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Category Archives: decorating

Christmas Sugar Cookies (and last-minute inspiration!)

Written on December 24, 2012 at 4:15 PM, by

I made you treats. It’s me, your neighbor who doesn’t come around as much as she used to. I’m ringing your doorbell and standing on your front porch in a scarf, holding out a plate of Christmas cookies made just for you. Merry Christmas! What are your Christmas plans? Going anywhere? Staying home? Big dinner?Continue Reading

How to Assemble a Cake

Written on March 19, 2012 at 10:51 AM, by

Today I’m going to back up a bit. Let’s talk basics. If seeing a tutorial on this topic makes you yawn . . . keep reading! You might learn a thing or two, or you might see something critical that I missed, and you can let us all know in the comments section. Either way,Continue Reading

inkPageant Logo Sugar Cookies

Written on February 14, 2012 at 4:02 PM, by

This past weekend, I fixed my hair (and put on makeup), handed the kids over to a babysitter, and attended LTUE, a local sci-fi/fantasy writing convention. Is it a complete surprise that I love to write? Maybe not. Is it a complete surprise that I’ve got a geek streak? Maybe not. My husband, being aContinue Reading

“Pride and Prejudice” Book Cake

Written on September 29, 2011 at 6:02 PM, by

It’s been a while since I’ve done any really hard-core cake decorating. And with a new little bean coming in less than 8 weeks (yikes) it could be several months before I tackle another project like this. But let’s not rule out the possibility that I could lose my mind and take on something ridiculousContinue Reading

Baby Shower Sugar Cookies (and an announcement!)

Written on July 8, 2011 at 3:18 PM, by

As far as events go, nothing wins the prize for the highest concentration of cuteness in a single place at a single time quite like a baby shower. Is it possible to NOT decorate cute baby sugar cookies when you’re putting on a cute baby shower to celebrate with the cute pregnant mommy-to-be on theContinue Reading

Tangled Cupcakes

Written on June 2, 2011 at 4:47 PM, by

In the last few weeks, I haven’t been able to browse the food blog world without feeling like the girl who got picked last in gym class. Why? Because these days everyone is blogging about barbecues and picnics and homemade ice cream out on the porch at dusk. Meanwhile, Utah somehow got stuck in March.Continue Reading

Tron Light Cycle Cake

Written on March 16, 2011 at 4:50 PM, by

Am I allowed to make a Tron cake if I’ve never seen Tron? Well, I did anyway. I’m still not entirely sure what these bikes are supposed to actually look like, but after lots of time staring at Google Images and grilling my husband, who hasn’t seen the new Tron, but knows everything about theContinue Reading

Castle Cake

Written on March 1, 2011 at 11:37 AM, by

Birthdays may not be a big deal to some people. But when the man I love sticks with me for another ride around the sun, I feel pretty lucky. Even when he goes and requests a complicated birthday cake. Happy birthday to my sweet husband.

Christmas Sugar Cookies

Written on December 20, 2010 at 5:19 PM, by

Each December I wonder if I’d be happier in my kitchen or away from it. Today, for instance, might have been a good day to kick back and watch the snow fall with a mug of hot chocolate and a good book. Leisurely wrap a few gifts. No dirty dishes. Plenty of counter space. SweetContinue Reading

Eiffel Tower Cake

Written on November 26, 2010 at 9:32 PM, by

The only thing crazier than building the Eiffel Tower? Building it out of sugar. Okay, so my royal icing version was only eight inches tall. But still. . .  (By the way, click over here for the tower tutorial) This cake was chocolate on the inside. I never seem to get tired of the sameContinue Reading