Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake with German Chocolate Frosting

Chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream and German Chocolate frosting

Dense, chocolaty, made-from-scratch mayonnaise cake with chocolate buttercream and German chocolate frosting.  An indulgent celebration cake for sure! For as long as I can remember, I’ve baked birthday cakes for my family. Of course, back in the day it was a plain 9×13 inch cake from a box with a can of frosting slathered on top. (My sister and I … Read More

7 Things I Wish I’d Known When I first Started Baking and Decorating Cake

7 things I wish I'd known when I started decorating cake

Learning how to bake and decorate cake is tricky. Here are seven things that I wish I had known when I first started decorating cake! This post may contain affiliate links which help keep me in flour and sugar. Thank you for your support. Baking and decorating cake is one of my favorite creative outlets. It’s the time where I … Read More

How to Cover A Cake Board With Fondant

3 Tier Spiderman birthday cake

This post contains affiliate links that help keep me in butter. Thanks for your support! Today, we are going to talk about cake boards. What are they? They are the board that goes underneath your cake so you can transport it around. They come in all kinds of shapes, sizes and colors. A cake board can be made from cardboard, wood, … Read More

How To Fix An Ugly Cake

How to fix an ugly cake

I wish I could tell you that I made this ugly cake on purpose just for this tutorial, but nope, she came out of the pan in all her ugly glory unintentionally.  It was so frustrating when my cakes would turn out uneven.  I cursed my oven, endlessly researched bake even strips (because of course a gadget will all my … Read More

Pink Ruffle Cake

Pink Ruffle Cake

  Happy Birthday to my wonderful, amazing baby sister.  You are an incredible woman and I am lucky to have you in my family.  I am so glad that my nephew is getting a baby sister, because really, a little sister is the best gift I have ever gotten. How to make a ruffle cake: This ruffle cake is really … Read More

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Today is my aunt’s birthday and we had a little celebration last night. I was lucky enough to get to get to bake her cake this year. Her favorite is my grandmother’s homemade pineapple upside down cake. This is an old fashioned cake, so if you have made pineapple upside down cake from a box, this doesn’t taste the same. … Read More

My First Tiered Cake

what I learned making my first tiered cake

This was my nephew’s first birthday cake. It was my first time making a three tiered cake and also my first time making a cake for that many people (50-55 people). I learned a lot on this cake. The Cake: The tiers were 8″, 10″, and 12″. The 12″ cake was by far the largest cake that I have ever … Read More

Strawberry Tall Cake

Strawberry-Tall-Cake

This strawberry tall cake is a total showstopper. The delicious buttermilk cake layers are topped with dreamy whipped cream and sweetened strawberries. I wish that I had taken a picture of my 11 month old nephew eating some of this cake. It made me want to fall off my chair I was laughing so hard. He’s a “big boy” … Read More

Beginner Level Stars and Stripes Cake

Beginner Level Stars and Stripes Cake

Easy, beginner level decorated cake perfect for the fourth of July. Using only a star tip and some cookie cutters, you can make this adorable patriotic cake. Special Equipment Needed: 2-8 inch cake pans (or 3-6 inch cake pans) Mixer (for making buttercream and probably the cake) Offset spatula (not strictly necessary but encouraged-it will make frosting your cake sooo … Read More