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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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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