Dum Dum Lollipop Cake | an allergy free candy display

Dum Dum Lollipop Cake | an allergy free candy display

Dum Dum Lollipop Cake | October is a fun month for us as we get to celebrate our little guys birthday. It's a special day we never take for granted and celebrate it as grand as we can. With Halloween also right around the corner, this time of year is a little challenging when you have a little one with food allergies. The past couple of birthdays I have tried to come up with some 'cake' & party alternatives that still hold some meaning and are fun for him to enjoy as well. Recently, we got the ok for an occasional Dum Dum Pop, as they Continue reading

The Basics of Cake Decorating – Cake Support {featuring The Sugar Turntable}

The Basics of Cake Decorating – Cake Support {featuring The Sugar Turntable}

Welcome back for part four, the final post in the month long series, The Basics of Cake Decorating contributed by the talented Kathryn Poduska from The Sugar Turntable {If you missed the prior posts in this series, they can be viewed below} Part One: Baking and Leveling a Cake Part Two: How to Fill and Crumb Coat a Cake Part Three: How to Use Fondant CAKE SUPPORT It was my friend's first wedding cake, and after setting it up on site, everyone was pleased with how wonderful it turned out. A few hours later she got a call from a Continue reading

The Basics of Cake Decorating – How to Use Fondant {featuring The Sugar Turntable}

The Basics of Cake Decorating – How to Use Fondant {featuring The Sugar Turntable}

Welcome back to part three of the month long series, The Basics of Cake Decorating with the talented Kathryn Poduska from The Sugar Turntable {If you missed the prior posts in this series, they can be viewed below} Part One: Baking and Leveling a Cake Part Two: How to Fill and Crumb Coat a Cake FONDANT The Mona Lisa wasn’t the only great thing to come out of the Renaissance period. A lesser known gift is fondant. Yes, it actually dates that far back (possibly even longer, depending on how loosely you define fondant). If you have Continue reading

The Basics of Cake Decorating – How to Fill & Crumb Coat {featuring The Sugar Turntable}

The Basics of Cake Decorating – How to Fill & Crumb Coat {featuring The Sugar Turntable}

We are back with the talented and creative Kathryn Poduska from The Sugar Turntable joining us for part two of the month long series, The Basics of Cake Decorating {If you missed part one, which was posted last Tuesday, it can be viewed here or by clicking the button below} FILLING AND CRUMB COATING Its an awful feeling when you've spent most of the night working on a cake only to wake up and see that the shape has completely changed overnight! Where the sides were once straight, they now bow out and curve. Bulging is a Continue reading

The Basics of Cake Decorating – Baking & Leveling {featuring The Sugar Turntable}

The Basics of Cake Decorating – Baking & Leveling {featuring The Sugar Turntable}

I am super thrilled to have the talented and creative Kathryn Poduska from The Sugar Turntable here today joining us for a month long series on The Basics of Cake Decorating Kathryn owned a successful wedding cake business for four years and will graciously be sharing her expertise in a four part series teaching us her own tricks of the trade. Please welcome Kathryn ~ I hope your inspired! INTRODUCTION Have you seen a cake with a smooth, porcelain finish and wondered what kind of cake it was? It's a fondant cake, and you are Continue reading