Posts by Jessie

Jessie Oleson Moore
Jessie Oleson Moore is a writer, illustrator, and professional seeker of sweetness who runs Cakespy (, an award-winning dessert website. Her first book, CakeSpy Presents Sweet Treats for a Sugar-Filled Life came out in October 2011; her second book, The Secret Lives of Baked Goods, will be released in May.

Cake Decorating Blog

Spatulas and Cake Baking

SpatulasWhen it comes to baking and cake decorating, spatulas are an invaluable tool. These implements with a broad, flat, flexible blade can be applied to a myriad of different uses: to name a few, mixing, spreading, lifting, and transferring. But with so many different variations and types, what sort of spatula is most appropriate for the task at hand? Here’s a primer on the different types of spatulas and their uses for cake baking. Read more »

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Wedding Cupcake Ideas

Wedding Cupcake IdeasWhen it’s time for wedding bells to ring, it’s also time for tastebuds to sing. In recent years, more and more brides and grooms are veering off of the traditional wedding cake path, instead opting for cupcakes on their big day! Here’s an exploration of why, and some creative wedding cupcake ideas to get you inspired! Read more »

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Tricky Treats: Cakes that Look Like Other Foods

Cakes That Look Like Other FoodsSometimes, looks can be deceiving. But in the case of these confections, the trick is all treat: they’re cakes that are cleverly crafted to look like other foods! Making a trompe l’oeil cake is a fun way to pay homage to the cake recipient’s favorite treat, whether it be candy, fizzy beverages, healthy stuff, or even a big hunk of meat! Read more »

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How to Make a Purple Ombré Cake

How to Make a Purple Ombre CakeNow here’s a cake that’s dressed to impress: the Purple Ombré Cake. The perfect way to celebrate Spring or Mother's Day, it's made using cake layers which have been tinted in varying tones of the same color, which are then assembled in order from light to dark, forming a color gradient. Once sliced into, it has a dramatic “wow” factor. Learn how to make it here! Read more »