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Alexis Oltmanns
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Smart Idea via the Artisan Cake Company
I've always had a problem trying to form my flowers, and I wasn't going to spend a bunch of money on shallow cups at the craft store. I've been trying to find a way to form flowers without using a bowl that's too deep or too wide, but I couldn't think of ho...

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Where's My Inspiration?
We all know, or at least we should know, that custom cakes are a form of art. Cake artists take a lot of time thinking of a design, working with the customer, baking and making the parts of the cake, putting it together, and making sure the whole cake flows...

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More Cake Memes
More cakes memes! Now, this first one is quite funny in caker circles, but for the average customer, it might be a bit offensive. (I didn't make this one, by the way.) This cake meme is referring to a specific group of people that cake artists encounter alm...

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My Little Pony Cake
I don't really post tutorials, and I'm not about to break that streak. This is more like a post that happens to have progress shots, because I'm sure you're pretty curious. I've been wanting to make a My Little Pony cake for my oldest daughter's birthday si...

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Cake Memes
I haven't posted in a while because I've had a lot of family stuff going on. I also haven't made too many cakes recently besides a tiny smash cake for a friend, and a birthday cake for my daughter. I love memes, and I'm kind of surprised no one has made cak...

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A Custom Luxury Item
Do you know why custom cakes are called CUSTOM cakes? Because they're made just for you. Cake artists don't have plastic decorations standing by like WallyWorld does. They don't have a set book of designs to choose from; they usually come up with the design...

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Artwork in Perspective
Here's some food for thought: If this framed print (not painting, just a print) sells for $45 online, It's a 15" x 21" poster in a frame. why would hand-painted, teeny-tiny cookies be anything less than the cost of a work of art? Via Sugar Rush Custom Cooki...

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DIY Cake Stand
I love cake stands. I want to have a collection of them one day. Currently, I only have two stands and one plateau. Not much of a collection. But thanks to Pinterest, there are plenty of tutorials on how to make your own cake stand. There's a good one that ...

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Why Does My Custom Cake Take SO Long To Make?
I've talked about price a lot. Mainly because many people don't understand why custom cakes cost as much as they do. They don't understand that home bakers and cake shops don't operate like grocery store bakeries, expecting to pay little-to-nothing for a ca...

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Settling for Less
Stop it. Just stop it. Stop settling for cake crap just because you, yourself, couldn't do any better. If you ask your decorator for this: I've used this picture before. If you want the link, see my post "R-E-S-P-E-C-T." Don't settle for this: "But that's b...
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