Farm cake


Creations

I had the joy of decorating a birthday cake for a tractor-loving nephew. Usually, cake decorating is a mix of therapy and stress. This time was pure joy.

October 30, 2019

How to bake a Noah’s Ark cake


Food

When I was in my upper teens, my dad and I attended a Father-Daughter Banquet together. One of the after dinner activities was a paper for the dads to fill out, starting with In ten to twenty years, my daughter will be… Most of the predictions were a variation of I hope she will be serving the […]

October 21, 2015

High heeled shoe cupcakes


Celebrations, Food

My little girl just turned four years old. This sends cold shivers through me. I wonder if it’s the beginning of the end, and if we will ever again be as close as we are now, and what I should be teaching her about femininity that I haven’t learned yet myself. So because I do […]

August 18, 2014

Pretzel rod houses


Celebrations, Food

Do you know how fun and easy it is to build a cabin Lincoln-log style out of pretzel rods cemented with daubs of frosting? This is what happens when your son insists on a three-dimensional structure fire cake for his ninth birthday. It would be fun to use in other ways as well—a woodsy/ hunting […]

July 1, 2014