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Cotton Candy Cake Pops May 21 2013, 0 Comments


Lori made cotton candy cake pops and they are so fun and delicious! She opted to use cake balls baked in a Babycakes Cake Pop Maker, but the traditional cake truffle filling would work as well. Add a couple drops of cotton candy flavoring oil to the melted candy melts for a yummy flavor, and use paper straws in place of sticks for extra fun.  We recommend tasting between adding drops of flavoring oil because its so very easy to add too much.

♥ Supplies
• Yellow Cake Pop Filling
Pink Candy Melts
Super White Candy Melts
Cotton Candy Flavoring Oil
Blue Non-Pareils
Light Pink Stripe Paper Straws

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Pink Daisy Milk and Cookies May 20 2013, 1 Comment

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Mini Daisy Cookies May 17 2013, 0 Comments

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Dreamsicle Cake Pops May 16 2013, 0 Comments


Here is another yummy version of cake pops Lori make this week, dreamsicle! She tried using striped paper straws for the sticks and I just love how festive and summery they look! She opted to use cake balls baked in a Babycakes Cake Pop Maker, but the traditional cake truffle filling would work as well. She added a couple drops of orange creme flavoring oil to the melted candy melts for a yummy dreamsicle flavor.  We recommend tasting between adding drops of flavoring oil because its so very easy to add too much.

♥ Supplies
• Yellow Cake Pop Filling
Peach Candy Melts
Orange Creme Flavoring Oil
White Non-Pareils
Peach Stripe Paper Straws

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Dog Show Cupcakes May 15 2013, 0 Comments

Dog show cupcakes would be such a fun treat to celebrate any dog-lovers birthday, young or old! For a really quick version of this fun idea top store bought cupcakes, cakes, doughnuts, or even a scoop of ice cream with these toppers and you have a thoughtful treat to gift your dog lover!

♥ Supplies
• Chocolate Cupcakes
Deep Brown Baking Cups
Blue Houndstooth Baking Cups
• Vanilla Frosting
Lemon Yellow Gel Paste Food Coloring
Yellow Jimmies
Dog Toppers
Blue Ribbon Picks

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Cherry Cake Pops May 14 2013, 0 Comments

This week Lori has been busy making cake pops! How cute are these cherry cake pops!? We opted to use cake balls baked in a Babycakes Cake Pop Maker, but the traditional cake truffle filling would work as well. She added a couple drops of cherry flavoring oil to the melted candy melts for a yummy light cherry flavor.  We recommend tasting between adding drops of flavoring oil because its so very easy to add too much. For fun we added a little handcut green paper leaves and set them in mini red baking cups. Happy cake pop making!

♥ Supplies
• Yellow Cakepop Filling
Lime Green Chevron Paper Straws
Red Candy Melts
Paramount Crystals
Cherry Flavoring Oil
Mini Electric Red Baking Cups

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Chocolate Gnome Cupcakes May 13 2013, 1 Comment


You don't need to be a gardener to appreciate the cuteness of garden gnomes, especially on a cupcake! Lori made these recently and I just love how the garden gnomes are nestled into their own little outdoor garden scene. If you're looking for an easy and cute way to decorate cupcakes, I highly recommend loading them with sprinkles and toppers like Lori did here. Its such a fool proof way of cupcake decorating that hides any imperfections and leaves you with impressive cupcakes.

♥ Supplies
• Chocolate Cupcakes
Deep Brown Baking Cups
• Vanilla Frosting
Mint Green Gel Paste Food Coloring
Chocolate Crunch Topping
Candy Rocks
Garden Gnome Toppers
Mushroom Picks

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Carrot Garden Cupcakes May 10 2013, 0 Comments


With gardening season right around the corner we thought it was perfect timing for some delicious carrot garden cupcakes. We opted to make chocolate cupcakes this time, but this would also be a really fun way to decorate carrot cake cupcakes with some green tined cream cheese frosting.

♥ Supplies
• Chocolate Cupcakes
Deep Brown Baking Cups
• Vanilla Frosting
Mint Green Gel Paste Food Coloring
Chocolate Crunch Topping
Royal Icing Carrots

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Sewing Machine Chocolates May 09 2013, 0 Comments

Do you have a loved one with a love for sewing? These little chocolate sewing machines would be so cute wrapped in a little box tied with bakers twine, or topping a simple cake! For more detailed instructions check out our basic chocolate molding tutorial.

