Deb's Blog...

...Thoughts and such from my Cake Brain. :)

Advantages of Modeling Chocolate

Why use Modeling Chocolate instead of gum paste or fondant for some projects??? Modeling chocolate is very forgiving. You can work on the same project for days instead of minutes, and if you add another piece to the project, the “seams” can be made...

Counting the Cost of Custom

Ever wonder why custom cakes cost so much more than cakes from the grocery store? I’ll try to compare, but honestly, there is not much to compare. The grocery store usually has X number of cakes to choose from. They have lots of layers mass-baked, for you and a...

How many servings are there?

An IMPORTANT tidbit of information for when you shop for a wedding cake… SERVING sizes vary, depending on the baker / bakery. Here is an example: When you go to W**-Mart, they have a handy-dandy little brochure that shows some of their wedding cakes. If you look...

The Cake Kitchen

I am pleased to announce that my cake kitchen is finished! Miller’s Cakes is born, and is now official, registered food establishment! I am now sorting recipes, entering them into the computer, and buying this, that, and the other thing for my wonderful...

Vintage cake for Vintage people…

When I offered to make dessert for my parents to take to their card club, they were not expecting something highly decorated. They would have been happy with just a great-tasting dessert. They were very surprised when I showed up with this “vintage” cake....

Baby IS a Cake

One day there was a baby shower planned for a friend from church. I called the girl who was planning the shower and asked if I could make the cake. She was very happy to have it made for free. Me? I wanted to see if I could make a 3-D baby that WAS a cake, and this...

A Gift for Melissa & Lance

There is something really special about a homemade wedding gift. When we got married, my husband’s grandmother made us a beautiful quilt. Thirty-three years later, the quilt is still beautiful, but Grandma passed away years ago. When my niece and her husband got...

A New Year’s Eve Wedding

When our daughter and her fiance’ decided on a New Year’s Eve wedding, it was only natural to go with red roses. The church was already decorated in reds for Christmas, so we decided to just carry on with the theme. This one was a labor of love, for sure....

Chocolate/Peanut Butter Leopard Cake

This is my idea of the ultimate in chocolate and peanut butter. It is a dark chocolate mocha fudge cake, with a cream cheese/chocolate chip filling that is baked in with the cake. Then, it is filled with peanut butter fudge filling, hazelnut cream, and chopped peanut...

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