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From a Dessert Mom

I’ve had a sweet tooth as long as I can remember. My interest in baking didn’t occur until junior high. Even then it was mostly desserts like cakes, cupcakes, brownies out of the box.

It wasn’t until Zoey, my first born, was born that I  tried decorating or creating cute and pretty treats.  Mainly desserts to match the kids’ birthday party themes.  Last year in 2020 during the pandemic was when I really decided to learn to make desserts from scratch through classes from How to Cake It.

sprinkle sugar cookie

Heart Shaker Cooker

creme brûlée

Creating Dessert Content

I don’t have my own recipes nor have the level of experience to teach other how to bake, but I do love to share what I’ve learned and created.  Here are a few things that helped me create beautiful and delicious dessert content.


All In Good Taste

Learn from amazing instructors.  Currently my favorite classes are from Jyoti from the @thepurplecupcake_.  You can purchase classes from How to Cake It and get $5 off here.

One of my favorite cookbooks that have really great recipes are 100 Cookies.


Food Coloring

Colors make all the difference in creating gorgeous baked goods content.  It not only helps you have a great feed, but it brings any dessert set up come to life.  My favorite place to get colors is from The Sugar Art.


Sprinkles and Diamond Dust

Sprinkles and edible glitter makes a whole difference on the appearance of your desserts.  The quality of Sweetapolita  sprinkles and the color combos are the best!  The Sugar Art’s Diamond Dusts gives that extra sparkle.


Mounts and Tripods

Having a stand is key to help you take the photos and create videos of the work you do in making your beautiful desserts.  Akron Mounts help with the overhead shots. My  Cookie Decorator Mount definitely changed how I make videos.  You can find it here and get 20% off with code joannmarie.

Desserts Make the Heart Happy

My most favorite thing about baking is being able to create something that looks appealing and tasting good as well. And making desserts that have just the right amount of sweetness and flavor.  If you’ve read my About Me, you’ll know that my focus is things that sparks joy to maintain the positive things in life.  Desserts are just that, they give a small piece of joy in events, end of a meal, or just any moment you feel for some indulgence.

So excited to share my creations and all that I learn here at Dear Jo Ann Marie.  I promise we’ll keep thing short and sweet, but with enough to inspire you to take your own baking journey.  Follow me on instagram for all the dessert content!





Dear Jo Ann Marie

Orange County, CA


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