♥ Supplies
Light Blue Candy Melts
Sewing Kit Set Chocolate Mold
12" Disposable Decorating Bags
Black Edible Ink Pens
Red Heart Sprinkles
Classic Red Bakers Twine

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Bumble Bee Cupcakes May 08 2013, 1 Comment


So sweet, right!?!  Lori whipped up these oh so sweet bumble bee cupcakes, featuring our new bumble bee sugars and a generous amount of swirled yellow frosting. These would be so perfect for a baby shower, picnic, or garden party.

♥ Supplies
• Chocolate Cupcakes
Deep Brown Baking Cups
• Vanilla Frosting
Lemon Yellow Gel Paste Food Coloring
Round Cupcake Decorating Tip
16" Decorating Bag
Bumble Bee Sugars

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Glittering Hot Pink Chocolate Hearts May 07 2013, 1 Comment


We've  been wanting to give glittery chocolates a try so this week we went for it. First Lori tried brushing the chocolate mold with disco dust before filling with chocolate, but we weren't very excited by the results.  Lori then tried brushing the chocolate hearts with hot pink disco dust after molding, and that worked wonderfully!

These gilttery chocolate hearts would make some really gorgeous toppers for cupcakes, cakes, or even ice cream sundaes!

♥ Supplies
2" Plain Heart Chocolate Mold
Pink Candy Melts
Hot Pink Disco Dust
12" Disposable Decorating Bags

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Jadite Baking Chocolates May 03 2013, 0 Comments


We have a serious love for all things Jadite here at Layer Cake Shop.  If you're not familiar, its a beautiful milky mint green glass that many serving pieces, mixing bowls and vases were made from beginning in the 1930's.  Fire King popularized Jadite in the 1950's when it started producing a heat resistant line.

I've been wanting to try a chocolate Jadite muffin tin and spoon forever, and I'm so glad Lori was finally able to make it happen! I turned out so cute and when paired with mini chocolate cupcakes it makes the perfect little edible baking set!

♥ Supplies
Light Green Candy Melts
Peanut Butter Candy Melts
Baking Set Chocolate Mold
Mini Cupcake Chocolate Mold
12" Disposable Decorating Bags

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Peanut Butter Fawn May 02 2013, 1 Comment


Lori made this oh so sweet fawn this week, and I just love his simple details! She added the white spots to the inside of the mold before filling with peanut butter candy melts, and the eyes and nose using a brown edible ink marker.  Wouldn't this make a stunning cake topper!

This was Lori's first time making molded chocolates and as you can see she did an amazing job!  If you've ever hesitated giving chocolates a try go for it! For more details check out our Basic Chocolate Molding Tutorial.

♥ Supplies
Large Deer Chocolate Mold
Peanut Butter Candy Melts
White Candy Melts
Multiple Edible Ink Markers
12" Disposable Decorating Bags

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Bikini Cookies April 30 2013, 0 Comments

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Pink Mini Dachshund Sprinkle Cookies April 27 2013, 0 Comments

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Spring Shower Cupcakes April 27 2013, 1 Comment


We just added 40 new cupcake toppers to the shop and one of our favorites are these really cute umbrella toppers.  Perfect for spring or baby celebrations!

We paired them with pretty pastel frosting, sprinkles, and a little disco dust for fun!

♥ Supplies

• Yellow cupcakes
• Vanilla frosting
Baking Cups
Lemon Yellow Gel Paste Food Coloring
Dusty Rose Gel Paste Food Coloring
Pastel Sequin Sprinkles
Rainbow Disco Dust
Umbrella Toppers

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Mini Cherry Pastel Cutout Cookies April 26 2013, 0 Comments

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Chocolate Marshmallow Tulip Lollipops April 25 2013, 0 Comments


Ring in spring with super cute bright yellow chocolate marshmallow tulip lollipops! These were so easy to make and look pretty adorable!

1. Poke a small hole in the center of your mini tulip baking cups 2. Push regular size store bought marshmallows onto paper lollipop sticks. 3. Melt your yellow candy melts in a container so that the chocolate will be deep enough to cover the whole marshmallow in one dip. 4. Dip your marshmallows making sure that the whole marshmallow gets coated. 5. Tap the stick on the rim of your container to get rid of excess candy melt. 6. Poke your stick through a baking cup and push the baking cup up under the marshmallow. 7. Push into a block of white craft foam or cake pop holder to let dry. 8. Once dry, cut some little green paper leaves. We adhered them using glue dots.

♥Supplies
4-1/2" Paper Lollipop Sticks
Yellow Candy Melts
• Regular Size Marshmallows
Mini Tulip Baking Cups
• Green Paper
• Glue Dots

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Mint USA Cookies April 24 2013, 2 Comments

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Pink Spring Lily of the Valley Cupcake April 22 2013, 0 Comments


Its been a beautiful day here in Wisconsin inspiring us to whip up this pretty spring cupcake for you! We are loving these new vintage inspired toppers we just got in, aren’t they adorable!

