Wood Grain & White: A Rustic Wedding Cake

Rustic Wedding Cake, Flowers & Wood Grain

We're starting the week off right with a gorgeous cake from a bakery with a very appropriate name.  Renata of Lovely Cakes in Norwalk, Connecticut, has a knack for creating just that.... lovely cakes!  Today's cake has a natural feminine charm that would be perfect for any rustic wedding.  With ... Continue Reading

From Flowers… to Cake

Winter White Floral Wedding Cake | by Erica O'Brien

Whether it's February 14th or 15th, love is in the air everyday here on the blog.  Cake love that is!  As we usher out Valentine's day, don't be sad.  Today's cake will make your heart equally as happy!  It's another great example of how beauty inspires beauty! We talk a whole lot about inspiration ... Continue Reading

From Dress… to Cake

Dress Ruching Bridal Cake

We talk about inspiration day after day because, well...  Half Baked is meant to inspire you!  Whether we get a peek at the hand drawn sketches or a few thoughts shared by the baker, I love exploring the inspiration behind a cake.  So what happens when you take a gorgeous wedding dress and translate ... Continue Reading

DIY: Frilly Handmade Carnations

Elegant Sugar Flowers | by Miso Bakes

Today's post is twice the treat!  Not only do we have a beautiful new cake design to showcase, but we're going to learn something new as well!  Our contributor, Miso of Miso Bakes, created this incredible cake and is kindly sharing one of her techniques with us.  So once we finish swooning over ... Continue Reading

Snowy Winter White Cake

Winter White Wedding Cake | by Hey There, Cupcake!

With Arctic air making its way across the country, wreaking havoc with cold temperatures, ice and snow... I thought we'd wrap up with week with a little bit of snow we can all enjoy!  With a soft glow and subtle shimmer, today's cake captures the magical beauty of a white winter.  White-on-white ... Continue Reading

Fresh & Feminine Cake Table

Peach Birthday Dessert Table

Nothing cures the Monday blues like a big dose of pretty!  And that's exactly what we have in store for you today.  We're starting off the week with a romantic dessert table to make you swoon!  With buttercream frills, ruffled rosette swirls and ombre, this display will steal your heart.  The soft ... Continue Reading


The 10th Cake of Christmas

Snowy White Winter Wedding Cake

Today is going to be a two-post kind of day.  Because well... it's crunch time!  Christmas is a mere 5 days away and there's lots of baking and wrapping to be done!  But while you bustle around with last minute holiday prep, take a moment to pause and enjoy something beautiful.  Like the next cake ... Continue Reading

The 9th Cake of Christmas

Snowy Winter Wedding Cakes

The forecast for today's post is snowy with a pop of sunshine.  That's because cake #9 in our 12 Cakes of Christmas series is here!  A wintry scene gets a dose of cheer with delightful sugar flowers.  From myer lemons and sage leaves to vibrant red poppies, today's cakes are a bright spot in the ... Continue Reading

The 6th Cake of Christmas

Snowy White Winter Wedding Cake

It's week two of our holiday cake series, The 12 Cakes of Christmas!  We're featuring festive and wintry cakes from talented cake artists across the country.  And this week, it's is all about the snow.  Five new, inspiring designs... some are elegant, some are playful, some come with instructions!  ... Continue Reading

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The 5th Cake of Christmas

Gold and Navy Winter Wedding Cake

We're wrapping up the first week of Christmas cake inspiration with a stunning design that would be fit for any winter event.  Gold, navy and white creates an elegant and warm color palette, not to mention eye catching.  It's not exactly 5 GOLDEN RINGS, but this 5-tier golden beauty by Sharon Wee ... Continue Reading