Monday, September 15, 2014

My New Name!!

Hi friends!!

I have a new name!! - and a new logo!!
Pretty soon you'll be seeing more BIG changes here on the website.  I've got a BIG secret project I've been working on for a while and can't wait to announce...countdown!! :)  But for name change is the first of a few things that you'll see different here on the blog.

Also, if you follow me on Facebook, you'll see my name changing over there too.  Right now, the url has changed to Jessica Harris Cake Design, so if you can't find me now, and want to follow so you can stay tuned in on future updates, click HERE and like my page!!  If you try and find me via "Jessicakes Blog" over on Facebook, that page is no longer active.  Hopefully in the next 2 weeks, the name change will take place and everything will be less confusing.

Stick around...I can't wait to share with you all the new things to come!! :)

EEEEEK....I'm so excited!!


Sunday, August 31, 2014

Birthday Breakfast Waffles

I love waffles!  Oh the crunchy goodness of warm butter and maple syrup makes them our favorite morning treat!! YUM!

But, I'm not very good at making them because they can be kinda messy so they are only for very special occasions when we have NOTHING going on that morning!! :) - I'm sorta a lazy mommy at times! Don't hate me!

"But, Jessica...this is a cake blog! - why are you discussing waffles!???", you may ask.

Because THESE waffles are made with...wait for it...wait for it...
Cake Mix Waffles sq4
...wait for - CAKE BATTER!!!!

So, now I have a GREAT reason to make them...birthday breakfasts!!!!!  My kids are going to freak out!!  I can't wait!!

Thanks to The Black Peppercorn, now you can too!!  Steve shows you how to make them using box cake save time.  But you can make them with any cake batter recipe!!  Yippie!!!
Cake Mix Waffles sq2
Click HERE for his site and blog post on how to create your own yummy morning treat!!  Thanks Steve for such a fantastic idea!!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

How to make an open rose cupcake topper

I love this simple idea for a beautiful open rose on top of a cupcake. 
  Make the petals individually and press them into the buttercream to make a big, beautiful open rose.

 Thank you to Sweet Revelation for this great tutorial!!  GORGEOUS!!

And, for another rose cake/cupcake idea, look at these beauties by Debbie Brown!!  You can find the tutorial in her book, "Dream Wedding Cakes".


TONS of cake and cupcake flavor ideas!!


If you need some great inspiration and new cupcake recipes, Crazy Little Projects has put 25 amazing cupcake recipes all in one place!! 

Look at those beautiful treats!!

OH my!! My mouth is watering...and I'm sure yours will be too! 

Click HERE to check them all out...and be inspired!! 

Also, Jennifer Shae with Trophy Cupcakes has a new online class out with tons of super fun flavors and techniques on getting beautiful and tasty cupcakes.  See her class HERE.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Favorite Color Inspiration Boards

I love Pinterest!

I can spend HOURS...or perhaps it's waste hours looking and looking and just getting lost in such beautiful photographs and fun ideas!!!

I've been looking for new color ideas and inspiration boards lately and thought I'd share a few of my favorites with you!!
Modern, sleek and, gray and black!!  Gorgeous!

 Love these shades of green!  It's amazing how subtle changes in shades can give you such a simple and beautiful look!

 Long time favorite...coral and turquoise!!

 Rustic Browns, Golds and Creams...oh my!!  Perfect for those rustic touches!

 Orange is my favorite color! - I love the dramatic gray and orange combo here!  Very daring!

 Navy blue is rocking my world right now!  I'm LOVING it!  Especially paired with gold or coral.  Oh sophisticated and classy!

Stunning!  Navy blue, green and pink...subtle class right here!

What colors are you loving together these days!!  Post a comment below and tell me what combos are rocking your world!! :)


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Meringue Mushrooms

Meringue Mushrooms!!!!!!!!!! 

Oh my goodness this is SUCH a great idea! For all those darling whimsical fairy cakes or woodsie theme'd cakes!! 

I found this recipe on Allrecipes HERE:

You make a batch of meringue and pipe it out into the tops and bases of the mushrooms. Then, once baked, dust the tops with cocoa powder and use dark chocolate to attach them together to give you that dark underside mushrooms have!! 

SO simple and SOOO delicious with the chocolate!!!