Coconut Rocky Road Brownies [By Erin]

My beloved Detroit Red Wings lost their playoff series to Victoria’s Chicago Blackhawks. Thus I owed her some baked good. After careful consideration she selected Rocky Road Brownies, not one to be satisfied, I upped the ante by adding coconut … Continue reading

How to Make Gum Paste Daisies [by Victoria]

My favorite flower to make is the gum paste daisy. I don’t know why, really–maybe it’s because daisies cheer me up. They’re such a happy flower. To make a fondant or gum paste daisy, you will need: Daisy cutout set … Continue reading

How to Make Gum Paste Leaves [by Victoria]

Gum paste (or fondant) leaves are a nice touch to your gum paste blossoms (simple or detailed). They’re pretty easy, and you can make a whole bunch at once and store them in a cool, dry place for later use … Continue reading

Grandma Hedge’s Chocolate Syrup Walnut Brownies [by Victoria]

I love to eat brownies. Love, love, love.¬†Not having a good brownie recipe, despite it being one of my favorite desserts, I asked around for a recipe. Much to my surprise, most everyone responded with, “I don’t have one, I … Continue reading

How to Make Ladybug Cookies [by Victoria]

In addition to Ladybug Pretzels, cookies were also made for Ms. Olivia’s hitting the big 1. I whipped up about 3 dozen of these guys, using the cookie ¬†dough and royal icing recipes in this post. One batch of cookie … Continue reading

How to Make Detailed Gum Paste Blossoms [by Victoria]

I can’t begin to talk about how much I love these blossoms. I’ve used these as a filler flower in a wedding cake floral spray, but I think they are stunning in their simplicity on their own. After rediscovering this … Continue reading

How to Make Simple Gum Paste Blossoms [by Victoria]

Gum paste blossoms are a great addition to a cupcake, or be a nice filler flower in a flower spray for a wedding cake. Even though the term “gum paste” is kind of gross (it is really just sugar, glucose, … Continue reading

How to Pipe a Cupcake Swirl [by Victoria]

The Cupcake Swirl is my absolute favorite way to frost a cupcake. Ever since I learned how to do it, I have never bothered trying to use a knife or spatula again. Once you get it down pat (practice makes … Continue reading