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Over this past year I have had the wonderful opportunity to work as a cake decorator at Sweet and Saucy Shop located in Long Beach, California, under the guidance of Melody Brandon. It is there that I have learned so much about the art of cake decorating and many tricks of the trade. This is a selection of some of the cakes I have decorated in my time there so far.

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I recently did a dessert bar for an 80’s theme birthday party. There was a wide variety of desserts including Pac Man Cake Pops, Arcade Cupcakes, and Awesome Sugar Cookies. Here are some photos of the spread.

Awesome 80's Birthday Party

Awesome 80's desser bar

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Sunflowers made out of sugar paste and fondant placed upon a dozen cupcakes made for a beautiful and tasty treat.

Sunflower Cupcake

Sunflower Cupcakes

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I had a tasting this weekend for a specialty cake in October. For the tasting I made cupcakes galore. This is a simple and mess-free way to get the flavor profile you intend on doing for the cake. Here are some of the choices.

This is my Banana Cream Pie Cupcake. It is a banana cake with pastry cream filling, topped with vanilla buttercream and vanilla cookies.

Banana Cream Pie Cupcake

A chocolate caramel lover’s dream. Chocolate cake filled with caramel topped with vanilla buttercream and finished off with a caramel drizzle.

Caramel Chocolate CupcakeSend your mouth on a trip to paradise with this coconut cupcake.

Coconut Cupcake

Simply delicious. A vanilla cupcake with Vanilla Buttercream frosting sprinkled with pink sanding sugar and rock candy

Vanilla cupcake

A southern summer treat. It is a red velvet cupcake with smooth cream cheese frosting. Yummm!

Red Velvet cupcake

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Garnishing these elegant white cupcakes are buttercream icing and my hand-made gumpaste roses. Made petal by petal and accented with leaves, these can be added as a beautiful finish to just about any dessert.

Rose Cupcakes

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PKU Event

Jenna and Lisa at PKU event

Lisa and I had the wonderful opportuntity to work at an event designed to help those who have PKU (Phenylketonuria) enjoy foods that have little or no protein. Together we ran the cupcake decorating booth. We showed children and adults different techniques on how to decorate cupcakes. The night was so enjoyable and I am so blessed to have been a part of this event! Here are some pictures from the event.

Demonstrating Buttercream roses

Demonstrating frosting roses

little girl about to enjoy her cupcake

cupcake designs

Here are some of the cupcakes that were decorated that night

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