Ice Cream Party

ic6This Ice Cream Party was an end of the Summer celebration for my son Dylan who is starting 1st grade in a few days.  Instead of our usual watermelon party, we had an ice cream party complete with homemade ice cream, hand dipped cones, and all the toppings you could ever want! Continue reading

Chocolate Dobash Cake

dobash cakeThis Chocolate Dobash cake was a request from my Hawaiian husband for his birthday.  A Dobash cake is a popular cake in Hawaii.  It is a genoise cake (a sponge like cake) and a pudding like chocolate filling and frosting.  You can see other Hawaiian cakes here, here, and here.  The best part of this cake is the pudding like filling! Continue reading

Passion Fruit Strawberry Cake

milk bar passion fruit lilikoi strawberry cake

I based this cake on a strawberry cake from Milk bar.  Instead of using lemon, I used passion fruit.  I love how it is a naked cake and you can see all the delicious layers! The passion fruit and strawberry go together perfectly.  Passion fruit by itself is kind of tangy, but with the liquid cheesecake and vanilla cake, it all comes together deliciously!  I made this cake for my Aunt Teresa’s Birthday.  I got a lot of compliments on this cake! Continue reading

Peach Mousse Entremet with Mirror Glaze

peachAn entremets is in modern French cuisine a small dish served between courses or simply a dessert. Originally it was an elaborate form of entertainment dish common among the nobility and upper middle class in Europe during the later part of the Middle Ages and the early modern period. An entremet marked the end of a serving of courses and could be anything from a simple frumenty (a type of wheat porridge) that was brightly colored and flavored with exotic and expensive spices to elaborate models of castles complete with wine fountains, musicians, and food modeled into allegorical scenes.

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Blackberry Mousse Cake with Mirror Glaze

1This Blackberry mousse cake has everything it needs to be a great dessert. The base is a chocolate Italian sponge cake. It’s dark and moist, sweet, and has the distinctive flavor of chocolate. The delicate white chocolate mousse is light, and soft in both sweetness and flavor. However, the mousse suspends a blackberry purée that’s been set with a touch of gelatin. This fruit layer is intense in both its color and its tart flavor. The final touch is a glaze of melted white chocolate colored purple on top of the cake; it provides a startling white chocolate flavor, and vibrant blackberry purple color that stands out in contrast to the white chocolate mousse. Continue reading

Mango Mousse Cake

IMG_4085Mango’s are in season now and I am so happy because I love Mango’s! I have always wanted to try making a mango cake, so here is my attempt! A light fluffy vanilla sponge cake topped with a creamy mango mousse, and a mango mirror glaze on top, surrounded with lady fingers and garnished with fresh whipping cream, mango’s and mint leaves. Continue reading

Super Mario 3D World Party

dessert table no fansMy son Dylan turned 6 and wanted another Super Mario Party. This year his favorite Super Mario game is Super Mario 3D World, so I made a few decorations and games based on Super Mario 3D World.  It was fun, and challenging since I have not seen any 3D World party decorations online!

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Bowser Piñata

bowserI made this Bowser Piñata for my son’s 6th Birthday.  He loves Mario and this is his third Mario party.  I wanted to do something different this time around so I took on the task of making a Bowser piñata! Bowser is the villain in the Super Mario Bros games.  I thought it would be fun to have the final game of the party “Defeat Bowser”.

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Chocolate cheesecake cookie dough cake

fudgeThis cake has 15 layers of deliciousness! It has 3 layers of chocolate cake, chocolate fudge, cookie crumble, liquid cheesecake, and cookie frosting.  I based my cake off of the chocolate malt cake from Milk Bar, I love those cakes and needed to try my own!  The beauty of this cake is that it is naked, so you can see all of the awesome layers! You can see some of my other naked cakes here. Continue reading

Peacock Dreamcatcher

purpHere is my first dreamcatcher I have made! Lately I have been into making dreamcatchers, and other art projects.  It is really fun weaving the web in the middle and deciding which colors of yarn, ribbon and feathers to use for the dreamcatcher.  I will make a tutorial for how to make dream catchers soon. Continue reading

Layered Tres Leche Cake with Strawberries

cakeThis was my second time making a tres leche cake.  I made it for my family for New Years, and it was really yummy! The previous cake I made was with peaches, you can check that out Here.  It is a super moist, light, airy and super delicious sponge cake soaked in the three kinds of milk {evaporated milk, condensed milk, and heavy cream}. Tres Leches is a very light cake {especially if made without butter}, with many air bubbles in its crumb. This distinct texture is why it does not have a soggy consistency, despite being soaked in a mixture of three types of milk. Continue reading

Pink Rose Swirl Cake

rose swirl cakeI am so excited about this cake because I used a new recipe for the frosting! I usually made a basic buttercream frosting, but this time I tried the Swiss meringue buttercream.  It worked like a dream! The flowers held up, and there weren’t any air bubbles.  Also I have to say that it is much tastier, it is a little less sweet. This frosting is perfect for my husband  who doesn’t really enjoy super sweet frosting.

 

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Avengers Birthday Cake

Avengers CakeThis cake was fun to make! The inside is white cake colored red, white and blue for the Avengers colors.  It is filled with white chocolate pudding filling, and covered with chocolate ganache under the fondant.  The Avengers logo is made with yellow fondant and is hand cut.   This is a really big cake, it is a 10 inch cake and is 6 inches high! Continue reading

Apple Pie Layer Cake with Apple Roses

apple layer cakeApples are my favorite part of the fall season.  I love apple pies, and this time I wanted to try to incorporate an apple pie into a layer cake.  I have seen cakes on pinterest where they actually take a whole apple pie and bake it inside a cake! I thought that was fascinating! I decided not to try it this time, but I made my own version of apple pie cake :) I took an apple cake with chunks of apple inside, and layered it with apple pie filling, Dutch apple pie crumbs, and cream cheese frosting! This was also my first attempt at making a naked cake! Continue reading