Inspiration: Fresh Autumn Wedding

It's like someone flipped a switch and suddenly fall has arrived in Central Illinois... the weather here has cooled off like crazy in the last week!  Our dinners out on the patio have quickly come to a halt and I found myself shopping yesterday for long sleeve tops for my daughter!  She's been ... Continue Reading

Welcome: The Pastry Studio

The Pastry Studio - Daytona Beach, FL

Half Baked is excited to announce the newest addition to our Top Tier Cake Directory!  If you're a regular reader, you're probably already familiar with this charming cake shop in Daytona Beach.  We've had the privilege to feature some of their cakes in the past.... like this adorable candy buttons ... Continue Reading

Sweet Snippets: Using Leftover Buttercream

Scrap Buttercream cake by Miso Bakes

Our contributor, Miso of Miso Bakes, is sharing some helpful tips to put extra buttercream to good use.  Enjoy.... Don't you hate it when you have awkward amounts of tinted buttercream left over?  Most always it's a tad too much to toss, but not enough to store in a tub. So, what do I do?  I ... Continue Reading

Barbershop Birthday Party

Vintage Barbershop Birthday Party

A barbershop for a man is like a salon for a woman.  It's a place to relax, socialize and be pampered (in a very manly way).  A place where a man can get a haircut,  a close shave and a good dose of guy talk.  Best of all, it can be a meaningful experience shared between father and son creating ... Continue Reading

Fab Find: Turntable Cake Stand

Turntable Cake Pedestals

I've got two turntables and a microphone...  Where It's At!  I've got two turntables and a microphone... I can't help it.  I know I'm dating myself.  But this old Beck song has been stuck in my head for days, ever since I received an email from the creator of today's Fab Find.  Made from ... Continue Reading

Maddie’s Fashion Fairytale

Paris Fashion Birthday Party Cake

Ooh la la! Today's party is pure girly fun and fashion-tastic!  The catwalks of Paris are brought to life as the birthday girl and her guests play dress up and strike a pose!  From their little black t-shirt dresses to signature lip gloss created from luster dust, this party is a little ... Continue Reading

Blueberry Rainbow Cake

Blue Rainbow Cake, topped with blueberries

Summer might be coming to a close but there's still time to enjoy the fresh berries that the season has to offer!  Today's cake is a great way to do just that.  It's a fresh and vibrant take on the oh-so-popular rainbow cakes!  Shaded blue, filled with lemon curd and topped with berries, this cake ... Continue Reading

300 Layer French Crepe Cake

300 Layer Crepe Cake by Petite Rêve Chocolates

Oh my goodness, prepare yourself for today's post!  I absolutely loved this cake the moment I saw it and have a feeling you will too.  This non-traditional wedding cake has a rustic, vintage feel to it while still being ultra elegant and feminine.  And I can only imagine how delicious it was!  Over ... Continue Reading