♥ Supplies

• Classic White Baking Cups
• Dusty Rose Gel Paste Food Coloring
• Rainbow Disco Dust
• Lily of the Valley Picks
• Bird Toppers

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Tall Flag Valentine Cupcakes January 07 2013, 0 Comments


Its never too early to plan your Valentine's Day baking! A simple cupcake with homemade flags make for an impressive presentation for your sweetie.

♥ Supplies
• Classic White Baking Cups
• Yellow Cupcakes
• Vanilla Frosting
• Soft Pink Gel Paste Food Coloring
• Mini Heart Sprinkles
• Bamboo Skewers
• Washi Tape

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Snowy Skater Cupcake January 03 2013, 1 Comment


Pretty snowy cupcakes featuring a lovely vintage inspired ice skater.

♥ Supplies
• Classic White Baking Cups
• Yellow Cupcakes
• Vanilla Frosting
• White Non-Pareils
• Ballerina Toppers

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Glittering Deer Toppers January 03 2013, 1 Comment


After seeing a handful of glittering ornament DIY's popping up around the holidays, we wanted to try creating our own glittering cupcake toppers.  We simply covered  deer toppers using non toxic glue and disco dust.  We love the results!

♥ Supplies
• Small Deer Toppers
• Disco Dust
• Non-Toxic Glue
• Paint Brush

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Happy New Year! December 31 2012, 0 Comments

Wishing you a happy new year of beautiful baking!

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Butterscotch Owl Pops September 28 2012, 1 Comment



Owls, butterscotch and autumn just seem to go together don't you think? Every autumn I get the urge to make things featuring woodland animals!

This is my first time working with butterscotch candy melts, new to our shop this year, and oh my.. they are so incredibly sweet and yummy! Perfect for these little owls! I found the butterscotch candy melts a bit stiffer when melted than others, so I would consider them much more ideal for molding rather than dipping.


I think my very favorite use for bakers twine is tying sweet bows on chocolate lollipops!

So adorable!

Follow our Basic Chocolate Molding Tutorial if you’re new to chocolate molding.

Tips: Roll the lollipop stick once in the mold to coat the whole top of the stick with chocolate, this makes the stick more secure. Get yourself more than one mold if you plan to make a lot, waiting for the chocolate to harden can become time consuming.

♥ Supply List

• Butterscotch Candy Melts
• Small Owl Lollipop Chocolate Mold
• White Paper Lollipop Sticks
• Disposable Decorating Bags
•  Cappuccino Brown Bakers Twine

♥ greta


Pink Lemonade Cupcakes April 27 2012, 3 Comments

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I've seen a handful of pink lemonade desserts floating around Pinterest lately and just couldn't get them out of my head. Pink lemonade + cake + frosting just sounds so incredibly good! Olive and I gave pink lemonade cupcakes a whirl and they did not disappoint!
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We added 3TB of Country Time powdered pink lemonade mix to our favorite vanilla cupcake recipe (which yields 12 cupcakes) and that seemed just right. We also added 3TB of the same lemonade mix to our favorite decorator frosting, but it was a little intense. I would recommend starting with 1 TB adding more to taste.
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We Tinted our frosting and white jimmies with just a touch of soft pink gel paste food coloring. Check out our Custom Color Sprinkles post for more detailed instructions.

Topped with a light pink stripe paper straw(cut in half), we think they look sweet and refreshing just like the real thing.
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She always has to taste the frosting first.

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Enjoy!

♥ Supplies
• Vanilla Cupcake and Frosting Recipe
• Classic White Baking Cups
• Country Time Pink Lemonade Mix (powdered)
• Soft Pink Gel Paste Food Coloring
• White Jimmies
• Light Pink Stripe Paper Straw

♥ greta


Peach Doughnuts April 18 2012, 1 Comment


As promised here is my delicious peach doughnut recipe. I've tried a few different baked doughnut recipes in the past and so far this our family favorite. Unlike previous attempts these doughnuts turned out really moist and seemed to closer resemble a fried doughnut. I've been trying out more vegan baking recipes lately because Josh is allergic to dairy and eggs, so these doughnuts happen to be vegan. Bake some for your vegan and non-vegan friends alike, nobody will be disappointed!

If you are a fierce doughnut fan you may have a problem with baked doughnuts. Is a doughnut really a doughnut if its baked and not fried? Well I'm not entirely sure, but considering that I don't personally find home doughnut frying very appealing and these are so very yummy, I'm calling them doughnuts. Delicious doughnuts!

