How to make a tiered cake while working full-time.

Pixar's Coco Themed Birthday Cake

Making a tiered cake while working full time without losing your mind is quite a feat.  In this article I’ll give you some of my best tips to help keep you sane and produce a gorgeous cake for those you love. I’m not sure when big beautiful cakes became common for birthday parties. Maybe (probably) Pinterest has something to do … Read More

Cake Truffles

Cake truffles

Cake truffles are the tiny, highly customizable treat perfect for your next party. White chocolate coats a cake and buttercream filled bite sized sweet! For Father’s day this past weekend, my dad requested “orange cake with cream cheese frosting.”  This means he specifically wanted orange cake made from a mix.  I happened to have one in my cupboard.  Fast forward … Read More

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

Pumpkin Spice Bites with Cream Cheese Buttercream

pumpkin spice bites

These adorable pumpkin spice bites are the perfect little snack. Made with just two ingredients, they are super fast to whip up. Enjoy naked or with a dollop of cream cheese buttercream! Ok, so basically these are the same recipe I published on Wednesday.  But here’s the thing.  Now they are bite sized and have frosting.  Better right? The cool … Read More

Tiffany Birthday Cake

Tiffany Box birthday cake

Here’s a look at the Tiffany box cake I made for my darling little niece’s first birthday.  The cake is funfetti cake with a double batch of American buttercream frosting.  Covered in fondant.  Bow is made from gum paste.  Writing hand painted on with piping gel. It is a 10 inch square cake that is made up of 2, 2 inch … Read More

Zombiecide Inspired Cake

zombicide inspired cake

I told you I was a cake baking fool this past weekend.  I also made this Zombicide inspired cake for our friend Rob, whose birthday was last Friday.  We love to get together with them and when we aren’t camping or climbing-we play board games.  Zombiecide is our newest addiction and so I thought this would be the perfect birthday cake … Read More

Spiderman Cake

3 Tier Spiderman birthday cake

The past couple days, I have been a cake baking fool.  Yesterday was my nephew’s fourth birthday party and I had a special request for a “really tall spiderman cake.”  So that is what I made.   I was inspired by this cake.  The bottom layer is white cake with vanilla buttercream.  The middle layer is chocolate cake with chocolate … Read More

Chocolate Peanut Butter Buttercream

When I made these cupcakes a few weeks ago for my friend Mandy’s birthday, I decided to spice up my usual chocolate buttercream with a little bit of peanut butter.  It made the frosting a Reese’s lovers dream. Chocolate Peanut Butter Buttercream 1 stick unsalted butter at room temperature or slightly cooler 1 cup creamy peanut butter (not natural) 4 … Read More

Chocolate Owl Cupcake Toppers

Owl cupcake toppers

Last weekend I made these owl cupcake toppers for a friend of my sister who is having a baby girl in February.  I piped the toppers out of pink, white, and dark chocolate candy melts.  The cupcakes were plain white with American buttercream tinted a pale pink.