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Purple Perfection Peony Spray

Posted By pastrydiva on May 13, 2013 at 6:40AM

wedding cakes

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 created the Peony cake topper as another cake, in a long line, of 21 birthday cakes for her to choose...

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Fondant Billow Weave Cake

Posted By pastrydiva on May 2, 2013 at 7:06AM

fabric fondant wedding cake

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 Sydney, between her love of fashion and fondant cakes, I knew she would adore the fabric fondant cake. She thought is would an excellent wedding cake..

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Romantic String Work Sugar-cookies

Posted By pastrydiva on Apr 18, 2013 at 7:01AM

Wedding Cookies

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 suggested they would look best 3-D on a fondant molded stand with royal icing string work.

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Wedding Cookies, All Dressed in Ruffles

Posted By pastrydiva on Apr 11, 2013 at 6:27AM

Wedding Cookies

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 recipient being her cousin BJ and again in 1995 when Stone Cates died. I inadvertently turned Sydney, my daughter,...

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Wedding Stiletto Cake

Posted By pastrydiva on Apr 3, 2013 at 12:35PM

fondant high heel

Wedding Stiletto Cake

Posted By pastrydiva on Apr 3, 2013 at 12:32PM

fondant high heel

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 object to one! I admit I adore shoes, wearing them, looking at them, and shopping for them, so it only seems..

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