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    Kerrie does Orlando! America’s Cake Fair 2017

    Until this past week, I had never been overseas. The longest I had been away from my family until this point was 3 days. So after a total of 42 hours of flying, and 9 days away from home, jet lag slowly wearing off, what was my first overseas experience like? I've put together a kinda travel diary, complete with badly lit photos taken with my phone, so please enjoy my musings on Florida, Red Lobster, and why I need a Squirrel. I'm leaving on a...

    Edible Flowers: The Good, the Bad, and the Possibly Toxic

    Flowers are pretty. They say "I love you", "I'm sorry", and "Happy Birthday", with delicate petals, sweet perfume, and brilliant colours. And as Caker's know, they look GREAT on cakes. Flowers can also be edible, from vaguely digestible to medicinal, but just what is safe to use? How do I prepare flowers for use on cakes? How do I know I'm buying food safe flowers? All good questions! What is Edible? Across all food ingredients, the tern...

    Why we need Cake now, more than ever

    Pretty much everywhere you look, horrible things are happening. War, famine, disease, cruelty, basically the worse of humanity.So why, when our world is so obviously  falling apart, should we care about cake??I'm glad you asked. How much is too much? As an online Cake Artist, I spend a LOT of time online. A good 90% of my online activity is cake related.Despite that, I am overwhelmed with images of bombings, stabbings, shootings, and...

    Why you NEED to put yourself first

    There's a reason that the Airline Safety message tells you to put on your own Oxygen mask before attending to your kids. Its because you are IMPORTANT, and VALUABLE, and best able to serve your family, if your are functioning properly. That's a lesson that we need to take on board in daily life, and I'm talking Women AND Men. We have a skewed idea of 'value' in our society. Instead of being our best selves, we try to be our most...

    Why you NEED a Plan B

    Things go wrong.  It's an inescapable truth. As I write this, I'm caring for my eldest Son, who is home from school, sick. We're watching Frozen. As you do. I know how much work I normally get done on a Monday. Admin, emails, post, housework, groceries. Shelved. What can you do. But what if you have a Wedding Cake, and something goes wrong? What's your Plan B? Believe it or not, A LOT went wrong with this cake. It was 36 degrees (around...

    Finding Your Style

    When you first start Cake Decorating, like most of us,  you will have followed the customers brief, maybe even faithfully recreated a grainy image of Aunt Cecily's Wedding Cake for their Golden Anniversary. But what happens when or if you want to find your own style?Maybe you want to take the Cake world by storm with a whole new design style like Katherine Sabbath, or maybe you want a signature style, like Cotton and Crumbs. Either...