Preparing a pan for baking

For basic pan preparation you want to cute a circle of parchment for the bottom of your pan.  Check out my way to get a perfectly sized circle for your pans (the outside of a pan isn’t always the best way to go – it’s usually too big)

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Delicate ombre gumpaste ruffles

I am so excited to finally be able to share this cake!  Its from a Fall inspiration wedding shoot I did with Chelsea Peterson Photography and was just featured on Utah Bride and Groom.  The whole shoot is so lovely, rustic and charming. It was so fun to set up and turned out just lovely.

exquisite five tier wedding cake salt lake city utah
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Creating a Velvet Fondant effect

I have been obsessed with chocolate cakes lately!  I mean I love a gorgeous white wedding cake, but for our last wedding photoshoot I created the most gorgeous chocolate wedding cake ever.  And I can FINALLY share it!  Eeek!  Here it is!  You can get the tutorial for the ombre gumpaste ruffles now too.

layers of soft velvety chocolate over ombre ruffles creates a stunning cake
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Sleeping Beauty Princess Cake Tutorial

I know my princess Cakes (Elsa, Anna, Merida, Rapunzel and Tiana) have been a popular series so I was excited to add Aurora to the mix!  You can use this tutorial to make a pink or blue simple dress, or add the extra steps to make this multi colored, splattered dress (Yes I know she doesn’t ever wear, or even SEE this splattered version in the movie, but it was something different and eye catching to create).

full tutorial for a disney princess sleeping beauty birthday cake
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Mini Ghost Pumpkin Cakes

When Toni from Design Dazzle decided to do a Halloween blog hop I couldn’t wait to sign up!  There are 110+ great projects and recipes and you NEED to check them all out!  I don’t decorate for every holiday BUT I make FOOD for every holiday!  Let’s face it, it’s ALL about the food for me!

these mini ghost cakes are SO easy to make and was the perfect after school treat to surprise my kids with

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