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My favorite custom cake to date

You know the expression "how the sausage gets made"? Well, "how the cake gets made" is a much more pleasant story and that's the one I'm sharing today. A few weeks ago I got an email from one of my repeat customers. She was turning 30 and was supposed to be celebrating in the South of France but because of COVID (boooo) she was still in St. Pete and ready to drown her sorrows in some cake.  She wanted a cake that was inspired by the dreamy French location and sent me a picture for reference. Amazing, right? And to make this assignment even better, she finished with the following: "I'm creatively open to anything (all your cakes are *always*...

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Making Alice in Wonderland Desserts

For as long as I can remember, I've loved Alice in Wonderland. It started with the Disney movie — the scene with the flowers was always my favorite — and then later on I read the book. The idea of escaping into a magical world is just too fun to pass on so I've always had an affinity for the story. And since turning things I like into desserts is kind of what I do, it was only a matter of time until Alice in Wonderland got the treat-ment (get it?). Ok, that was awful, but I couldn't resist it! Maybe you can take some of these ideas and make your own Alice in Wonderland themed tea party at home!...

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Making a Folklore Cake inspired by TSwift's album

So Folklore might just be playing on repeat in my headphones as I type this. Actually, scratch the "might". It totally is. And because I'm a baker of course my first reaction to watching the Cardigan video was "I want to make a cake inspired by this!" And then I did. After a serious back and forth text with my friends who are die hard Swifties, we settled on the flavor: cinnamon cake with a salted caramel filling and whiskey buttercream to represent both the lyrics and the fall feel of the whole album. Then the decoration was fun to figure out too. The caramel waterfall on the side was inspired by the scene in Cardigan where the water is...

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