With custom colored glittery peach sprinkles..
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and birthday candles.
peach doughnut
Very yum!

Peach Doughnuts
Make 6 Standard Size Donuts

Dry Ingredients:
1 Cup All Purpose Flour
1/2 Cup Sugar
1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 Pinch Cinnamon

Wet Ingredients:
1/2 Cup Soymilk
1/2 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
1/2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
2 TB Applesauce
4 TB Smart Balance
3-4 Drops Peach Flavoring Oil

Combine dry ingredients and whisk to mix thoroughly. Combine wet ingredients in a small sauce pan and stir over low heat until smart balance is melted. This mixture should NOT get too hot, just warm enough for the smart balance to melt. If the mixture gets too hot, let it cool before moving on.

Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and mix until just combined. Because this mixture does not contain eggs you can taste a little bit of the batter to see if it has enough peach flavor. Keep in mind that the doughnuts should have a subtle peach flavor and the glaze a more intense peach flavor. Go ahead and add more peach flavoring oil if you think it needs it, just a couple drops at a time. A little really does go a long way when it comes to flavoring oil!

Grease your doughnut pan really well with cooking spray. These doughnuts are so moist that if your doughnuts stick to the pan at all they may rip while trying to remove them. Fill each doughnut pan cavity with batter up to about 1/4" under the rim. Its better to under-fill, rather than over-fill when it comes to baked doughnuts. If you over-fill your doughnuts with have an unsightly ridge around the middle of them. I like to call it doughnut muffin-top, and its not so pretty.

Bake for 12 minutes at 350º F. You don't want them to brown, but you can use the toothpick test to judge doneness. An inserted toothpick should come out clean. Once done, invert over a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper and carefully nudge them out if they need help. I don't recommend cooling them on racks because they are just so moist that they tend to sink into the cooling rack.

Now your ready to set up your glazing station! Set up a bowl for the glaze, then a bowl of sprinkles, and lastly a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.

Peach Glaze
1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar
1 Tbs Soymilk
4-6 Drops Peach Flavoring Oil
2-4 Drops Peach Gel Paste Coloring
1/2 Cup Sprinkles (click here for a Custom Color Sprinkles tutorial)

Whisk soymilk and powdered sugar together. Add the peach coloring a drop at a time until you love the color. Add the peach flavoring oil 2 drops at a time until you think it has just the right amount of peach flavor.

Dip the the nicer looking side of your doughnut into the glaze, let some drip off, then dip glaze-side down into sprinkles. Transfer to your parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Admire your pretty doughnut for a moment, then repeat with the remaining doughnuts.

♥ greta

Recipe adapted from Vegan Yum Yum's Mini Doughnut recipe.


Custom Color Sprinkles April 16 2012, 5 Comments




I would probably file this technique under "Color Obsessed Bakers". If you're not a color obsessed baker feel free to roll your eyes at the thought of custom coloring your sprinkles. I'm okay with that. I am however, quite color obsessed and my baked goods are no exception. I really wanted shimmery peach sprinkles to sprinkle atop Olive's birthday doughnuts recently, and because I have never been able to find pastel sprinkles to sell in the shop, I set out to make my own. I turned out to be extremely easy!

I started with white jimmies in a zip-top plastic baggie with plenty of room to move the jimmies around. I was hoping for pastel sprinkles so I used the teeniest amount of gel paste food coloring applied to the inside of the bag. I massaged the sprinkles around in the baggie and after a while the coloring evenly distributed itself really well and I was ecstatic with the pretty pastel colors!

I also experimented with creating pearly sprinkles and glittery sprinkles. For sprinkles with a really pretty pearly luster, pour your sprinkles in a small bowl and stir in a tiny bit of luster dust. Keep stirring until evenly distributed. For glittery sprinkles, add a tiny bit of disco dust into the plastic baggie along with your food coloring.

White Jimmies colored with Turquoise Gel Paste Food Coloring.

White Jimmies coated with Cantaloupe Orange Luster Dust.

White Jimmies colored with Mint Green Gel Paste Coloring.

White Jimmies colored with Peach Gel Paste Coloring and Miami Orange Disco Dust.

The peach jimmies above are a mix of 3 different batches I colored. When you use this technique the coloring distributes very well and all the jimmies turn out the same color, but in this case I wanted a varied look.

I'm in love with coloring my own sprinkles and if you are an avid baker with a large selection of gel paste food coloring, this technique is for you! Get yourself a bulk bag of white jimmies and whip up the prettiest sprinkles you ever did see!

