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Southern Take on Chocolate Cake

So I think it's pretty clear now... Kara and I don't mess around when it comes to knocking your taste buds off their feet (...if taste buds had feet). Here is our finial of the "Duff Till Dawn Trio", the DE-LISH "Southern Take on Chocolate Cake". This light chocolate cake is soaked in bourbon simple […]

Vanilla Cake with Passion Fruit and Raspberry Filling

Kara and I discussed what flavors we could bring together that were somewhat nostalgic and yet modern with a twist. Huge fan of the classic berry and tart combo, so we thought, lets bring the bold passion fruit to the front line! So here it is! One of the THREE flavor combos that we chose […]

Honey Apricot Cake with Tonka Bean Buttercream and Pignoli Crunch

I hope you tuned into Duff Till Dawn on Food Network (the new cake competition series on Food Network!) and happen to catch myself and my partner Kara Andretta from Kara's Couture Cakes! Yeeaaah we brought our "A" game and.... well... OH you thought you could get the results that easy?! I can't tell you silly! […]

Wafer Paper Filigree Tutorial

Filigree... rawr... such a fancy name. Then there is the word "course". An even fancier name?! Well, this is a 5-course meal of WAFER PAPER! On the menu for "Wafer Paper Filigree Course": Fancy shmanzy stylized Peony The fierce Poppy Bright and bubbly Sunflower The sophisticated Monogram OH-so artsy-fartsy Portrait Ok, enough of my corny, […]

Wedding Cake Trends 2015 Part 2

Welcome to the second installment of our "Wedding Cake Trends for 2015" series! If you missed Part One, you can check it out here: Wedding Cake Trends 2015 Part One. [pinit] Save for later and share the love! Fashion. Fashion is one of the largest inspirations to many cake designers. We can pull ideas from the […]

How to Fix Dry and Cracking Wafer Paper

Scenario: You're pumped! You're getting ready to make your first wafer paper flower, you reach into that bag, pull that paper out, and "CRACK!" Your heart sinks to your stomach, you get all dizzy, curl up in the fetal position, cry......what, just me? 😉 hehe So WHY is my wafer paper cracking?! How do I […]

Floating My Little Pony Cake

Hi. I'm Avalon and I have an addiction. I like to....make everything much more complex then it probably needs to be! *facepalm* ^^^ Is there a support group for that?! They requested a My Little Pony cake. So this is what I came up with design-wise. Meet "Fluttershy". At first glance (I am no MLP […]

How to Make Homemade Edible Glitter

Glitter.... that you CAN EAT and MAKE yourself? Yep, the original gelatin home-made edible glitter recipe! That's right, learn how to make homemade edible glitter. Not pulling your leg! And, to top it off, it's EASY peasy! Now, now, pick your jaw up off that floor... chin rug burns are not attractive 😉 Ah, the holidays, […]

Make Chibi Superhero and Princess Cakes

Chibi Cakes! Chibi...? What in the world is a CHIBI?! That, my friend, is a very good question. Chibi - Japaneese slang for "short person" or "small child". Basically, ADORABLE big head, big eye, tiny body characters with tons of charm. You can find them in running rampant in the world of manga and anime animation. They may […]

Hanging Flower Chandelier Cake

You want me to hang a cake?! But... but... that defies the laws of nature! Yeah, that apple, it FALLS from the tree, remember? The last time I checked you shouldn't hang fluffy morsels of loosely affixed flour, sugar, butter and eggs.. IN MID AIR. Pshhhhhh! RULES, SHMOOLS. Break em! It gets people all kinds of […]

Zombie Buffet Cupcake Tutorial

WARNING: STOP RIGHT THERE.. IF YOU DON'T LIKE GORE.... RUN, RUN AWAY! I PROMISE I'LL BRING THE PRETTY STUFF BACK SOON! 🙂 HALLOWEEN! What can I say? I LOVE it. I love hanging up my "serious pants" for a day (or two)  and slipping into something a little more..... FUN! Brings the child out in […]

Make Your Own Lace Mold

How often do you have a bride who has this gorgeous lace detail on her dress and wants to incorporate it on her cake? Or you see it and thing, ok.. that would be gorgeous on a cake! Well here is a way to make your own lace mold with Make it Yourself Mold Material […]

Make it Yourself Mold Material

After countless days and stacks of empty containers of a bit of this and that....... BY GOLLY, I've got it! Yep.. that's right! A mold material YOU can make yourself! Not only that, but you can find all these ingredients at your local grocery store (yes, that applies to many of your over-seas too). Wait, […]

Hanging Wedding Cake Chandelier Stand Tutorial

You may remember this beauty from 2012? It hit the wedding cake scene running, or should I say swinging?! Anywho, I've been asked time and time again to do a tutorial on this gravity deifying beauty.     So...... I finally did just that! So if your here, you must be looking to learn how […]

Make Perfect Sharp Edges on Cakes

Icing cakes can be the most challenging part of cake decorating...can I get an amen?  At least it was for me when I first started... my cakes were... well, kinda ugly. It took me time and patience and practice AND a little DIY tool.... the "Sewing Gauge Tool". Where did it come from? Pure and utter […]

Top 10 Tools Not Found in the Cake Aisle

Sure, the cake aisle holds many wonderful and necessary tools for cake decorating. However, sometimes we need to think outside of the box and escape the confinements of those shallow shelves. That's right, step back slowly, turn around and explore! You'll be astonished by what useful and fun ideas will come flooding in. I'm here […]

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