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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

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

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

Kona Pie

kona pie On my last trip to Hawaii, my family and I went to Kona and ate at Big Island Grill.  The food was delicious, but what I loved the most was the “Kona Pie”.  Kona Pie is rich creamy mocha almond fudge ice cream piled high on an Oreo cookie crust, topped with fresh homemade whipped cream, hot fudge, and macadamia nuts! Yum! We went back several times to this restaurant just for the Kona Pie! Since I have been home, my husband and I have had cravings for Kona Pie many times.  I knew this would have to be my next dessert for my blog.  Since there is no recipe from the Big Island Grill, I made my own.   It is super easy with only 3 ingredients!  I hope you like it as much as I do! Continue reading

Tiramisu

tiramisuTiramisu is a popular coffee-flavored Italian dessert. It is made of ladyfingers dipped in coffee, layered with a whipped mixture of eggs, sugar, and mascarpone cheese, flavored with cocoa.  I first had this delicious dessert at my friend Mike’s Italian restaurant.  I always want to order it every time I go, but sometimes they run out of the Tiramisu.  I decided I needed to learn how to make it myself!

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Kit Kat Surfer Cake

kit kat surfer cake I made this kit kat surfer cake for my nephew Timmy who is turning 6! It is a vanilla cake with raspberry mousse filling, covered in blue buttercream frosting with a kit kat border surrounding the cake.  I used the buttercream to style a wave and added a bit of food coloring to get the darker blue color in the waves. Continue reading

Blue Velvet Cake with fondant waves

watercakeI made this cake for my sisters Baby shower! She is having her 4th child, a little boy.  The theme was “Ahoy its a Boy!”  This Blue Velvet Cake was perfect for a baby shower for my new little nephew soon to be born!  In this post I will show you how I made the fondant waves, and also I will give you the recipe for the blue velvet cake along with the white chocolate ganache recipe, and the marshmallow fondant recipe.  You will love this cake, it is bright, festive, and delicious! Continue reading

WASC Lemon Cake with fresh Raspberry filling

raspberrycake1This is my first time making a white cake with no crust, no need to trim dark edges, no need to cut off a top crust, and no need to torte! I made a WASC cake, which stands for White almond sour cream cake.  You start with a basic white cake mix then add sour cream, almond extract, sugar, flour, eggs and water.  See how perfectly these cakes turned out, no dark crust! Continue reading

Lemon Raspberry Cake

inside1This cake is a four layer light and springy lemon cake, filled with seedless raspberry filling, frosted with a delicious lemon cream cheese frosting, and topped with a tangy lemon curd and fresh raspberries! I made this cake for my husband, who really loves cream cheese frosting.  Every time I make a new cake the first thing he asks is “what kind of frosting does it have?” He thinks buttercream is too sweet, but always appreciates a cake with cream cheese frosting or whip cream frosting.  So while I was going to use a lemon buttercream for this cake, I changed my mind and decided to go with the cream cheese frosting.  It was an excellent choice and I think it complimented the cake perfectly! Continue reading

Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream Layer Cake

creamsiclecake This Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream Layer Cake is 6 layers of delicious orange and vanilla flavors! It begins with a layer of vanilla-orange poke cake.  Next is a layer of homemade vanilla ice cream.  After that is a layer of orange ice cream.  Another layer of orange poke cake, then a layer of vanilla bean ice cream, and the top layer is orange sherbet.  It is frosted with homemade orange whipping cream and fresh oranges.  So yummy! Continue reading