DIY Cake Stand

DIY Cake Stand - 2 Cats and A Coffee

Does a $2.00 cake stand sound good to you?

I’ve been wanting a cake stand for a while, but it’s something I haven’t really felt ready to spend money on. I just don’t bake cakes enough to really warrant an entire dish just to display them on. But when I decided to try out this Vanilla Cake with Lemon Curd Filling I knew I needed a nice way to display it instead of just setting it on a plate like I normally do.

Read on for a quick how-to tutorial to build your own cake stand!

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2 tricks to elevate your pie crust

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Homemade pie crust is still on my list of things to master. I know there are a lot of easy, fast recipes out there but I just haven’t made the effort to figure out one that I really like. Luckily, store-bought crust is pretty cheap, and I’ve got two tricks to make it look a little fancier. One: use a large cake frosting tip to make the steam vents instead of just cutting slits with a knife. Two: use an egg wash to get a shiny, crispy crust.

Let’s get started!

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Blogging Resources – Crop Presets

I’ve been lucky that I started blogging already having some knowledge of photography and how to use Photoshop; it’s really allowed me to learn quickly about food photography and really maximize the impact of my images, which is really key for a food blog.

One of the biggest things I’ve learned is how each social media website has their own very particular set of requirements for making images look the best. Through developing my own workflow I have created a lot of Photoshop presets to speed up formatting images, and I wanted to share one of them with you today. I’ve compiled what I feel are the most useful image dimension crop presets for Photoshop, that cover a range of sites: Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, Foodgawker and Tastespotting. These will allow you to quickly crop and resize to fit each website so that your photos can really shine.

You can download the preset file right here via dropbox. I hope this is helpful, and please stay tuned for more tools and resources!

Social Media Image Size Crop Presets