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Tessa Huff is a cake designer, specialty chef, and event stylist. Huff has always perceived pastry as edible art and had been quite the artist herself since a very young age. She began studying ballet and performance art at age four, and continued dancing into her early twenties. Huff has always been involved in music and theatre, and has a great appreciation for art in all of its forms.  After receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from the University of California, Davis, she decided to turn her passion of the culinary arts into a career.

After owning the custom cake boutique, The Frosted Cake Shop, Huff has been busy exploring all aspects of food, photography, and design. She values quality ingredients and challenges herself to use a variety of fresh flavors and textures to create unique sweet and savory pairings. In addition to pastry, Huff is known for her realistic sugar flowers, figures, and sculpted cake toppers. Beyond cakes, Huff loves to style events and create custom dessert tables to showcase individual pastries, homemade candies, and more. She enjoys entertaining and believes that the beauty of a dessert not only lies in the design, but in the display as well. You can her find her most recent work in her portfolio

Huff recently moved from her hometown in Northern California to Vancouver, BC. She is currently expanding her recipe box, polishing her photography skills, a blogging about her new culinary and crafting adventures. In addition to HWTM, you may follow her monthly contributions on Best Friends for Frosting, Bird’s Party, and Half Baked: The Cake Blog. Look out for her work in the upcoming book ”Frostings,” by Courtney Whitmore, this summer. 

During these fall months, you can never have too much pumpkin.  Whether you are enjoying it in your latte or using cute minis as part of your decor, you can’t keep pumpkins from popping up everywhere.  Tessa Huff of Style Sweet CA here, and I am sharing these easy DIY Ruffle Pumpkin Cupcake Toppers.  Made from fondant, […]



When it comes to dessert, sometimes you can’t go wrong with tried and true summer classics. Just as their sweetness hits its peak, strawberries are like precious, juicy gems this time of year. Tessa Huff here, from Style Sweet CA, and I am here today to share how to turn a couple traditional flavors into […]



There are not a lot of treats that are sweeter nor lighter than a crisp and chewy meringue. Pair them with luscious berry mousse and you have the perfect summertime dessert. Tessa Huff here, from Tessa Huff Cake Design, and I have a secret to share: I love meringue. Use it to create silky smooth buttercream, […]



Spring always reminds me of blooming florals, brunch with friends, fresh flavors, renewal, and celebrations of warmer weather. Tessa Huff here, from Tessa Huff Cake Design, and I am pleased to share my delicious recipe for Lavender Honey Mini Cakes with you all. I combined subtle floral flavors with sweet honey in these mini sweet treats, perfect […]



I am not only excited to share a delicious recipe with you all today, but I am thrilled to be sharing my first official post as a monthly contributor for HWTM! Tessa Huff here, from Tessa Huff Cake Design, and I have a perfectly spring Easter Rose and Orange Cupcakes Recipe for you. With spring on […]