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Shipping Delays and Their Impact on Baked Goods

Bakers have a big enough challenge serving up consistently fresh goods when facing supply chain disruptions. Whether you acquire your ingredients directly from a manufacturer or pick them up at your local grocery store, chances are it’s taking longer for ingredients to reach those destinations, shortening the amount of time you have left before they expire.

The prices of everything from ingredients to fuel, to labor and overhead are all going up simultaneously. Some businesses have no…


Added by Theresa Happe on June 3, 2022 at 3:31pm — No Comments

Fall Cake Contest

Enter the Fall Cake Contest for a chance to win big prizes from these sponsors:

Renshaw Fondant

Icing Images

Marvelous Molds

SugarEd Productions

Design Me A Cake

Dawn Parrott Cake Designs


Cake Connection

Veena's Art of Cake

Simi Cakes

Windsor Whip Works Art Gallery


Confectionary Chalet


Edible Artists Network Magazine…


Added by Theresa Happe on October 9, 2014 at 7:06am — 1 Comment

$100 Amazon gift card giveaway

Hi guys, I'm giving away a $100 Amazon gift card on my Facebook page:

Please enter and share :)

Added by Theresa Happe on August 22, 2014 at 5:07pm — No Comments

Banana and Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Banana Cake is a delicious cake that needs no frosting. A very moist cake is a great dessert. Whip this up for your next dinner party.

Prepare the following ingredients:

  • One half cup of sunflower oil
  • One cup of caster sugar
  • One and a half cup of all-purpose flour
  • One teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
  • Two…

Added by Theresa Happe on November 9, 2013 at 1:12pm — No Comments

Favorite Halloween Cakes Slideshow

Here are some of the Cakes We Bake staff's favorite Halloween cakes made by members. Some are scary, some are cute and others just plain o'l gross. We hope you enjoy them :D




Added by Theresa Happe on October 15, 2013 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments

Live Streaming from ICES

Next week, I will be live streaming different demonstrations and show highlights from the ICES Convention in Lexington, KY.

There will be something different every day. I have never done this before, so I'm apologizing in advance for possibly tripping people, filming the back of people's heads, etc. It's best I keep my day job. But, I just wanted to let people who don't go to ICES to be able to experience a bit of it from home.

If you are going to ICES, please stop by the Icing…


Added by Theresa Happe on July 31, 2013 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Review of Marsha Winbeckler's Craftsy Fondant, Pleats and Drapes Class

If you are looking for truly comprehensive fondant class but don't have the time or money to attend one, you'll be pleasantly surprised how much you can learn from taking Marsha Winbeckler’s Fondant Ruffles, Pleats, and Drapes  class offered by…


Added by Theresa Happe on June 30, 2013 at 7:25am — 8 Comments

Fastest Way to Add Embossing

Most of us are accustomed to using an embossed rolling pin to add texture to the outside of a fondant cake. The drawbacks of doing this are sometimes the fondant decides to stretch on you. Other times, you have a favorite rolling pin that is just too small to cover a large area of fondant. Any way you slice it, it's time consuming. So, here's a new option you can do now with icing sheets that is so darn fast and easy. The benefit is you don't have to worry about stretching when you lift it,…


Added by Theresa Happe on June 13, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Free Issue of American Cake Decorating Magazine

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Added by Theresa Happe on September 18, 2012 at 1:27pm — 10 Comments

A Tribute to my Grandma

Fay Tuzzi

April 19, 1921 - August 10, 2012

My grandmother was my inspiration to do everything I do today and I will never forget her.

I grew up eating only health foods - things like natural peanut butter and puffed rice cereal. Grandma managed two different bakeries, one of them Reisterer's in Garden City. She brought over stacks of…


Added by Theresa Happe on August 12, 2012 at 1:04pm — 10 Comments

If you're going to ICES

Hi Everyone,

If you're going to ICES this year, please come by booths 318/319 and say hello. I will be with the Sugar Arts Institute. Looking forward to meeting you :)

Added by Theresa Happe on July 28, 2012 at 11:05am — 2 Comments

Contest - Name the Business Column for American Cake Decorating

American Cake Decorating will be offering a monthly business column and is looking for a creative name. Please add your column name ideas below for a chance to win an Ateco pyramid mold. Contest ends June 14th.

Stainless Steel Large Pyramid Mold

Added by Theresa Happe on June 10, 2012 at 7:41am — 12 Comments

Looking for Sponsors for Huge $10,000 prize cake contest

If anyone is interested in participating as a sponsor, Cakes We Bake is working with American Cake Decorating Magazine and Sugar Arts Institute to do the biggest online contest ever. There will be many different prizes and we're working out the details. The top prize will be $10,000. If you are interested in participating, please either send me a private message on this site or email me at

To those interested in entering, when I have more details,…


Added by Theresa Happe on June 6, 2012 at 10:53am — No Comments

Great American Cake Show

I will be attending the Great American Cake Show in Westminster, MD this weekend. If you are planning to attend, please stop by and say hello. I will be at the Sugar Arts Institute booth. The event takes place at the Carroll County Agricultural Center. If you'd like more information about the show, visit.

Added by Theresa Happe on May 3, 2012 at 2:22pm — 3 Comments

National Capital Area Cake Show

Hi guys,

I'll be at booth 12 at the show with Sugar Arts Institute. Please stop by and say hello, if you're going. Hope to see you there!

FYI, Sugar Arts Institute is offering $50 off membership prior to our official launch date in July. If you'd like to take advantage of this special, here is a link to join:

Added by Theresa Happe on March 22, 2012 at 3:54pm — 1 Comment

Sugar Arts Institute Tagline Contest

Help the Sugar Arts Institute come up with a catchy tagline for a chance to win a 4 oz. container of Iridescent Twinkle Sprinkle edible glitter - value $52.

To enter, post your tagline suggestion on the Sugar Arts Institute Facebook page by February 14th.

Hint: Your entry should be something professional that conveys we are a school providing certification. (Most entries so far do…


Added by Theresa Happe on February 5, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

Class with James Rosselle and Marina Sousa

I had so much fun last week taking a fashion accessory class with James Rosselle and Marina Sousa. They are two incredibly talented, nice people who are completely unaffected by their television fame.


The class took place at The Chocolate Duck, owned by Christina Bisbee-Rost who has also been featured…


Added by Theresa Happe on October 24, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Amateur Cake Contest

JJ Becker, one of our moderators here at Cakes We Bake, is running a contest for amateur cake decorators. To enter, please visit his forum post here:


Note that the rules for entering and winning are completely unique from other contests here, so please read his post…


Added by Theresa Happe on September 8, 2011 at 2:54pm — No Comments

ICES Convention

If you are going to the ICES Convention in Charlotte, NC this week, please be sure to stop by and say hello! I'll be at booths 420-422 with Julie Bashore who will be demonstrating a brand new technique she invented. Stay tuned... I'm going to make a video of it. 


We'll be raffling off a $100 gift certificate towards Julie Bashore's cake decorating supplies at the booth.


Julie Bashore is an amazing instructor who offers numerous classes in various forms of…


Added by Theresa Happe on August 1, 2011 at 5:15pm — No Comments

Topsy Turvy Cake Contest ending soon

There's still time left if you want to enter the Topsy Turvy Cake Contest on my other site.

Here is the link:

The contest ends on May 30th, 12 midnight EST.

The prize is a $100 gift certificate to A&H Cake Design.

Added by Theresa Happe on May 23, 2011 at 3:08pm — 1 Comment

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