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spumoni cake

Kinda.  I mean, in all honesty this cake was inspired from some ice cream I saw at the grocery store.  But when I saw it the first thing I thought was… Neapolitan Cake.  I need to make this “spumoni” into my Neapolitan Cake!

Spumoni Rose Cake!

So I did.  I mean, kinda.  I got the colors right… but I think that’s about it.  The ice cream container says that it is chocolate, pistachio and amaretto ice cream with mixed fruit.

I made a chocolate, pistachio and cherry almond cake.  So it’s basically the same thing, right?

Spumoni Rosette Cake!

My saving grace of this dessert is the flavor.  Everything works so amazingly well together.

To make this cake I baked two separate cakes, one is the “white” cake and I will share the recipe below.  The other is the Best Chocolate Cake.  I prepared the chocolate cake as directed and had 2 layers in 8-inch round cake pans.  One layer is used in the spumoni cake, the other layer I snacked on for 2 days.  But you should freeze yours for a later date.

I then made up a small batch of cherry buttercream, of chocolate buttercream, and of pistachio buttercream.  I recommend printing off each of those recipes if you want to make this cake.

Spumoni Rosette Cake!

I have a post on how to make the rosettes here, and a video showing how to make the Rose Cake here.

Ok!  Now for recipes.

As I mentioned, click here for the chocolate cake.  You will use one layer for this Spumoni cake.

spumoni cake

Ingredients

  • 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cups white sugar
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 5 egg whites, room temperature
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • Cherry Cake
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped maraschino cherries
  • 2 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • Pistachio Cake
  • 1 package pistachio pudding (3.4 ounces)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt and set aside.
  2. In a stand mixer cream butter.
  3. Add in egg whites, one at a time, until fully incorporated.
  4. Add 1/3 cup milk at a time, alternating with dry ingredients.
  5. Remove bowl from mixer and halve the batter. It is approximately 4 cups of batter, so remove about 2 cups and place in a bowl.
  6. Cherry Almond Cake
  7. To the batter left in the stand mixer add finely chopped cherries, cherry juice and almond extract. Mix by hand until fully incorporated. Pour into prepared 8-inch round cake pan and bake at 350 for 20-24 minutes.
  8. Pistachio Cake
  9. For the 2 cups of batter in the separate bowl, add in pistachio pudding mix and vanilla. Stir by hand until fully incorporated. Pour into a prepared 8-inch round cake pan and bake for 22-26 minutes.
  10. My pistachio cake needed to bake for a bit longer than the cherry cake, but you can certainly bake them at the same time and just remove the cherry one first.
  11. Prepare chocolate cake. (recipe linked to above) Bake as directed when the other cakes are done.
  12. Allow all cakes to cool for about 5 minutes then invert onto a cooling rack.
  13. Prepare chocolate, cherry and pistachio buttercream. (recipes linked to above) Place buttercreams each into a pastry bag fitted with an open star tip.
  14. Once chocolate cake is cooled, level the chocolate cake, the cherry cake and the pistachio cake to the same height.
  15. To assemble cake, place chocolate cake on cake stand and cover in about 1/2 cup of chocolate buttercream. Place cherry cake on top of chocolate and cover in cherry buttercream. Place pistachio cake on top of cherry. (I did not do a crumb coat.)
  16. Starting at the bottom and with chocolate buttercream, cover bottom layer with rosettes. (video and picture tutorial linked to above). Next do a row of cherry buttercream rosettes. Next a row of pistachio buttercream rosettes. The entire sides of the cake should be covered.
  17. Finish covering the top with pistachio rosettes and chill until ready to serve.
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Spumoni Rose Cake!

There are definitely a lot of steps in this cake.  I have made it both from scratch and with cake mix, and while the cake mix is faster, it was not as flavorful.  However, it will definitely work in a pinch!

Spumoni Rose Cake!

This cake is absolutely perfect for anyone looking for something a little different.  The flavors are unique and (as I mentioned already, I just can’t stop) work so well together.

It was worth all the work!

Spumoni Rose Cake!

