Wetting down- who knew that was a thing?! Apparently it’s the nickname for Navy promotion ceremonies stemming from the tradition that the promotee treats his unit to a round of drinks until the tab equals the amount of his pay raise. What a world. I went to a wetting-down that was quite a bit different… Continue reading Stephen’s Wetting Down
You guys. Why do I even have a blog? I put some stuff on instagram- that’s something, right? (makersgottamakewhitney or https://www.instagram.com/makersgottamakewhitney/ btw) I need to set some goals. I have a fun princess cake order coming up, I’m really trying to rally the troops so that I can get some video footage of it and… Continue reading Neglected. So, so neglected.
You guys. Why did I even do that? The Easter cakes were a success- more so than I had planned for. The comments on my Facebook post went a little crazy and I ended up making 14 cakes 14 CAKES For those of you who don’t make cakes, that seems like a pretty small number.… Continue reading The Easter Aftermath (and how DOES that bunny get in there?!)
This recipe is… everything. I could eat it by the bowl. It’s so rich, creamy, and soul-soothing. If you are a chocolate lover, you NEED this in your life. It’s not optional. Chocolate loving without ganache is like living without oxygen. You can’t do it. Anyway. Aside from being delicious, it is also a WONDERFUL… Continue reading Chocolate Ganache
This is my go-to recipe for sugar cookies and, if you follow the directions, they ALWAYS turn out. I have received so many compliments on the taste- it doesn’t really matter how you decorate them because they are just scrumptious. The cookies above are decorated with royal icing, which is wonderful and terrible at the… Continue reading Sugar Cookie Cut Out Dough
Marshmallow fondant. That wonderful sugary, Play Doh-y, versatile food beautifier. If you are ready to take your cakes to the next level and give yourself a lot of creative freedom, then learning to make (or use, if you decide to buy) fondant is going to be essential. I have found that the homemade fondant is… Continue reading Homemade Marshmallow Fondant
I have a confession to make. My vanilla cake recipe? The one that everyone loves? The one that I get more compliments on than anything else I make? ….it’s not mine. It’s a recipe I found on Pinterest. I didn’t even make any alterations to it. NONE. I make it EXACTLY the way the Pin… Continue reading Vanilla Cake- and my deepest, darkest secret