Category Archives: Cake Decorating

Podcast Episode 46: Giveaway!

Come listen to Mary Carmen Gonzalez Abrams and I chatting, and enter to win Mary Carmen’s giveaway of three buckets of Satin Ice fondant! Listen for free and check the show notes here.

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How To Get Your Entry Into Cake International

Over the years I’ve had a lot of questions about the logistics of getting entries actually into the hall at Cake International, so I decided to do a blog post about it, and I’ve given permission to the show to … Continue reading

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Episode 45 – Dawn Butler

Have you ever had a cake going badly and thought, “Well it’s not like it’s for the Queen of England?” Okay but what if the cake actually was for the Queen of England? Don’t miss Dawn Butler’s amazing story behind … Continue reading

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Lunar Surface Effect on Cookies

Do you need some easy, fast, inexpensive moon cookies for an event, party, or school bake sale? No time to go shopping for moulds or spend hours doing multiple layers of piping? Well I’ve got you covered! Step 1: bake … Continue reading

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Da Vinci’s Wild Austin Adventure

For this year’s That Takes the Cake! show in Austin, TX – which had a theme of The Science of Cake – I decided to make a cookie version of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Aerial Screw, sometimes called Da Vinci’s helicopter. … Continue reading

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The Princess and Her Dragon – Cake International 2018

For my 2018 Cake International entry, I decided to enter the Small Decorative Exhibit category and present a story of a self-rescuing princess who has no cares to give for the patriarchal institutions trying to keep her at heel. This … Continue reading

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My Chocolate Balls Bring All The Ladies To The Yard

That is to say my “Chocolate Truffle Cake Bombs With Salted Caramel Popcorn Buttercream Centres” that I entered into the Women’s Institute 2018 Tea and Tents Bake Off competition won the chocolate category and everyone who’d had one came around … Continue reading

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3D Sewing Machine Cookie

In February of 2017, I submitted two entries for the Austin cake show: a sewing machine made out of cookies and a miniature set of figures with a Resist sign. The sewing machine scored First Place in the Cookies – … Continue reading

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Butterfly Cake for Epidermolysis Bullosa – Plus How to Make Dark Fondant Tree Bark

I was invited by my good friend Kyla Myers of Crazy Cakes in Austin to a Facebook collaboration to raise money and awareness of Epidermolysis Bullosa, a rare genetic skin disorder in which skin blisters and tears at the slightest … Continue reading

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Easy Dragon Egg Cookies Plus Glitter Airbrush Paint Review

Disclaimer: all products reviewed in this post were purchased fully by me. This review was not requested by anybody and no compensation has been received. However, I am an acquaintance of the owner of Dinkydoodle designs and she has in … Continue reading

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