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Quick Wafer Paper Trees

Tis the season.... the season of giving... and being so dang giving (of your time and effort) you want to crawl under your bed until January! So when ALL your friends and family have declared YOU the cake queen (or king) and the pressure to create an awesome Christmas cake is on your shoulders... I […]

Alan Dunn's Favorite Sugar Flower Tools

Alan Dunn Sugarcraft Website: Follow him on Facebook Craftsy Classes (50% off!): Tropical Sugar Flowers & Sugar Flowers off the Garden Path Alan Dunn gives us a peak into his FAVORITE tools and must-haves for cake decorating, in this case, he uses them for him immaculate sugar flowers! He is one of the top Sugar Flower artists in […]

Shannon Bond's Favorite Cake Tools List

Shannon Bond Cake Design Website - Blog - Follow her on Facebook It is getting time for gift giving season, so I wanted to share some of my favorite cake tools I use with all or almost every cake! My list includes more expensive one time investment purchases as well as some more affordable options, some […]

Corinna Maguire's Favorite Cake Tools List

Lovin from The Oven Blog - Follow her on Facebook Corinna Maguire from Lovin in the Oven gives us a peek into her favorite cake tools...! Corinna is a fabulous novelty cake and sugar modeling artist, very creative and has so much to offer! She is sharing an array of wonderful tools (an indulges) that will […]

Cake Competition Calendar

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Cake Competitions

I'm sure you know who Susan Trianos is... and if you don't, it's probably because YOU haven't been to a cake show yet! (Let's remedy that yeah?) Or you live under a rock. She's quite modest, so I'll do the bragging for her. 😀 Susan Trianos is a Certified Master Sugar Artist who has been […]

Easy Calligraphy for Cakes

Calligraphy is one of those timeless beauties that I don't think will ever go out of style, however right now it's more IN then it's ever been (at least in this century ;). However, it takes a ton of practice to achieve true calligraphy, so I put together a little cheaters calligraphy tutorial for you. […]

How to Make an Insulated Cake Delivery Box Tutorial

Ah, cake delivery. Arguably the single most stressful event of the cake-making process. Add a hot summers day into the mix and you've got one potential hot mess on your hands, and I'm not just talking about ME (the other hot mess). So how was this insulated cake box born? Well, out of the FEAR […]

How to Make Buttercream Sunflower Cupcakes

[pinit] Save for later and share the love! So I was challenged (by myself) to get back on my "buttercream flower" bike. Confused? haha, you can read the whole story here. But as I played more and more with the buttercream flowers that day I started to remember old tricks! This little sunflower cupcake was […]

How to Make Buttercream Flower Cupcakes

[pinit] Save for later and share the love! Buttercream buttercream everywhere, buttercream buttercream in you hair! That's right, I wrote a little have my permission sing that to whatever melody you like. 😉 Fact is Buttercream is HOT this year, and not in the melting sense. I think there is a always going to […]

The Best Chocolate Turtle Cake

[pinit] Save it for later and share the love! I kid you not, this is the best chocolate turtle cake evvvvaa. In my humble opinion, of course. 😉 When I think of my favorite way to EAT's usually just opening my mouth and shoveling it in! However, pair it with pecans and caramel....CLOUD 9. […]

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Opening a Bakery

Michelle Honeman was the owner/founder of Oregon's own "Sugar Mommas' Bake Shop & Cafe". Sugar Mommas' Bake Shop is a custom cake and bread bakery, selling premium cupcakes, desserts, cakes and savory baked goods. Michelle had long had the dream of owning her own bakery. She dove right into ownership when she got fed up working for others and wanted her […]

Edible Letter Blocks for Cake Tutorial

And, in the evening, turn the lights on for an extra special nostalgic feeling! I created this cake for the marvelous McGreevy Cakes Blog. So honored to be a part of it this year! Be sure to go check out the rest of the cakes when you get a chance! We all based our cakes […]

How to Create a Successful Cake Tasting

Knowing how to create a successful tasting/consultation is one of the most important aspects of the cake business. It is your time to shine, show what you are made of and, well, sell that cake. I'm going to tell you my entire process with creating successful tastings from the moment that customer hits your email […]

Successful At-Home Tasting with Shannon Bond

How we do our cake consultations/tasting very much depends on our personal business circumstances. If we run our business out of an in-home studio, we sometimes have to travel to a coffee shop to meet our potential clients. If we have an establishment or a room to host at our in-home studio, we can host […]

How to Prepare Your Cake Pans

For the longest time I used 2" pans without a parchment collar. I always found myself a bit frustrated with the finished height of my cakes. Just a littttttle taller. I mean, tall is in, am I right? So I started using parchment collars, allowing my cakes to climb to the sky where they belong. […]

100K Fans Giveaway!

Helloooo Cakers! I am so honored to say that Avalon Cakes Facebook Page has reached 100,000 fans! To celebrate we put together a little somethin' somethin'... behold... the giveway! 1 Winner will be chosen at random on Saturday August 29, 2015! [pinit] Save for later and share the love!   [pinit] Save for later and share […]

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