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 […]

whipped vanilla buttercream

Pink Velvet Cupcakes with Whipped Vanilla Buttercream!

Happy mistakes. Today I made a happy, happy mistake. I walked away from my stand mixer while making buttercream. I walked over to my computer to check an ingredient and got sucked into a facebook rabbit hole of opinions and drama and insanity. Please tell me I am not the only one who does this?! […]

snickers cheesecake cake

Snickers Cheesecake Cake!

“MOM STOP!!!” “What? What is it?” “IT’S SPILLING EVERYWHERE!” Yes, it most definitely is. But I could not help myself. It was magical, that spilling forth of sugary sweet rich chocolate ganache and Snickers® frosting. Yes, I said Snickers® frosting. Poured on a cake. A cake with a Snickers® cheesecake inside. Sandwiched between layers of […]

red velvet buttercream rose cake

Red Velvet Buttercream Rose Cake

It’s all about that cake, bout that cake, bout that cake… Sorry. But that song (with my personalized cake-y lyrics) is stuck in my head. Funny thing about it is, it is NOT all about that cake. At least, not for this blog post! It’s all about that buttercream. Red Velvet Buttercream. Deep, rich, vibrant […]

homemade brownies with peanut butter butterscotch ganache

Peanut Butter Butterscotch Chocoalte Ganache covered these Decadent Brownies!

My obsession with peanut butter & butterscotch has been well documented. It’s like the dream team to me.  Move over jelly, peanut butter has a new BFF. Adding peanut butter and butterscotch to ganache seemed like a good idea because clearly I look to add it to all the foods. All the cakes.  All the […]

christmas tree cookie stacks (and a giveaway!)

Christmas Tree Cookie Stack!

Isn’t baking in December some of the most fun baking there is?  I have a few theories on why this is. 1. For the US folks, this is typically one of the cooler months, so being in a cozy kitchen with an oven full of delectable cookies and treats warms the soul as well as […]

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 […]

chocolate dipped ice cream cone cucpakes

Chocolate Dipped Cupcake Ice Cream Cone with Sprinkles!

My little girl has a birthday in a few days which makes her a December birthday.  Ah the December birthday’s.  Those folks who get birthday gifts wrapped in red and green paper and who can’t have a proper party because people’s scheduled are so booked. I try my very hardest to make sure Audrey’s birthday has nothing to […]

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Chocolate Crust

Cheesecake Factory Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe with Chocolate Crust!

This is such a classic and great tasting dessert, I am ashamed I never shared it on my blog until now! The recipe I am sharing is a “copykat” recipe, in that it is reminiscent of the Cheesecake Factory’s® scrumptious Pumpkin Cheesecake. While I love eating it there, making it at home has it’s benefits […]

Caramel Cashew Bars {Baking with My Baking Addiction}

Hello! I’m Jamie from My Baking Addiction, filling in today for the lovely and talented Amanda. I’ve forever been a lover of all things I Am Baker, so I couldn’t resist Amanda’s invitation to guest post. From a brand new cookbook deal to a charming site redesign – Amanda’s on top of her game and […]

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 […]

Baking with Bakers Royale

Hi everyone, this is not Amanda. In fact hello, my name is Naomi Robinson of Bakers Royale. I’ve blog-jacked iambaker while Amanda is speaking at The Creative Connection with Blogher. Being here is like being in wonderland. I’ve been a long time reader, fan- some call it stalking, but let’s not get caught up in semantics. Let’s […]

Buttercream Decorated Sugar Cookies

buttercream sugar cookies

These sugar cookies with buttercream are a fun and easy way to decorate cookies… plus they are delicious! I sorta went nuts. The plan was to make some Rose Cookies for a friend. I ended up not making a single rose cookie. But lots of others. Sugar cookies with chocolate buttercream and a raspberry on […]

Baby Pea Baby Shower Cake

Sweet Maria and Josh from Two Peas & Their Pod is having a baby!  They will soon be welcoming their first child into the world, a sweet little boy. A few friends from around the blog-o-sphere decided to get together and host a virtual baby shower!   Happy Baby Shower guys! I decided to make […]

Cake Challenge {Grass Tip}

You guys aren’t messin around. When I placed the idea out there.. the idea that I would create three different cakes from one decorators tip… I had NO idea what I was thinking. The most commonly requested tip was #233. The grass tip. Most commonly used to make grass. In green. Grass. And nothing else. […]

Zucchini Pound Cake

We have a lot of zucchini.  And I was desperate to do something new with it! So I decided on pound cake. I have made approximately five pounds of pound cake in the last three days. But it was of vital importance to me that the recipe I ultimately shared be perfect.  Perfection.  Perfect-a-ding-a-ling-dong.  The […]

Toolbars and Wedding Cake

They go hand in hand don't ya know? I recently got to make a wedding cake for a friend.  Her invitation is just gorgeous, and recreating the flower in all buttercream was a challenge to say the least!  But so worth it. This cake was a BIG boy.  The equivalent to five regular cakes.  And […]

Cherry Cake

Happy Birthday Rachael Ray! On August 25th Rachael is celebrating her birthday.  Her fun and loyal staff over at Everyday With Rachael Ray Magazine thought it would be neat to get the world involved! If YOU would like to make her a cake click on her facebook page and just post it!  It could be […]

Cake by the Numbers

I decided that I want to do something interactive here on iambaker. *More on that in a moment. Then I decided to give myself a challenge.  So then I grabbed a decorators tip and told myself that I would decorate three cakes with it. And then I decided that the theme was numbers.    Here […]