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 […]

Elmo Cupcakes

How to Pipe Elmo in Buttercream (video)

You knew it was coming right? After tackling Cookie Monster and Oscar the Grouch I just had to try Elmo. He is such a cutie! And not as hard as I had imagined. The nose is what was throwing me… I didn’t know how I was going to make it perfect! But a #12 tip […]

How to Pipe a Carnation

How to Pipe a Buttercream Carnation! (video)

Piping out a carnation with buttercream frosting is not only easy, but it is fun! I kinda stumbled on this technique as I was playing around today. I did it, then sat back and thought, “What flower is that?” A carnation immediately came to mind. Upon looking up pictures of carnations, I realized that I […]

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, […]

two ingredient ice cream

Homemade Ice Cream~ just 2 ingredients!

Making homemade ice cream has never been easier! This recipe is only 2 ingredients AND does not require an ice cream machine! This is one of those great lifehacks that you see everywhere on pinterest but just end up adding it to a list of things you want to make. Well, I needed a gluten […]

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. […]

Fresh Banana Curd

Fresh Homemade Banana Curd

Fresh homemade banana curd is one of the best desserts a banana lover can try! I made this having little expectation. I mean, I like banana and all, but am not obsessed with it or anything. Well, I could safely say that before I made this. Now? Obsessed. It is smooth, utterly decadent and seriously […]

how to pipe a tall fluffy buttercream flower

A tall Ruffle-like flower from buttercream!

How to make a tall fluffy “flower” out of buttercream! I posted this on Instagram the other night. Here was the caption: If someone ever tells you that you put too much frosting on your cupcake, stop talking to them.You don’t need that kind of negativity in your life. Well. Turns out you guys really […]

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! […]

How to Pipe a Buttercream Peony

Buttercream Pink Peony

Peony’s are definitely one of my favorite flowers! It’s a close race between hydrangea and peony, but usually peony wins. I think it’s because they offer up so much variation and color and style. Just so darn stunning! I took my inspiration from this image: This is from Clemson University. The peonies were prepared by Karen […]

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 […]