All-in-One Guide to Cake Decorating

This book was released on October 3, 2017. I received a copy through NetGalley.

If you’re at all interested in getting into cake decorating, this is a great resource. As cakes are something I dabble in a bit, I was interested in seeing what kind of advice this book had. It is very advanced in that there is a lot of information, but all of the step by step instructions are simple.

In this book you can learn tricks on making cakes, cutting them into shapes, icing, using fondant, even making decorations like the pretty flower on the cover. If there’s something related to cakes you want to learn, it’s in this book.

This is a great primer for anyone who wants to learn cakes because you can look up any part of the process you need help with to get steps and advice. Or you can follow along and try everything, starting with a simple round cake with buttercream, going up to a checkered cake covered in homemade fondant with hand-crafted decorations. Instantly elevate your cake making by learning something new.

Introducing our new arrival!

Writing this from my phone as our sweet baby sleeps on my shoulder.

Our baby Charlie is a week old today, he was born by planned c-section on September 25. Everything went smoothly with no issues. He came out screaming but is generally a lovely quiet baby when he isn’t irritated by something like a diaper change (he hates them).

I’m still recovering but it’s not as bad as I was expecting. I just need to take it easy and rest as much as possible. We spent about three and a half days in the hospital getting constantly poked and prodded and we were all so happy to go home.

We are so delighted that he’s finally here and we love learning how to be parents. My husband is much more natural with him than I am and I love watching them. Charlie also looks just like him and I can’t wait to see what he ends up looking like.