Hawaiian Paradise Cake

 

Hawaiian Paradise CakeHave you ever tried the Hawaiian Paradise Cake from King’s Hawaiian Bakery?!   Three layers of vivid Chiffon cake  in the colors of guava, passion fruit and lime covered in whipped cream frosting.  On top is a glaze, striped in the same three colors.  The cake has three delicious Hawaiian flavors, guava, passion fruit, and lime.   The most unmistakable flavor is guava.  The delicious tropical fruit is complimented by the tangy and citrusy notes from the layers of passion fruit and lime.  As a fork cuts through a slice, the thin sweet glaze spreads throughout the cake uniting the flavors.  This cake is delicious and beautiful! King’s Hawaiian Bakery does not give out its recipe, so I improvised and put together a few recipes to try and create the Hawaiian Paradise cake.  Continue reading

Le Fraisier

 

le_FraisierFraisier derives from the French word fraise, meaning strawberry.  Le Fraisier is a classic French cake made with a basic génoise sliced in two halves, each of which is brushed with kirsch liqueur. It is filled with crème mousseline and lots of fresh strawberries.   Continue reading

Green Ombre Swirl Cake

greenombrecake_bysayitwithcakeMy three year old son loves celebrating all holidays even the smaller ones.  Saint Patrick’s Day is one that I never really celebrated when I was younger, but I am having a blast coming up with crafts and baking green treats to celebrate with my son.  We have shamrock stickers up on the windows, and green treats all over the house!   Continue reading

Dark Chocolate & Strawberry Buttercream Cake with Chocolate Covered Strawberries

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Happy Valentine’s Day!!  I have been dreaming of making this cake for a long time, but wanted to wait and make it for Valentine’s Day.  Chocolate and chocolate covered strawberries are just perfect for Valentine’s day, don’t you think? This cake is a dark chocolate, four layer cake with strawberry swiss  meringue buttercream filling and frosting, covered with a chocolate ganache and topped with white chocolate covered strawberries.   Continue reading

Super Bowl Cupcakes

seahawkscupcakeGo Seahawks! The 2014 Super Bowl features the Seattle Seahawks vs. the Denver Broncos!  Who are you going for? I made cupcakes for both teams for the Super Bowl party so everyone can enjoy a cupcake no matter who they are going for! Continue reading

Red Velvet Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake Cake

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Every year for Valentines Day my husband makes me a special dinner and uses a recipe that he has never tried before.  I absolutely love it and look forward to it every year!  We have also somehow created a new tradition with my three year old son.  He was asking me what a cupid was and I explained to him that a cupid was like a special kind of baby/angel that flew around on Valentines Day and shot people with arrows to make them fall in love and delivered boxes of Chocolate to good boys and girls on Valentines day.  So he got very excited thinking that if he was a good boy the Cupid would hide a box of chocolate for him on Valentines Day.  Lol  now he is always telling me I need to be good so the Cupid will come.  It is kind of like a cross between Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, but he brings it up several times a day and even asks me to tell him the story of the Cupid when he goes to sleep at night.  I don’t know how this happened! Anyway it is a new Valentines tradition we have lol! What are some of your Valentines Day traditions?

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Valentine’s Day Petit Fours

petit-fourspetit four  is a small confectionery or savoury appetizer. The name is Frenchpetit four (French pronunciation: ​[pø.ti.fur]), meaning “small oven”  Petits fours were traditionally made in a smaller oven next to the main oven.  In the 18th century some bakers made them during the cooling process of coal-fired brick ovens to take advantage of their stored heat, thus exploiting coal’s high burning temperature and economizing on its expense relative to wood

Petit fours are just so adorable! Making them can be very time consuming, and this time I was looking for a simpler recipe for busy mom’s like me.  I found a recipe that only required TWO ingredients!! It was so easy and I was so excited because this way I could make them in one night after I got my son to sleep.  Compare this to other attempts at making Petit fours that took me 3 days!  Here are the two simple ingredients……… Continue reading

Valentine’s Conversation Heart Cheesecakes

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Love is in the air! Say Happy Valentines Day to someone you love with these Valentine’s Conversation Heart Cheesecakes!  Valentines Day is coming soon and I am having so much fun baking all kinds of Valentines day cakes.  These Valentines heart cheesecakes look just like the conversation hearts I passed out to  my friends when I was little.  The fun part is deciding what to write on the heart.  I just love Valentines day!
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Mississippi Mud Pie

Mississippi-mud-pieMississippi mud pie, can you just taste it? The crisp Oreo crust, the deliciously  fudgy, flourless cake, layered with a thick and creamy, decadent chocolate pudding and topped with a fluffy, sweet whipped cream.  If you’re looking for an extra special dessert to really impress your guests,  I encourage you to try this Mississippi Mud Pie!  For a chocolate lover like me it doesn’t get any better than this! Continue reading

Candy Cane Cake

candy-cane-cake2What is Christmas without candy canes? Candy Canes are essential to Christmas!  I remember one of the best parts of Christmas was getting a huge candy cane from my Aunt Jenni along with a new Christmas coloring book.  She would give them to us every year and my sisters and I looked forward to it!  They were the big candy canes, a big delicious stick of peppermint.  We would get them all over our faces as kids and would enjoy every last drop :)  Making this cake brought back those happy memories of those candy canes from my Aunt Jenni.
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