[NEWS] Cake Decorating Classes Coming Soon!

Hello friends!

I’m so excited to announce that starting in January, I’ll be teaching a 5-week series of cake decorating class! My first class will be called, “Buttercream Artistry”, and will feature a variety of techniques, recipes, tips and tricks. I’m looking forward to teaching, inspiring, and being inspired!

If you’re interested in learning about the class, and/or signing up (starting 12/14), please see the Culver City Adult School Website for more information!

I’ll post the materials list in a future post, for those who may be interested in purchasing items on their own.

Can’t wait to decorate with you!

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I’m Back!

Hello Internet!

After a [not-so-]brief hiatus, I’m thrilled to say I’m back! This blog will be updated regularly and will include recipes as well as personal tidbits going forward. I’m looking forward to the fall and to the winter baking “seasons” and will gladly be sharing my adventures with you! Thanks, and stay tuned! 🙂

Until next time,

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[Sunday Funday]: Waffles for Breakfast

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One of my favorite things as a kid was to have pancakes or waffles on Saturday mornings. It was always a late morning treat that made me love the weekends. Something that I’ve always loved about summertime is that it always felt like one lonnnnnng weekend. So, to celebrate, we had some delicious homemade waffles this week for a “just because” breakfast.

I’ve long been a follower of Aunt Jemima. Partly due to the ease of use, and partly because it never occurred to me to make pancake or waffle batter from scratch. As a kid, instant mixes were scratch in my mind. However, I’ve visited a few family members in the past couple years whom have made them from scratch and they are always so good! So, to try and spice up our summer-loving’ lives a bit, I went on a search for a simple, but special homemade waffle recipe. And boy did I find one!

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I’ll warn you, this recipe is harder than an instant mix. It take 2 bowls a large glass measuring cup, and an electric mixer. But it is so worth it. We have crispy, light, vanilla-y waffles that were absolutely perfect. I can’t recommend them enough!

For the recipe, hop on over to The Pioneer Woman’s Blog!

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Until next time,

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[Strawberry Saturday]: Fondant Strawberries

Hello, and Welcome to another Strawberry Saturday! I hope this weekend is looking to be a good one, and I’m thrilled you’re including reading this post in your activities! Today’s post is a simple, but sweet tutorial on a fun fondant garnish you can use on any of your summertime creations! These would look great on cupcakes, around a cake, or on most other desserts! Especially if they are strawberry themed!

To see our previous SS posts, use the links below!

Strawberry Flaugnarde | Strawberry Buttercream (now with pictures!) |

For the decorations, you’ll need:

First, start by dying your fondant red and green. You’ll want about a marble sized piece of red and pea sized piece of green for each strawberry.

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Now, you’ll roll your red piece into a ball, and then elongate it slightly, so it’s almost a cone. You’ll want the top edge flat and the bottom a rounded point. For the green, roll into a small ball and then flatten with the tip of your finger.

Take your knife and remove small triangles all around the green disc. Press the remaining “leaves” into small points at the tips. Attach this to your strawberry.

Take the pointer tool from the fondant tools set (or using a toothpick) make small impressions all around the strawberry. Take care not to smash the strawberry while holding/turning it.

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When done, you can add more leaves, a stem, a vine, or anything else you’d like to make your strawberry more realistic! Add many or just a single one to create the look you’re going for.

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What did you think of this tutorial? Could you make this? Who would you make it for? Tell me in the comments below! As always, thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a very sweet Saturday!

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7 Stages Bakers go Through when Accepting Cake Jobs for Friends

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Hello and happy Friday blogosphere! I hope this week has treated you well, and even if it hasn”t, I hope a fun weekend is waiting for you! Here’s something to make you chuckle as we head into the weekend! Continue reading

[Product Review]: Wilton Decorator Preferred Fondant

710-2300-MThis post is not sponsored by Wilton. This is an honest review of a product I frequently use. This post contains affiliate links that will provide the petite panettiere a small commission if you choose to make a purchase through them. Thank you for your support!

One of the most versatile and fun to work with mediums when it comes to cake decorating, in my opinion, is fondant. Continue reading

[Recipe]: Chocolate Chunk Cookies and Milk Bars

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Sometimes, you want cookies. Sometimes, you want brownies. Sometimes you just want a warm, gooey, chocolate-y dessert that hits you right in the feels. This is that dessert. Its gooey and creamy and makes you crave a tall glass of milk. Straight out of the oven it’s a crumbly warm mess that eaten with a spoon and ice cream just makes the angels sing. And hours later it’s a pretty solid bar that takes you back to childhood and mom’s famous cookies. I promise that if you make these, you’ll have an easier time consuming them than trying to exercise self control. Continue reading

[Tutorial]: Filling and Using a Piping Bag

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Hello and Happy Tuesday! Welcome to the blog for a very special tutorial! I wanted to take some time to explain how to fill and hold a piping bag, as well as simple line tutorial. I feel like this will help prep my readers for future posts so that way I don’t need to re-explain the beginning steps each time I use it! Please note that there are many different techniques used in both filling and piping, and I’m  here to teach you the way that works best for me. Continue reading

[Tutorial]: Miniature Food Cupcake Topper

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I am so excited to share with you my first working with fondant post! I’ve been debating sharing some of my pre-blogging work with you, and I’ve decided, it’s time! Please keep in mind that for these items were made before I was blogging and therefore: pictures are limited, I don’t have step-by-step instructions, and I was not taking care to watch was in the background of the pictures, so sometimes, you’ll see a messy kitchen! If you’re still interested, continue on below! Continue reading

[Sunday Funday]: Happy Father’s Day

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Happy Father’s Day to all of those with fathers, who are fathers, and who have had fathers! Have a wonderful Sunday celebrating your loved ones, and if you need a few last minute gift ideas, Continue reading