And it’s kind pretty if I don’t say so myself.  I know there were a lot of recipe’s and steps and directions in there, but if you have any questions please do feel free to ask!  I am happy to walk you through it.

Like this cake?  You should check out my new book Surprise-Inside Cakes!

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coming up roses (frosting roses of course!)

Events. Questions. Cakes.  Oh my!

Pink Rose Cake ~ #rosecake #original #rosettecake

 

For all of the readers in South Dakota, I am having a book signing at Zandbroz in Sioux Falls on May 10th.  I will be there from 1:00-3:00pm.  Looking forward to meeting you!

Pink Rose Cake ~ #rosecake #original #rosettecake

 

May 15th – May 17th I will be in Miami for BlogHer Food.  So looking forward to this event!  If you happen to be a reader in the Miami area and want a book signed, please do let me know.  A few had asked so I set up some time; just email me if you want more details! (manda2177@gmail.com)

Pink Rose Cake ~ #rosecake #original #rosettecake

 

I have been so blessed and honored that you are still here, still visiting my little online home.  Your comments and kindness mean the world to me, so thank you.  Thank you for everything.

I have some really exciting changes coming up on my blog, with aesthetic changes and more focus on tutorials and even some new features designed especially to make your experience here better!  (And yes, a more efficient “search” option is included in that!)

Pink Rose Cake ~ #rosecake #original #rosettecake

 

This is my Pink Rose Cake.  I am really loving the soft pink paired with the crisp bold black cake stand.  What do you think?

If you want to see how I make a Rose Cake you can see my picture tutorial here.  If you want a video tutorial on how to make a Rosette Cake you can click here.

I use a Crusting Buttercream recipe when making the roses, but you can easily substitute your favorite frosting.

I also share a full video tutorial in my Craftsy class!  Over 1,500 people have taken the class so far, and the response has been great!

I have seen the students cakes and I am blown away by the talent.  You are all bringing fun and creativity into the world in the best way… with cake!!

I can’t wait to see how you will use the techniques to create your own designs.  So go get signed up for your very own class!

Pink Rose Cake ~ #rosecake #original #rosettecake #iambaker

 

And finally, please do consider getting a copy of my new book, surprise-inside cakes!  This book has been such a labor of love and I would be so grateful for you to get your very own copy. (It’s even discounted on Amazon for almost half off!)

The press for the book has been so humbling and wonderful, I am extremely thankful to all who have shared and been a part of the #surpriseinsidecakes experience!  (To fellow bloggers, if you have shared the book on your blog, please do send me a link so I can add it to the Press page!)

Pink Rose Cake ~ #rosecake #original #rosettecake #iambaker

 

And that’s what is happening in my world.  I hope that you are stopping to smell (and eat!) the roses in yours!

 

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rose cake party with chinet


Do you have that one chore that you simply detest? For me, it’s washing the dishes. I would rather iron every single one of my husband’s shirts with military precision than do dishes. Rose Cake Party Especially baking dishes. I bake all the time, and after the preparation and assembly and decoration, the last thing I want to do is dive into a sink of batter bowls, dried frosting tips, and sticky crumbly side plates. Rose Cake PartySo at my most recent get together I decided to change things up a bit.  I embraced easy. Sitting alongside my beautiful crystal cake stands covered in rosette cakes I placed Chinet® Cut Crystal® tableware. I used their new side plates, silverware and cups.I also used a dinner plate for an extra special purpose, but I will show you that in just a second.  (Can you find it in the picture at the top?)   Chinet New Cut Crystal   It all fit together quite beautifully.  The sunny day, the shabby chic cakes, the glass cake stands, and the side plates, utensils, and cups created a lovely and magical setting.

I gave Olivia a cup to play with and she would not let it go! OliviaShe was the belle of the ball with her ruffles and chubby cheeks, sipping out of her crystal glass.

It’s basically the baby version of Cinderella. ;) Green Rosette Cake on Chinet New Cut Crystal And what do you think of my new cake stand?  I wanted the cakes to be at different heights on my table, so I used traditional cake stands for the pink and yellow rosette cakes and a Chinet® Cut Crystal® plate for the green rosette cake.

