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8 sweet treats for Earth Day

In honor of Earth Day, this post is dedicated to things that grow. And it’s sort of ridiculous that I post about things that grow when in real life I can’t make ANYTHING grow. It’s terribly sad, actually, how horrible I am at getting things to grow. I want to be good at it. You’d […]



GIVEAWAY: Amanda Rettke’s “Decorating from the Inside Out” class at Craftsy

UPDATE: Congratulations to Paul! He won Amanda’s class. Enjoy! I’m kind of, sort of–OK, a lot–giddy about the giveaway I have for you today. I’m giving away the Decorating from the Inside Out  with Amanda Rettke class on Craftsy. I have long adored the work of Amanda Rettke, the sweets genius behind i am baker, […]



8 sweet treats for Easter and bonus easter egg decorating ideas

Aah, another stroll through the archives for some of my favorite Easter treats to make. As always, find all the season ideas up there in the Seasonal button. There are a bunch of spring things in there, too. And at the end of this post I link to some Easter egg decorating ideas I did […]



No-Bake Cheesecake Jars AND a GIVEAWAY: Glorious Layered Desserts cookbook

So, my friend Glory from Glorious Treats… I’ve long admired her genius sweets and cleverness and kindness and all around awesomeness (such a fitting name, she has). And now, she kind of has a cookbook. A gorgeous, hardcover cookbook– Glorious Layered Desserts — filled with luscious layered desserts. Desserts like caramel brownie trifles and pumpkin […]



how to make weather cupcakes, AND a FREE Craftsy Fondant Basics Mini-Class

This post is all about how you really need to take some online classes at Craftsy. I took Craftsy’s FREE online Basic Fondant Techniques class. If you want to crack the fondant code–while maintaining a smooth, crack-free fondant surface, of course–in under 30 minutes, watch this video. Anyone who knows me knows I’m a nerd […]