Happy New Year! My inspiration for this New Year’s cake was gold confetti falling down at midnight, champagne bubbles, and that silky black dress you wear to the New Year’s party. Aren’t New Year’s parties fun?! Continue reading
My Grandma Mary made the best Eggnog at Christmas time. It was thick, creamy and delicious. I always looked forward to her eggnog and Christmas cookies. She would make a huge batch of sugar cookies, always sprinkled them with sugar and cinnamon. I can almost taste them just thinking about them! I really miss my Grandma. I wonder if she knows how much we talk about and think about her cooking, her “yummy stuff” as my sisters and I call it (or Grandmas macaroni as some of the family calls it), her taquitos, her beans and rice, her eggnog… the list can go on and on. I made this eggnog tres leches cake in honor of my Grandma and her famous eggnog. I hope it tastes at least half as good as hers!
This cake is a four layer 5 inch cake with marbled Halloween colors inside of neon orange, purple, and green! The cake is filled with neon green whipped cream and covered in a neon green white chocolate ganache. It is decorated with black ganache dripping down the top, along with creepy strawberry monsters with black chocolate and fondant teeth, and black gum paste tentacles! Everything on this cake is yummy and edible! Continue reading
For 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
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
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
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
What is Christmas without candy canes? Candy Canes are essential to Christmas! I remember one of the best parts of Christmas was getting a huge candy cane from my Aunt Jenni along with a new Christmas coloring book. She would give them to us every year and my sisters and I looked forward to it! They were the big candy canes, a big delicious stick of peppermint. We would get them all over our faces as kids and would enjoy every last drop 🙂 Making this cake brought back those happy memories of those candy canes from my Aunt Jenni.
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
HALLOWEEN IS IN 11 DAYS!!!!
While eyeballs are quite the delicacy, brains are undoubtedly a zombie’s favorite food. From the rich and fatty frontal lobe back to the sumptuous cerebellum, brains are such a treat. With such a description, aren’t you just dying to try some?! Move over still-beating hearts, brains are what’s for dinner…or in our case, dessert.
Gross Halloween party foods are always impressive, but trust me, if you really want to impress your zombie guests, serve up this Halloween party dessert once the main meal is over. For the live humans present at the bash, this brain cake is an acceptable facsimile! Continue reading