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Growing on Instagram in 2021

Growing on Instagram in 2021

For those of you who live and breathe Instagram (i.e. many creators/influencers/brands), the recent changes “officially” announced by head of IG Adam Mosseri probably didn’t come as much of a shock -- IG has been undergoing massive changes for the last year and have...

Sustainable Baking and Being Environmentally Conscious

Sustainable Baking and Being Environmentally Conscious

So... you want to talk about what we can do in the baking community to counteract climate change and pursue a sustainable baking ethos… so do I. So, here we go. I’m going to approach this from a practical perspective - nothing overly complicated but also keep in mind...

DIY Beaded Cookie Scribes Tutorial

DIY Beaded Cookie Scribes Tutorial

We held an Amazon Live in Feb 2021 on how to DIY Cookie Scribes. In this blog post, we'll summarize the process for you. Firstly- what is a cookie scribe? A cookie scribe is a sharp, pointy tool, often used in cookie decorating to redistribute icing/pop air bubbles in...

Macaron Classes

Macaron Classes

Our French Macaron Classes are FINALLY releasing Feb. 28 2021 at 8am PST -- we filmed the bulk of this in Jan 2020 right as COVID was starting to hit the US, and it felt like it has taken an eternity to get this out to you all! Hope you’re all as excited as I am, and...

How to make no-bake salted caramel pretzel rods

How to make no-bake salted caramel pretzel rods

I’ve been making these salted caramel pretzel rods for years and somehow never managed to record my process until now-- better late than never? Here’s a 2015 throwback (peep that old “watermark”, haha)   How to Make no-bake Salted Caramel Pretzel Rods These are SUPER...

5 Things I learned Launching a Digital Baking Course

5 Things I learned Launching a Digital Baking Course

With Covid shutting down the world in 2020, we immediately saw normalcy go right out the window… and with that, it meant that in-person classes were canceled. We were already making plans for our digital baking course offerings but the timetable for that was quickly...

How to make Hot Cocoa Bombs

How to make Hot Cocoa Bombs

If you’ve been on the internet in the past year or so you’ve probably seen them, wanted them, or at least wanted one for yourself. I’m talking about Cocoa Bombs! Today, I’ll be sharing my method for making hot cocoa bombs. Along with a detailed how-to video, I’ve also...

How to Use a Heat Sealer for Cookies

How to Use a Heat Sealer for Cookies

We’re sharing an excerpt from our comprehensive online course today, related to how to heat seal your decorated sugar cookies. I see so many people struggle with this and many folks aren’t getting the *most* out of their heat sealer (using it on the wrong setting, not...

How to Mail Decorated Sugar Cookies

How to Mail Decorated Sugar Cookies

There are an INFINITE number of ways to package and mail cookies and it’s all dependent on what you’re shipping, the shape/quantity, etc. -- but I wanted to share ONE of the most commonly used methods I use for shipping treats to my friends and family. I like to keep...

Recipe: Festive Butter Cookies

Recipe: Festive Butter Cookies

Some of you may know this… I came to the US when I was 6 years old. My parents immigrated from China to the US to give me more opportunities, hoping that I’d grow up happier and thrive.  My parents have made huge personal sacrifices when I was young to give me the...

How to Use a Tabletop Dough Sheeter for Cut Out Cookies

How to Use a Tabletop Dough Sheeter for Cut Out Cookies

I get a ton of questions every time I post about my new favorite thing in the world… my dough sheeter! Now, this handy gadget is not a necessity for many home bakers, but it does come in super handy when you are doing a large volume of cookies. This is especially...

How to Cut Cookies Without a Cookie Cutter

How to Cut Cookies Without a Cookie Cutter

What if you’re out in the wilderness with no cookie-cutter? Hi friends!! This is an informative blog post and video to show you how to hand-cut cookie dough if you don’t have the desired cutter shape available.  There are a few instances where I want to hand-cut...

