Coconut Angel Food Cake

Coconut Angel Food Cake!

This decadent Angel Food Coconut Cake is the perfect compliment to any celebration!   But this celebration is special. One of my favorite bloggers is having her first baby and today is her virtual Baby Shower! Zainab is one of those kind, sweet souls that you adore from the moment you meet her. So honored […]

Yellow Rose Cake {with a happy surprise}

My Signature Rosette Cake!

Creating my signature rosette cake is quick and easy~ any level of baker can do it! And you should. You really should! This sweet little cake is yellow. Don’t you love when I state the obvious? I created a fun little surprise with this unassuming little cake~ Sorry the video gets a little dark at […]

Chocolate Beet Cake

Homemade Chocolate Beet Cake!

Today is a wonderful magical day! Not only do I get to share a new recipe that our family adores, but we can all celebrate a very special lady! Catherine is the amazing woman and talent behind the weelicious blog. She is that awesome mom who creates healthy and FUN meals for her kids and […]

Baby Chick Cupcakes

How to Pipe a Chick in Buttercream! (video)

Piping out a chick in buttercream could not be easier. Or fun. Or delicious! Well, if you like a 1:1 cupcake to frosting ratio. Ok, so maybe it’s more like 1:2. Stop judging me. These chicks were inspired by real life… my real life! We currently have 7 layer chickens, 1 big bad rooster, 3 […]

Rhubarb Brownies

Rhubarb Brownies with Video Tutorial!

Decadent rich chocolate paired with slightly tart rhubarb is one of the best brownies I have ever had! Truth be told, I was the ONLY one in my family excited about these. My husband shook his head no when I presented the idea. The kids… they started gagging and acting like I wanted to feed […]

Father’s Day Cake

An Easy and Fun Father's Day Cake!

This cake is a fun way for everyone to show dad just how much they love him! Mastering this simple piping technique can be done in just moments! This is a basic chocolate cake that I baked in a 9×13 pan. When the cake is cool, invert onto a flat surface where you can cover […]

Sunset Cake

Sunset Cake ~ Done with a #233 grass tip

This sweet little sunset cake is easy to do and has a big impact!   A few years ago I did a “challenge” on my blog. Readers could vote on a specific decorators tip and I would make three different cakes using one tip. Wouldn’t you know they voted on the #233 grass tip? Well, […]

Olivia’s Birthday Cake {Pink & White Ruffle Cake}

Olivia's Birthday Cake~ Pink & White Ruffle Cake!

My little baby turned 2 a couple weeks ago. It was a last minute celebration. I think I was in denial that my baby was turning 2 and didn’t really want to call attention to the event, so nothing ever got planned. But that was selfish and common sense prevailed. She deserved a party. So […]

oscar the grouch cupcakes

Oscar the Grouch Cupcakes!

Making Oscar the Grouch cupcakes is not only fun and easy, but a great way to bring a smile to anyone’s face. Who doesn’t adore the familiar and lovable character from Sesame Street? I got a couple requests after the Cookie Monster video was posted. Mostly for Elmo, which I am certainly going to share […]

cookie monster cupcakes

Cookie Monster Cupcakes!

A quick video tutorial on how to make the most adorable and fun Cookie Monster Cupcakes! (both mini and regular size) Is there anything better than Cookie Monster? I know I grew up loving that friendly face and loving how he attacked cookies with wild abandon! I may or may not do that myself.  These […]

Banana Cake with Fresh Banana Curd

Homemade Banana Cake with Fresh Banana Curd!

This banana cake is one for the archives… lovely and rich and the perfect combination of naturally sweet and satisfying! At the grocery store the other day I saw that they had big bags of ripe banana’s on sale for .29 a pound. So naturally I bought 20+ pounds. It made perfect sense to me. […]

How to Pipe a Buttercream Daisy

How to Pipe a Buttercream Daisy

I am in buttercream daisy overload. Learning how to pipe daisy’s from buttercream is not as easy as I would have thought! I started a couple weeks ago by making a buttercream peony. It was fun. And addicting. So I decided now is as good of time as any to start piping all the flowers. […]

Rainbow Cookie Cake

Rainbow Cookie Cake with Rainbow Chip Frosting!

One of the fondest memories of our youth is birthdays. More specifically, the very special birthday cake that mom made for you. One thing I can remember very fondly from my childhood is Rainbow Chip frosting on my yellow cake. There was something so darn amazing about those little rainbow pieces scattered all throughout the frosting! […]

chocolate cookie dough sandwich cookies

Chocolate Cookie with Cookie Dough filling~ the ultimate cookie sandwich!

There is just something so exciting about cookie dough. Paired with deep, rich chocolate and you are basically in cookie dough lovers heaven! I was having a craving the other day which is so weird for me! Kidding. My diet is basically satisfying one craving to the next. But anywho, I wanted chocolate and cookie […]

Spring Layer Cake with Pink Buttercream Flowers

Pink Buttercream Flower Cake inspired by HGTV

I still love getting magazines. I know they are supposedly not as popular now that everything is available online, but I love thumbing through a magazine with a cup of good coffee and a comfortable sofa. One of my favorite magazines to get in the mail is HGTV Magazine. And do you know what my […]

pancake muffins {lifehack}

LIFEHACK! Pancake Muffins~ seriously the best!

With a large family breakfast usually goes one of two ways: 1. Make just enough and everyone is happy and full. 2. Make way too much and have lots of leftovers. (or does this happen with every size family??) Well, this sweet “lifehack” is kinda the best find ever. I am still making the same […]

angel food cake with roasted strawberry sauce

Angel Food Cake with Roasted Strawberry Sauce

When you are making homemade Angel Food Cake it’s important to be aware of two things: It uses a lot of eggs. Scratch that. It uses a lot of egg WHITES. Read the recipe before you start. #panfail #cakefail #bakerfail Now, if I could go back in time I would have definitely given MYSELF that […]

ruffle & dot cake

How to Pipe a Ruffle & Dot Cake

I shared this unique cake decorating technique for the first time in my book, Surprise-Inside Cakes. (Quite honestly, developing and sharing brand new frosting techniques is a bit of a passion of mine!) I thought that a little video might help to show you how I do this technique. A few disclaimers: My first couple […]

Spicy Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

Spicy Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie!

This Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Skillet is kicked up a notch when cayenne pepper is added! I am a sucker for anything in a skillet. It’s one of my weaknesses on Pinterest… I will type “skillet” into the search bar and scroll for days. And pin of course. And tell myself that I am […]

homemade funfetti cake mix

Homemade Funfetti Cake! The BEST Yellow Cake with Glorious Sprinkles!

This Homemade Funfetti Cake Mix is the best way to enjoy a sprinkle filled cake! You will find that this is one of the best tasting cakes you will ever have, not to mention fun to look at! This recipe is totally based on my Homemade Yellow Cake recipe except with one fun addition… SPRINKLES! […]