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Great weather and postponed weddings have filled my wedding calendar this spring. I don’t have a quiet Saturday in sight, but it is great to be back in the studio kitchen making gorgeous wedding cakes for my couples. So many designs have sat dormant in my files and now I am pulling out the fondant […]

Chocolate Bundt Cake

Do you wonder how to pull those petals together to make a realistic bloom? I have the answers! There are some basic rules or formulas I follow when wiring and taping petals together. First, the heavier the flower or petal, then the lower the wire gauge number (lower wire number is thicker wire). The more […]

Sugar Flower How-To Series: Wiring, Taping, Q&A

Is that really made out of sugar? I love to answer yes! I delight in client and guest’s amazement and in the art of the creating sugar flowers. It is methodical and artistic all at once. My secret to lush, realistic sugar flowers…dusting. I dust my flowers to add layers of pigment on each petal. […]

Sugar Flower How-To Series: Dusting, Storing and Tips

As the saying goes, there is more than one way to skin a cat. Trial and error, many buckets of purchases gum paste and loads of sweat equity brought me to these two recipes. They each serve a purpose in my sugar flower line-up. The Go-To Gum Paste is perfect for deep, rich colors in […]

Sugar Flower How-To Series: My Go-To Gum Paste Recipes

As a baker, you already know the importance of mise en place and I am sure you have your favorite tools. Here are my favorite and essential tools for the creation of sugar flowers. This isn’t everything but this is my base, and I have also included supplies for each particular flower below. You can […]

Sugar Flower How-To Series: Essential Tools

You have seen my posts, I am sure. You do you! Your only competition is yourself. As I continue to grow and learn as an artist and designer, I find myself returning to my passion of sugar flowers. It is why my clients hire me and why wedding planners choose me to be part of […]

Sugar Flower How-To Series: Why I LOVE Sugar Flowers

Geez..January and February 2021 weren’t kidding around. It is cold here in the South! Well, I am not waiting for April Showers to bring May Flowers.  And neither should you.  That is right, I am creating my own sunshine in Savannah and shaking off the winter chill with my six most-requested Sugar Flower How-To Guides.  I am […]

SUGAR FLOWER HOW-TO SERIES IS HERE!

Five short days until the day of love is here. Or in my world…engagement season begins! Valentine’s Day means chocolate, and chocolate is considered an aphrodisiac, so I have been told. Of course, I can be basic about it with brownies or chocolate cake (which are both scrumptious). I went full on white chocolate cheesecake […]

White Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

Whose idea was dry January? If you are finding it a tough sell, let’s grab a little banana rum, bake a bananas foster cake, and stay on track. You are welcome! This cake, to me, is the perfect mix of banana flavor (thanks bananas and oh yes, rum) to channel that Caribbean feeling (takes me […]

Bananas Foster Cake Recipe with Salted Caramel Sauce – January Cake of the Month

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You’ll love these light mini fresh fruit tarts that are simple to bake as an alternative to the heavy holiday food, when you can’t take another bit of chocolate. This is 3 simple from scratch recipes that start with one-bite tarts shells, which are filled with French pastry cream and topped off a fresh raspberry […]

One-Bite Fresh Fruit Tarts with French Pastry Cream & Glaze Recipe

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