At first glance you cannot tell that it is plastic!  Chinet® Cut Crystal®This party was such fun, not only because of the delicious cake and drinks, but because of the ease of clean up.  I almost did not want to throw the plates and silverware away.  It is beautiful, easy to use, durable and cheap!!  Which is something every party planner wants to hear.

 

You can check out my own Pinterest Page for more ideas and to see what I think the perfect party looks like.

Orange Rose Cake

Like this cake?  Here is a tutorial on How To Make a Rose Cake!

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Christmas Surprise Inside Cake

I had no intention of sharing this cake.

Christmas Surprise Inside Cake #surpriseinside

Everything that could go wrong, did.

The multi-colored roses are oddly resembling a pile of mush.  The touch of green leaves is a more of a massive green undergrowth and has a life of its own.

Surprise Inside Cake!

And the inside… well.  Lets just say that was not my best work.

Its completely tilted over.

Christmas JOY Surprise Inside Cake #surpriseinside

Why on earth would it do that?  Maybe because I used the wrong cookie cutters when preparing my cake and they were too tall for the pan so I had to improvise and create a “wall” around the cake with parchment so when I poured the extra batter over the letters it wouldn’t spill out the sides which didn’t really work and the batter did spill out on all sides resembling a square mushroom that took 70 minutes to bake and ITS CROOKED.

CROOKED!

This cake that I spent many hours dreaming about and baking and decorating was a total failure.

Christmas Surprise Inside Cake #surpriseinside

But then I shared this picture on Instagram with the caption, “Guess what I am up to.”  and the adorable @achewycookie said,

“Spreading some JOY!”

And I was humbled.  Because most people don’t care about the dumb details like I obsessively do.

They just feel loved and appreciated when someone makes them a cake.  As they should.

So here it is.  The cake that should have been something else but isn’t so it is what it is.

Merry Christmas. :)

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The Perfect Chocolate Cake

It occurred to me that there are three things I have not done.

1. Updated the Best Chocolate Cake recipe.

2. Shared the perfect Chocolate Buttercream recipe.

3. Made a Chocolate Rose Cake.

The Perfect Chocolate Cake Recipe and Perfect Chocolate Buttercream

Well, I will remedy those three issues all in one post!

I have made no less than 56, 743 rose cakes in the last 2 years and NOT ONE has been all chocolate!

What to the what?  Insanity.

The Best Ever Chocolate Cake and Best Ever Chocolate Buttercream

This best ever chocolate cake recipe was originally published on my blog in 2010 and is from The Barefoot Contessa who adapted it from Hershey’s.

The Perfect Chocolate Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cups good unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 extra-large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup freshly brewed hot coffee (I use decaf)

Instructions

  1. Sift the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into the bowl and mix until combined.
  2. In another bowl, combine the buttermilk, oil, eggs, and vanilla.
  3. With the mixer on low speed, slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry. With mixer still on low, add the coffee and stir just to combine, scraping the bottom of the bowl with a rubber spatula. Pour the batter into the prepared pans and bake for 35 to 40 minutes at 350, until a cake tester comes out clean.
  4. Cool in the pans for 30 minutes, then turn them out onto a cooling rack and cool completely.
  5. (I prepared my cakes in two 8in round cake pans then divided each layer after they had cooled to create four layers)
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The Perfect Chocolate Cake and Best Chocolate Buttercream #chocolatecake #cake #buttercream

The Perfect Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Ingredients

  • 2 cups unsalted butter (4 sticks) at room temp.
  • 7½ cups powdered sugar (or one 2lb bag)
  • 1 cup good quality cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon table salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup whole milk or heavy cream

Instructions

  1. ***THIS RECIPE IS FOR A CHOCOLATE BUTTERCREAM ROSE CAKE. You may need to halve this recipe if you are not making buttercream roses!***
  2. Place room temperature butter and vanilla into a stand mixer and beat at medium-high for about three minutes. You want it to appear lighter and fluffier.
  3. While butter is in mixer add powdered sugar, cocoa, and salt to a bowl and mix with a whisk. (sift)
  4. With mixer off, add in one cup of the powdered sugar and cocoa mixture. Turn mixer on to low and then slowly add in remaining powdered sugar mixture, one cup at a time.
  5. With mixer still on low, add in milk. Turn mixer to medium high and blend for at least two minutes.
  6. Frosting will appear very light, but it will darken as it sets.
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Recipe adapted from Savory Sweet Life.

