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The Best Chocolate Cake!

img_8628This cake I made for my sister Emily’s Baby Shower.  She is having her third girl, and wanted a chocolate with chocolate and chocolate cake! I made her an extra special chocolate cake with chocolate ganache filling, chocolate cheesecake filling, covered in chocolate ganache, topped with chocolate ganache swirls, and covered with chocolate square pieces! 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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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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How to make Mini Cakes

minicakes Christmas is coming!! This month there will be all kinds of parties and dinners with plenty of opportunities to bake something spectacular to take as a dessert!  These mini cakes are so cute and are perfect for a party or even a gift for someone special! Keep reading and I will show you how to make these mini cakes step by step! Continue reading

Spider Web Cake

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Halloween is coming soon! I love Halloween and its going to be so fun making all kinds of Halloween cakes!  This is one I have always wanted to try!  For those of you in the Halloween Spirit already, here is a cake that you can make for your next Halloween party, very easy and quick to make!  I just love the way this spider web looks, so creepy like a giant spider is spinning its web around this cake lol! Continue reading