Everything Watermelon Party

party2This Watermelon Party is called “Everything Watermelon” because everything on the table, the games, and the decorations are all watermelon!  On the dessert table I served watermelon flavored cake, big juicy watermelon slices, watermelon cake pops, watermelon cupcakes, and watermelon lemonade! 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

creamsiclecakeThis 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

Super Mario Bros Party

dessert tableMy son is obsessed with Super Mario Bros! He had a Super Mario Bros party when he turned three, and now that he is turning five, he wants another Super Mario Bros party.  That’s fine with me because I had a chance to make a cake bigger and better then his last birthday cake. (You can see the first Super Mario cake here) Continue reading

Layered Tres Leches Cake with Peaches

Tres Leche Cake with peachesThe Pastel de Tres Leches is a cake that is very popular in Central and South America. 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

How to make Cake Pops

cake popsThis post is for my sister Katy! She loves cake pops and recently told me she was looking through my blog for directions on how to make cake pops, but I only had the recipe not the steps! So Katy, this is for you and all other cake pop lovers who want simple step by step directions on how to make cake pops! I will also include tips for the most common cake pop making troubles!

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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

St. Patrick’s Day Party!

St. Patrick's Day PartyToday I am sharing my son’s first St. Patrick’s Day Party. It was everything he wanted, everything green, shamrocks, leprechauns, and gold coins!  I wanted to make this St. Patrick’s Day Party a little healthier than my past parties.  I decided to use the green  color scheme to my advantage, and used many naturally green fruits and vegetables along with sugar free items, and of course some sweets too. I designed two different tables, let me know which one you like better! Continue reading

Valentine’s Day Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Bow

chocolatecakeFor 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

Let it Snow Christmas Party

lis12I live in San Diego and it never snows here.  The closest thing we have is snow world over at Sea World.  I created this dessert table for a Christmas party in hopes of a White Christmas! This Let it Snow Christmas party is in icy blue, silver, and white, with all decorations, banners and food made by Say it with Cake. Continue reading

Apple Spice Toffee Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

appletoffeecakeThis cake is a delicious apple cake, dense and filled with apples and spices.  The cream cheese frosting is sweet and tangy and stiff enough to pipe! It is topped with caramel and Heath toffee bits and the sides are also covered in Heath toffee bits. This yummy Apple toffee cake with cream cheese frosting will be wonderful for your thanksgiving dessert this year! Continue reading

Wizard of Oz Party

Wizard of Oz Welcome Home Party

I created this Wizard of Oz Welcome Home Party for my mom who finally moved back to California after 4 years in Florida.  I based the party around the famous line “There is no place like home” from the movie The Wizard of Oz.  This was always one of our favorite movies growing up.

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