Last year I made a layer cake and decorated it under the guidance of an experienced cake decorator.

Cake Decorating for the First Time

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Most or us don’t have an experienced cake decorator at our disposal.  But, one thing we do have… is Craftsy.


As an introduction to their new eGuides, and for a limited time, you can download a FREE Craftsy eGuide on a variety of topics.  I’m pretty sure, you’ll want to download this Cake eGuide: “Not-So-Basic Buttercream Decorating Ideas.”

Most of us like to dabble in a variety of areas, so feel free to check out these FREE eGuides as well:

Watercoloring has been on my list to try for sometime now.  I may not get around to dabbling in it for a while, but I’m going to download the free guide for sure!

What would you like to get crafty with? 
Which eGuide caught your eye? 


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Speaking of cakes…do you have a sweet tooth?

I can always enjoy a little not-too-sweet treat for sure!

This week was the week of desserts here at Project Inspire{d}!  Regrettably, many more fabulous dessert ideas than we could possibly include in this week’s features. If you’ve been wanting to try a new dessert… you are in for a treat!

33 Fabulous Dessert Ideas


33 Amazingly Fabulous Dessert Features from Project Inspire{d}

Vanilla Bean Cream Scones from Simply Suzanne’s

Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies from The Painted Apron

Crockpot Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake from Crazy for Cookies and More

Best Raspberry Cheesecake Recipe from Home Made Interest

Caramel Apple Bundt Cake from A Mother Thing

Lemon ‘Swig’ Style Sugar Cookies from Tried and Tasty

Black Forest Crepes from The Gold Lining Girl

 Easy Andes Mint Fudge from Coupons and Freebies Mom

Easy S’Mores Donuts from Just us Four

Peppermint Bark Brownies from Little Girl Designs

Chocolate Lava M&M Red Velvet Cakes from My Craftily Ever After

Salted Caramel Crepes with Biscoff Cheesecake Filling from The Gold Lining Girl

 German Chocolate Bars from Just Us Four

Lazy Cherry Kolaczki Cookies from Sadie Season Goods

Cherry Cordial Brookie Wiches from The Frugal Foodie Mama

Berries and Cream Meringue Nests from Spoonful of Flavor

Raspberry Cherry Yogurt Parfait from Upstate Ramblings

Mini Ice Cream Sundae Pies from Sarah Halstead

Cannoli Crepes from Living the Gourmet

Frozen Chocolate Coconut Banana Bites from Inspiration for Moms

Birthday Cake Pudding Cookies from Living Better Together

Champagne Red Velvet Cupcakes with Champagne Frosting from Atta Girl Says

Easy Chocolate Mousse Pie from The Kitchen Is My Playground

Millionaire Squares from Your Healthy Year

Leprechaun Day Lime Poke Cake from Adventures of Country Divas

Chocolate Caramel Cream Puffs from Moms and Munchkins

Classic Chocolate Cake with Candied Orange Slices from Living the Gourmet

Decadent Chocolate Mousse from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

Mint Chocolate Fudge from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

Strawberry Ice Cream from Five Little Chefs

Fudge Round Truffles from Shaken Together Life

Lemon Pound Cake from Kleinworth & Co.

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Cookies from Reasons to Skip the Housework

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  1. Thanks so much for the feature. I’ve pinned this for future reference because I have a huge sweet tooth. 🙂 🙂 And what a great idea to learn cake decorating from Craftsy. I love them. I think the watercolor tutorial would be fun to try too! Have a great weekend!

    • Diane says

      It’s our pleasure to feature you Jennie!!
      Thanks for joining us at Project Inspire{d} with your sweet treat!

  2. Thank you so much for the features! It was such a pleasure to log on and see this! Wishing you a wonderful weekend. xo, Catherine

    • Diane says

      You are so welcome Catherine! Earlier this week I also featured your orange cake on my Facebook page!
      Thanks for sharing your extraordinary creation with us at Project Inspire{d}!

  3. What a great party!! Thank you so much for featuring my Lemon ‘Swig’ Style Sugar Cookies – they are really, really, phenomenal – and I’m not just sayin’ that!! Have a wonderful week 🙂

    • Diane says

      You are so welcome Yvonne! Your cookies look wonderful… but NOW they’re on my list to try out!! You’ve twisted my arm. LOL
      Thank you so much for joining in the fun here. I can’t wait to see what you bring to the party on Monday night!
      All the best for an extraordinary week! [hugs]

  4. Your cake is gorgeous, Diane! I’ve never studied cake decorating or even tried my hand at it. It’s been on my list for years. Thanks for sharing the Crafty eGuide ~ I’m going to head on over and download it! Have a wonderful week ~ hugs, mb

    • Diane says

      Thank you!!! I was amazed at how much I enjoyed “playing” with frosting, Mary Beth! I love sculpting in various mediums (that sounds really artsy and I’m not, but it is the best example I can give. LOL) and I think that might be why I enjoyed my cake decorating experience. I’m sure you’d have fun too!

      Happy Monday! See you tonight! 🙂

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