 

The Perfect Chocolate Cake and Perfect Chocolate Buttercream Frosting #chocolatecake #cake #buttercream #rosecake

 This is one of the best chocolate cake recipes I have ever had the pleasure of eating.  Its moist and fudgey but still has a light cake crumb.  Its got a depth of flavor (which I would attribute to the coffee) and a distinct rich deep chocolate essence.

If you are planing on making a chocolate rose cake as well, here are some posts to help you along.

Original Rose Cake – Photograph Tutorial

Rose Cake Tutorial on Youtube

The Perfect Birthday Rose Cake

Royal Wedding Rose Cake

Gender Reveal Rose Cake

Neapolitan Rose Cake (one of my favorite cakes of all time!)

The Perfect Chocolate Cake and Perfect Chocolate Buttercream #chocolatecake #cake #buttercream #rosecake

Next time you want the Perfect Chocolate Cake, you simply must make this one.

You won’t be sorry!

The Ultimate Chocolate Cake Recipe!

Once you get your chocolate fix be sure to try the Perfect White Cake!

HOLIDAY GIFT BUYING ALERT!!!

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For a VERY limited time my new book Surprise Inside Cakes is over 90% off!!  As of today, Nov. 21st 2014, you can get it for $1.99!!!

HUGE SAVINGS!!  Also, you can choose to “Give as a Gift”.  You can pick the day the book is received (like Dec. 25th?) and the recipient will never know you purchased it for less than $2!

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Pumpkin Pie Rose Cake

This “cake” was a fusion of two things I love.  My original Rose Cake design and Pumpkin Pie.  Let me be more specific… pumpkin pie smothered in whipped cream.

Pumpkin Pie Rose Cake from iambaker.net #cake #pumpkinpie

 

I have to tell you, the Buttercream Rosette Cake is near and dear to my heart.  Its by far the most popular cake I have ever done.  Imagine my surprise seeing it in world famous bakeries or on a Pillsbury commercial or even in a book by the woman who made the Royal Wedding Cake!

Pumpkin Pie Rose Cake from iambaker.net #cake #pumpkinpie

I just love how simple it is and how transitional it is.  It can be for man, woman or child.  It can be pink or brown or white.  It can be one tier or twelve.  It can be anything, just as long as you can imagine!

Pumpkin Pie Rose Cake from iambaker.net #cake #pumpkinpie

In all seriousness, I want you to know that I share all my cakes with the intention that you would be inspired.  I hope that you will make them.

I would hope that you would present them to your loved ones and say, “I did that.”   I want you to know what its like to create beautiful and delicious things and to have people in awe of your talent!

Pumpkin Pie Rose Cake from iambaker.net #cake #pumpkinpie #rosecake

This cake is no exception.  Its not a cake… its a pie!  A Pumpkin Pie covered in whipped cream Rosettes.

And super easy to do.

I got a 30 oz can of Pumpkin Pie Mix. (follow the directions on the can for baking) and a pre-made pie crust.  I spread the pie crust into a 6in round springform pan.  Then prepared the pumpkin pie mix according to directions, then poured it into the uncooked pie crust.  Baked according to directions.  Let it cool and place in the fridge for one day. (For no reason other than I am insanely busy and couldn’t get to it in the same day)

Pumpkin Pie Rose Cake!  The perfect way to jazz up pumpkin pie!

When ready to make the Rose Cake:

Fill up a piping bag with a 1M or 2D tip and then the whipped cream. (I used Cool Whip)  Pipe out roses following my written tutorial for buttercream rosettes or watch my video tutorial on How to Make a Buttercream Rose Cake in Less Than Four Minutes!.

