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

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

Watermelon Cake Pops

cakepops1These watermelon cake pops are so unique because they are made with watermelon flavored cake, and look like watermelon on the outside!  I had a lot of fun making these watermelon cake pops and I will share the steps I took to make them. 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 Games

games1After searching long and hard on the internet to try and find some fun St. Patrick’s Day party games for kids, I ended up making my own.  Here are the games we are going to be playing at my 4 year old son’s St. Patrick’s Day party this year.  They are all kid tested and approved! Continue reading