While Sydney was home this past weekend, for a VERY short time, we visited the Botanical gardens. As we walked around the flowers and greenery I saw a Flamboyant Mayflower and became mesmerized by it’s beauty! The Flamboyant Mayflower is known for its flamboyant display of flowers. In many tropical parts of the world it is grown as an ornamental tree and in…Continue
Added by Bobbie Noto http://bobbiesbaking on May 23, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
Peonies are one of my favorite flowers, we have had them adorn our landscaping for almost 22 years; I remember planting our first peony plant with Sydney (she was almost two) and it just happened to be Mother’s Day. As I was covering the the second cake Sydney came through the door ready for 10 days of fun (she is spending the summer in DC). I had originally…Continue
Added by Bobbie Noto http://bobbiesbaking on May 13, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
I posted a few days ago Sydney will be turning 21, and I am creating a few different cakes for her to choose from for her party. This is the first cake for her to view. This cake is a billow weave, Susan Trianos has a wonderful video explaining how she creates a wonderful tufted billow weave cake. The first time I saw the billow weave I thought of…Continue
Added by Bobbie Noto http://bobbiesbaking on May 2, 2013 at 10:16am — No Comments
I love a full open rose sitting on top of a cake. It is a simple touch of elegance. I had planned on designing a few cakes for Sydney to choose from for 21st birthday party. The first element I need is for her to choose from is the type of topper; she is leaning towards a flower. She wanted to see a few different types, last year we designed Butterfly…Continue
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I'm not sure if anyone is interested in this but I made a banana cake that everyone raved about. It is very moist. Here is the link to the recipe: http://dessert.food.com/recipe/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-frosting-67256.
I filled it with chocolate ruffle filling and used chocolate Swiss Meringue Buttercream.
The truffle filling…Continue
Added by Goreti on April 20, 2013 at 4:45pm — No Comments
I was organizing my cookie cutters, and I came across a beautiful copper corset cookie cutter Sydney had given last summer. I couldn’t believe I had not used it yet. Since Sydney loves fondant I covered them in strawberry flavored and mocha-cinnamon fondant, from Fondarific. The decorative details are piped in royal icing. While Sydney and I were FaceTiming she…Continue
Added by Bobbie Noto http://bobbiesbaking on April 18, 2013 at 11:16am — No Comments
I have been watching General Hospital for 48 of the 50 years it has aired on ABC, my grandma and I would await for every new adventure each day at 2:00 pm CT. I skipped school on November 17th 1981 to watch Luke and Laura”s wedding, I actually missed a few more days leading up to the event. I cried in 1994 when Maxie Jones needed a heart transplant; her…Continue
Added by Bobbie Noto http://bobbiesbaking on April 12, 2013 at 10:20am — No Comments
Shoes are the number one accessory; women brag about how many pairs of shoes they have in their closet. Mariah Carey had Mario Buatta designed an elegant space with gold-leaf and bleached-wood floors for her stilettos. Although my husband has to share his closet with my left over shoes I do not have a special built room just for my shoes, I would not…Continue
I was showing Sydney a two tone royal icing brush embroidery (that is a mouthful), and she thought the cookies would be a wonderful dessert to create for Mother’s Day. I must say I agree, the cookies would look exquisite in a clear top box with a blush pink ribbon. In fact I am planning on remaking the exact…Continue
Added by Bobbie Noto http://bobbiesbaking on March 28, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
It was wonderful having Sydney baking and decorating with me this past week, however I admit saying goodbye has become harder as she visits more often. I began realizing our relationship will be a series of visits and goodbyes. She loves living in D.C. and will probably go to graduate school at George Washington University. I am happy to see her become a…
Added by Bobbie Noto http://bobbiesbaking on March 20, 2013 at 6:47pm — No Comments
I have just added a post to my CreativeDesignsforCakes blog. This is a bonus chapter to the book that accompanies the Silhouette Cameo and accessory package we sell. This is an overview on creating a cake wrap. Here are a few examples of cakes made using this new technique. http://www.creativedesignsforcakes.blogspot.com
Added by Linda McClure on March 20, 2013 at 12:47am — No Comments
I was inspired to create a sugar cookie with frills from a Craftsy video and a beautiful fluted egg cookie cutter I purchased at …
Added by Bobbie Noto http://bobbiesbaking on March 13, 2013 at 7:05pm — No Comments
DF asked me to bake cupcakes for the women in human resources (to thank them). With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner I thought they should be decorated for the occasion. I was inspired by, of all things, a 21 century insurance…Continue
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I have had a love for Judy Garland since I was a little girl; my father introduced me to The Wizard of Oz when I was two. From that moment on, I watched every Judy Garland movie I could find. I still can recall the first time I saw Judy Garland and Fred Astaire dancing and singing to classics like “We’re a Couple Swells”, “Drum Crazy”, and of course “Easter…Continue
Added by Bobbie Noto http://bobbiesbaking on February 25, 2013 at 10:58am — No Comments
Every year D.F. romantically buys a dozen roses and chooses a card in which he meticulously underlines the words he feels is a representations of his feelings for me. He buys Sydney sweet cards for an daughter and 2 roses as well. This year I thought I would create an edible Valentine’s card for him, and for Sydney (I am sending most of the cookie cards to her &…Continue
How fun to adorn cupcakes with fondant fortune cookies with a personalized message; adding gumpaste cherry blossom flowers for a romantic touch!
Sydney started noticing personalized fortune cookies and thought it might be fun if we created fondant fortune cookies with a gumpaste personalized message. I thought it would be perfect to add cherry…
Added by Bobbie Noto http://bobbiesbaking on February 25, 2013 at 10:46am — No Comments
A lot of people often ask me how I make my sugar sculptures and sculpted cakes. For my most recent cake I went ahead and took pictures of my Jack Frost sculpture progress.
I posted all the making of pictures here:…Continue
Added by Fernanda Abarca on February 10, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments
It is such a great honor to be featured in such an esteemed bakers blog.
What a great person she must be, to give people such as myself an opportunity to showcase our work.
Thank you Sam!