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Sara Cann
Sara Cann is a writer and culinary school graduate who follows her stomach more than her heart. She's written for Men's Health, Women's Health, Saveur, Oprah, and Fast Company. She spends part of her week hanging out with New York City chefs and transcribing their culinary masterpieces into recipes everyone else can follow. Now she's trying to tackle building a beautiful wedding cake for her friends' wedding, and hoping to learn the tricks of the trade while writing this blog. You can find her culinary adventures at

Entries by Sara Cann

And We All Had a Piece of Cake

(0) Comments | Posted August 20, 2014 | 11:10 AM


That's me panting as I carried a 20-something pound cake down a hill into a tent. This was precisely 20 seconds before I yelled, "BEHIND!" to clear a path in the thicket of wedding guests. It usually works like magic in a restaurant,...

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10 Baking Tips I Learned the Hard Way

(2) Comments | Posted July 7, 2014 | 12:15 PM

I started this blog back in October with the hopes of ironing out every aspect of wedding-cake making. My goal was to have everything baked, filled, frosted, and frozen at least a month before the wedding. Fast forward to two days before the wedding, and I still have to frost...

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The Best Ways to Frost a Cake

(0) Comments | Posted October 25, 2013 | 12:55 PM

There are a lot of theories to frosting a cake. I tried them all. I needed every trick a baker has to make my frosting skills look pro. And I got close -- sort of.


My happy couple decided on...

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DIY Wedding Cake: The Best Chocolate and Vanilla Cakes

(3) Comments | Posted September 11, 2013 | 12:39 PM


For those of you who are just tuning into this blog series, I'm a rookie wedding cake maker after a friend asked if I'd take a stab at her wedding cake. Piece of cake, right? Not exactly. Every week, I'll be fleshing...

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DIY Wedding Cake: Ron Ben-Israel Talks Cake With a Rookie

(12) Comments | Posted August 29, 2013 | 10:30 AM

My name is Sara Cann and I have no idea how to make a wedding cake. A few weeks ago, my friends got engaged and I made them a cake. An ugly one (see below). If you look closely, you'll be able to see that the awkwardly tall figures are...

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