♥ greta


Mini Spring Daisy Cupcakes April 04 2012, 0 Comments

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Spring has spring around here!  The tulips are popping, Olive and I are rockin our windbreakers, and I'm reviewing my sandals wish list. I love living in the midwest for a bunch of reasons, but my favorite thing about the midwest is the drastic season changes. I tend to get restless and I find myself thriving on the fresh inspiration I get from those season changes. For example right now I'm totally inspired by pastels, lemons, pretty dresses, florals, light jackets, bows, glitter and shimmer.. but not too long ago it was 80's stocking hats and plaid. You get the idea.

And.. spring just happens to be my favorite season! I love pretty springy colors, the promise of nice warm weather, and its the month of Olive's birthday.. and mine! So if spring isn't your favorite season, I think you should reconsider. I mean really, who doesn't love stomping in puddles with rain boots?

To get you in the springy mood how about making yourself some easy peasy spring daisy cupcakes? They are so tiny and cute you could surely eat quite a few without feeling guilty.

♥ Supplies
• Mini Classic White Baking Cups
• Round Cupcake Decorating Tip
• 14" Decorating Bag
• Mint Green Gel Past Food Coloring
• Gum Paste Daisy

My little spring time sweetie..

♥ greta


Drunkin St Patty's Day Cupcakes March 12 2012, 0 Comments

♥ Supply List
• Classic White Baking Cups
• Green Foil Baking Cups
• Mint Green Gel Paste Food Coloring
• Liquor Bottle Toppers
• Green Top Hat Picks
• Green Shamrock Sprinkles
• Gold Dragees

♥ greta


Chocolate Mint Shamrock Cupcakes March 09 2012, 0 Comments

Simple, but really cute and yummy! Chocolate cupcakes with green peppermint flavored frosting, sprinkled with some mini shamrock sprinkles, and placed in festive green polka dot baking cups. Enjoy!

♥ Supply List
• Chocolate Cake Recipe
• Brown Baking Cups
• Green Polka Dot Baking Cups
• Peppermint Flavoring Oil
• Mint Green Gel Paste Food Coloring
• Mini Green Shamrock Sprinkles

♥ greta


Pretty Sparkly Cupcakes March 08 2012, 0 Comments


Gold Star Edible Glitter, Pearly Gold Chunky Sugar

Silver Star Edible Glitter, Pearly Silver Chunky Sugar

Red Heart Edible Glitter, Rainbow Sanding Sugar

Rainbow Edible Glitter, Rainbow Sanding Sugar, Rainbow Chunky Sugar

Gold Star Edible Glitter, Chocolate Crunch Topping

We just got in some lovely new sprinkles so I whipped up some pink cupcakes to test out glitter/sugar combinations. Aren't these just SO pretty! I think I may sprinkle gold stars on my cereal tomorrow morning!

Cupcakes frosted using our Star Cupcake Tip.

♥ greta


Terrarium Cake March 05 2012, 5 Comments


I can't contain my excitement about this cake, how totally fun it is! I myself don't own a terrarium because I cannot be trusted to keep any plant alive, but I think terrariums are so cool. I've noticed how popular they are recently, so when we got these chocolate crunchies in I knew a terrarium cake must be made!

I filled my terrarium jar with chocolate cake batter about 1 inch deep, set the whole jar on a cookie sheet, and baked. I was a little nervous about baking in something not labeled for baking, but it worked beautifully! Please bake at your own risk though.

After cooling I poured in some chocolate crunchies, enough to resemble a nice layer of top soil. I then tinted decorator frosting with a 50/50 mix of leaf green and forest green gel paste coloring and filled my frosting bag fitted with a round cupcake frosting tip. I generously pipped in blobs and swirls of frosting and sprinkled with green non-pareils for a mossy feel.

Then I tucked in some candy rocks here and there and topped with 2 totally cute chocolate mushroom lollipops. Learn to make the mushrooms here.

I just love how this cake turned out and how really very simple it was to put together. I love projects like that!

♥ Supply List
• Glass Terrarium Jar
• Chocolate Cake Recipe or Mix
• Chocolate Crunchies
• Decorator Frosting
• Leaf Green Gel Paste Food Coloring
• Forest Green Gel Paste Food Coloring
• Green Non-Pareils
• Candy Rocks

Chocolate Mushroom Supply List
• 3D Mushroom Chocolate Mold
• Candy Melts
• Disposable Decorating Bags
• 4-1/2″ Paper Lollipop Sticks
• Flower Power Icing Flowers
• Chocolate Mushroom Tutorial


Blueberry Smoothie March 02 2012, 0 Comments


A morning smoothie with a fun paper straw is a staple in our house. My go to favorite is 1 banana, frozen blueberries, vanilla yogurt, and milk because its yummy and we always have these things on hand. I don't know about you, but I am not a morning person. Little things like fun straws in colorful smoothies seem to make mornings so much more enjoyable!

