Killer Cakes – Issue #104

Posted on Dec 15 2014


How about a Monday smile?


“Valid Victorian” is my favorite! LOL! Which one did you like best?

Sew Deadly – Issue #106

Posted on Dec 10 2014

Marcy’s Musings

An adorable snowman and his buddy–you still have time! :)


Killer Cakes – Issue #103

Posted on Dec 01 2014


It’s the holiday season, and many of us will be doing some entertaining. I wanted to share this chocolate lace doily tutorial with you. Julia Usher uses the doilies to plate desserts, but I think they’d make beautiful cake toppers too.

Killer Cakes – Issue #102

Posted on Nov 17 2014


This is Emma Bell, a cake maker at Newcastle’s Blackfriars Restaurant. She’s giving a weekend-long workshop to aspiring UK cake decorators on November 22 and 23. The workshop, which runs from 10am -4pm on both days, will look at a variety of ways to ice an eight inch cake just like the professionals do. Ms. Bell has been awarded the Sugar Crafter of the Year at the North East Culinary and Trade Association (NECTA) Sugarcraft Awards. For more information about the upcoming workshop, please read the article at The Journal.

If you’re already an experienced decorator, you might want to check out this article from Perishable News. Through November 26, Cake Decorating Corner in Baiting Hollow, NY, is accepting submissions for its international cake competition. Website members will narrow the contestants down to the top five finalists. First, second, and third place prizes will be awarded by Jorg Amsler, renowned pastry chef, and Chef Dawn Parrott, CPC, who recently won the grand prize in the Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show.


Sew Deadly – Issue #105

Posted on Nov 12 2014

Marcy’s Musings

Selena20How cute is this wall hanging? The 6″ x 11″ pattern is still doable for a gathering at your house or to present as a hostess gift if you’re going elsewhere for dinner. Click on this link, to download the pattern.


Killer Cakes – Issue #101

Posted on Nov 03 2014


Just in case you’re planning a Thanksgiving party (here in the U.S.), or attending some other sort of fall festival where a turkey cake would be fun, here is a cool tutorial for you.

And how about these adorable turkey cake pops?

If you make either of these, please post your results!

Sew Deadly – Issue 104

Posted on Oct 29 2014

Marcy’s Musings

Think it’s too late for you to decorate for Halloween? Well, think again! Check out this adorable, affordable wreath you can make in just a couple of hours.


Posted on Oct 24 2014


Since there were only three commenters–and since I love all three of you to pieces–I didn’t allow the random number thingy to choose a winner. I chose to give each of you the Kindle book of your choosing.

Rosemary will win a copy of Dead Pan. (Rosemary, please send your email address to me at, and I’ll get the book out to you today.)

Donna will win a copy of Murder Takes the Cake. (Donna, please send your email address to me at, and I’ll get the book out to you today.)

Laura will win a copy of Murder Takes the Cake. (Laura, please send your email address to me at, and I’ll get the book out to you today.)

Congratulations to all our winners! And thank you from the bottom of my pea-pickin heart (okay, I don’t think I’ve ever actually picked peas…beans, yes, but not peas) for your continued support and encouragement. Sending you cyber hugs…and books!

Killer Cakes – Issue #100

Posted on Oct 20 2014



This is Killer Cakes 100th issue! Since it is, I’m offering one blog reader a copy of one of the books either in Kindle or Nook format. To be entered into the giveaway, all you have to do is comment on this post. On Friday, October 24, I’ll have the random number generator choose a winner! Good luck! (And, yes, you may comment more than once!)


Killer Sweet Tooth

Battered to Death Cover








Sew Deadly – Issue 103

Posted on Oct 15 2014