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August 15, 2016

I had the great honor and pleasure of creating my first Icing Smiles cake this year for a beautiful little girl by the name of Alyssa. 

If you are not familiar with Icing Smiles Foundation, they are the cake version of the “Make a Wish Foundation”. Icing Smiles is...

August 15, 2016

If you are among the rare breed of peeps that can solve a Rubik’s Cube, I bow down to your greatness. Most often than not I reached frustration level one billion and needed a time out. I was the kid that always cheated by pealing off the stickers and re-applying them i...

September 29, 2015


Whether wrapping a gift or putting the finishing touches on a cake board, nothing takes away from the overall product than a ribbing that is fraying.


Ribbons, either synthetic and natural fabric, tend to fray and separate at the edges when cut. Yes! Even with the use...

August 15, 2014

TUTORIAL ALERT: You know what they say, a girl and her glue gun are never bored! So if you're not that great at making edible toppers (which I am sooo not) I found a great way to cheat like you can! 

🚫Note this is not edible🚫


✅ Lolly Sticks, s...

August 11, 2014

In this tutorial I will show you how to make a cornstarch or powdered dusting puff.  I prefer using cornstarch over powdered sugar because the humidity level is sometimes high in my kitchen and the powdered sugar often makes my fondant sticky. Feel free to use whatever...

June 14, 2014

Hi there Cakers,


this is my FIRST EVER youtube video. 


Just wanted to share a very easy way of making fondant roses that's always worked for me. if you know me you know I hate buying anything unnecessary if I have to, so I didnt when it comes to making my fondant rose...

June 8, 2014

To zest using microplane, turn the microplane upside down and glide the lemon in one direction. Turn the lemon as you go so you remove only the yellow part.  Tuning the microplane over allows the zest to collect in the tube and maybe visibility easier when trying to av...

May 27, 2014

Since inhaling vegetable spray one too many times is not my idea of a good time I finally decided to use my Pintrest account to good use and actually try a pin i saved a while back to my "well whaddaya know" folder. It was a recipe for GOOP. What is Goop you ask? Well,...

May 1, 2014

Hi there!

Just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Natoya, or as my friends call me T-Cali  (pronounced Tee-Ka-Lee) and I've wanted to start this blog for a while but never thought I would be able to keep up.


But here I am, finally taking the plunge, committing...

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