On Cake-Decorating: Always Have a Plan ‘B’

In the land of cake-decorating there is a whole lot of thinking and pondering and researching going on. But there are two things to keep in mind above all else: Have a plan; and Have a plan ‘B’. Throwing Plan Continue reading On Cake-Decorating: Always Have a Plan ‘B’

Why I Love Online Tutorials and You Should, Too

We all turn to the internet -- Google, Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram -- when researching recipes, decorating and DIY projects. This is why I love tutorials, both learning from them and also sharing my own. http://sevenlittlemonkeys.com

  I ‘like’ several cake and baking pages on Facebook. And I follow a lot of talented cake artists on Twitter and Pinterest. One such talent whom I discovered years ago on Facebook, Peggy Does Cake, posted a link to a Continue reading Why I Love Online Tutorials and You Should, Too

Luscious Lemon Poppyseed Cake Recipe

I originally began making this cake because it was my mom's favorite at a local restaurant many years ago in Fredericton, NB.  Before the restaurant went out of business, I asked the owner for her recipe and for a long time I made it her way...from a (gasp!) box mix!  Still, it became my mother's birthday cake...even on her 50th, the last birthday before she passed away.  And now it has become my husband's favorite and his only birthday request.  I have tweaked the recipe here and there so you can make it from scratch, too!

I love a good chocolate or vanilla birthday cake. But this lemon poppyseed cake is a wonderfully light and delightful alternative. Also, it has a special place in my heart. I originally began making this cake because it was my mom’s Continue reading Luscious Lemon Poppyseed Cake Recipe

Caution: Cakes and Chaos Ahead

**This post was originally published on egcakes.com on May 19, 2010 when Erica was embarking on her own home cake business. While that business venture would prove to be short-lived, the nervous energy from the early days is fun to Continue reading Caution: Cakes and Chaos Ahead