I'm Back...

... not that i was here much, right? lol.  I've been talking to my friend Nicki lately about wanting to take up blogging but being consistent about it.  We decided to encourage each other to do it.  So every few days I yell at her to post something and I think it's very effective because she's already blogged a few times! Check her out and her love of halloween HERE!  I was kidding about the yelling being effective btw, she gets sh*t done all on her own. She motivates me to try.

Another friend that motivates me to give it my all to the sweets world is Cinthia.  This chick is amazing.  Who would have thought I would have found a baker friend in my city.  I was just telling her how I put her youtube videos on a playlist and listen to them in the background to keep me company when i'm working.  I realize now that sounds stalkerish.  lol oh well.  Go subscribe to her channel HERE!

I'm making a list now of things I can blog about.  It's lookin' like a lot of cookies right now.   Anything you'd like to see here that is sweets related?  Let me know in the comments below :)



Winter Bridal Naked Cake

Recently, I met a local photographer through Instagram.  Her name is Lucero and she owns and runs Lucero Molina Photography.  She is a sweet young talented photographer with great vision for her work.  We talked and she asked me to collaborate on her latest photo shoot.  It was a styled winter bridal shoot and she asked me to create a cute little naked cake.  Her images are gorgeous.  Check her out!

website: L U C E R O  M O L I N A  P H O T O G R A P H Y

follow her instagram: @luceromolinaphotography

Below, are all images taken by Lucero Molina

The Cupcake Apocalypse

Recently (yesterday) I revealed my piece for a halloween baking collaboration.   This baking collaboration is brought to you by some lovely ladies within the app, Periscope. These awesome women announced it was open to anyone who wanted to join.  I was overjoyed with the news and asked to join.  Yesterday was the live reveal on Periscope and over 20 cake decorators shared their work. Check out all the images HERE!  I hope to take part of this collab again next year, it was so much fun watching everyone broadcast their work live.  Below, is my piece:

My piece started off as a zombie chick but by the end it was more alien/reptile looking.  So, let's just call it a monster cupcake.  I'm so proud of this piece, it was my first real sculpture.  I know my Marty cake looked cool but he was pretty much a rounded square cake and stick figure body.  I made a small video to show how i made the texture on my monster's body.

Back To The Future

Today is the day Marty Mcfly goes in to the future in the film Back to the Future II.  BTTF is one of my all time favorite film series.  As a kid I always dreamed of owning my own hoverboard, heck! I still do! : P.  To commemorate this day I thought I would make a cake. Mmm.  Proceeds from the cake will be donated to the Parkinsons Foundation.  So without further adieu here is a chibi styled Marty McFly on a hoverboard:

Also,  I made this cake thanks to the techniques I learned on a course given by Avalon Yarnes over at CakeMade.  I recommend taking it.  It was awesome and I will use the cake structure I learned in this course for many future cakes. 

Hummingbird Cake Recipe (1st post)

Hey! Welcome to my first blog post!  I thought i'd share this delicious cake.  It's perfect for early mornings with coffee or anytime really.  I have it through out the day until the cake is gone :P  This cake doesn't last very long in my home.  My family loves it so much.  It's pretty much the only cake they ever ask for.  Okay, let's get to it!  Below is my first youtube video of the recipe:


hummingbird cake recipe

3 cups all purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
3 large eggs
3-4 bananas (mashed)
1 (8oz) can of pineapple with juice
1/2 cup pecans

350 deg for 25-30 min.


cream cheese frosting

1 cup butter, softened
4 cups powdered sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 (8oz) packages of cream cheese