Retro Candy Week: Taffy

Taffy Cake and Party Favors

We conclude our Retro Candy Week with.... Taffy!  Old fashioned taffy, salt water taffy, taffy wands.  It's all delicious and party perfect!  Whether for a wedding, shower or birthday, this retro candy brings a touch of charm to any event.  You could even put it on a cake! Don't you just LOVE ... Continue Reading

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

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