Don Jacobs with cake

Welcome to Mabel’s Confections where I reimagine the flavors of the past and transform them into delightful creations for today’s palate. I’m Don Jacobs, the proud owner of this home-baking business and commercial food photographer. I’m thrilled to have you here.

What You’ll Discover

At Mabel’s Confections, I’ve made it my mission to share my love for baking, taking you on a journey through the sweetest moments of the past, reimagined for today’s tastes. Whether you’re a novice home baker or a seasoned pro, you’ll find something special here.

Elevate Your Baking Skills

My blog is more than just recipes; it’s a treasure trove of techniques and tips that will take your baking prowess from amateur to pro. I believe that everyone can create mouthwatering masterpieces in their own kitchen, and I’m here to show you how. From simple, time-saving tricks to intricate decorating methods, I’m committed to helping you hone your skills.

Nostalgic Flavors Reimagined

Ever crave the taste of a childhood treat or a classic family recipe? Join me on a journey down memory lane as I breathe new life into classic flavors. I’m dedicated to capturing the essence of the past and infusing it into the items I bake. Each bite is a delicious reminder of the cherished memories with family and friends.

Join Our Home Baking Journey

Mabel’s Confections isn’t just a blog; it’s a community of fellow home bakers who love to create special moments for loved ones. I invite you to be part of this delicious adventure. Together, we’ll explore the magic of baking, relish in the joy of nostalgia, and create unforgettable moments through the love of food.

I’m excited to have you as part of our baking family. Let’s whisk up some memories and share the love, one delectable bite at a time. Join us on this delightful journey, and let’s bake up some wonderful memories together!

Namesake – Mabel’s Confections

Growing up, I was fortunate to have a guiding light in my life—my beloved grandmother, Mabel. She was not only a source of warmth and comfort but also the catalyst for my lifelong passion for baking and culinary creativity

Mabel’s kitchen was my first classroom, where I learned the art of baking and the joy of sharing homemade treats with loved ones. There’s something magical about preparing and sharing a meal with someone who communicates love and affection to others.

Her most requested dessert was a Red Velvet Cake with six layers (that’s right – six)!

This elegant dessert facilitated many conversations around the dining room table making it the warmest, loving place in the whole house. And somehow you knew this warm feeling was a reflection of a grandmother’s love for her family.

Grandma’s love came through everything she did. So this site is dedicated to that same love from Mabel.