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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Creating Beautiful Cakes with Maria from Dream Sweet

Do you ever want to make those incredible cakes that you see in the fancy bakeries for your kids birthday parties?

I know I do, but there seems to be a chasm between my skill level and the cakes I see. Maria from Dream Sweet, shares with us today how we can take some simple steps that will transform our cakes into magical wonders.

Listen To This Podcast Episode

But that’s not all… a quick search on Pinterest will give you hundreds of ideas of how to make the most beautiful cake etc… The true secret that Maria shares with us is the encouragement that even experts make mistakes. She shares how the birthday cake that she made for me was a tumbling disaster!

We really need to hear this. Someone who can make incredible cakes... fail sometimes too. So often we look at our own work and are the most critical. I thought my birthday cake was beautiful… but to her it was a crumbling failure.

Even when things don’t turn out the way we’d like, we have to smile and know life goes on beyond a crumbled cake.

Knowing that there are a few fun things to make our cake attempts more glorious:

  1. Rolling out Starbursts - Unwrap and roll starbursts out. Then you can cut them into cute shapes or mold them into flowers.

  2. Put two colors of frosting into a ziplock bag, cut off the tip and make cute two colored letters or decorations for your cake.

  3. Actually follow the directions on how long to mix the cake. Sometimes we tend to mix things the bare minimum… until the ingredients are barely wet. Actually taking the time to fully mix the cake will give you an overall much yummier taste.

BONUS: Maria forgot this tip on the podcast, but wanted to share. After you finish frosting the cake if you sprinkle a little bit of water on the frosting then go back over it with a spatula… it will be smooth as silk.

How do you stay inspired if you project starts to crumble?

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