I was asked to produce some cake toppers for a little boy turning 1. She has only sent me this picture
to match the colour but since she didn’t want it flat. I made a 3D version with little details on it. She was very happy thankful when I sent her the photos of the toppers. Then she and the little boy picked it up and commented that it’s very pretty. All in all I have made 12 cupcake toppers of white & blue circle with letter “s” on it. Then 5 clouds, a 3" number “1”, 4 letter...Read more http://cakesdecor.com/entries/1746-orange-airplane-cake-topper

Hi Everone, Here is my Newest Halloween Tutorials of a series of three....Read more http://cakesdecor.com/entries/1745-3d-halloween-pumpkin-cookie-tutorial

Some of my favorite submissions this week:   October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so it's nice to see bakers doing their part: ...to make pink ribbons look like ding-a-lings.   You know how they say the most important thing is to just never stop trying? Please stop trying, bakers. Please.   Mary ordered a cupcake cake (patooie!) in the shape of a number 6 for her daughter, but I guess the baker ran out of cupcakes, so... This birthday is brought to you by 3/4 of the number 0. Thanks for nothing.   How Twitter has ruined us all: ...Read more http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2014/10/24/friday-favs-102414.html

Image: Bitrebels I'm amused and horrified by this Sta-Puft figure. ( BitRebels ) Not sweet per se, but still a baked treat. The history of the Cornish pasty! ( History.com ) How to make fake cupcakes. A valuable life skill! ( CakeSpy for Craftsy ) Oatmeal banana bread pancakes. YES! ( Whipped ) Master recipe for biscuits and scones. Yes! ( NY Times ) No blurred lines here: a guide to different types of lines in drawing. ( CakeSpy for Craftsy ) Who knew? Unexpected uses for honey. ( Philly.com ) You knead to know: how to test yeast. ( ...Read more http://www.cakespy.com/blog/2014/10/24/bakers-dozen-a-batch-of-sweet-links.html

Let me say first of all that this is a public service announcement, because as a bona fide crust lover, I would never-ever suggest that you avoid crust (or carbs in general). But, I understand that there might be times to go crust-less. For instance: You need to abide by a gluten-free diet. You don't like crust (I don't understand you, but I can appreciate that you exist). You made too much pie filling. It's not enough to fill a second crust, but enough that you don't just want to toss it.  OK, so now I'll tell you the little...Read more http://www.cakespy.com/blog/2014/10/23/sweet-tip-you-can-bake-extra-pie-filling-in-ramekins.html

Hi all just to apologise for my absence over the last few weeks, but life has been a bit hectic. I had a large 4 day exhibition to prepare for and the week before that I had to take a friend to hospital for a scan, only to find out he has terminal brain cancer, and then to top it off the day after the exhibition finished my husband of 18 years odd told me he was leaving me and the kids. The leaving I could cope with as he had been suffering from bad depression and mood swings for...Read more http://cakesdecor.com/entries/1740-apologies-for-absence

They wanted bubbles:   They got sprinkles. Mm, crunchy.   They wanted this:   They got... this: ("Hang on, you can still see some icing. BRING MORE FLOWERS!")   And finally, Jessica wanted this: ... but what she got was so bad that her photographer decided it'd be too much to have the whole cake in frame, and so focused on some guy in the background checking his phone instead: Good job, Jessica's photographer.   Thanks to Anony M., Sonya J., & Jessica K., who like to think that guy is reading Cake Wrecks, because, dude, SO META. ***** Thank...Read more http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2014/10/23/wedding-wrecks-vol-345.html

They wanted bubbles:   They got sprinkles. Mm, crunchy.   They wanted this:   They got... this: ("Hang on, you can still see some icing. BRING MORE FLOWERS!")   And finally, Jessica wanted this: ... but what she got was so bad that her photographer decided it'd be too much to have the whole cake in frame, and so focused on some guy in the background checking his phone instead: Good job, Jessica's photographer.   Thanks to Anony M., Sonya J., & Jessica K., who like to think that guy is reading Cake Wrecks, because, dude, SO META. ***** Thank...Read more http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2014/10/23/wedding-wrecks-vol-345.html

