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

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

Romantic & Ruffled Wedding

Romantic & Ruffled Wedding Cake

If you've jumped on the Pinterest bandwagon, you may already be familiar with today's featured cake.  It has been pinned, and repinned!  Most likely because so many of you love it, just like I do!  When I first spotted this stunning cake, I instantly wanted to know more.  Who created it?  What did ... Continue Reading

Online Cake Decorating Class

BRIDES Magazine’s Most Beautiful Cakes

Retro Flower Cake by Carrie Sellman for BRIDES Magazine

You know... I write about cakes all the time.  Each day I feature cake designs that I adore, which were created by others.  It is my privilege to post their images and share their talent for everyone to enjoy.  Normally, my write ups come easily as I oohhh and awe over the details and techniques ... Continue Reading

Field Trip: Cake Opera Co.

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Don't you ever wish you could stop in and smell the sweetness at the cake shops we feature?  If you only lived closer... or could plan a cake crawl across the country.  Well, our new Field Trip Series is going to bring your favorite cake shops right to your door.   Or well, at least to your ... Continue Reading

Black & White Petals Cake

Black & White Geometric Pattern by AK Cake Design

Today's cake is so fabulous that I did a little leap when I first saw it!  And then again when I started writing this post!  I have a little obsession with the color grey, only to be followed by my love of black and white.  While some tend to think of these colors as boring, this cake begs to ... Continue Reading

Vintage Eyelet & Buttons Wedding

White Hydrangea Cake by Too Nice To Slice

There is something so soft and feminine about lace, especially white eyelet lace.  No matter the pattern or overall design, eyelet is a classic and it beautifully sets the stage for today's feature.   We're loving this mod-circle eyelet paired with soft yellow, vintage buttons and subtle crystal ... Continue Reading

Craftsy Cake Decorating Class

Ombre Cake Love

Purple Ombre Cake by Miso Bakes

Our contributor, Miso of Miso Bakes, is back with some lovely cakes for us today.... Ombre. Gradience. Gradation. Regardless of what you like to call it, this color trend is in. I see it everywhere starting from nail art to hair color to interior design to cookies, cakes and dessert tables. I ... Continue Reading

Ruffles & Lace

Vintage Ruffles & Lace Cake by Erica O'Brien

I've always been a fan of simple, sophisticated and modern.  Whether we're talking about clothing, furniture, or cake!  That is my personal style and at one point in my life I would have cringed at the idea of lace and ruffles.  Over the years, my taste has evolved and I now find myself drawn to ... Continue Reading