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Pear or Apple Streusel Coffee Cake

Pear or Apple Streusel Coffee Cake

Imagine sitting outside your favorite coffee shop reading a juicy novel and your hostess brings over a complimentary streusel coffee cake.  You bite into it and the flavors begin to dance on your tongue.  I often imagine this is what my guests feel like when […]

Crispy Pecan Cookies

Crispy Pecan Cookies

Growing up in the South I found myself on the floor at my aunt or grandmother’s house cracking, shelling and eating pecan nuts from a neighbor’s home.  Pecans were a delicious snack in my family.  My mother loved nuts of all kinds and I grew […]

Easy Peasy Strawberry Margarita Cupcakes

Easy Peasy Strawberry Margarita Cupcakes

This past weekend was Cinco De Mayo.  I was hanging out with my son at his Spring Musical.  I overheard some of the parents talking about how they wish they could run around the corner to a local restaurant.  It got to me thinking about […]

To dip or not to dip?  Cookie Decorating Discussion

To dip or not to dip? Cookie Decorating Discussion

I’ve been doing cookies for about 4 years now.  I started as a classically trained pastry chef and moved into cake decorating because it allowed me more flexibility in my schedule to spend time with my then younger children.  I have blossomed in the cake […]

Don’t rush the process

Don’t rush the process

All morning I’ve been in my kitchen trying to tweak my go-to sugar cookie recipe to speed up the process.  Like, in real life it takes forever for this foolproof dough to be ready.  It has to sit in the fridge for 2 hours, then […]

How to clean your bottles and tips after decorating

How to clean your bottles and tips after decorating

I’ve taught enough classes to know one of my top questions is how to clean your bottles and tips after decorating.  One of the most taxing things to do after decorating cookies, cakes or cupcakes, is cleaning up everything you used.  Listen, I get the […]

Easy Easter Cookies

Easy Easter Cookies

One of the things I absolutely love is to make cookies with my nieces.  I would say with my kids, but they have grown up and don’t find me nearly as exciting anymore.  While the girls weren’t here this weekend, this Easy Easter Cookie recipe […]

The Georgia Pinners Conference Recap

The Georgia Pinners Conference Recap

A few weeks ago I saw a Facebook post about the Georgia Pinners Conference. As a joke, I said I should apply to teach here.  Then my sister blogger Kim, over at Savvy Mama Lifestyle, says DO IT and I did!  A few days later […]

DIY Gender Reveal Cake

DIY Gender Reveal Cake

One of the things I absolutely love as a custom cake and cookie artist is being creative when it comes to really special projects.  I decided to take a real cake order and make it a DIY Gender Reveal Cake post!  One of my former […]

Grandmother’s Pound Cake Recipe

Grandmother’s Pound Cake Recipe

I grew up in the South, in the 80s.  As my kids would say, back in those days things were different.  Rightfully so, things were different.  One of the memories that sticks out in my mind is my grandmother’s pound cake that would be in […]