevron
Elephant Cake with Gold Chevron

From time to time, I will post stories about my cakes. This particular cake was very special.

A dear friend of mine¬†has been journeying through the adoption process with her husband, and she had an adoption shower a few weeks ago.… Read More

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