Red, White, & Blue Cake {Patriotic Cake}

Patriotic Red, White, & Blue Cake!

Making a patriotic red, white, and blue cake for the Holidays just got a lot easier! I just love the simpleness of this patriotic cake. It is not only simple in design, but easy to execute! All that is needed is a #18 tip, a cake, and red, white, and blue frosting! Here is a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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! […]

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 […]

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 […]

whipped chocolate buttercream frosting

Whipped Chocolate Buttercream Rose Cake!

Is there anything better than light, fluffy, rich and flavorful Chocolate Buttercream Frosting? No. The answer is no. I have this recipe on my blog way over here,  but it gets lost next to that beautiful marble cake deliciousness, so I decided to make sure this fantastic recipe got it’s turn in the spotlight. This […]

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! […]

double chocolate loaf cake

Double Chocolate Loaf Cake from Nigella Lawson

Making cake into a loaf is a form of mind trickery for me. I have always associated a ‘loaf’ as somewhat healthy, not awesomely rich and sweet. Like banana or zucchini bread. So after I had made this cake, even knowing every wonderful ingredient I had put into it, I still saw that same only loaf […]

Homemade Chocolate Cake Mix

Homemade Chocolate Cake MIx - Ditch the box mix!

Life is all about transitions, right? We grow and learn and make better choices when we know better. At least, that’s the hope. While I will not ever judge someone for choosing box mix, I am finding that baking from scratch is something that has become more and more important to me. I will still […]

Pink Cherry Cake with Fudge Frosting {Sweetapolita Bakebook}

Pink Cherry Cake with Glossy Fudge Frosting

I have been waiting this book for a long, long time.  The amazing Rosie, the powerhouse of talent behind Sweetapolita, is the Queen of Baking in my mind. She wears so many hats; baker, decorator, photographer, stylist, writer, etc. and wears them all beautifully. Her book, The Sweetapolita Bakebook is nothing short of stunning. I […]

Oreo Cheesecake Cake

Oreo Cheesecake Cake

Having an obsession with cheesecake cakes is not a good thing. I mean, it’s fine if you run 24 miles a day and can work off the calories. And it’s fine if you can dedicate hours in the kitchen to baking and assembling it. But it’s not fine if you are home alone with two […]

Spring Cheesecake Cake (raspberry, lemon & orange)

Spring Cake! Raspberry, Lemon and Orange Cheesecake in a Moist White Cake!

Come on get happy! Spring is starting to happen here in Minnesota (and hopefully most places!) and I can’t help but be inspired by the light, joyful, and refreshing feeling it brings. This cake is a reflection of my favorite flavors of spring with Raspberry, Lemon and Orange cheesecake nestled between two lovely layers of […]

5 Amazing Nutella Treats

Nutella Chocolate Cake

It was recently brought to my attention that there is not ONE SINGLE Nutella recipe on my blog. Well, since I am a crazy busy girl and won’t be able to make one anytime soon, I figured I would share some recipes from my very very talented friends! Nutella Crepe Cake from Baking a Moment […]