I’m so excited! Julie and Nick at confetti system are having their first ever sample sale!!! So many beautiful items will be for sale—I’ve seen the stuff and it’s amazing. Also I’ll be selling a bunch of cake decor, and cookies! Here’s a little sample of the things I’ll have on offer. Hope to see you there! This Friday 3-8 pm, at 164 West 25th...
Ho ho ho!!! It’s nice and cloudy and cold out. Perfect weather for making some gingerbread houses. Wouldn’t these new trees look great as decoration? Also, my script letters are finally in the store! Check them out! xx
These came about somewhat by accident when I started to glitter some letters, then realized they looked great with just the edges gilded. Available starting next week in the store!
Herriott Grace ice cream post →
I can’t believe how great Nikole Herriott is at…everything! And I’m so excited that she used my letters in this shoot. I love the colors we decided on.
A little sneak peak from a shoot I worked on yesterday for Brides magazine. Everyone was so nice and I am SOOOO excited about the cake Livia Cetti did using the hearts, flowers, letters and new diamond patterns I made for them. The cake will be featured in the winter issue of Brides, out in December.
Halloween items coming soon to the store…
letters for Herriott Grace
I’m sooooo thrilled to have made some letters for Nikole Herriott of Herriott Grace. Can’t wait to see how she uses them!!!!! Photo courtesy of Nikole Herriott
Jon & Amber
Experimenting with new fonts… xx
Love this name so much! For a one-year-old’s birthday, 2” letters on an 8” cake.
Sugar Flower Sets
Finally I’m offering individual flowers in sets of fifteen ready to decorate your wedding cake or cupcakes. All my favorites—dahlia, ranunculus, rose, the spiky one I invented. Available now here!
new yellows/peaches pallette
Jed and Paul
A couple with the same birthday! Still working out the kinks of the cursive letters but I like them so far…I did the same letters for the excellent movie Sorry, Thanks xo
New double-line letters to be available soon. Here with cool hearts. Happy Birthday Karlo!!!!
party like it's...er...
First order for New Year’s! In 4”, 2”, and 1” sizes. Makes me wish it were cold outside. xo
pillows for Lauren
I made these pillows for a friend of mine who loves color. Don’t they remind you of the sun and the sea? :) xx
some cupcakes with royal icing flowers
I made these for a pop-up shop event last summer. Sort of like the subtle palette. Photos courtesy of Kate Sears. xx
Some amazing images of the cookies from my good friend Kate Sears.
a few things to do with shortbread
Ina Garten’s shortbread cookie recipe is, to me, pretty perfect. (Welll, I do add a little extra salt, but I always do that with cookies.) Roll them out thick (1/2”) and dust with powdered sugar when cool for single-serving cookies; for ice cream sandwich layers, roll them out thinner (1/4”) and dust with granulated sugar before baking. Thank you gifts: (so happy I learned...
ginger rhubarb crumble ice cream
This ice cream was soooo good in between the shortbread hearts. The recipe should be enough for about eight sandwiches, even if you eat a few (er, several) bites while assembling them. Rhubarb: 1/2 pound rhubarb cut into 1/2” slices 1/3 cup sugar juice of 1/2 lemon Cook everything together for about 10-15 minutes, until is as smushy as...
pretty metallic borders
I love the idea of beautiful borders on cakes. I recently added some to an order for someone who needed a big “60” for a sheet cake for a birthday party. How great to turn 60! I thought a big sheet cake might benefit from some sparkle all the way around. I invented these spirals and painted them silvergold. I also love the leaf bordering! Here it is in gold. So glamorous, no? xx ...
how-to: gum paste letter making
When I was 14 I worked in a bakery. People would come in needing birthday cakes for their loved ones, and if the cake decorator happened to be in she could write “Happy Birthday” on it. But it never actually looked good—the letters were usually off-center and not uniform in size. This idea has been stirring since those days. Start with a hunk of gum paste (I buy this stuff;...