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My name is Linda Dougherty, owner of CakeIdeas101. I live in the very small town of Agra, Kansas. I have been decorating cakes since I was about 17 or 18 years old. I had a cousin that decorated cakes for many years. I couldn’t wait to go to a family party of some sort that she had made the cake for so I could not only see her decorated wonder, but also sink my teeth into a piece! I was always in awe of what she could create, and I wanted to be able to do what she was doing. I have collected Wilton cake books since 1973 to current. When my four boys were growing up, I always made their birthday cakes that matched their napkin and invitation theme. I also decorated our oldest son’s wedding cake and transported it 75 miles to its destination. The last 4 or 5 years I have taken a trend turn in the style of cakes I decorate. I used to do the ones with the formed pans of shapes and characters. I realized I did not have the time to spend on those, and I disliked having to mix up so many colors for what I needed. I have started using the edible image frosting sheets that you can print off a printer using your computer to design it. This is definately the new wave for cake decorating. However, there are still lots of people out there doing it the way I used to. But regardless of the technique, we can all use a little help now and then when we are looking for cake ideas. It doesn’t matter whether it’s about the cake, the frosting, the pans, the decorations, or just hints we can all share with one another. So the purpose of my blog here is to bring cake ideas to my readers and hopefully get some feedback from them that can also be shared with those of us who like to share our talent in creating a masterpiece. With all the cake decorating ideas that have been shared with me over the years, I am just wanting to ‘Pay It Forward’ by sharing it with other people. Check out the concept in the movie below. Thank you for visiting my blog about cake ideas!




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