I sprinkled cinnamon (about 1 teaspoon) over the top, then chilled until ready to serve.

I have to tell you, this is the PERFECT way to dress up a pumpkin pie!

You can buy a store bought pie, remove it from the pan, then fill in around the bottom with whipped cream.  Then get to piping!  Pipe roses all over!  You now have a beautiful, easy, delicious and unique way to serve pumpkin pie!

Pumpkin Pie Rose Cake!  A great way to jazz up pumpkin pie!

I just hope that you all enjoy an equal whipped cream to pie ratio like I do.

And I hope that you are inspired to jazz up your pumpkin pie this year, and I just know you will be the hit of your Thanksgiving celebration!

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You will be receiving some information shortly… so excited for you!!

 

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Do you love t-shirts as much as I do?  They are more than just an article of clothing we put on in the morning.  They are an invitation into cozy-ville.  They are often a reflection of our personality.  They delight and entertain others.  They are universal and just plain awesome.

And today I have a special treat for you.  I am giving readers a chance to win your very own custom iambaker T-shirt!

iambaker custom T-shirt from whooptee.com

The fabulous folks at whooptee.com and I are partnering to give you (in my opinion) one of the cutest shirts around… an iambaker T-shirt!

Working with whooptee.com has been awesome.  Using their design tool allowed me to design my own customer T-shirt!

I based the design off of my love of athletic T’s.

Original Rose Cake by iambaker.net

I also added my blog logo, which is my Original Rose Cake (the above is the Gender Reveal Rose Cake).  Logo was designed by Debi from barefaith.com.  (She designed my website as well)

Here is how the entire shirt will look:

Custom iambaker.net T-shirt

You will also have the option of a pale blue shirt!

Custome designed T-shirt for iambaker.net

The back will look the same as the white shirt above.  Also, the pink cake logo is actually more pale (a soft pink) in real life, not a hot pink as it appears above.

I just love how these turned out!  I have actually ordered one in black for my husband.  I think the design is neutral enough for a guy to feel comfortable in it!  At least, I hope.  I know there are some very manly men in the iambaker community!  With the custom t shirts design tool its very easy to go in and change the product or design.  Love that!

Custom t-shirts for iambaker.net from whoopee.com

 

I would love to see you in one!  If you are one of the lucky winners, send me a picture of you wearing your t-shirt and I will post it for all to see!

TEN lucky iambaker readers will be lucky recipients of one of these custom t-shirts!  Want to know how you can win one?

Simply tell me, If you could make any cake from iambaker.net, which one would it be?  (Here are some cake ideas)

Additional Entires: (must leave a separate comment for each entry, four comments total)

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This contest is open for one week.  The approximate value of each shirt is $40.  Contest is open to residents of the 48 continuous United States.  You will be able to customize your shirts size and color(white or pale blue).

See official rules here.

If you are interested in ordering a custom  iambaker t-shirt please email me at manda2177@gmail.com.

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Today is the Day!

We are scheduled to have our fifth child this morning via C-Section!  Five kids.  Who would have thought?

We are nervous and excited for this newest addition to finally make his/her way into our lives!

Gender Reveal Rose Cake

For this pregnancy we chose to not find out the sex of the baby, and its been really fun!!  Thank you to all those who commented and encouraged us to stick with it and not give in… I am so glad we did!

Baby Blue Rose Cake

 

I am hoping for another boy…

Pink Rose Cake

 

 

My sweet Audrey wants a little sister desperately!

 

In reality we all would be thrilled with either. :)

In honor of the sweet blessing we are about to meet I wanted to share some of the joy and excitement with you.

I am going to start my day with a super awesome gift and I think YOU SHOULD TOO!!

I would love for one of you to win the amazing new phone!

Verizon Phone

Its actually part smartphone.  Part tablet.

But all totally awesome.  These beautiful Verizon phones retail for $599.00!

How can you win one?  Simply tell me:

What do you think we are having… a boy or a girl?

