typography cake

Typography Birthday Cake!

My oldest child turning 9 was a pretty big deal in this house. This meant that I had officially been a mom for just about 10 years. (Pregnancy counts… just ask any mom!) This meant that I had made 10 years of parenting mistakes on my precious first born. This meant that I had given […]

White Zucchini Cake

White Zucchini Cake

It is full-on zucchini season here, and I have no less than (and not even kidding) 50 zucchini’s to use up.  That is a tease and a warning, all wrapped up into one. I decided to try and re-do my white zucchini cake with yellow zucchini, then cover it in gobs of chocolate frosting of […]

gender reveal surprise-inside cake

Gender Reveal Surprise-Inside Cake!

So I have a little announcement for you that I have known about for a few months now.   When I first found out I was freaked out.  I mean… this was big news for our family and I didn’t know if I should smile or run into my closet and eat cake.  (In all […]

Countdown Cake Tutorial {surprise inside cake}

New Years Eve Countdown Cake #surpriseinsidecake

Here is the tutorial for the Countdown Cake! My timing could be better, I know.  So I am doing something a bit unorthodox and posting to my blog twice in one day, just in case there are any of you who want to make the countdown cake! Here is a video tutorial on how to […]

Countdown Cake {Surprise Inside Cake}

New Years Eve Countdown Cake #surpriseinsidecake

UPDATE:  Full tutorial now posted! This is cake is one of my “crazy” ideas.  I didn’t really think it could happen.  But then it happened.  And it wasn’t that hard.  And I am super excited to share it with you! I didn’t take any step-by-step pictures because this was my first time making this cake. […]

Monster Cake with Monster Cookies

Monster Cake with Monster Cookies {Cookie Decorating Tutorial} #halloween #cookies #cake

If you follow me on Instagram you probably saw these cute little Monster Cookies I shared last week.  Since they ended up turning out pretty well, I decided to cake-i-fy them!  Thats totally a word by the way.   So I whipped up a the Perfect White Cake and threw some cookies on top.  Voila!  Monster […]

Cheerios Cake

Cheerios Cake

I try to stay away from controversy on my little baking blog. I have a philosophy… it’s silly I know.  But I believe that we can all unite over cake.  No matter your beliefs or views or politics, we can all come together and celebrate  with a beautiful and delicious cake. When I heard that […]

Happy Birthday Cake!

Birthday #cake!  White cake with rich chocolate buttercream!

This cake is dedicated to a super awesome blogger, Cheryl from Tidymom.  Today is her birthday! Happy, Happy Happy Birthday Cheryl! Cheryl is such a huge supporter of her fellow bloggers!  She shares her knowledge and wisdom.  She promotes other blogs as if they were her own.  She encourages her many many thousands of readers […]

The Perfect White Cake

The Perfect White Cake

I have been searching for this cake for about two years now.  In my experience, making white cake at home is just never as good as the bakery. (Sorry!  I know some of you just cringed reading that.) Until now. I am not kidding when I tell you that this recipe is it.  The flavor […]

Chocolate Curls Christmas Cake

Christmas Cake with Chocolate Ruffle Curls

I know I said I would stop with the red and green but apparently I was totally lying.  Sorry. I made a white cake, tinted some frosting red and green, then melted some chocolate.  Have you ever made chocolate curls?  I had tried once before.  It was a major fail.  I am pretty sure there […]

A Very Berry Trifle

Today I share with you a little secret.  Prior to this recipe, I have never made a trifle. Let me get even more real.  Prior to this recipe I had never even eaten a trifle.  (what was wrong with me?!?)   I was able to try out an amazing recipe, and boy am I glad […]

Desserts for the Deserving

The need can be anything from a new baby to a hospital stay to the loss of a loved one. The desire on our part is the same, to make life easier for the recipient.  To give them a gift of a warm, comforting, homemade meal.    When my church reached out and asked if […]

Red, White, & Blue Dessert

Kinda. More like red, white, and deep, deep navy.  Maybe even purple? Sorry Uncle Sam.   See, I saw these amazing chocolate edible bowls over on bakerella and I knew I wanted to try them.  I seriously get lost on her site.  The amount of creative and original and stunning desserts she creates just boggles […]

Vanilla Lemon Quote Cake {Mothers Day}

I made a  cake for Mothers Day. But it was boring. There was nothing exciting about the outside. There is nothing excting about the inside. Its just a plain old cake. Except that I made it for someone who deserves something more then 'plain old'. I came accross this quote and thought it would be […]

Royal Wedding Cake

This cake is a combination of my Original Rose Cake (video tutorial) and my Original Hydrangea Cake. You may remember this little hydrangea cake I did. Or maybe even my rose cake. I decided to just put them together and see what happened. I dont know!  What do you think??? I kinda like it! You may also […]