Halloween Candy Apples

candy appleHappy Halloween! The first treat I couldn’t wait to start baking was candy apples! I wanted to make black candy apples to look something like the poison candy apples the witch gives Snow White.  I love that movie! I think the sticks give them a spooky Halloween look, but you can also use skewers, popsicle sticks, or dowels.  I love how these candy apples are so shiny! I can even see my reflection in them!

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Halloween Cake with Meringue Ghosts

halloween cakeMy favorite part of this Halloween Cake with Meringe Ghosts is of course the ghosts! I think they look so cute, and they were really easy to make! You just whip up some meringue with a few basic ingredients and bake them on a cookie sheet for a little over an hour.  I wanted to make them green so I could make it look like the cake got slimed :) Continue reading

Bloody Halloween Cake

Bloody Halloween Cake!

Maybe this is taking a stab in the dark, but I bet your dying to try a slice of this cake!  This Bloody Halloween cake is a delicious red velvet four layer cake with cream cheese filling, topped with a vanilla buttercream frosting, and covered with a red ganache.  The blood-like red ganache, looks so spooky, perfect for a Halloween Cake! Continue reading

End of Summer Watermelon Party

wp1I just adore this watermelon theme  party that I threw for my son, for an end of the summer bash with his neighborhood friends.   From the invitation to the sweets, the decor to the favors, every last touch was watermelon themed in pink and green.   It all starts with the perfect invitation.  I designed this invitation on photo shop and printed it out on card stock.  My son went around to all his little friends passing them out, and that was one of the high lights for him! Four years old is such a fun age!

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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


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


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