Super Mario Bros Party

dessert tableMy son is obsessed with Super Mario Bros! He had a Super Mario Bros party when he turned three, and now that he is turning five, he wants another Super Mario Bros party.  That’s fine with me because I had a chance to make a cake bigger and better then his last birthday cake.  Continue reading

Layered Tres Leches Cake with Peaches

Tres Leche Cake with peachesThe Pastel de Tres Leches is a cake that is very popular in Central and South America. 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

How to make Cake Pops

cake popsThis post is for my sister Katy! She loves cake pops and recently told me she was looking through my blog for directions on how to make cake pops, but I only had the recipe not the steps! So Katy, this is for you and all other cake pop lovers who want simple step by step directions on how to make cake pops! I will also include tips for the most common cake pop making troubles!

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Banana Pudding Layer Cake

banana pudding layer cake

At every family birthday party, I have only seen my cousin Randen ask for ice cream with no cake.  This year for his 15th Birthday, my Aunt Teresa asked me to make a cake with some kind of banana flavor. She is always so great at letting me experiment and come up with new creations, in fact my Aunt Teresa is one of the people most supportive of my new cake making hobby! I love you Aunt Teresa!  I was so nervous, because I have rarely seen Randen eat cake, and I wanted him to like whatever I made.  I decided to make this Delicious banana pudding layer cake, and guess what??? He ate the whole slice and told me he liked it!! Yay I am very happy, and have decided to share the recipe with you after such a great victory! Continue reading

St. Patrick’s Day Party Games

 

games1After searching long and hard on the internet to try and find some fun St. Patrick’s Day party games for kids, I ended up making my own.  Here are the games we are going to be playing at my 4 year old son’s St. Patrick’s Day party this year.  They are all kid tested and approved! Continue reading

St. Patrick’s Day Party!

St. Patrick's Day PartyToday I am sharing my son’s first St. Patrick’s Day Party. It was everything he wanted, everything green, shamrocks, leprechauns, and gold coins!  I wanted to make this St. Patrick’s Day Party a little healthier than my past parties.  I decided to use the green  color scheme to my advantage, and used many naturally green fruits and vegetables along with sugar free items, and of course some sweets too. I designed two different tables, let me know which one you like better!

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Valentine’s Day Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Bow

chocolatecakeFor me, Valentines Day is all about chocolate! I love all kinds of chocolate, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, white chocolate….and I love getting chocolate for Valentines Day.  The great thing about this cake is that it is pure chocolate, including the bow! This cake is a rich dark chocolate cake, with chocolate mousse filling, and a chocolate ganache frosting….a dream for a chocoholic like me!  Continue reading

Let it Snow Christmas Party

lis12I live in San Diego and it never snows here.  The closest thing we have is snow world over at Sea World.  I created this dessert table for a Christmas party in hopes of a White Christmas! This Let it Snow Christmas party is in icy blue, silver, and white, with all decorations, banners and food made by Say it with Cake. Continue reading

Apple Spice Toffee Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

appletoffeecakeThis cake is a delicious apple cake, dense and filled with apples and spices.  The cream cheese frosting is sweet and tangy and stiff enough to pipe! It is topped with caramel and Heath toffee bits and the sides are also covered in Heath toffee bits. This yummy Apple toffee cake with cream cheese frosting will be wonderful for your thanksgiving dessert this year! Continue reading

Wizard of Oz Party

Wizard of Oz Welcome Home Party

I created this Wizard of Oz Welcome Home Party for my mom who finally moved back to California after 4 years in Florida.  I based the party around the famous line “There is no place like home” from the movie The Wizard of Oz.  This was always one of our favorite movies growing up.

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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