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Tea and Cake Tuesday


Lady luck was on my side with this cake.It was quite a challenge to bring all the elements together but the over all look turned out to be a lot of fun. The cake had sweet raspberry filling sandwiched between a layer of moist vanilla cake and decadent chocolate cake. It was iced in a rich chocolate ganache. (Which you might have seen me make on a recent Periscope) Then it was covered in marshmallow fondant. My friend had her house decked out in casino themes décor including oversized dice and playing cards. It looked awesome and the cake fit right in.

If you are at the Blackjack table or home playing bridge, here is a selection of teas from Debbie Bergman from Enjoy Tea With Me , to go with our casino themed cake.

When I think of poker, or casino, I think jazz music and fancy/old time drinks. So I am going to have two teas again,  Jazzy Jasmine and Amaretto

Ingredients: Green tea, jasmine blossoms.
Ingredients: Rooibos tea, almond pieces, papaya pieces, natural flavors. Contains nuts.
For more information or to purchase these or other teas contact Debbie at My Steeped Tea



Tea and Cake Tuesday

This is a cake I made for a friend a few weeks ago. It was my first attempt at a carved cake and first attempt at the fondant inlay technique. I learned so much from this. Really enjoyed doing it. Just a reminder to never stop learning.


Also with the holiday season upon us I’m really into mint teas. They are also very soothing to the stomach. ***Since I have really fallen in love with tea lately, I thought I should post a link here if you would like to purchase some for yourself. wp-1448981373857.jpg

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Tea and Cake Tuesday


My day is not going as planned and I’m having to improvise. Today I have to do my post from my phone. That’s the way somedays go I guess. So today I share with you a little cake I did for a friend’s birthday. It was my first attempt at
sugar roses.


Also, here is a Holiday Tea I’m really enjoying at the moment. Spicy and floral, really different. Here is to making the most of your day.


Spidery Treat

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Treat.” These cupcake’s were not only a sweet treat, they were a treat for me to create.


Tea and Cake Tuesday

wpid-20150822_162657-1.jpgSo proud of this one! Loved making this cake. Tried a different fondant recipe and mixed my own colors and I am very happy with how the colors came out.

The Lion was made using a great youtube tutorial by It has some funky music.


Graduation Cake #2

vpk graduation 2015 059 This cake was created for a musically inclined graduate, who likes the color purple. Hope she enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed making it.

Let Them Eat Cake

Birthday cake I made for my Aunt last year. Flowers inspired by Jessica Harris

Birthday cake I made for my Aunt last year. Flowers inspired by Jessica Harris

Just found out one of my favorite cake artists Jessica Harris, could be putting out more classes on Craftsy. She is amazing. Love her design style. Totally doable for the home baker.

Here is a pin of one of her cakes

Her designs are absolutely stunning works of edible art.

Here is my board of cakes that inspire me

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