Saturday, 13 December 2014

A Kitschmas Surprise!!

Coming up with completely new  DIY ideas is a very challenging task, especially for Christmas since one would imagine that everything imaginable has been created in one sweet form or another.

Personally, I LOVE Christmas tree ornaments and I collect them at grand scale. If it's hand made, exclusive, beautiful with lots of bling, I'm in!

Suddenly we had the idea of making our own Christmas tree cookie ornaments, but in 3D as opposed to the simpler traditional 2D version.  And.....with a SURPRISE INSIDE!! :-)

So after lots and lots of trial and error, we finally cracked the code and came up with the solution. We have it for you, right here in tutorial form. Give it a personal touch by playing with the wide range of metallic paint colors, by spicing up the surprise inside and making it fun or simply by adorning your ornament with sugar pearls or stenciled designs.
Either way, this project is loads of fun and a sure way to please the people you give it to!

Enjoy the Kitschmas Surprise!!

Saturday, 3 May 2014

Presenting Italian Meringue Buttercream

Here it is: Our VERY FIRST video ever! Although it took one week and a half to make, we are extremely happy with the results. Here you will find step by step instructions on how to make the absolute best buttercream EVER: Italian Meringue.

It is without a doubt the best topping for your cupcakes, the best filling for your macarons, and the best filling for your cakes. It is not too sweet, has a silky smooth texture. When it hits your mouth, THE SKY OPENS AND THE ANGELS SING!!

Not easy to make (I personally failed dozens of times before I got it right....), I am convinced it is worth the effort to try and try again, even if it means killing 10kg of butter (the hardest hit victim when the recipe fails).

So go ahead and give it a try. With this basic recipe you can branch out and hit every flavor of the rainbow. For example:

- add the best quality cacao powder you can possibly get your hands on and be prepared to become a chocoholic's best friend

- make your own sweet and tart raspberry puree and add it to the mix at the end (make sure to use a strainer to keep the seeds out for better texture).

- add the zest and juice of 2 squeezed lemons  an amaaaazingly tangy lemon buttercream taste.

- experiment with Bailey's Irish Cream, Coffee, Champagne...whatever strikes your fancy!

This recipe ROCKS! End of story:-)

We hope you will try it out and succeed!

Big hugs,

Friday, 2 May 2014

Wafer Paper Tutorial: "Fabulous Feathers"

We are so excited about all the possibilities that wafer paper has to offer. Make your own edible version of a feather by following this step-by-step tutorial right here:

Hope you like it and that you give it a try!


Monday, 21 April 2014

Happy Easter from the Crazy Chicks!!

Hello everyone! Would like to share with you one of our personal favorite tutorials we made just for Easter "Crazy Chicks".
 The special thing about them is the creation of a gumpaste eggshell, where your actual cupcake case will be nesting.
It wasn't easy at first, but once you manage to make the mold, it's easy peasy after that.

Hope you enjoy this as much as we did and feel free to share! You can find the link here:

Happy Easter to all the Crazy Chicks out there!!  :-D

Monday, 27 January 2014

Sweethearts for your Coffee

For years now, I always like to surprise people by serving coffee with a cute piece of Sugar to go with it. The BIG surprise comes when they hear that it was handmade, and how ridiculously simple it is to make.  
Check it out for yourselves, with this Sweet Tutorial!
We hope you like it!
Enjoy!  :-)

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

This is our first Newsletter ;-)
Enjoy !

Newsletter October 2013

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Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Meet Team-Kitsch

Well, lots has been going on this year.  Amongst many, one of the important happenings has been the addition of 2 team members:  Rebecca and Valentine.

We thought it a good idea to add a new "About us" page to the website.   One thing I must admit:  there is so much more than meets the eye and this page is complete proof of that.

The cookies you see were designed and created just for the making of this page.  It took us 2 full days of baking, decorating and photo shooting.  Then one full day just to put everything in its place, so that our presentation was a little fun and crazy (like we are:-)

So I hope you enjoy what you see here.  For the French and German version, please go to the original homepage and click on the appropriate flag.   Working together with Reb and Val is  so much fun.  There are some days where I get home, facial muscles aching from laughing so hard.  That is exactly how "work" should be like:  fun and passion from beginning to end, despite the crazy hectic pace we sometimes have to endure.

That's just the way the cookie crumbles at the Sugarshack!

Enjoy y'all!

We are a trio of fun gals blessed with CRAZY DNA.

Our mission : to bring cake culture into your lives !


I am a passionate cake designer, instructor and the original founder of Kitschcakes.


  • I am originally from the Cajun-speaking part of Canada, transplanted here in Switzerland since 1994.
  • My original profession was that of a Registered Dental Hygienist.  Now, I’m a Sugar Pusher (so dentists really love me now!!!)
  • I proudly served in the Canadian Armed Forces as a diesel mechanic in the Navy. Watch out! I can shoot a rifle!  Lol!
  • As a hockey mom, I spend any vacation time in an ice rink... freezing my butt off!
  • From the Kitsch-Girls : "She's our kooky Cakeboss"



I am a graphic designer. I like to make cool and creative designs, and of course I love to make cake design as well.


  • As a graphic artist, I design things in pixels. I eat, drink, breathe and live in pixels. My world is pixelised.
  • I've seen more pages on Pinterest than in real books.
  • Do you know "Abercrombie & Fitch" ? Fitch is my black cat's name and he's worth more than a Louis Vuitton handbag.
  • The Kitsch-Girls call me "Pitbull" (you don't want to know why...)
  • From the Kitsch-Girls : "She's our Techie-Rockstar"


    My job is in the numbers, boxes and Kitsch-Stock. I am the Logistics Manager and I make sure to know where your items are stocked.


    • My Native American heritage makes me run through the house yelling, "Geronimo!"
    • Death by chocolate? No thank you! Give my death by carrot cake anyday.
    • My other superpower is being a mom to four little children.
    • Giving the chance, I would love to hide in bookstores all day.
    • From the Kitsch-Girls : "She's the Kitschcakes Chatterbox"