a presidential birthday

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oh man, the requests i get sometimes. people are just so clever and then i get excited, and then nervous to bring their cool idea to life. but this one, i just can’t. cora is turning 7 and she loves ... more please

a naked floral treat

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my friend julie had one directive for her mama’s bday cake: chocolate filled with chocolate frosting and raspberry jam. i tend to go a little nuts when given very simple direction, and this more is ... more please

a doughnut for chloe

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when i asked chloe what kind of cake she wanted for her birthday, she told me without hesitation, a doughnut. her mom and i briefly toyed with the idea of adding a homer simpson since this girl is also a ... more please

nutella ice cream

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sorry for this one folks, but really, is there anything better than nutella? i think not. swirled into a simple and creamy vanilla ice cream base when churning is almost complete, this is pretty heavenly. ... more please

happy birthday nell!

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i am very much in love with this fairy toadstool themed cake, if i can be so immodest. nell was turning two, and her mom reached out with the most adorable invitation for inspiration. nell’s mama and ... more please

the hibernators

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baltimore friends, have you guys been to trohv in hampden? you should go any/all of the time, but their holiday windows are simply amazing. the theme is hibernating/sheltering animals. i was so incredibly ... more please

grady turns 3: cars!

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my friend kristen has the sweetest little son named grady and he loves the movie cars, specifically lightning mcqueen. we decided on vanilla with chocolate frosting, which was perfect since upon googling ... more please

happy thanksgiving!

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words cannot express how thankful i am for the past year of my life. i am so lucky to have an amazing family, a healthy and nutty little boy, and an incredibly supportive and loving husband that has ... more please

sloth!!!

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oh man, this cake. when ashley contacted me about a sloth cake for her best friend kristin’s 30th birthday, i could barely contain myself. it was kind of like this. clearly i am not the only one with ... more please

avery turns 1: under the sea

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happy tuesday everyone! i am so excited to share a project from this past weekend. i have been looking forward to this one since receiving the invitation for sweet avery’s first birthday party back ... more please

a zombie for ken

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if you guys don’t know ken, he is a pretty fantastic guy. an interactive superhero (technical term) by day, in his spare time he is a woodworker and photographer and then finds time to hang with his ... more please

a big naked birthday

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my dear friend katherine turned 30 recently and i have to share what her husband wrote to me as i was searching for inspiration for her cake: I would encourage you to go nuts with the design and do ... more please

congratulations yuri + dan!

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how lucky am i to get to be a part of two weddings in such a short period of time? when my friend cynthia got in touch about her former nanny’s upcoming wedding, she had some very fun facts: ... more please