Get your Cub cake on

Here’s a sample of one of the cakes from last year’s Pack 61 Father-Son Cake Bake in Austin. The father-son Scout team that turned out this spaghetti and meatballs confection lives and loves the real version of pasta and this cake shares a slice of their story. Dad works in the world of pasta.   I’ve seen this […]

Icing on the cake marks true secret of Father-Son Cake Bake

The Father-Son Cake Bake Team wiped down the counters and swept up the sugar just in time to enter their cakes in the Pack 61 Cub Scout Father-Son Cake Bake. Designed as a fundraiser, this year’s cakes were judged by two gracious Whole Foods cake decorators who didn’t actually taste the cakes, but judged them on their appearance, […]

Kicked out of the cookery

Have you ever been kicked out of your own kitchen/garage/office? I’ve just received the boot right out of the cookery. It’s temporary, so I’ll skip the manicure. The much anticipated Father-Son Cake Bake has arrived. This is a baking/bonding project for Cub Scouts and Dads. Cake testing is underway with the big event for Pack 61 […]

Cub Scout Dad Mixes It Up For Father-Son Cake Bake

    Father Son Cake Bake Expert mixes it up for Scout dads   Some of our visitors have been looking for guidance for the upcoming Cub Scout Father-Son Cake Bake. Our guest at The Cookery is Cub Scout Den Leader Ken Manceaux of Cub Scout Pack 61 in Austin, Texas. Ken’s here to share […]

Scouting the Father-Son cake bake trail

Father and sons pondered the Cub Scout Father-Son Cake Bake ideas again this weekend. “What’s that icing called again? The kind that we had on our wedding cake,” my husband asked. He was, of course, thinking of fondant, a smooth sugary confection that you can roll and mold right onto your cake. Well, that’s quite […]

Father-Son Cake Bake gets underway

The chatter around the breakfast table today centered on the upcoming Cub Scouts Father-Son Cake Bake. To be celebrated with our Pack March 26, this event brings Scouts together with Dad or Grandpa or Uncle Mario to bake a cake–no enhancement of store-bought cakes allowed.  This is a fun Cub baking project that generates great ideas in […]

Relish This – Sweets for Soldiers

Shashana Davis sends your love and confection across the miles.  Shashana’s Spectacular Sweets made the news this month in “Relish Magazine.” Learn more about her “Cakes Ready to Eat” at or drop by Shashana’s site at