Category Archives: Cake Decorating

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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Safety Lights Are For Dudes – Experimenting Holztmann Style

I bought a Ghostbusters logo cutter from Etsy awhile back. Recently when my friends and I were going to watch the 2016 movie together, I decided that was an excuse to run some random experiments: Question 1: can you put … Continue reading

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Cake Balls Fight Food Waste

Disclaimer: this post includes use of a tool I received free in exchange for featuring it in a project. This post does not include any affiliate links. I’m very much involved lately with my local Women’s Institute group, the Cambridge … Continue reading

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3D Blood/Candy Filled Gravestone Cookies

I’m up to my blood-filled eyeballs in preparation for the big Birmingham cake show, but I wrote a guest post for It Takes A Village To Raise a Mother all about how to make 3D filled cookies without the need … Continue reading

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Product Review: Marvelous Molds Ocean Line

I was going to post this originally as part of a bigger post all about how I made my recent Finding Dory collaboration cake, but Robin turned three years old recently and apparently has decided that clinging to me and … Continue reading

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