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I have been decorating wedding cakes since 1969 as a hobby for family and friends. I have loved baking cakes since I was a child.  I hope you enjoy the photos and free downloads on my site.  May your wedding day be beautiful and filled will love and hope! 


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My Puppy Dog Cupcakes - How I Made Them

Posted by Kathy Richards on Monday, March 31, 2014, In : Cake Decorating 


Baked cupcakes
Large leaf decorating tube
Pastry bag
White frosting (works better if cold)
Large marshmallows
Miniature marshmallows
Miniature chocolate chips

Insert the large leaf decorating tube into the pastry bag.  Cut off the end to expose the end of the decorating tube. Fill the pastry bag 1/2 to 3/4 of the way full of white frosting.

Using the prepared pastry bag, squeeze frosting onto the top of a cupcake. 
Place a large marshmallow onto the center of a cupcake
Dab a little frosti...
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Best Cake Recipe from a Mix

Posted by Kathy Richards on Saturday, January 4, 2014, In : Recipes 

This recipe is change a box mix into a delicious cake!  Specific ingredients are used to change the flavor and texture of the cake.

1 box Betty Crocker cake mix (any flavor)
1 cup cool water
1 melted and cooled stick of solid Blue Bonnet Margarine
3 whole large eggs
1 large egg white

Preheat oven as to the box instructions.

Pour the cooled melted margarine and cool water into a mixing bowl. Add the cake mix.  Beat on high for 2 minutes while scaping the bottom and sides of the bowl. Let mixture rest...
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Green Dragon Rice Krispies Cake

Posted by Kathy Richards on Saturday, January 4, 2014, In : Make a Wedding Cake 

One of my son's loves dragons. I made rice krispies treats and colored the treats light green to form the dragon.

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AT&T Utility Truck Van Cake

Posted by Kathy Richards on Saturday, January 4, 2014, In : Make a Wedding Cake 

This cake was made for a friend's son wedding reception.  As you can guess, this groom drives this style of work truck for his work.

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Tomato Pie

Posted by Kathy Richards on Saturday, March 23, 2013, In : Recipes 
``Preparing for my Son's, Scott, and a friend's, JenJen, birthday party dinner at my house tomorrow.  Trying USC McCutchen's House  recipe for Tomato PieIt is my favorite at this restaurant.  All the flavors in this dish is heaven to your taste buds!  Sweet, tangy, sour, salty! Not to mention all the delightful feelings your mouth experiences with crunchy, chewy, creamy ~~~UUUUUUUUUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!

I could not find any sweet pastry shells as the recipe suggests.  I ended up buying pie d...
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Wedding Cakes

Posted by Kathy Richards on Wednesday, March 18, 2009, In : Make a Wedding Cake 
Your wedding cake is a reflection of you and your life.  Selecting the perfect wedding cake takes time.   You need to decide on your the style of the cake design and colors. If you plan to have flowers on your cake, please provide the cake designer with the type of flowers and a sample of the color.  Your sample can be a ribbon, napkin, or picture.   A lot of bakeries book wedding cakes a year or more in advance, so do not wait too late.
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