2 ingredient decorative chocolate bark~ easy and delicious!

Chocolate Bark with amazing patterns on the back!! SO easy to do!

My friend Joan and I were scrolling through Instagram together (because don’t all friends do this?) and happened upon one of my favorite people ever, Manuela from Passion for Baking. She had a brilliant idea of using silicone fondant mats for her chocolate bark!  I am not kidding you, that very day I put her […]

Let Earth Receive Her King!

Christmas Mantle

I absolutely love our new home.  I love that we have a space we can grow into and that we can truly make our own. Trying to figure out how I want to design things hasn’t been an easy task because I am not a good interior designer!  But I really enjoy the process. And […]

Family Holiday Gatherings: A Biblical Perspective

Hebrew 12:14 Strive for Peace!

I love Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Having hubby home, the spirit behind the seasons, the amazing food… its all enough to make me dream about these holidays for weeks before hand. But there is another side to gatherings, one that can be sometimes stressful. The truth is sometimes we just dont get along. I’ve been thinking a lot […]

Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkin Pancakes!

I saw these pancakes in a 2008 issue of my favorite magazine, Life Beautiful. And I have made them twice in the last three days. They are delicious!   These pancakes are easy and quick, but so rich and decadent.  Especially with an extra sprinkling of cinnamon over the top… I felt like I was […]

Creepy Millipede Cake

I get asked a lot of questions about cakes. One of the most common questions I get is, “What can you do with a 9×13 cake?  I don’t want to bake a layer cake.” I happen to really, really like layer cakes.  Might even have a small obsession with them.  Like making them twenty five […]

Chocolate Spider Web {Cake in a Jar}

Spiders in jars.  Spider webs made from chocolate.  Black and orange everywhere.  It must be ‘that’ time of year!! (I also made spiders and webs in 2009 on petite fours!) Its Halloween!  Well.  In like a month and a half it is. But its definitely fall… and I adore fall. What I don’t adore about […]

Peeps Pops

Update: Tutorial here! I recently dabbled in the Cake Pop arena. And let me tell you, I did not find it to be easy. Much props to the makers of the pops. Ya’ll make magic. See a FULL TUTORIAL on how to make these fun little guys right here! Peeps Pops Tutorial The end. *snicker* […]

St. Patricks Day Cake

The smiley, happy, silly rainbows on this cake are totally inspired by those amazing frosting covered sugar cookies you get at the bakery. Or at least, at the grocery store bakery that I would frequent in my youth. Those cookies were the only thing that made shopping trips tolerable for my mother when I was […]

National Pancake Day- Eight Amazing Pancake Recipes!

The Original Rainbow Pancakes!

Today is National Pancake Day! *heart skips a beat* I love pancakes. Truly. Just adore them! Cant get enough of them. However, this is a baking blog and I don’t really bake my pancakes. So why bother you with my obsession? I thought I would jazz things up a bit. Make pancakes mini-cakes! We like […]

Valentine Ring Cupcakes

I love a good cupcake. And I love a cute personalized cupcake. Not necessarily with names on them, but just a personal detail for the recipient… something that lets them know the treats were made especially for them. I made these for my boys. I am kidding. Maybe. I have always loved those little rings […]

Valentines Day Baking Ideas

I wanted to share with you some of my favorite Valentines Day creations thus far. I lovelovelove making theme specific desserts, and especially love the red and pink girly-ness of Valentines Day! Valentines Petits Four (tutorial) Pin It Heart Cake & Heart Cake Tutorial Valentines Cookies Valentines Day Coffee Sugar Cookies Valentines Day Brownies Edible […]

Christmas Tree Cake {Surprise Inside Cake!}

Christmas Tree Surprise Cake!

UPDATED: Tutorial HERE Check out my original Christmas Tree Surprise-Inside cake! I decided to try and put trees in the midst of all those ‘ruffles’. But then, I took it a step further. A Surprise Inside Cake! The inside of this precious little cake that nearly killed me to cut into I loved it so is a […]

Holiday Goodies

I am busy, busy, busy trying to get ready for a big vacation to Florida (and yes, that includes lots of DISNEY WORLD!) and preparing some fabulous holiday cookies, cakes, and sweets for you before I go. But in the meantime, here are some holiday cookies and cakes I would love to share! These are […]

Christmas Gift Idea for Kids {CONTEST CLOSED}

To see the winners click HERE.   Yes.  I know.  Its not even Thanksgiving yet.  I know.  I'm sorry.  I have to get my shopping done early this year.  I cant wait to tell you more about THAT! (really, its actually kinda exciting) I just got done ordering some personalized coloring books for my kids and thought […]

Spider Petits Fours

When I first stumbled upon the decorated cookie I was smitten! Meaghan posts the neatest and cutest ideas… she always inspires! She was the creator behind the Oreo cakester petits four… one of my favorite ideas of all time. I have made quite a few of these in my day, and loved it more and […]

First Birthday Cake (and a blog party)

When Allison from O My Family told me her gorgeous little man was celebrating his first birthday soon, I knew immediately that I wanted to make him a cake. When she sent me her invite, I was smitten. It was classically beautiful, had wonderful color, and the most simple, perfect design. (this is not the […]

Patriotic Cupcakes

They sorta dont look like cupcakes but they are. Promise. These are simply chocolate cuppies, white fondant, raspberries and blueberries. Wanna know how I made them? It could not be easier! There are just a few simple steps. Grab some fondant… I highly recommend the marshmallow fondant for these. If you want people to actually […]

St. Pattys Day Cake

UPDATED CAKE HERE: Green Ombre Cake   I woke up this morning with a to-do list a mile long. Baking a St. Pattys Day Cake was NOT on my list. Yet here I am, sharing anyway. I think I need a baking intervention. I can just see it! My family and freinds will assemble in […]

Heart Cake Tutorial {Surprise Inside Cake}

Finally!! Is that what you are thinking? Its ok. You can admit it. We are all friends here. Do you remember this little thing? Pin It Well it turns out some of you daring bakers want to make this Surprise Inside Cake yourselves. Yeah you! I cant wait to see and read all about it… […]

New Years Eve Petit Fours

I just had to share with you one item I am bringing to my cooking segment tomorrow. I will be making cookies, so I am not even sure they will show these, but they were so fun and easy to make! These are my New Years Eve Petit Fours I made three white, three black, […]