Endless Summer Cupcakes – Part 2 Wilton Sea Life Fondant Mold

If you read my post Wilton Sea Life Fondant and Gum Paste – Post Part 1 from a few days ago you know I’m loving finding a new creativity in decorating cupcakes using fondant shapes made from Wilton’s Sea Life silicone mold. In Part 1, I introduced you to this mold and shared with you a DIY tutorial on how to make the cupcake toppers you see below. In this post, I’ll share with how I decorated the cupcakes and… [Read More]

Wilton’s Sea Life Fondant and Gum Paste Mold– Part 1

Have you ever used a fondant mold to make fun shapes for cake decorations or for cupcake toppers?  That’s what I did to create these sea life fondant embellishments! Fondant is very versatile to work with and I’ve used it many times to decorate cookies but when I attended the Wilton Sweet Up earlier this year I was introduced to molding fondant.  This was my first time using a fondant and gum paste mold and I have to say, I… [Read More]

Fabulous Fondant Daisies at Framed Frosting

Happy July!  I think we’re all in shock it’s here already. Today, I’ve written a guest tutorial DIY post for Danielle on her blog, Framed Frosting.  I shared how I made these daisy cupcake embellishments out of rolled fondant and how very easy they are for you to make them too! I had the pleasure and fun of meeting Danielle and her perky personality and helpfulness at the Wilton Sweet Up in April at Wilton Headquarters outside of Chicago.  Danielle… [Read More]

Cupcakes Coming Up and Great Things Small

What an incredible week!  Thank you to Cupcakes Take The Cake for featuring my chocolate cupcakes with the pink fondant daisies.  If you’ve clicked over here from CTTC wondering, “Hey, where are they”,  they’ll be over on Danielle’s Framed Frosting next week as I guest post and share a DIY tutorial on making the fondant daisies.  They’ll be a piece of cake for you to make! I’ve also been busy on Instagram where I posted our recipe for the Best… [Read More]

FORE! Father’s Day Golf-Themed Cupcakes

It’s tee off time for Father’s Day or for the golf enthusiast! These golf-themed cupcakes are for the golfer dads out there or the golf enthusiast! I created them specifically with little duffers in mind since they are easy to decorate using only one decorating tip with multiple openings making grass “grow” quickly while moms will appreciate the ease and convenience of using Wilton’s ready-made decorating icing that’s the perfection consistency. I made several different golf-themed cupcakes for fun but… [Read More]

Graduation Party Styling and DIY For Shutterfly

What do music themed cake pops with DIY washi taped covered sticks, DIY pennant cupcake toppers, DIY saxophone floral arrangements, Shutterfly graduation party announcements, thank you notes and “To Do” list party favors all have in common?  They’ve all come together today on the blog to throw one swell party and you’re invited! Can you believe it’s time to start planning for graduation celebrations? Last week I was very busy baking, styling and photographing a project in collaboration with Shutterfly… [Read More]

St. Patrick’s Day Boozy Buttercream Cupcakes and a Bailey’s Martini

It’s hard to believe we’re in the last month of the first quarter of the year.  For us in SoCal spring flowers have never stopped blooming and it’s safe to say this past weekend we had our truly first rain in a season that will soon be over. March also makes nearly everyone Irish at least for a day.  To get a start on St. Patrick’s Day planning I’m revisiting two of my favorite recipes that speak Irish to me… [Read More]

Halloween Candy Ideas and Cupcakes

I hope your head is spinning with Halloween ideas!  Mine certainly has been.  I’ve been working on a project for Tiny Prints and although I can’t give you a sneak peek just yet, I can show you some of the candy I used in the photo shoot. I was looking for unique candy and edible decorations and found these: I fell in love with Wilton’s pumpkin and candy corn holding ghosts.  Did it pain me not to make my own? … [Read More]

Fall Treats Greatest Hits

To be the best nurse and interim CEO for our business I can be while my husband recovers from hip surgery, I’ll be taking a short blogging break but I wanted to post for you my favorite fall treat tutorial links for easy reference.  I hope you enjoy them! Click on the links or on the photos. Decorated Fall Leaf Cookies The Best Pecan Pie and Decorated Pie Crust Autumn Mini Cupcake Tower Decorated Bat Cookies Sugar Cookie Recipe Decorated… [Read More]

Olympic Gold Medal Cupcakes

The scores are in – it was a perfect ‘10’ this weekend as we celebrated the USA’s Olympic victories at our friend’s palatial Pasadena party.  For a winning dessert to bring to the summer soiree, I paid homage to our British hosts while celebrating the incredible feats of our athletes.  I have been enjoying Michael Phelps in the pool  – and out.  Very.  Much. I found these cupcake papers and toppers by Meri Meri.  Definitely a medal contender. Traveling to… [Read More]