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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 ditty...you 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 chocolate...it'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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