Welcome to Peggy Weaver’s Baking Corner where you can find many detailed cake decorating tutorials, frosting recipes, tips and tricks, and a comprehensive Q&A.
Introduction to Peggy Weaver: “I was born in California and lived in Hawaii until 1975. After that, I have lived in California, Idaho, Nevada, Colorado, and back to Idaho because of my husband’s computer job.
We now have 3 ferrets, 1 dog, and 3 cats. My hobbies are baking (of course), needlework, stained glass, beading, painting, master leather tooler, and I’m a licensed pilot (yes, I used to own my own plane).
I have a few precious things that I never want to lose in this life: my husband and my daughter and her family. All other things I can gather together again. My motto: I believe that folks come into my life, at the right time, to teach and guide me. All I have to do is listen, observe, and follow through.”
Peggy Weaver’s Baking Corner – Cakes:
All of the cakes, cookies, and cookie cutters listed below have detailed decorating instructions.
Ski Slope Cake
It is cold outside where I live and the local ski areas are making a fine living. Many busy folks need to take a cake to a Christmas or winter gathering so here is an easy one that the kids can help with.
Chocolate Amaretto Snowball Cake
Many folks need a fairly easy cake that is dressed up for the Holidays. That is what the Snowball cake is. For this Saturday’s party, I made an Amaretto Chocolate Cake with Buttercream Icing.
Crop Circle Cake
It is Fall and many of the farmers seem to have trouble at this time of year with strange things in their fields. I think I found out part of the problem. It’s those darn UFO’s that are making Crop Circles and spooking all of the critters.
Ear of Corn Cupcakes
This is the best time of year for corn on the cob so I decided that I should make corn decorated cupcakes. I love to find more uses for a specialty pan so for this cupcake we are going to use for the Mini Easter Egg pan.
With lots of June brides, there are lots of babies. I made this for my friends. This cake will be very easy to make and to decorate. My thought here is that friends and family members that plan baby occasions are also usually very busy people.
Working with gum paste scares many people, but it can be as simple or as hard as you want it to be. I have started teaching the Dogwood because it is a very simple flower to make and quite impressive to look at.
Father’s Day Tie Cake
Father’s are very special people and we should show them everyday how much we care and do something special on Father’s Day.
Mother’s Day Triangle Cake
Most likely a young person will be making a dessert for Mom on Mother’s Day. This is a simple version of a Triangle Cake.
Valentine’s Day Cake
This year for Valentine’s Evening celebration, I decided to make a 6-inch cake because an intimate dinner for two calls for a smaller dessert.
4th of July Top Hat Cake
For 4th of July, I think of Uncle Sam where his finger points at you and says “I want YOU.” One of the things that strike me is his Top Hat, so I decided to do something about it.
This style of decorating is about the easiest there is. Techniques are almost exactly the same for Daisies, Sunflowers and Poinsettias.
Easter Egg Cake
This Easter Egg Cake is a dense and moist cake that will hold its shape under the weight of what can be a heavy bit of icing and decorations.
Peggy Weaver, author of Peggy’s Baking Corner, has generously answered all the below questions on cake baking during the last 15 years. Peggy will not be able to continue with the Question and Answer pages in the future. She thanks you for all your interesting questions.
Fondant Icing Recipe – Marshmallow Fondant
Recipe and tutorial on making and using marshmallow fondant icing.
Making Fondant Icing
Q&As on making fondant icing.
Additional fondant recipes plus Q&As on making other flavors of fondant icing.
Bubbles in the Fondant
What causes bubbles in your fondant icing and how to fix the problem.
Covering Cakes with Fondant Icing
Peggy’s hints and tips for covering your cakes with Fondant Icing.
Decorating Cakes with Fondant Icing
How to add color, how to make fondant flowers, using fondant decorations, repairing tears, and much more.
Marbling Fondant Icing
Learn how to marble fondant icing.
Buttercream Icing 101
Recipe and tutorial on making and using buttercream icing.
Additional buttercream recipes plus Q&As on making other flavors of buttercream icing.
Decorating with Buttercream
How to use decorations on buttercream icing.
Assembling Cakes/Wedding Cakes
How to use caking fillings with wedding cakes.
Decorating Wedding Cakes
Lots of Q&A’s on decorating wedding cakes.
Other Cake Baking and Decoration Topics:
Recipes & Baking Ingredients
Q&As on different cake baking ingredients.
Cookies & Cookie CuttersComments From Bakers
Peggy’s Cake Decorating Idea Photos
This idea page has photos only and no decorating instructions.
Peggy’s Cake Decorating Idea Photos
This idea page has photos only and no detailed decorating instructions.
Cookies and Cookie Cutters:
The gingerbread houses are about 4×4 inches. I make my own cookie cutters using a coil of copper 1-inch wide.
These cookies are so gorgeous! They make great gifts if you make little holes and thread them through with ribbon to hang from a tree or window. They don’t necessarily have to be eaten.
Make your own Cookie Cutters and Gumpaste Cutters
Categories:Baking Hints & Tips Cake Cooking Lessons - Cooking 101 Frosting & Icing Recipes Frosting and Icing Hints & Tips Rolled Cookies & Cut Out Cookies
8 Responses to “Peggy Weavers Baking Corner”
Could you clarify the measured amount of marshmallows in your fondant recipe? The bag I purchased reads 10 ounces. I did follow your recipe adding 2 cups of marshmallows (16 oz.?) as I cut the recipe in half just to get a feel for it. My plan is to make woodland animals that will nest on a tree stump cake. Hope to hear from you soon.
16 ounces white mini-marshmallows is correct.
Where can I find your white wedding cake recipe?
We do not have a white wedding cake recipe posted on the web site.
I am making a 3 layer cake filled with strawberry preserves – which is for tomorrow afternoon – I would like to know if I filled it today will it be mushy tomorrow?
I would personally wait and add the strawberry preserves just before serving.
For the Easter Egg Cake I don’t have Egg board and I have no money. Along the grocery store we shop at the card is only for groceries only. My question is do I have to cake boards?
How about making your cake board. Check out the following website: Making Cake Boards