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Lisa He

Holiday Baking Prep Guide: Tips for Cottage Bakers

Holiday Baking Prep Guide: Tips for Cottage Bakers

I know it may not feel like it yet, but the holiday season is right around the corner, and for us cottage bakers, it's the busiest, most exciting and most financially impactful time of the year. Whether you're baking for friends, family, or customers, planning and...

Rolled Buttercream Recipe

Rolled Buttercream Recipe

A few months ago, Nancy from Cookie-a-thon had asked if I'd ever tried rolled buttercream - I had never tried it, and saw it again on a FB group, so I pulled up Pam Kennedy Bake's recipe as a starting point. Pam, thanks a bunch for sharing your knowledge with us. I...

9 Creative Packaging Ideas for Bakers

9 Creative Packaging Ideas for Bakers

If you're a passionate baker who gifts or sells your baked goods, you might also want your delicious treats to make a lasting impression.  I've been obsessed with packaging early on in my cottage bakery career and *love* dressing up my bakes to enhance the customer...

Troubleshooting Royal Icing: Cratering

Troubleshooting Royal Icing: Cratering

Cratering in royal icing cookies can be a frustrating issue for cookie decorators. You've spent time meticulously decorating your cookies, only to find unsightly craters forming over time, ruining your hard work. It's not something that everyone will notice or care...

Brown Sugar Retreats: Bakechella Overview & Giveaway

Brown Sugar Retreats: Bakechella Overview & Giveaway

Friends, there's a new cookie event in town! If you're looking for a more intimate experience where you get to make new friends, learn different techniques and the business of baking, you don't want to miss out on Brown Sugar Retreats.  Porsha and her team have been...

The Bare Minimum Cookie Decorating Supplies to Get Started

The Bare Minimum Cookie Decorating Supplies to Get Started

I hear and see everyone who has been asking for a "bare minimum" tools/equipment list for those who want to get into cookie decorating in this down economy... well, here it is... But keep the following in mind: the cookie decorating community is tight-knit and...

La Cuisine Paris Experience Review

La Cuisine Paris Experience Review

The first experience on our epic  EU adventure was a pastry class at La Cuisine Paris. We opted in for a Private Event, and asked them to surprise us with the class topic-  our only ask was that it included seasonal produce if possible. Watch our experience recap...

How to Store Royal Icing

How to Store Royal Icing

To reduce waste and get the most out of your icing, this post discusses how I'd recommend storing your icing.. of course.. like many other topics... this is nuanced and the answer is "it depends" on a few factors... and keep in mind there is a bit of wiggle room, so...

My Standing Desk and Treadmill Office Set Up

My Standing Desk and Treadmill Office Set Up

When I tell people that I spend 80-85%% of my time on the computer, most people are surprised. “I thought you had a bakery?” “Don’t you decorate cookies all day?” I don’t own a bakery (but we do sell all kinds of awesome supplies and merch in our shop, please check it...

10 Travel Essentials for 3-weeks in Europe

10 Travel Essentials for 3-weeks in Europe

In my twenties, I worked for biotech firms, and I had the privilege of enjoying travel as a part of work. Through these experiences, I met a lot of people from various cultures, all walks of life and each with stories that amazed and moved me. Traveling and exposure...