Posts Tagged ‘tutorial’

How to Make Cake Pop Roses

The next level in edible arrangements, learn how to make cake pop roses with this easy to follow video tutorial! 

The next level in edible arrangements, learn how to make cake pop roses with this easy to follow video tutorial! *

Cake pops make people happy. They just look absolutely darling, and food on a stick is always better. One Valentine’s Day, when I still had my home bakery, I decided to offer cake pop roses as a holiday special. I had so much fun making them that when thinking about what to do for Valentine’s Day this year for the blog, I knew I should film a tutorial sharing how to make cake pop roses! Check out the video: (more…)

Little Blue Truck Smash Cake – Buttercream Transfer Tutorial

In this post I share how I used a buttercream transfer to make a Little Blue Truck smash cake for a friend’s son!

Little Blue Truck Smash Cake - A buttercream transfer tutorial on

I feel very fortunate to have found many friends with infants after our move to Virginia – mainly because it means that from time to time, I get to make smash cakes! I absolutely love making smash cakes for first birthday photo shoots. I think it’s a fun and unique way to mark a first birthday, and the pictures are so cute! Mostly because the babies have no idea what to do with their own cake. When my friend Alesya of Alesya Flynn Photography asked me to make a Little Blue Truck smash cake for her son’s first, I was thrilled! She asked me to make a Little Blue Truck smash cake, inspired by her son’s favorite children’s book.  (more…)

Cherry Blossom Cake Tutorial

Learn how to paint on buttercream frosting using two different techniques with my easy to follow cherry blossom cake tutorial!

Check out this cherry blossom cake tutorial to learn how to decorate a cherry blossom cake by painting on buttercream! Tutorial, FREE stencil printable, and video on

One of my absolute favorite things about spring in Northern Virginia is the cherry blossom trees. The blossoms are just gorgeous, and I don’t even have to trek to the District to enjoy beautiful blooms – we have a few trees right outside our condo. Of course, it is a beautiful sight to see the Basin in full bloom by the Jefferson Memorial, and we did head out there last year despite the crazy crowds. This year, the weather warmed up a bit early (hooray!), but that means peak bloom is in just a few days! Since we may not make it into DC to see this year’s blooms at their peak, I have created plenty of other ways to celebrate – like this cherry blossom cake tutorial!

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How to Decorate a Rainbow Cake

A sprinkle-coated colorful cake makes a beautiful centerpiece dessert for a party. Learn how to decorate a rainbow cake like a pro with my easy-to-follow tutorial.

How to Decorate a Rainbow Cake with Sprinkles - The blog post and included video will show you my favorite method for covering a buttercream cake with an even layer of sprinkles. With easy to follow instructions, even a home baker can achieve professional results.

Rainbow cakes make me so happy, and it was one of my favorite designs to make with my home bakery. I actually started making them because I agreed to donate a cake to a silent auction for a local organization, and one of the ladies posted a pinterest picture of a layered rainbow cake. I offered to make it, but I knew I couldn’t just frost it in white, I had to make it special! The cake needed to be something fabulous and fun on the outside as well as the inside, so I covered it in sprinkles and piped little frosting stars up top. It was beautiful and did so well at the auction I had 3 additional cakes ordered the week after for future events, and the rainbow cake – decorated as pictured – became a Goodie Godmother signature. Now I’m going to show you how to decorate a rainbow cake so you can make one at home!  (more…)

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…)

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