Happy 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!
My 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
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
I 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!
Have 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
Fraisier 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
Spring is here! I have been enjoying the sunshine and craving something lemon and blueberry. Don’t you think lemon and blueberry make the perfect combination? The lemon curd filling is perfectly tart and goes so well with the blueberries. Continue reading
These cake balls are so easy to make and a delicious treat without having to eat a whole slice of cake! My son helped me by rolling out the balls and put on the sprinkles. They are easy enough for a three year old to help with! Continue reading
My 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
Well, hello there everyone! The cake that I am sharing with you today is special to me because I finally figured out how to make a peekaboo cake in a regular cake pan instead of a loaf pan with pound cake! Keep reading, I will show you how. Continue reading
For this Key Lime Cheesecake, I took a simple cheesecake and added Key Lime green swirls, along with a Key lime glaze on top. I thought this cheesecake would be perfect to make for Saint Patricks day. Its the perfect excuse to make everything green, even a key lime cheesecake! Continue reading
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! If you are like me, then you must be searching the internet for the cutest yummiest recipes for Valentines Day. So I gathered up 21 of my favorite Valentine’s Day Sweets and Treats for you to chose from! Continue reading
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
Go 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
A petit four is a small confectionery or savoury appetizer. The name is French, petit 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