dog cakes & the cake conceptualization process

dog cakes & the cake conceptualization process

Every once in a while I receive cake orders that are extremely specific. A customer might email me saying, "I'd like a 6-inch strawberry cake with vanilla frosting, decorated with three red buttercream roses, seven green buttercream leaves, and yellow sprinkles around the top edge." But most of the time, the orders I get are [...]

painting cakes

painting cakes

While I've always loved cake decorating, my interest in baking is rooted in my desire to make things taste good. This blog has evolved into a creative outlet for my photography and writing, but at its core is a chronicle of the recipes I've spent years testing, developing, and perfecting. Over the past few months, [...]

iced sugar cookies

iced sugar cookies

i took the red-eye megabus home from d.c. last thursday night and arrived in durham friday morning, bleary-eyed but ready to bake in my own kitchen. i scrolled through pinterest and came across molly yeh's adorable sugar cookies, which seemed like the perfect way to start off my holiday baking, but after reading the recipe, [...]