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Meet Whitney

I'm the baker, blogger, photographer, and longtime cake lover behind Sugar & Sparrow! Cake is my very favorite way to spread joy in the world and that's why I'm here – to share my go-to recipes, decorating tutorials, baking tips, and everything I learn about cake as I experiment in the kitchen. Whether you're new to baking or a total pro, my hope is that you would find delicious, dependable recipes here and everything you need to make pretty cakes that spread joy!

Whitney DePaoli sits at a table surrounded by four delicious cakes and several vases of flowers

Where To?

YouTube Videos

Subscribe to the Sugar & Sparrow YouTube channel where you can get inspired with decorating tutorials, recipes, and my entire Cake Basics series in video format.

Cake Tools

Curious about what I use to make cakes or how I capture my photos? I've gathered a list of my go-to tools for baking, decorating, and blogging. Use it to inspire your own collection or for gift ideas!


Come join me on TikTok to watch my latest cake creations, recipes, and mini tutorials. You'll never see me doing any trendy dances over there but you will find some baking inspiration!

Summer Cake Ideas