Current fave: Textured buttercream and basic flowers

I love these simple, beautiful cakes.

I found these flowers in my backyard and they were the perfect touch for this textured cake for a couple to bring up to Lake Tahoe.

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In fact, I love them so much, I made another similar one for a BBQ I went to:

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Both of these cakes were almond with raspberry filling!

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A wedding with roses.

Wedding season is officially in full swing and I have endless wedding goodies scheduled over the next several weekends. This past weekend I made a 3 tier cake and 72 beautiful little cupcakes for a gorgeous wedding.

I used cupcake collars for the first time and I just love how they dress up the cupcakes.


I love using fresh flowers on cakes and these red roses were beautiful with this textured buttercream cake.


The bride and groom had an adorable cake topper…which I turned into a semi-topper…I’m pretty sure that’s not a thing, but we’ll go with it for now. (I wish I would have done this with my wedding cake!)





Do my pictures look a little better? I got a real life camera to start taking photos with instead of just relying on the trusty iPhone. I was hoping this was going to help me not take a lot of ph0tos with my phone so that cake photos aren’t taking up 90% of my storage, but it turns out I take just as many with my iPhone and then take a lot with the camera. I’ll work on that.

First photo with my new camera (a beautiful rose in my backyard!):




It’s wedding season!

And I had my first wedding cake of the year this past weekend.

As I was making the cake it was snowing. And not only did I have to drop everything to bring in the nearly $100 of flowers that were outside getting covered in snow (please don’t die, please don’t die), but it also brought me back to my wedding day. My wedding day in September brought the first snow of the season. Not exactly what I had pictured for my wedding day in September but it all worked out just perfectly. Wait, this isn’t about me and my wedding day, huh?

I felt an extra connection to this bride who’s wedding was likely falling on the final snow of the season. This next weekend, the weather is going to be in the 80s. …but this also is not a blog about the weather. Moving on…

This was the biggest cake I’ve created….four tiers, with the bottom tier 12″. (The bride selected rainbow chip as the top layer to surprise her husband…so cute!)

Adding dowels for support:

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Getting higher…

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And higher…

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One more time…

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Covered with a homemade buttercream….

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And ta-da:


I loved the feeling of this wedding…the wood slices, the wild flowers…and this adorable chalkboard sign.

The bride also gave me and my husband (my helper for the day) a wedding coozie…we chose camo of course…To Have and To Hold and To Keep Your Drink Cold.

Love it!