We carry 30 different colors and patterns of paper straws in packages of 24, or bulk packages of 100 for parties and events.  We also carry assorted packages if you want to try them all!

♥ greta


Chocolate Mushroom Lollipops February 28 2012, 1 Comment


I've been dying to try this 3D mushroom mold and now I'm so glad I did!  They're a little happiness on a stick. I love how the mushrooms have such a mod feel to them when made in pretty bright colors and topped with a little royal icing flower.


Here they are without sticks, just as cute!

I filled some of the cavities to the top, and others not quite, to create mushrooms of varying heights. After letting the chocolate set for just a minute or two it was firm enough that I could just push the sticks right in and they stayed upright all by themselves. Then into the freezer they went.

After about 10 minutes in the freezer, this depends on how warm your chocolate was, they popped right out. I'm very pleased with how shiny they are!

I let the mushroom parts come to room temperature, then attached them together with a little melted chocolate and propped up on the edge of a cookie sheet to set. Top with a little royal icing flower using a dab of melted chocolate if desired. For more detailed chocolate molding tips check out our Basic Chocolate Molding Tutorial.

♥ Supply List
• 3D Mushroom Chocolate Mold
• Candy Melts
• Disposable Decorating Bags
• 4-1/2" Paper Lollipop Sticks
• Flower Power Icing Flowers

♥ greta


Chocolate Mustache Lollipops February 13 2012, 2 Comments


We make chocolate mustache lollipops often around here. They are just so fun that we never tire of them! They always seem to encourage giggles and silly mustached photos..

Today we made pink strawberry and dark chocolate mustache lollipops to share with our friends for Valentine's Day!


This is an easy peasy project that you can do with kiddos in an afternoon! Follow our Basic Chocolate Molding Tutorial if you're new to chocolate molding.

Tips: Roll the lollipop stick once in the mold to coat the whole top of the stick with chocolate, this makes the stick more secure. Get yourself more than one mold if you plan to make a lot, waiting for the chocolate to harden can become time consuming.

Supply List
• Candy Melts
• Flavoring Oil
• Mustache Lollipop Chocolate Mold
• 3-3/4" Paper Lollipop Sticks
• Disposable Decorating Bags
• 4-3/4" Cello Bags
• Twist Ties

♥ greta


Gingerbread Feather Cookies November 16 2011, 0 Comments





Thanksgiving is just around the corner and I've got a few feather themed projects lined up for you this week that will add something extra special to your Thanksgiving table. First up are these festive gingerbread feather cookies.

I hand cut these cookies using a feather cut from card stock as my template. Hand cutting did take a little extra time so I recommend cutting and baking your feather cookies ahead of time if you are making a lot of them.

After rolling and cutting press a lollipop stick into the back of the cookie and press on a little extra dough to secure the stick.  Turn back over and bake cookies on a parchment lined cookie sheet.

Once cooled you are ready to decorate!  I used orange and blue candy melts, and orange and teal jimmies.  Melt your candy melts in the microwave 20 seconds at a time and once melted pour into a disposable decorating bag.  Pipe stripes of candy melt onto your cookies and coat with jimmies.  Let one color set before you move onto the next.

I've created a printable PDF for you that includes templates for all 4 feather themed projects created to help you celebrate this Thanksgiving. Download here: FeatherTemplate

Supply List
• Your favorite gingerbread recipe
• Orange Candy Melts
• Blue Candy Melts
• Orange Jimmies
• Teal Jimmies
• 4-1/2" Paper Lollipop Sticks
• Disposable Decorating Bag

♥ greta
My little helper happily got in on the action! She is the cutest!


Maple Cinnamon Pumpkin Seeds November 03 2011, 0 Comments




This is what I did with our pumpkin seeds this year.. really delicious!  Every year I'm the only one who eats them so I was looking for a way to jazz them up.  Maple syrup and cinnamon did the trick.

I packaged them up in Glassine Bakery Bags and sealed them with Maple Bakery Labels to share them with a few lucky family members.

Recipe
2 cups pumpkin seeds (washed and patted dry)
2 tb maple syrup
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp sea salt

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Mix all ingredients together and spread into a single layer on the cookie sheet. Bake for 40 minutes. Let cool completely on the baking sheet before storing or packaging. Some parts will be a bit gooey, others will be crunchy. Yum!

