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 […]

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 […]

My Birthday Cake

Oreo Cream Cheese Brownie Ice Cream Cake

Every year I make myself a birthday cake.  I have absolutely no problem with this as I enjoy making cake, but I do hope that as my kids get older and more confident in the kitchen that they will consider surprising dear-old-mom. This years cake is nothing like I have ever done before.  I have […]

Red Velvet Cake with Peppermint Whipped Cream

Red Velvet Cake Covered in Rich Chocolate Ganache and Topped with Peppermint Whipped Cream #cake #Christmas

  This cake is basically a wintery version of my Chocolate Pumpkin Cake.  I have been wanting to do another version of that cake for a year now, and this seemed like the perfect way to do it. Other than the flavors, I did a couple things different with this cake. First I baked two […]

Relief in Action {2013 Desserts for the Deserving}

Neapolitan Rose Spritzer Cookies!  from

I am participating in a sponsored campaign hosted by Advil®, as a part of the Advil® Relief in Action campaign. I received compensation for this post. While all opinions stated are my own, I make no claims about Advil® as a product or its effectiveness.   In July of 2011 I wrote about a desire to do something kind for […]

Food Styling Challenge: Savory Simple

Chocolate Espresso Cake from Savory Simple

  The Food Styling Challenge is all about showcasing talent for styling food. I have asked 12 amazing bloggers to pick any chocolate cake recipe they want and style it anyway they want. The catch? They only have $25 to do it! Join us on the journey to see how they can transform a cake stand into […]

Chocolate Chocolate Raspberry Cake

Chocolate Cake with Three Raspberry Buttercream Heart Carved Inside

I had visions people.  Visions of chocolate and raspberry and hearts galore. Normally when I think of a cake I sketch it out… fine tune any weird ideas and thoughts… and go for it. I totally went for it. While this cake turned out nothing like I had envisioned, I really like the idea behind […]

Black Velvet Whoopie Pies

Black Velvet Whoopie Pie

I have never made a whoopie pie before.  I don’t know whats wrong with me?  Its basically the most awesome perfectest invention ever. Thank you awesome inventor of the Whoopie Pie. I found this recipe through McCormick.  When I think about McCormick I have visions of highly organized pantry’s with shelves lined with every imaginable spice and extract flavor […]

July 4th Cake

I have made a flag cake before.  It was ok.  But I wanted to kick it up a notch.  Make something really wild that no one* had done before. *There is a reason no one had done it.  Its crazy.  I decided to make a cake that was twenty five layers. Um.  Why would one […]

Mothers Day Cake Ideas {10 Great Cakes Mom Will Love!}

Whipped Chocolate Buttercream Rose Cake!

Edible ideas that is. But I guess you knew that. Since that is the whole point of this blog. Anywho! I have got a ton of fun, new ideas for cakes and cookies and treats this year, but I RAN OUT OF TIME!!  Mothers Day is just a few short days away!! So, here is […]

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 […]

Halloween Petit Fours

I have never worked with fondant before. But I kinda liked it. I am rolling out fondant for ‘petit fours’. If you clicked on the link above you saw that I chose the easy version and used Oreo Cakesters. Now that I have a little experience under my belt, (not to mention a few Oreo […]