Three. That is the sum total of ingredients required to make delicious buttermilk biscuits from scratch. Want to learn more? Lucky you. The entire recipe (as well as an explanation of how it all works)...Read more http://www.cakespy.com/blog/2014/10/23/butter-me-up-three-ingredient-buttermilk-biscuits.html

Who says that ginger cookies have to be snappy? These ones are soft, and in the best way possible. It makes them all the better to cuddle up with on a cold night with a cup of cocoa! This yummy recipe is courtesy of Michele Kusma of Columbus, Ohio. Good luck at the Bake-Off! Chewy Gingersnaps with White Chocolate Drizzle  Prep Time: 20 Min Total Time: 1 Hr 45 Min Makes: 30 cookies Ingredients 1 container Pillsbury Gluten Free refrigerated pie and pastry dough 1 cup sugar 1 tablespoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4...Read more http://www.cakespy.com/blog/2014/10/23/pillsbury-bake-off-countdown-chewy-gingersnaps-with-white-ch.html

Other works:...Read more http://cakesdecor.com/entries/1738-p-chan

How to make a fondant teddy bear figure :)...Read more http://cakesdecor.com/entries/1737-fondant-teddy-bear-video-tutorial

I felt a shiver of excitement upon receiving a review copy of the new book  Dessert Mashups  by Dorothy Kern of Crazy For Crust (a site well worth checking out if you ask me). Before I even opened the book, I already loved the concept. Upon opening it, I just got more excited: s'mores cakes, cheesecake cookie dough truffles, carrot cake-coffee cake...the tasty mashups prove that if some is good, more is amazing (something I have long suspected). Basically, I'm going to tell you that if you liked my first book,  CakeSpy Presents Sweet Treats for a Sugar-Filled Life ,...Read more http://www.cakespy.com/blog/2014/10/22/sugar-cookie-dough-cups-from-dessert-mash-ups.html

How to ice a cake in fondant, quick video tutorial :)...Read more http://cakesdecor.com/entries/1736-how-to-ice-a-cake-in-fondant-quick-video-tutorial

According to this survey I'm about to make up, 74% of us don't get enough fiber in our diets. Unless you're British. In which case you don't get enough fibre . And you spell things wrong. Fortunately, the bakeries of the world are here to help. I think we'll call this Faeber. I DO believe in Faeber. I do, I do!!   TRUE STORY: Last week our cat Tonks decided to eat a piece of ribbon because she is, by all accounts, an idiot. Now if you're a cat owner, you know that she will most likely end up dragging...Read more http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2014/10/22/wrecky-roughage.html

According to this survey I'm about to make up, 74% of us don't get enough fiber in our diets. Unless you're British. In which case you don't get enough fibre . And you spell things wrong. Fortunately, the bakeries of the world are here to help. I think we'll call this Faeber. I DO believe in Faeber. I do, I do!!   TRUE STORY: Last week our cat Tonks decided to eat a piece of ribbon because she is, by all accounts, an idiot. Now if you're a cat owner, you know that she will most likely end up dragging...Read more http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2014/10/22/wrecky-roughage.html

According to this survey I'm about to make up, 74% of us don't get enough fiber in our diets. Unless you're British. In which case you don't get enough fibre . And you spell things wrong. Fortunately, the bakeries of the world are here to help. I think we'll call this Faeber. I DO believe in Faeber. I do, I do!!   TRUE STORY: Last week our cat Tonks decided to eat a piece of ribbon because she is, by all accounts, an idiot. Now if you're a cat owner, you know that she will most likely end up dragging...Read more http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2014/10/22/wrecky-roughage.html

Making fake cupcakes: you might be surprised at how useful these sweet (but not to eat) treats can be. Should you need to invest your time in this valuable life skill,...Read more http://www.cakespy.com/blog/2014/10/22/making-fake-cupcakes-a-tutorial.html