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Often, you will hear me suggest that you just shouldn’t use buttercream in hot weather…this is why!   The lovely Bronwen Weber of Frosted Art Bakery in Dallas, TX has created a cute video explaining this very problem…

So, if you don’t want your cake to melt, please, PLEASE, pretty please…use fondant and DON’T have your cake outside in these conditions (your guests will probably thank you too!). 🙂  After all, you’ve paid all that money for me to spend all that time making and decorating your pretty cake…your guests should be able to enjoy it too!

Thank you, Mrs. Weber, for creating a video demonstrating this exact problem!  Sometimes people just need to see it for themselves!

Announcement: New Cake Shapes

I was generously rewarded by Santa this year, so I thought I would announce the newest additions that will be joining the round and square cake pans!  Please give a warm welcome to the Hexagon and the Petal pan sets! 😉  They have been unpacked, washed and are patiently waiting to be filled with yummy cake batter!

Snow Day!

This post won’t be about cake (sorry!).  We got 12 1/2 inches of snow dumped on us last night and school was cancelled.  I’ve decided to share with you a little of what we do on our days off!  We started the day with French Toast.  Why?  Because we have eggs coming out our ears and 3 loaves of bread, so why not!  Then we made homemade soft pretzels.  This is a tradition that goes back to my childhood…well, my Mom’s childhood, truth be told.  The recipe at the end of the post.

Soft Pretzels ~ Heaven on a Rack!

Soft Pretzels ~ Heaven on a Rack!

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2010 in Review

The following email was in my inbox this morning from WordPress, who, for at least the next few months, has hosted my blog since its inception.  I think it’s funny and I think that someone has too much time on their hands!  Just thought I’d pass it along!  Happy New Year and thank you for making 2010 a successful year!  Enjoy!

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

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In the meantime…

In case you are anxiously awaiting the arrival of blog posts with actual content and pictures, you can ease your anxiousness by visiting my Facebook page…just use the little linky linky to the right, or you can click on the Flickr box on the right and view them that way too. I had a few moments to upload the last month’s pictures on both of those sites! Enjoy in the meantime and I promise to return shortly with some REAL content!

Busy, Busy, Busy!

Sorry for the delay, folks! I’m about 10 cakes behind in posting pictures because I’ve been so busy making others! I promise when things slow down (even a little) I’ll try to get them off the camera! 🙂

Availability Announcement

September is filling up FAST! I have room for a smallish cake or two on the 25th, but otherwise, it’s booked! Sorry, folks…and THANK YOU for keeping me busy!