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The Tale of Ice Cream Bear: Teddy Bear Wedding Cake

“So, what kind of cakes do you make?” Tall ones… “OMG, that’s a cake? Are you freaking kidding me?! How does it even stand up???” Let me tell you a story about the cake I like to call: Ice Cream… Continue Reading →

The Bear Necessities: It must taste good!

Client: My son’s favorite toy in the world is his teddy bear.  Can you make the bear into a cake? Me: Will he be traumatized when the cake gets cut and served? Client: This will not be a problem. Me:… Continue Reading →

Gingerbird: The good, the bad, and the messy.

Art is a truth inside of us  which we release to the world with the hope that it might also be someone else’s truth.  The people who share our truth become our community, which fills our human need for a sense of belonging and… Continue Reading →

“Steampunk, Go!”

Sometimes, your friend comes to you with a theme, followed by the word, “Go.” In this instance, the theme was Steampunk. The Victorian-fashion-meets-Industrial-Revolution aesthetic has taken over geekdom, and it was only a matter of time before I got to… Continue Reading →

“I love you to the moon…” Nope! Can’t do it!

As endearing as this sentiment may have (at one point) been from lover to lover, parent to child, or crazy cat lady to her furry companions…  I simply cannot hear, read, or write the rest of that phrase one more… Continue Reading →

Like Waffles for Chocolate

Waffles is a friend of mine from pastry school.  And as you might have guessed, she got her nickname because she is obsessed with waffles.  Don’t get her started on why they are so much better than pancakes.  (On the… Continue Reading →

The Life and Times of H. B. Penguin

I do my best work for the people I love.  (Surprise!  The secret ingredient really is love!)  And since my sweetie loves penguins, I wanted to honor his birthday with a cake shaped like a penguin with a balloon.  But… Continue Reading →

Green Chocolate

He’s more than a year overdue, but I’m hoping that since he’s got cake for brains, he’ll forgive the untimeliness of my post.  This fellow was a birthday cake for my very lucky and very loved partner, and it is… Continue Reading →

How many ways can I say I’m sorry?

All too often, the ones we love the most are the ones who bear the brunt of our indiscretions. The last time I wrote to you, I went on and on about how much I wanted to build and maintain… Continue Reading →

Adventures in San Diego: My Renaissance of Process

I was never competitive as a kid.  I didn’t play sports, or participate in the spelling bee.  Even sibling rivalry seemed pointless.  I never felt threatened by my little sister’s academic achievements, artistic talent, or the time she spent with… Continue Reading →

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