Packaging Supply List
• Glassine Bakery Bags 1/4LB
• Maple Bakery Labels

♥ greta


Gingerbread Deer & Coffee November 02 2011, 1 Comment



Hope you all had a happy Halloween! I have a fun month of autumn baking and entertaining ideas lined up for you, and the cutest Thanksgiving DIY's that I'm so excited about! They will make your Thanksgiving table so very special!

Starting off this month of November are these yummy gingerbread deer that pair fabulously with a fresh cup of hot coffee. A little bit campy, a little bit rustic.. they make me happy!

They don't require any decorating which makes them a breeze to whip up using the Layer Cake Shop Standing Deer Cutter. Just mix up a batch of your favorite gingerbread, roll, cut, bake, dunk and nibble. Yum.

They are the perfect autumn afternoon treat. Enjoy!
♥ greta


Gingerbread Acorn Cookie Friends October 24 2011, 0 Comments




This week was our week to bring a snack to Olive's preschool. The theme was Fall Fun, so we thought some Acorn Cookie Friends would be perfect. We served the cookies along with applesauce and milk.. they were a hit!

Olive cut out the the acorns, dipped them in chocolate, and also added the eyes.  She was very proud, and we loved how different and silly they all looked!

To make your own Acorn Cookie Friends follow our tutorial found HERE. We used our favorite gingerbread recipe instead of chocolate cookie dough, they are both delicious.

Supply List
• Acorn Cutter
• Milk Chocolate Candy Melts
• Royal Icing Eyes

♥ greta


♥ NEW ♥ Push Pop Containers June 30 2011, 5 Comments

Sorry we have been away so long.. more on that later.  We are in LOVE with our new Push Pop Containers!  Our first batch flew off the shelves, but have no fear, there are more on the way!  You can fill them with so many different yummy things.. cake, brownies, cookies, candy, pudding, ice cream, and more.  Layers of goodies between frosting looks so pretty!  They even come with a lid!

I made the above cake push pops by punching rounds of cake, from a sheet cake, using a circle cutter from our Round Circle Cutter Set.  I then layered yummy frosting between the cake and topped with sprinkles.  That easy!

Olive and I also made a few by layering frosting and mini cupcakes..

Um.. yes.. they were a hit!

We also carry them in mini size!

Our Mini Push Pop Containers are perfect for really rich treats because they only hold a few bites.  Somebody has got to make some fudge push pops stat!

♥ greta


Chocolate Kisses February 14 2011, 0 Comments

Happy Valentines Day everyone!  Here is a chocolate kisses project.. kisses from Layer Cake Shop to you!

Each little homemade chocolate wrapped up in foil feels like a little present!

To make your own chocolate kisses melt your Candy Melts, add a drop of Flavoring Oil, pour your melted Candy Melts into a Disposable Decorating Bag, and pipe into your Small Lips Chocolate Mold. Gently tap your mold on your counter to smooth the candy melt and bring any trapped air bubbles to the surface.  Place in the freezer for a few minutes until they pop right out when inverted.

For more detailed instructions check out our Basic Chocolate Molding Tutorial.

We thought these kisses looked adorable packaged in Hot Pink Glassine Lined Bakery Bags.

Supply List
• Milk Chocolate Candy Melts
• Flavoring Oil
• Small Lips Chocolate Mold
• Disposable Decorating Bags (1 for each color of candy melt)
• Red Foil Candy Wrappers
• Hot Pink Galssine Lined Bakery Bags


Chocolate Conversation Hearts February 10 2011, 1 Comment

Adorable, don't you think?  Classic conversation hearts, molded from chocolate, nestled in mini baking cups.  They look so happy!

To make your own chocolate conversation hearts melt your Candy Melts, add a drop of Flavoring Oil, pour your melted Candy Melts into a Disposable Decorating Bag, and pipe into your Conversation Hearts Chocolate Mold. Gently tap your mold on your counter to smooth the candy melt and bring any trapped air bubbles to the surface.  Place in the freezer for a few minutes until they pop right out when inverted.

To make pastel colored chocolate we used a ratio of 2/3 white candy melts to 1/3 colored candy melts.

For more detailed instructions check out our Basic Chocolate Molding Tutorial.

To package up for gift giving we used our new Clear Candy Boxes and Mini Baking Cups, tied up with vintage inspired Bakers Twine.

