Halloween Cakes: Bubble Tape Mummy Cake

By Libbie Summers Assisted by Candace Brower Try making this cake a yearly habit! Here’s how you do it! What you’ll need: 1 (8 or 9-inch layer cake), frosted 2 rolls of green Hubba Bubba Bubble Tape 2 gum balls or other candy for eyes Nun Costume, optional Smoke Machine, just showing off Directions:... Read More »

Blue Ribbon Apple Pie

Recipe and Styling by Libbie Summers (from The Whole Hog Cookbook, Rizzoli) Photography by Cedric Smith Model: Lauren Davis and The Bitch (Maggie Jo Summers) I’ve been perfecting this pie for as long as I’ve been making it. When I was a child, it won me a third place ribbon at the St. Charles... Read More »

A Backyard Homecoming Dinner Party

Produced and Styled by Libbie Summers (as published in and with permission from The South Magazine) Photography by Cedric Smith Fashion Styling by Brooke Atwood Hair and Makeup by Dollface by Jules The title that woke me up in the middle of the night: A Homegrown Homecoming. I was inspired by the images of prom... Read More »

Bubble Gum Tape Flowers

By Libbie Summers Assisted by Candace Brower Bubble tape is kind of like a gum paste right? At least that’s what prompted me to try it. And, guess what, it worked! I love these sweet little flowers that are perfect to top a baby cake or cup cake. How To: Tear off a 6-inch... Read More »

Balloon Dog Cake Topper

By Libbie Summers Photography by Candace Brower Twenty cake-toppers in 20 minutes! That’s what I said I would do for a demo at the Country Living Magazine Fair in Columbus, Ohio…so I did. The only glitch in the performance was when my assistant, Candace, handed me the balloon dog that I had tied earlier that... Read More »
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