A free tutorial on how to make fantasy flowers. Please visit our online school for hundreds of more tutorials!...Read more http://cakesdecor.com/entries/1648-ruffles-and-lace-fantasy-flower-video

A 4 tier “league of her own” styled birthday cake; original design by Jonesin’ for Cake...Read more http://cakesdecor.com/entries/1649-badda-badda-bing

Learn how to make these and more! If you've been reading CakeSpy for a while, you know what an immense fan I am of Jennifer Shea, proprietress of Trophy Cupcakes in Seattle. She was the first person I ever interviewed for this site , and I've seen her grow from one location to several in Seattle, had art shows at her bakeries, seen her featured on the Martha Stewart Show , and held in my hands her beautiful book . And now, she's done a class with Craftsy, entitled The Perfect Cupcake . Everyone wants to know how to attain...Read more http://www.cakespy.com/blog/2014/9/21/giveaway-craftsy-cupcake-class-with-jennifer-shea.html

Whether you're a kid or just feel like one, nothing beats seeing one of your favorite characters in cake, am I right? And if you've already seen Guardians of the Galaxy , I bet this is one of your new favorites: (By Tattooed Bakers ) HE IS GROOT! And just look at all that fabulous detail & airbrushing! There's been so much Groot love online, not to mention at Dragon Con a few weeks back. Did you guys see that amaaaazing Groot cosplayer I posted on Epbot this week? My jaw about hit the floor when he walked out!   ...Read more http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2014/9/21/sunday-sweets-fraggles-and-dragons-and-groot-oh-my.html

Hi everyone, so I thought I’d gauge the feeling of people and see what people think about these new event favors that I’m thinking about offering. I had made these samples for a client, who later changed her mind and decided to go a different way, so I don’t have my usual “professional” pictures, but I’m wondering what you all think of chocolate covered apples as wedding favors? They could be customisable with different designs to match the theme/colors of the event. I feel they are a nice alternative for the fall/winter months and can be looked at as...Read more http://cakesdecor.com/entries/1645-apple-wedding-favors

Nicole reached out to us and asked if we could work with her and her fiance to create a wedding cake with a rustic/country theme for their barn wedding this September. Birch Tree Wedding Cake The entire cake is covered with a birch bark fondant and topped with a looped burlap bow. Clusters of green and purple wildflowers decorate the base of each tier. The center of the cake includes a carved heart with the couples initials (J+N). Carved Heart Initials for Couple Inside the cake was chocolate cake with vanilla Italian meringue, red velvet with lemon cream...Read more http://blog.pinkcakebox.com/birch-tree-wedding-cake-2014-09-20.htm

The other day, I went to a free workshop by a friendly acquaintance Ron Helman , entitled "12 Big Questions that Will Change the Way You Think". This fellow is what they call a Life Coach, which is about as common in Santa Fe as pizza in New York. But while one might be tempted to dismiss such a thing as "woo-woo", it was actually quite a pleasant experience. I'd been feeling a bit down because I'm meeting some resistance with my third book idea, and it was a nice chance to get out of my self-focused bubble a bit. ...Read more http://www.cakespy.com/blog/2014/9/20/illustrated-daydream-my-best-day-ever.html

For full 3D Handbag Cake tutorial please visit the following link…...Read more http://cakesdecor.com/entries/1644-how-to-create-an-even-quilt-texture-on-fondant

Happy Talk Like A Pirate Day! And hey, you don't have to be a pirate in order to sound like one! So here are a few handy phrases to help you fake it today: - "You want to watch Game of Thrones ? Because I have, like, ALL the episodes."   - "With this new Google Fiber, my download speeds are pushing 1.21 giga watts!"   - "Hey baby, you wanna engage in some peer-to-peer file sharing?" BONUS FOLLOW UP: "It's not just a BitTorrent, girl, it's a BIG Torrent. Yeeeah."   - "Oh, you still pay for cable shows?...Read more http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2014/9/19/how-to-talk-like-an-internet-pirate.html

  Art via Lulu Baggins Cocoa brownie pudding.  I'm down with that.  Send me a slab of this  chocolate almond pastry , would ya? A photo history of American school lunches . Smoked... ice cream ???? Found that last one via Not Martha, who can also teach you  how to make flower pancakes . How to make a tree stump cake . Vital life skill! Best make-a-wish granted , ever. NYC bakery has a goal of making the biggest cannoli ever . I like this goal. Two classics at once: black and white cookie ice cream sandwiches . How to...Read more http://www.cakespy.com/blog/2014/9/19/bakers-dozen-a-batch-of-sweet-links.html

CakeSpy Note:  OMG! It's getting to be that time of year again. The  Pillsbury Bake-Off  is coming in November! Since I so deeply loved attending the  45th Bake-Off  as well as the  46th Bake-Off , I thought I would get you excited the 47th one early by sharing all of the sweet recipes in the running. I will focus on sweets! You can follow them by clicking the bakeoff tag below to see the recipes posted so far (as well as recipes from previous Bake-Off events). 
Listen, I eat gluten. But if something is well made and happens to be...Read more http://www.cakespy.com/blog/2014/9/18/pillsbury-bake-off-countdown-decadent-chocolate-chip-cake.html

Three words, bakeries: Mandatory Drug Testing. I mean, I'm not saying anything - I'm NOT - but I'm just saying. It's a butt. That sprouted a face. With pigtails. Any questions?   Because if not, *I* have one: Why is this cake trying to slap me? "Up high?" Yeeeeah, I think someone's high enough , thank you.   I should mention that none of today's cakes are special orders, btw; they were all found hanging out in the regular display case, like it weren't no thang, chicken wang! Aaaand now I will never use that phrase again.   Hey, you...Read more http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2014/9/18/the-colors-man-the-colors.html

Last year we had the honor of creating Ginger’s baby shower cake. Thom and Ginger reached out to us again this past month to celebrate their son Harper’s first birthday! (Hard to believe it’s been a year already!) Harper’s First Birthday Cake We took out all the stops for his birthday and included a collection of fun items including a two-tier cake, a special smash cake just for Harper, “H” cookies, cake pops and mini-cupcakes. The two tier cake was decorated in white and red fondant and was created as a vegetarian cake (no gelatin or non-vegetarian ingredients)....Read more http://blog.pinkcakebox.com/harpers-1st-birthday-dessert-table-2014-09-18.htm