If you would like you can follow along on my Facebook page, I will try to update with pictures and confirmation! :)

Contest runs from May 31st-June 3rd.  You can “vote” once a day, every day!

See official rules here.

Wish me luck! :)

UPDATED:

Olivia

On Friday we welcomed Olivia into our hearts!

She was 8lbs 5 oz

She is healthy and happy and much loved!

(Contest is still open through this evening- just make sure you guess ‘girl’) :)

WINNER ANNOUNCED!

I picked a winner using random.org.  They selected a number between 1 and 611.  Comment #52 was the lucky winner!

Theresa, please email me within 48 hours to claim your awesome new phone!

 

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Rose Covered Checkerboard Cake

I had no intentions of making a Rose Cake.  I was actually planning on doing a tutorial for this cake, but something happened.

I was so inspired by the whimsical beauty of the MacKenzie-Childs products, I just couldnt help myself!  Since I knew the interior was a checkboard design, I thought the soft Rosette’s would be the perfect compliment.

 Original Rose Cake on Mackenzie-Childs Parchment Check Cake Stand

In addition the the cake interior, the Rose’s seemed a perfect compliment to the beautiful cake stand the cake was sitting on.  I fell in love with the Parchment Check collection from MacKenzie-Childs and I hope you do too.  Cause guess what?

I am giving away a $1000 gift card for their products! (Enter to Win below)

Original Rose Covered Cake with Checkerboard Interior!

They of course have many, many more designs and products that you can choose from.  Like stunning furniture and kitchen and bathroom accessories and even garden furniture and accessories!

To  pipe the rose’s I followed my Original Rose Cake Tutorial.

 

Rose Covered Checkerboard Cake!

For the interior I slightly modified my Vertical Layer Cake Tutorial.  I made the layers white and a pale yellow, trying to replicate the same design that is on the cake stand and accessories.

Then, instead of placing the same color layers directly on top of each other, I just switched out the layers to make a checkerboard pattern.  SO easy!  Of course, you can always buy the checkerboard pan too. ;)

Checkerboard Cake covered in Rosette's!

Please be patient, the Giveaway Widget will load in just a moment! :)  If for any reason there is a technical issue, you can click HERE.  You will be directed to a PromoSimple page with all my giveaway information on it.  Just scroll down to enter on their site!

 

Mackenzie-Childs $1000 Giveaway

*I received some products from MacKenzie-Childs.  They supplied the $1000 giftcard to giveaway to an iambaker reader.  All opinions expressed are my own.

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Some Things (Silver Rose Cake)

I hope you will forgive me interrupting your regularly scheduled program, I just need to take care of some business.

First off, the sweet little Silver Bell’s inspired Rose Cake above was seen in an ad in the latest issue of Sweet Paul Magazine!  I am a huge, huge fan of those great guys and hope you will be too.  In addition to the digital version, you can even find a copy of their magazine at Anthropology (and many other stores!)

In other not so fun new, my email was hacked into.

It has been nothing short of a huge problem, as the hackers took over my account and I no longer have access to any of it.  I had used that account since 1999 and also used my email as file storage.  (I dont recommend doing that, its not the best way to store important info!  Dont be like me.)  Contact files, business accounts, personal files, personal emails.  I had stored and filed away every important email I have gotten in the past years, and they are now gone. (Even an email I got from Martha Stewart years ago that I had saved because, hello, it was from Martha Stewart!  Well, maybe it was from her people, but you know.  Practically same thing.)

My email provider was AOL and they basically told me I was out of luck and refused to help regain access to my information.  They were unprofessional, unhelpful, and downright rude.  In addition to all that the hacker also sent out numerous emails “from me” asking for money.

My apologies if you were one of the un-lucky recipients of that.

I will be getting you new and improved email information shortly!  In the mean time you can reach me at manda2177@gmail.com.

Hope you all had wonderful Thanksgiving, and I look forward to sharing the Holiday season with you.  Christmas is definitely my favorite time of year!

*If you want to make a cake like this, here is a good tutorial as well as this video tutorial.