Yellow Rose Cake {with a happy surprise}

My Signature Rosette Cake!

Creating my signature rosette cake is quick and easy~ any level of baker can do it! And you should. You really should! This sweet little cake is yellow. Don’t you love when I state the obvious? I created a fun little surprise with this unassuming little cake~ Sorry the video gets a little dark at […]

Baby Chick Cupcakes

How to Pipe a Chick in Buttercream! (video)

Piping out a chick in buttercream could not be easier. Or fun. Or delicious! Well, if you like a 1:1 cupcake to frosting ratio. Ok, so maybe it’s more like 1:2. Stop judging me. These chicks were inspired by real life… my real life! We currently have 7 layer chickens, 1 big bad rooster, 3 […]

How to Pipe a Carnation

How to Pipe a Buttercream Carnation! (video)

Piping out a carnation with buttercream frosting is not only easy, but it is fun! I kinda stumbled on this technique as I was playing around today. I did it, then sat back and thought, “What flower is that?” A carnation immediately came to mind. Upon looking up pictures of carnations, I realized that I […]

Father’s Day Cake

An Easy and Fun Father's Day Cake!

This cake is a fun way for everyone to show dad just how much they love him! Mastering this simple piping technique can be done in just moments! This is a basic chocolate cake that I baked in a 9×13 pan. When the cake is cool, invert onto a flat surface where you can cover […]

Banana Cake with Fresh Banana Curd

Homemade Banana Cake with Fresh Banana Curd!

This banana cake is one for the archives… lovely and rich and the perfect combination of naturally sweet and satisfying! At the grocery store the other day I saw that they had big bags of ripe banana’s on sale for .29 a pound. So naturally I bought 20+ pounds. It made perfect sense to me. […]

how to pipe a tall fluffy buttercream flower

A tall Ruffle-like flower from buttercream!

How to make a tall fluffy “flower” out of buttercream! I posted this on Instagram the other night. Here was the caption: If someone ever tells you that you put too much frosting on your cupcake, stop talking to them.You don’t need that kind of negativity in your life. Well. Turns out you guys really […]

How to Pipe a Buttercream Daisy

How to Pipe a Buttercream Daisy

I am in buttercream daisy overload. Learning how to pipe daisy’s from buttercream is not as easy as I would have thought! I started a couple weeks ago by making a buttercream peony. It was fun. And addicting. So I decided now is as good of time as any to start piping all the flowers. […]

pancake muffins {lifehack}

LIFEHACK! Pancake Muffins~ seriously the best!

With a large family breakfast usually goes one of two ways: 1. Make just enough and everyone is happy and full. 2. Make way too much and have lots of leftovers. (or does this happen with every size family??) Well, this sweet “lifehack” is kinda the best find ever. I am still making the same […]

ruffle & dot cake

How to Pipe a Ruffle & Dot Cake

I shared this unique cake decorating technique for the first time in my book, Surprise-Inside Cakes. (Quite honestly, developing and sharing brand new frosting techniques is a bit of a passion of mine!) I thought that a little video might help to show you how I do this technique. A few disclaimers: My first couple […]

how to make mini chocolate curls

How to Make Mini-Chocolate Curls!

I recently shared my Birthday Cake for 2015, which was covered in hundreds of little pink chocolate curls. Here is a quick and simple tutorial on how you can make these as well! For these little guys it’s all about the process. Here is what I do: 1 bag candy melts. (I love Bakerella’s new […]

patriotic hi-hat cupcakes

Patriotic Hi-Hat Cupcakes! (with a fun surprise-inside!)

I think it’s safe to say that I love all things surprise-inside.  These hi-hat cupcakes are a perfect way to celebrate with the classic red, white and blue theme, but to pleasantly surprise family and friends!   I really enjoy making hi-hat cupcakes and since I make them so often, I really experimented with these. […]

four ways to frost a cupcake with an open star tip

Four Easy Ways to Frost a Cupcakes with an Open Star Tip! #chocolate #buttercream #cupcakedecorating

Today I am sharing four easy and beautiful ways to frost a cupcake using any open star tip. I am a huge huge fan of the open star tip.  I use it on 90% of my cake designs and 99.9% of my cupcakes. Today I thought I would show you four really easy techniques to decorate […]

“Frozen” Inspired Layer Cake

Disney's "Frozen" Inspired Layer Cake! #frozen #elsaandanna #elsacake #annacake #layercake

My daughter is obsessed with Frozen. And I think there are at least 29,000,000 moms who can say the exact same thing. Just in case you haven’t heard it enough times, click here to listen to “Let it Go” while learning how to make your very own Frozen Inspired Cake. So I decided to make […]

Countdown Cake Tutorial {surprise inside cake}

New Years Eve Countdown Cake #surpriseinsidecake

Here is the tutorial for the Countdown Cake! My timing could be better, I know.  So I am doing something a bit unorthodox and posting to my blog twice in one day, just in case there are any of you who want to make the countdown cake! Here is a video tutorial on how to […]

Spider Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Spider Cookies #halloween #spiders #scary #cookies

So there is this image floating around the internet.  I am just going to link to it (I was not able to find the owner and get permission!) but I do encourage you to check it out.  It is a chocolate chip cookie with spiders superimposed on it. I kid you not I stared at […]

Candy Corn Cake {cake decorating tutorial}

Candy Corn Cake & cake decorating tutorial! #cakedecorating #halloween #cake

I have something very serious to talk with you about today.  There is a great travesty occurring in our nation. A great injustice!  And I cannot, no I WILL NOT sit idly by for one moment longer. And please forgive my boldness as I callously divert from the true spirit of this blog.  I try […]

BOO surprise inside cake tutorial

Surprise Inside Cake!  The PERFECT #Halloween #cake!

I love the idea of having words inside a cake and this tutorial will share just one method of achieving that.  I actually did my first already baked surprise inside cake for my book, Surprise-Inside Cakes, back in 2011.  (The book is out this March!)  Cant wait to show you that one! I created this […]

How to Build a Layer Cake

How to Build and Decorate a Layer Cake

One of the most common emails I get is “Can you do a tutorial on how to make a layer cake?” And while I am no expert, I would love to share the tips and tricks that I use!   This is the SUPER FAST and EASY version. Use a good recipe.  This can be […]

Daffodil Cake Tutorial

Did you want to know how you can make this fun cake? I put together a tutorial for you!  But instead of on a cake I put them on cupcakes. I hope you are able to translate the look into any medium that you want! Make your favorite flavor cupcakes.  Then make a batch of […]