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20 December 2017

Animal Kingdom

October brought a veritable menagerie to my kitchen.   Yes, I said October; you know by now that I have a tendency to get behind schedule with my postings.  I figure it's something you like about me...maybe.

Anywho, back to that menagerie.  It started with the peacock.


(I've still got feathers in my house.)

02 October 2017

Chevron: Yay! Nay?

I think I may have mentioned it before, but I can't wait for the chevron trend to die.  I have a love/massive dislike (hate is such a strong word) relationship with the pattern.  I love the way it looks, but hate applying it to cakes.  Sooo many angles! But, maybe I just need more practice?


30 August 2017

Trucks, Trains, & Cranes

I know the weather has been unseasonably cool around these parts lately, but I promise I have nothing to do with it.

Yes, it is only August 30th.  And, yes, I am posting August goodies.  But, no, as far as I know, nothing has frozen over.

Let's get on with the heavy lifting.


We might need a crane and some heavy equipment.

04 August 2017

Christmas in July

Yep, it's Christmas!  If you consider my sharing July cake and cookie pics with you a gift.  And, hopefully you do.  Or at least, I hope they bring some joy to your day.

Let's go!


I love it when clients tell me to design whatever I'd like; this time around it was pineapples and glitter and bright spackled paint.  Pineapples are seen as a sign of hospitality and friendship, did you know?

06 July 2017

June Boon

Time to share the June goodies!

I had the privilege of making a unicorn cake this past month - yep, I took part in the trend.  And, I may have the opportunity to make another in July!

Hard to tell in this photos, but there is even edible glitter in the mane!

27 June 2017

Summer Beer

I'm not a huge beer fan, but I do tend to drink them more often in warmer weather.  And, one of my favorite ways to partake of beer in the summer is to make a shandy mimosa or citrus beer or whatever you'd like to call it...

How to:
  • Favorite wheat beer or summer ale or shandy
  • Orange juice
  • Peach schnapps, if it's been one of those days
  1. Mix equal parts beer/ale/shandy with orange juice; adjust to your taste preference.  I usually end up with a bit more beer to orange juice.
  2. If including the schnapps, add as much or as little as you'd like.
  3. Exercise caution - these go down easy!

15 June 2017

December = Done

And, I'm back again today with December goodies.  Which means, I have finally managed to get all the 2016 goodies edited and posted.  Let's take a moment to appreciate this happening and to hope I don't get this far behind ever again.

Ok, moving on.

December is for Christmas goodies.  These were my first attempt at petit fours.  They were a pain.  I'm not sure I ever want to make them again.


14 June 2017

November Nosh

I apologize in advance for inundating the blog with photo heavy (and long) posts.  But I'm finally (FINALLY!) catching up with posting some older goodies.  I've back burnered doing so for too long and I need to get the task off my to-do list.

So, today we travel back to November of last year (2016).  Hopefully, either tomorrow or by the end of the week, we'll get to re-visit December, too.

With it being roasty, toasty summer outside, why shouldn't we spend a few minutes imagining the cooler temps, shorter days, and winter weather?  Maybe it will help us forget the heat for a few minutes.


12 June 2017

More May

Lots more May; actually, the rest of May.  Hope you're in the mood for a long post full of photos today.

09 June 2017


May is always a crazy busy month, but this year it started off a little more hectic/more out of the ordinary from usual.  We had a blizzard on April 29/30 that knocked out power.


So, I ended up caking by lantern light for several days.  The show must go on!  Luckily, Madre got power a few days before I did, so I was able to do the decorating on the cakes that follow where there was electric, but...taking the cake decorating show on the road presents it's own challenges.  And, it's not a show that packs light.

18 May 2017


I'm thankful that I don't have HUGE issues go wrong with cakes very often, but it does happen.  This cake was one of those.

The original:


20 April 2017

Ah April

The month of my birth.  And nope, I'm not going to tell you what year.

These aren't Easter goodies: hopefully I'll have those for you next week though I make no promises.  The next 6 to 8 weeks are nothing but cake, cookies, cupcakes, and more cake.  It's a VERY busy time of year.  Which reminds me I need to stock up on coffee...

For now though, please enjoy these that I do have ready to share.

Oh, and don't go in the water.

06 April 2017

Super Girl

I had the opportunity to make a this cake for an amazing girl who recently overcame some BIG health challenges.


Her recovery has been astounding and she's approached the difficulties like a true super hero.  I was beyond honored to get to help her celebrate her birthday.

29 March 2017


Could the title be referring to baseball?

Nope.  Today, it's about bowling!


22 March 2017

Pretty in Purple

Just one today.  Though it includes cake, cupcakes, AND cake balls in celebration of a 70th birthday!


I love black and white cakes with a splash of color.  
I don't love trying to match shades of purple.  
So, I didn't in this case; just went with a variety of hues.  
Problem solved.

Talk to you soon!

17 March 2017

October Oohs

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

And, since we are about some Halloween in March?  There's Christmas in July, so why not?

Or since we are heading into warmer days, maybe a few fall memories?

Hope you enjoy these yummies from October 2016.  (Yes, I'm still playing catch up!)


01 March 2017

February Finale

Can we all just take a moment to appreciate that I've kept up with posting this month?  The goodies in this post are the last ones I created in February...and today is March 1.

*patting self on back*


But, let's be real - chances are good this trend will not continue.  I hope it will, but life happens...

23 February 2017

Sprinkles Are Just Edible Glitter

Though there really is such as things as edible glitter.

I used some on the Valentine cookies that were in a few posts back.  Can't say that edible glitter tastes all that great though...sprinkles are better.


Sprinkles will still get EVERYWHERE though, just like glitter.

22 February 2017

Last of September

Guess what?  I've got the last of last September's goodies for you today.  I get points for getting them posted before THIS September rolled around, right?


Well, I guess if not, that's okay.  I've got cookies.

14 February 2017

09 February 2017

More September 2016

Yep, the title is truthful.  We are visiting a few more September goodies today.

Like these cute mini cupcakes.


Ah, the importance of scale; they don't especially appear mini do they?  Though I promise they were.

08 February 2017

Cake of the Day

A cake fit for a princess.


Or better yet, fit for a queen.

Talk to you soon!

02 February 2017

Return to 2016: 1st Week of September

I did warn  you that I'd be continuing to post creations from 2016 that I hadn't gotten around to sharing yet.  So, today, I have for you the goodies from September of last year, but only the first week.

These cupcakes...


which were decorated to match/complement these cookies.


01 February 2017

Surprise, Surprise

Have I got a surprise for you!  The January 2017 goodies.  Now I know you may be thinking, "but wait, Sugared was on vacation in January," and you'd be correct.  Annnd, that's why there's only one creation in this post...these gold, black, and white cookies for a pom squad attending a national competition.


Good luck at competition, ladies!

See you soon, readers; most likely with more 2016 posts...  I'm trying, I'm trying!

26 January 2017

I Am So Far Behind

These photos are from August...of 2016.  Yep, I am behind.  So far behind.

But, on a positive note, that must mean that I've been super busy with other things.

Yep, that's what I'm going with; been busy...busy, busy, busy.

Anywho, August!