If I knew You Were Coming I’d Baked a Cake

What a week this was!!! I went to visit my husband in Calgary who was away for some locomotive engineer training and we celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary up in the Calgary Tower Sky360 restaurant (I give it 5 stars for sure) , took in the zoo and spent some time in the mountains, it was such a great and relaxing weekend away. When I got home adulting hit me hard, the very next morning our basement flooded from a burst outdoor water tap, then I found a hairline fracture in one of our toilets, one and one of the fridge door compartments cracked…. jeez… you leave for 4 days and the house just decides that was enough… anyways I am back at it and welcome to this weeks major learning post.


This week I made the same Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Buttercream as I did the last time. I chose to do this simply for familiarity purposes so I could put more of my time and effort into working on straighter finishes and edges. Something else I did was I made my cakes Friday night and then decorated them on Saturday evening; this made it feel like a less daunting and time consuming task. This blog post at the beginning is primarily “research” I did this week and links/videos of it. At the end you will enjoy my very own TikTok videos of my work (trust me you do not want to miss one of the videos where I am singing at the end because I could not get the song to go longer).

Besides following along with the online cake decorating class I am doing, I also looked up a few other tutorials found here:

Listened to a few podcasts:

Watched a few other tutorials:

From other bakers on how they achieve cleaner lines, I used TikTok & Youtube (I appreciated some connections that I made between the class I am taking and the Youtube tutorials):


Stack a cake #cake #fyp #howto #beginnersbaking #cakedecorating

♬ original sound – Laura Colhoun | Baker


How to get a smooth and clean look with your buttercream frosting. 🍰 Turn up the volume and save for the next time your making a cake 🍰 ___________________________________ #theblondewhobakes #cakedecorating #cake #cakes #food #foodie #baking #foodlover #frosting #cakesofinstagram #cakeoftheday #cakevideo #learnontiktok #tiktokpartner #foodtiktok

♬ Sky Aesthetic – Tollan Kim

Now here comes my videos of this week! (Don’t miss out on turning your sound on)


♬ Cake – Flo Rida,99 Percent

Crumb Coat:

♬ Cake By The Ocean – DNCE

Final Layer:

♬ If I Knew You Were Coming I’dve Baked a Cake – Gracie Fields


Final Product:

♬ Birthday Cake (Dance Remix) – The Re-Mix Heroes








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