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Decorating Tutorials/ Desserts and Sweets

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! * GoodieGodmother.com

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…

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Cakes and Cupcakes/ Decorating Tutorials

Little Blue Truck Smash Cake – Buttercream Transfer Tutorial

Little Blue Truck Smash Cake - A buttercream transfer tutorial on GoodieGodmother.com

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

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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 GoodieGodmother.com

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

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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. * GoodieGodmother.com

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. 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…

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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 GoodieGodmother.com

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,…

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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…

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Cupcake Decorating Tutorial: Realistic Buttercream Roses for Cupcakes

Naturally flavored orange cupcakes and orange frosting from scratch! Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

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…

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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 GoodieGodmother.com

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.…

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Cookie Dough Ice Cream Cake

Cookie Dough Ice Cream Cake - Learn how to assemble the perfect ice cream cake at home, and customize it with an edible cookie dough recipe. * GoodieGodmother.com

I told myself I wouldn’t do cliche food blogger things like post cakes on my birthday, but the reality is, summer is coming to a close, and my editorial calendar told me that ice cream cake needed to come before stuffed eggplants (a family recipe!). But this is not my birthday cake. In fact, it was out of the house before my birthday, and I’m not actually going to have a…

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Blog Recipes/ Breads

Texas Toast Challah & How to Make a 6 Strand Braided Bread {video}

Challah bread is a braided egg bread and a traditional part of Jewish meals on the Sabbath and holidays. Depending on where you live, challah bread is also very commonly found in grocery stores and bakeries, because it has this slightly sweet yet savory flavor and a dreamy texture making it perfect for eating alone, or using for everything from sandwiches to French toast. In fact, my first blog post…

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Blog Recipes/ Decorating Tutorials/ Desserts and Sweets/ Miscellaneous

Fondant Cinderella Shoe Tutorial

Give a girl the right pair of shoes and she can make her dreams come true! While not all of us may have dreams of running away from home to marry Prince Charming, I do believe in the power of a good pair of shoes. As you must have heard by now, the much-anticipated live action Cinderella movie is being released this Friday. I’m sure we will watch the movie…

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