Alana Jones-Mann

Alana Jones-Mann

diy desserts

PB&J Sandwich Cakes for A Beautiful Mess

As I mentioned a couple of posts ago, I recently became a contributor for everyone’s favorite blog, A Beautiful Mess. For my second post, I wanted to make something fun for back-to-school, so I decided to turn my favorite school time lunch – a PB&J sandwich – into a cake. Yup, you’re not looking at a sandwich here, it’s actually a CAKE! Crazy how realistic it looks, right?! Even the browned edge of the cake perfectly resembles a crust. Using angel food  ...

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baked goods, cookies

Total Solar Eclipse

Even though I’m not in the “path of totality” (or anywhere near it) for the upcoming solar eclipse on Monday, I am still very excited about it. Thinking about the eclipse – and space in general – has led to some much-needed personal reflection. I’ve found thinking about space and life and all things greater to be very meditative at a time when the beauty of the world is easily clouded with the negative awfulness that’s been happening recently.  ...

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diy desserts

A Beautiful Mess Ice Cream Sundae Cake

I’m VERY excited to announce that I’m going to be contributing for one of my favorite blogs of all-time, ABeautifulMess.com. I have been such a fan of Elsie and Emma’s work for a verrrry long time. Before I had this blog, I actually used to run an Etsy store and I advertised for the Etsy store on ABeautifulMess WAY back when (probably 2011-ish). I’ve always just loved their aesthetic! Needless to say, to now be able to contribute posts for them is a total dream!  ...

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cupcakes, desserts

Gingham Cupcakes with Cherries

This past weekend we went to Cinespia’s screening of “A League of Their Own” at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery with a group of friends. I had been doing some baking earlier in the day, and decided to decorate some cupcakes to bring to the movie. I had been using a similar piping technique on the cakes I had been working on earlier that morning (you’ll see those later), so I decided to stick with the same basketweave-esque pattern but switched up the colors I had been  ...

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