How to Make Shark Cookies with Cookie Template

How to Make Shark Cookies with Cookie Template

Baaaaby shark dooodoodoodoodoodoo baby shark… sorry, that’s going to be stuck in your head now but I couldn’t resist.  To celebrate Shark Week this year, we put together a super simple tutorial on how to make the easiest shark cookies with ring buoys. This is a...

The Easiest Homemade Marshmallow Recipe Ever

The Easiest Homemade Marshmallow Recipe Ever

I hate boiling sugar. And I hate having to measure the temperature of sugar. So while I love the idea of making marshmallows, the follow-through usually lacks.  And I know, I know, it’s a really easy thing but I can’t get over the mental hump of it.  So I thought to...

Easy Summer Cookies Decorating Guide w/ Video

Easy Summer Cookies Decorating Guide w/ Video

Summer weather is in full swing here in the Sacramento area, and all I want to do is make summer-themed cookies. And with COVID-19 physical distancing protocols still in place, no traveling for us. But we can still decorate vacation-y cookies, right? I put together...

I quit IG, and this is what happened

I quit IG, and this is what happened

A little background - IG is my life when it comes to business/marketing. I also receive a lot of joy from scrolling through my feed and interacting with you.  As a single human being with limited time, I made choices about how to prioritize where I spent my efforts....

Our Easiest White Modeling Chocolate Recipe

Our Easiest White Modeling Chocolate Recipe

Today, I’m sharing my recipe for home-made white modeling chocolate. It’s super easy and comes together SUPER quick, but there are some important things about the process and product that I will highlight. Disclaimer: I'm not a modeling chocolate pro. I know just...

Intro to Writing With Royal Icing

Intro to Writing With Royal Icing

"How to write with icing" may be my #1 MOST requested tutorial. Writing with royal icing is dependent on: font style, font size, icing consistency, piping tip/size, piping pressure, piping technique. Today, I’ll talk with you about how I approach writing with icing....

Recipe: Chai Crumb Cake w/ How To Video

Recipe: Chai Crumb Cake w/ How To Video

When Janis of Terra Cottage reached out and asked if I wanted to try some North Fork Chai Co. Chai Concentrate, I was intrigued. I love Chai flavors, but have only ever had it as a warm beverage, and just never pursued the opportunity to explore it further. With a new...

Recipe: Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Crisp Cookies

Recipe: Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Crisp Cookies

In an attempt to add more interest to the beloved traditional chocolate chip cookie, I drew inspiration from my friend Karen, who once told me she had a chocolate chip with rice cereal in it. Intrigued, I recently set out on an adventure to make some for myself.  What...

Dalgona Matcha Latte Recipe

Dalgona Matcha Latte Recipe

Dalgona coffee (or whipped coffee) is a trend that has taken over the internet. I can't consume content on TikTok without coming across at least one dalgona coffee video.  While whipped coffee has been around for a while in various cultures, it has gained (or...

How To Make Boba Milk Tea Cookies – Recipe

How To Make Boba Milk Tea Cookies – Recipe

We are all still social physical distancing -- and because we can’t easily go out to get boba, Brian and I wanted to try our hand at making Boba milk tea at home.  If you don’t already follow us on TikTok, please do-- we post some SUPER sped up short-form content on...

I made Butter Mochi Cupcakes!

I made Butter Mochi Cupcakes!

During this quarantine, my husband and I had a craving for some Mochi Muffins(R) by Third Culture Bakery that we first tasted from the Boba Guys. Both of these businesses are amazing (and have been impacted by Covid-19 like all of us in some way) --so please go check...

Quick Rustic Vanilla Bean Scones – Recipe

Quick Rustic Vanilla Bean Scones – Recipe

The world is a strange place right now. With the COVID-19 pandemic, most of the world is on high alert, and us Californians are under “shelter-at-home” -- which basically means: “only go out and physically interact if absolutely needed” -- Yes, we’re still allowed to...