AMAZING Black Friday Sales at Craftsy!


Craftsy has brilliant savings for a limited time only! All their online classes are on sale for $19.99 or less! Even the “Master Series” classes which typically are $60!  Hurry and grab the classes you’ve been wishing for!  With Craftsy classes, you own your classes for life – and can watch, rewatch, rewind, fast forward, and you can even ask your instructor questions!  Woah, technology!  Craftsy classes also make a great gift, so grab a class for the cake enthusiast in your life!


Craftsy Yarn and Fabric sale up to 80% off from 11/27-12/2!
Craftsy has brilliant savings on the craft supplies you want! With up to 80% off yarn and 65% off fabric, get the best prices of the year while you can.

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RECIPE: My Favorite Carrot Cake (feat. Cream Cheese Icing and Pecans)

This cake is decadent and so easy to make! I can make this recipe and have a perfectly finished cake and a spotless kitchen in 90 minutes flat! Feel free to substitute walnuts for pecans, either is excellent. (Hint: If you have trouble translating the measurements, a quick Google search is all it takes to translate cups or sticks into grams, etc.)
Cake Ingredients
4 eggs
2 cups granulated sugar
1 1/4 cups vegetable oil
2 tsp pure vanilla extract

Online Community for Cake Decorators: Are you Craftsy?

My obsession with Craftsy might make me sound like a broken record, but if you’ve ever wondered what the deal is, here’s the answer. Not only have I watched more than a dozen Craftsy online cake decorating classes and read every single cake decorating blog post and tutorial, but I’m also an affiliate. For these reasons, and more, I totally “get it” about what Craftsy is and how it works. But for those of you who may be still in the dark or on the fence, here’s the low down.
Craftsy is a worldwide craft community offering online classes. These are classes that, once purchased, you own for life. They also have a patterns marketplace where independent designers can sell their patterns; a supplies shop with great deals on yarn, fabric, and class kits; and a projects section where members share pictures of their latest craft successes. With over two million members and counting, Craftsy has something for just about everyone, in categories ranging from cake decorating to photography to cooking to painting to sewing, and more.

Dawn Butler: Cake Airbrush Artist (with Special Thanks)!

Photo courtesy of Dawn Butler

I want to extend a giant, heartfelt thanks to Dawn Butler of Dinkydoodle Designs by Dawn Butler (pictured to the left) for generously sponsoring more than $1,600 worth of prizes in the Peggy Does Cake 75K giveaway earlier this month. If you don’t know Dawn, she’s more than just a benevolent prize donor!

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Peggy Does Cake 90K Giveway: Craftsy Class of your Choice!

Cake Decorating Class of Your Choice From Peggy Does Cake and Craftsy! 

To celebrate 90,000 Facebook likes, Peggy Does Cake has teamed up with Craftsy to offer the chance to win a Craftsy class of your choice! Simply register by clicking HERE. If you are already a Craftsy member, use the same link and simply login with your username and password. You will then be entered in the contest automatically!

I approached Craftsy because they are one of my favorite ever ‘go to’ help sites for my cake decorating obsession…. er hobby! I’ve gotten the BEST on-line classes from them (see a review of some of my favorites HERE), but even when I’m not in the market for a new class, I still obsess over their FREE blog which is full of clever articles ranging from fondant tutorials to cake recipes to general baking and decorating advice.

World Vegetarian Day: Peggy Does Vegetable Garden Strata

Peggy Does Veggies!
October 1st is “World Vegetarian Day” – and since my 15 year old daughter has been a vegetarian since she was 12, we do a LOT of vegetables in this house!
I’m not much of a cooker, but if it goes in the oven… I’m down with it. I won’t be straying from cakes very often on this blog, but I’m excited to share one of my all-time favorite recipes in the universe with you: Summer Garden Strata.

Free and Discounted Cake Decorating Classes on Craftsy!

(This post contains affiliate links. I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking these links. All opinions expressed in my blog are 100% my own.)

Did you know Craftsy has FREE cake decorating classes, as well as paid ones? Before you read further to hear about a few of my favorite classes, if you’re not in the market for some awesome sales, you can entertain yourself by checking out a few FREE classes here.
But, if you’re like me, you’ve been desperate to watch a few that aren’t free – and with all classes up to 75% off, our time is NOW! I’ve been holding out for a sale like this for ages, and quickly nabbed up this one first thing this morning!
If you’re looking for a heads-up on what to buy or a good place to start, I have some personal favorites to recommend.