Supply List
• White Candy Melts
• Orange Candy Melts
• Yellow Candy Melts
• Green Candy Melts
• Light Blue Candy Melts
• Purple Candy Melts
• Conversation Heart Chocolate Mold
• Flavoring Oil
• Disposable Decorating Bags (1 for each color of candy melt)
• Clear Candy Boxes
• Mini Baking Cups
• Bakers Twine


Scallop Heart Chocolate Lollipops February 04 2011, 0 Comments

We cannot stand how cute these chocolate lollipops are! So incredibly easy to make and perfect for giving to all your loved ones for Valentine's Day.

The Love Scallop Heart Lollipop Mold is new to our shop for Valentine's Day this year and we are in love. The vintage look and the adorable scallops are to die for!

To make your own chocolate lollipops melt your Red Candy Melts, add a drop of Flavoring Oil, pour your melted candy melts into a Disposable Decorating Bag, and pipe into your Love Scallop Heart Lollipop Mold. Gently tap your mold on your counter to smooth the candy melt.  Add your Lollipop Sticks and place in the freezer for a few minutes until they pop right out when inverted.

For more detailed instructions check out our Basic Chocolate Molding Tutorial.

For an extra sweet presentation add a little bow of our new Airmail Bakers Twine.

We couldn't resist a bite.. YUM!

Supply List
• Love Scallop Heart Lollipop Mold
• Red Candy Melts
• Flavoring Oil
• Lollipop Sticks
• Disposable Decorating Bags
• Airmail Bakers Twine


Christmas Bark December 27 2010, 0 Comments

This year I tired something new for the holidays.. Candy Bark.  I was looking for something that Olive and I could do together.  Bark was the perfect project.  I spread the melted chocolate and she sprinkled.  We had a blast.

We made candy cane bark, which was my absolute favorite.

orange apricot bark..

and peanut butter bark.

They were all really yummy and a fun gift to give!

Candy Cane Bark Supply List
• Milk Chocolate Candy Melts
• White Candy Melts
• Red Candy Melts
• Peppermint Flavoring Oil
• 1 box of crushed candy canes

Orange Apricot Bark Supply List
• Milk Chocolate Candy Melts
• White Candy Melts
• Orange Candy Melts
• Orange Flavoring Oil
• 1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped

Peanut Butter Bark Supply List
• Milk Chocolate Candy Melts
• White Candy Melts
• 1/2 bag peanut butter chips
• 1 bag of small peanut butter cups, chopped

To make bark melt your Milk Chocolate Candy Melts just until melted, about 1 min, and spread on parchment paper.  Let cool.  Then mix your White Candy Melts with your PB chips, Red, or Orange Candy Melts.. 1 to 1 ratio.  Melt, add a couple drops of your flavoring oil, and spread over your milk chocolate.  Immediately sprinkle with your chopped candy or fruit.  Let cool.  Break up into pieces.

So easy, yummy and makes for a pretty gift any time of the year!


Today's Cupcake December 21 2010, 0 Comments

Okay, okay, this is the last snowy cupcake for a while.  We just love the White Sugar Pearls and White Non-Pareils combo.. its makes for such a sweet snowy scene!  We also LOVE these pinecone picks, so vintage looking!

Supply List
• Deep Brown Baking Cups
• Pinecone Picks
• Bright White Gel Paste Food Coloring
• White Sugar Pearls
• White Non-Pareils


Today's Cupcake December 20 2010, 1 Comment

Today's Cupcake is inspired by the roads we travel to deliver your packages!  We havn't gotten stuck yet, but its bound to happen sometime this winter, maybe we should invest in snow tires with all these post office runs?  Thanks for all the orders friends!

Supply List
• Deep Brown Baking Cups
• Bright White Gel Paste Food Coloring
• Car Toppers
• White Sugar Pearls
• White Non-Pareils


Sprinkle Dipped Wafers December 13 2010, 2 Comments

We LOVE projects like this!  A yummy treat that packs a big colorful punch, for not a whole lot of effort.  If you’re ever looking for a really easy treat to make, we highly recommend dipping things in chocolate!

To make these cuties line a cookie sheet with waxed paper.  Melt your candy melts in a microwaveable plastic bowl on 30 second intervals until melted.  It usually only takes 1 minute.  Make sure to not over heat them or they get thick and un-useable.

Brush any loose crumbs off your wafer cookies so your chocolate doesn’t get full of crumbs.  Dip your wafers into the candy melts, then lightly scrape any excess off the bottom of the wafer on the side of your bowl.

Now sprinkle!  Place on your cookie sheet and let dry for at least a few hours.

Supply List
• Pink Wafer Cookies
• Orange Candy Melts
• Tiny Heart Sprinkles
• Yellow Non-Pareils
• Waxed Paper