The Simplest Drip Cake Tutorial Ever!

simple drip cake white background

January 28, 2017 edit: Welcome Pinterest browsers! I am shocked that this cake of mine has turned out to be one of my most saved pins! If you like what you see, I hope you’ll consider checking out my other cakes. I post a new design each week! Thank you so much for reading and for your continued support! 🙂  I decided to keep my cake decorating really simple this week, partly because once again I didn’t know how I wanted[Read more]

White Chocolate Chip Cranberry Scones

Today, I bring to you salvation. Or should I say salivation. Because these scones are packed with more cranberries than the amount of references to the band that I plan to make in this post. Salvation was one of those references. Great song. Dried cranberries aren’t the only feature of this scone though—oh no—I have also included some white chocolate chips, chopped pecans (simply leave out if you have a nut allergy) and white chocolate drizzle. They are the scones[Read more]

One Jar Strawberry Vanilla Jam Recipe

vanilla strawberry jam on scone

About a week ago I shared with you a New Baker Hack on how to create your own vanilla-infused sugar. This week, I will show you how to use it to make your very own vanilla-infused strawberry jam! And I’ll be honest—when you taste it, you may have trouble going back to regular ole strawberry jam. You may find yourself transported to a magnificent vacation destination in the beautiful state of Florida. And not only that, the actual Flo-rida will be your guide![Read more]

Fairy Galaxy Drip Cake Tutorial

drip cake tutorial brick side

I admit it. I have no idea what to call this cake besides “pretty.” The deep blues and purples paired with the gold leaf certainly remind me of those galaxy cakes  floating around Pinterest and Instagram. Then again, this cake seems far more light and feminine, with the delicate petals of the miniature orchids reminding me quite a bit of magical fairy wings. I’ve given up: this is my fairy galaxy drip cake. I don’t care if it doesn’t make sense. The[Read more]

New Baker Hack: DIY Vanilla Sugar.

vanilla bean infused sugar for baking cakes, cupcakes, donuts, and candies

  Alright stop. Collaborate and listen. Amanda’s back with a brand new…baker hack. (I tried.) I really wanted to make Vanilla Ice work with this presentation but it’s just not happening. I never was a lyricist. And I really don’t want Suge Knight to come here and hang me out my window. But to the point: Do you have any idea how easy it is to make your own vanilla sugar? It’s so easy that I feel silly even making a blog[Read more]

Two-Tier Rainbow Striped Mini Cake!

two tier rainbow drip cake with white chocolate ganache drip, wilton rainbow sprinkles, and raffaello coconut truffles. Gold cake stand with white plank background

I’ve made quite a few bright and colorful cakes recently. That made me wonder: Am I in my “rainbow” period? Am I like Picasso? Probably not. I’m just doing my best to squeeze all the summer I can into my decorating before it’s over. I’m sure you know by now that I love stripes. Plus, Cyndi Lauper stopped by my imagination and reminded me that she can see my true colors shining through, and that’s why she loves me! This cake is another super[Read more]