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Creepy Halloween Cake

cakewithstrawThis 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

Strawberry Swiss Meringue Buttercream Cake

strawberry buttercream Now this strawberry cake is great. But the frosting, well that is another story entirely.  In fact,  it really deserves its own post! It is one of the best frostings I have ever had! It has pieces of fresh strawberries and the flavor is smooth, creamy, and not as sweet as regular American buttercream.  It is a little bit harder to make, but worth it! Continue reading

Chocolate Dobash Cake

dobash cakeThis Chocolate Dobash cake was a request from my Hawaiian husband for his birthday.  A Dobash cake is a popular cake in Hawaii.  It is a genoise cake (a sponge like cake) and a pudding like chocolate filling and frosting.  You can see other Hawaiian cakes here, here, and here.  The best part of this cake is the pudding like filling! Continue reading

Passion Fruit Strawberry Cake

milk bar passion fruit lilikoi strawberry cake

I based this cake on a strawberry cake from Milk bar.  Instead of using lemon, I used passion fruit.  I love how it is a naked cake and you can see all the delicious layers! The passion fruit and strawberry go together perfectly.  Passion fruit by itself is kind of tangy, but with the liquid cheesecake and vanilla cake, it all comes together deliciously!  I made this cake for my Aunt Teresa’s Birthday! 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

Colored Ganache Cake

blue cakeMy son is the only kid I know who celebrates his half birthday.  It started years ago when he asked me when his half birthday was.  He just couldn’t wait to be able to say he was 4 1/2.  So this year he wanted a half birthday party lol.  Since he is our only child and I only get to make one cake for him a year I agreed to make him a small party and a cake! His favorite color is blue so I made the cake with as much blue as I could! I based my cake on some of my idol Katherine Sabbath’s cakes.  I love how she makes colorful drips and tall chocolate bark pieces!

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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

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

Banana Pudding Layer Cake

banana pudding layer cake

At every family birthday party, I have usually 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

Valentine’s Day Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Bow

chocolatecake 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

Halloween Cake with Meringue Ghosts

halloween cake 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

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

Hawaiian Paradise Cake

Hawaiian Paradise Cake 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