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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 […]

Pumpkin Cupcakes

    Pumpkin cupcakes! Perfect for Halloween and Thanksgiving. Hope everyone is enjoying this wonderful season! Pumpkin Cupcakes recipe found here: P.S. I hope One-Pie never changes their can label. I love the nostalgia it evokes and choose it over Libby’s every time because […]

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 […]

Soft and Poofy Sugar Cookies (with Frosting)

Like Annie from Annie’s Eats, my husband LOVES those poofy soft sugar cookies from the grocery store. (And who am I kidding? So do I!) I decided to give these a go. As Annie says, they are buttery, pillowy, and delicious. The frosting is perfect […]

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 […]

Sunflower and Ladybug Cupcakes

We had a little birthday celebration for our precious girl! The theme was a “ladybug picnic.” I made these chocolate cupcakes. I used my go-to chocolate cupcake recipe and a Wilton icing recipe. While Wilton icing is not really my favorite flavor-wise, I believe¬†there is […]

Pumpkin for my Pumpkin (Pumpkin Cupcakes)

I tend to become very sappy when it comes to first birthdays.¬†My nephews turned me into puddles¬†on each of¬†their birthdays (Clown Cake, ¬†Fire Engine Cake, Monkey Cake).¬† And now it’s time to be nostalgic all over again on an even¬†more personal¬†level because today is¬†the one […]