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Mini Funfetti Cupcakes with Whipped Marshmallow Frosting

Mini Funfetti Cupcakes with Whipped Marshmallow Frosting

It’s always nice to have a go-to recipe that is both simple to make and a crowd pleaser. These mini cupcakes are very easy to whip up (only require one bowl) and are appealing to both children and adults–though mostly children. ūüôā  My girls especially […]

Chocolate Heart Cake with Ganache

Chocolate Heart Cake with Ganache

Happy Valentine’s Day, friends! It sure is a cold one here in the Northeast! All the better for snuggling, I suppose. ūüôā Today I bring you a heart-shaped chocolate cake¬†topped with thick fudgy ganache and raspberries. Pinterest takes all the credit here. This cake is […]

Cake Catch Up

Here are¬†two cakes I made that I never posted. (I¬†blocked out the names on the cakes, per usual.) Cowgirl Boot Birthday Cake First is a¬†boot birthday cake for a cowgirl birthday party.¬† Our little¬†cowgirl was thrilled with it! My inspiration was the cake¬†found here on […]

Banana Cake for My Little Monkey

First order of business is this: I’ve decided I am no longer waiting until I have a decent picture to post to the blog. I am going to snap a photo of whatever meal/dessert I have made and document it. Too many great recipes have […]

Apple Cake with Caramel Sauce

It’s that time of year! (And believe it or not, I’m not referring to pumpkins. Not yet, at least!)¬†I have APPLES on the brain!¬† Boy am I loving these crisp cool mornings.¬†I’ve officially made the switch to hot coffee, which is a big step given […]

Cake with Fresh Lemon Curd Filling

My dad is a really wonderful guy. He is gregarious, helpful, and fun-loving.¬†¬†He enjoys cold beer, shrimp cocktail, and hot dogs.¬†He is easy to please and maybe that’s why I love making¬†his birthday cake¬†each year!¬† (Check out the¬†Root Beer Iced Vanilla Cake¬†I made in¬†2008¬†and the […]

More Soft and Poofy Sugar Cookies with Frosting

My sister-in-law made a special request for Annie’s Eats Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies and I obliged without hesitation. She loved them so much when I made them the first time! These cookies are¬†a dessert that both kids and adults seem to really enjoy. I love […]

Coconut Cupcakes with Easter Eggs and Chicks

I made these really cute coconut cupcakes for Easter! I was very happy with how they looked on the table and very sad when I took a bite and realized I over baked them a bit. I will pay very close attention next time! I […]

Ladybug Birthday Cake and Smash Cake

Note: I attempted to scramble the name in the photo above but it turned out looking like a botched decorating job! Does anyone know how to make a black box or to blur a photo in Picasa? I love making first birthday cakes and my […]

Yellow Cake with Quick Vanilla Frosting

As I mentioned, my husband ran the Boston Marathon on Monday and I am incredibly proud of him! This was his first marathon and he ran with the Dana Farber team as part of the Dana Farber Marathon Challenge (DFMC). ¬†He raised more than $5,000 […]