Alana Jones-Mann

Alana Jones-Mann

cakes, holidays, st patricks day

Rainbow Cake

I made a cake just like this one years ago and failed to get a decent photo of it, so I ended up re-making it again this year. I made it way back in January, then whacked the top tier off and used it as a “Valentine’s Day cake” for my Instagram (not sure if that’s being lazy OR resourceful!). The reason I made it well in advance of St. Patty’s day was because my neighbor’s yard had all these amazing clovers (weeds) pop up, and I just had to take advantage  ...

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baked goods, spring

Flower Cupcakes for Spring

It certainly feels like spring in LA, so I thought I would post a look at some flower cupcakes I recently made that also certainly feel like spring! My incredibly talented friend, Yasmine, was hosting one of her semi-annual flower popups at Individual Medley in Atwater over Valentine’s Day. Her birthday happens to fall on Valentine’s Day, so I obviously had to deliver some cupcakes to her at the popup. I was going to deliver plain cupcakes originally, but at the last minute  ...

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cakes

Cat Cake for Food Network

Remember THESE Dog Cupcakes I made for FoodNetwork.com? Well, the fine folks at Food Network asked me to make another fun pet-inspired treat, this time featuring the second favorite household pet – the CAT! (I just made up that statistic, but I’m pretty sure it’s true! ha). But anywho, I love cats too (especially my cat, Minnow), so I was VERY excited to create a cute cat face in cake form. And best of all, it also has a surprise-inside center featuring a cat’s  ...

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diy desserts, valentines day

DIY: Sprinkles + Printable Jar Labels

With Valentine’s Day approaching in less than two weeks, I’ve put together a DIY gift idea for all the sweetest people in your life. I have been wanting to share my very simple process for making sprinkles at home for a while and finally got around to photographing the process and results so that I can share them with you. In addition to sharing my fool-proof process for custom sprinkles, I’ve also partnered with Avery to provide you with a free downloadable and  ...

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