Retro Candy Week: Lollipops & Gumballs

Lollipop & Gumball Cake by The Pastry Studio

I couldn't let today slip by without sharing something candy related... it's Retro Candy Week after all!  Hope you enjoy this adorable cake created by The Pastry Studio.  Lollipops and gumballs make for one fabulous cake!  It's candy.  It's cake.  And it's eye candy for you! Be sure to check out ... Continue Reading

Retro Candy Week: Rock Candy

Rock Candy Cake by Cocoa & Fig

I have officially declared this to be Retro Candy Week!  I thought we'd continue on with some unique ways to include Rock Candy at your next event.  It seems like rock candy has become a staple on so many dessert tables.  Here are some creative ways to take Rock Candy to the next level! Rock ... Continue Reading

Retro Candy Love

Candy Shop Cake | by Shyndigz

We had so much fun with the retro candy buttons yesterday, I thought we'd keep things going with more retro candy love.  Today's feature was created by Katelyn James Photography as a unique and whimsical setting for a photography workshop.  Not only did it result in some stunning images but amazing ... Continue Reading

Retro Candy Week: Candy Buttons

Candy Button Cake

I love all of the retro candy dessert tables we're seeing lately.  Today I thought we'd focus in on one particular childhood favorite, Candy Buttons.  Remember those?  A paper strip full of little dots of sweetness.  The bright colors are perfect for spring and summer and would add a whimsical touch ... Continue Reading

Fab Cake: Plum & Golden Yellow

Purple & Yellow Wedding Cake

Today we have another fabulous cake for you from Pink Peach Cakes.  This lovely display was created for a winter wedding photo shoot but would completely work for a summer wedding as well.  The plum and golden yellow color combination is modern and fresh.  Coordinating single tier cakes add a bright ... Continue Reading

Next Great Baker: Now Casting!

TLC's Next Great Baker, Season 2

Listen up aspiring bakers!!  Think you have what it takes to out-bake the competition?  Then it's time to grab your apron, gather your photos and submit your casting application... TLC and Buddy Valastro (Cake Boss and Kitchen Boss) are back, looking to launch the career of another promising ... Continue Reading

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Fab Find: Pastry Pedestals

Pastry Pedestals

Today's Fab Find is an ingenious idea from one very clever lady who is no stranger to Half Baked.  In the past, we've featured lovely parties created by Jessica Kirkland of Pen N’ Paperflowers.... and even a tutorial guest post.  Today we just had to share her latest creation...  The Pastry ... Continue Reading

Special {Cake} Delivery

Shipping Cake for Photo Shoot

Dear Mr. FedEx Man, I know you take pride in getting packages from one place to another, safely and quickly.  But please pay extra attention to this one... there is something beautiful inside that is very fragile.  It's been in the works for months and took weeks to create.  And it's headed to ... Continue Reading

Happy Mother’s Day

Mother's Day Picnic

So it turns out that my husband does actually read Half Baked (and is pretty good at taking a hint).  We celebrated Mother's Day with a picnic lunch in the park.  Fresh fruit, cheese, water crackers... even a crusty baguette and chocolate chip cookies from my favorite local bakery.  Sadie enjoyed ... Continue Reading

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Skinny Margarita

Skinny Guilt Free Margarita by Partida Tequilla

It's Cinco de Mayo and you know what that means!   Today you have a great excuse to celebrate and enjoy some delicious Mexican food and a frosty margarita.  But it’s no secret that the amount of calories in a margarita can be ridiculously high... sometimes higher than an entire meal.  That leaves ... Continue Reading