Author Archives: Amy Dawson

Making Sugared Flowers

I needed fresh purple flowers for a recent cake. We planned on fresh lavender but it wasn’t available this time of year. Time for plan B; sugared flowers! First, it is important to know which flowers are edible. Make sure … Continue reading

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With this cupcake, I thee wed …

I have made many┬ácakes and cupcakes for many different occasions, but I just had to share this specific occasion with you! A young man ordered a dozen cupcakes to be delivered to a bed and breakfast. He was quite specific … Continue reading

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Sculpting Owls

Cute character owls are all the rage right now. This fun owl cake for an 11 year-old girl started with her very own drawing. Emma also sent along other pictures for inspiration, including a type of flower she liked from … Continue reading

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Ballet Slipper Cake

Ballet slippers are the perfect adornment for a ballet-themed party. I had a vision of beautiful white glittery ballet shoes, and set about making them for Bailey’s 5th birthday party. I included a picture tutorial below showing some of the … Continue reading

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Streamer Cakes

A few years ago, a customer called wanting a cake with streamers on it. Her hope was that they’d be 3 dimensional, edible and brightly colored. Straws. They’d be perfect for creating any type of streamer I needed. Quickly I … Continue reading

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