Posts Tagged ‘Decorating tutorial’

How to Decorate an American Girl Cake

How to decorate an American Girl Spa birthday cake! Easy to do, even for those new to fondant, and perfect for the American Girl lover in your life! Read the full tutorial on

Happy Monday darlings! Today I have a tutorial for you sharing how to decorate an American Girl cake. My friend Sarah at Cook With 5 Kids has a darling little daughter who just celebrated a birthday, and I made her cake! The party was American Girl Spa themed and held at Sarah’s home with event coordination and loads of darling details by Misty at Frosted Events. The party theme was American Girl Spa, and I wanted to create a cake that fit the theme perfectly! This cake design is achievable even for a novice cake decorator and those new to fondant. (more…)

How to Make a Mermaid Smash Cake

Learn how to make a buttercream MERMAID smash cake perfect for first birthday photos! Blog post includes plenty of helpful tips, even for beginners, and a video.

One of my favorite things ever is celebrating first birthdays! I love love love love to make smash cakes, and have made no secret of this to all my friends with babies. I’m rather shameless about it actually. Anyway, my friend Tara’s little girl turned 1 recently and Tara asked me to make a mermaid smash cake for her mermaid theme first birthday photos. Tara blogs at An Aiming High Wife, so you may have already read some of her posts about her party prep. Today, I’m finally sharing my easy cake decorating tutorial with you so you can make your own mermaid smash cake!  (more…)

Cupcake Decorating Tutorial: Realistic Buttercream Roses for Cupcakes

CUPCAKE DECORATING TUTORIAL: Realistic Buttercream Roses - Beautiful, easy, and the post includes a video so you'll be making beautiful cupcakes in no time!

One of my favorite designs to pipe onto a cupcake is the frosting rose. It’s beautiful, versatile, and always makes a stunning presentation. Not too long ago, I posted my fresh orange cake and orange curd frosting recipe, and I decorated the cupcakes using frosting roses because this was the exact recipe and design I used for a friend’s daughter’s birthday cake recently and it just felt like the right thing to do. Isn’t it so pretty?  (more…)

Doctor Who Wedding Cookies Tutorial

Doctor Who Wedding Cookies Tutorial - The perfect favor or dessert table addition for a Doctor Who wedding, customized with the couple's names in Gallifreyan. Get the tutorial on

When you want to celebrate a love that will last through all of time and space, why would you have anything but a Doctor Who themed wedding? But if you search Doctor Who wedding ideas on le internets, you find a lot of suggestions for attire, cake (like my TARDIS cake!), bow ties and blue decorations, but not enough of the little unique personal details I so adore in weddings. (more…)

Patriotic Funfetti Cake {video}

Save this easy, from scratch, patriotic funfetti cake recipe! Includes video link for two easy cake decorating tutorial videos. *Goodie Godmother*

This recipe is why my corner of suburbia was well fed in cake for a week. I was obsessed with getting that perfect white cake, on my terms, so I could make Funfetti cake. I looooooove funfetti cake. As a kid I thought it was the greatest cake flavor ever because of the sprinkles and I think my dream birthday cake would have been a Funfetti Barbie doll cake at least a few years of my wee existence. I might make one for myself this year.  (more…)

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