Littlest Pet Shop 3-Layer Cake

My daughter loves having homemade layer cake for her birthday. Two years ago I made her a Frozen cake, but last year my oven broke just prior to her party and I had to purchase one. This year we were back to homemade, and her request was a Littlest Pet Shop theme. My daughter LOVES […]

“Frozen” Blue Velvet Cupcakes

In my last post, I wrote about my daughter’s Frozen themed birthday party. We made a beautiful Frozen snowflake cake with three layers of chocolate and vanilla cake inside. To go with the centerpiece, we also made these wonderful blue velvet cupcakes. The cupcake base is actually a Duncan Hines cake mix, but we gave […]

“Frozen” Chocolate & Vanilla Layer Cake with Vanilla Frosting

  My daughter recently turned five years old. Weeks in advance, she had requested a Frozen themed birthday party. We had the streamers, the balloons, the outfit, the whole nine yards. The only thing we needed was the cake. Last year (for the first time ever), I saved myself hours in the kitchen and bought […]

Marascino Cherry Layer Cake (II)

Last April I made a delicious marascino cherry layer cake for Easter. My daughter and I had a lot of fun decorating it, and we were excited to make another one this past Easter. Like last year, we used Wilton candy melts to beautify our creation. This time we poured melted purple and pink white […]

Lemon Mandarin Orange Cake w/ Fluffy Pineapple Frosting

Several months ago I made a mandarin orange cake with pineapple fluffy frosting. It was such a hit with everyone, I wanted to try it with a different flavor of cake mix. This time around I chose lemon, and it was the perfect backdrop to the mandarin oranges. Super citrusy, light but incredibly delicious, you […]

Party Rainbow Chip Fudge

Two of my favorite recipes to experiment with are pudding chip cookies and fudge. Looking at my Pinterest profile the other day, I realized that one of my most popular posts is of my birthday cake white chocolate pudding cookies.  Branching off from that idea, I decided to make white chocolate fudge with my favorite […]

Pumpkin Poke Cake w/ Heath Bits

If you are a fan of pumpkin, then I suggest trying out this pumpkin poke cake with Heath Bits topping. You may have seen a similar recipe floating around the food blogs (i.e., Something Swanky), but this one is a bit different because I use a large can of pumpkin, my own recipe for pumpkin […]

Awesome Autumn Desserts

It’s that time of the year again. My kitchen is full of my favorite autumn themed foods. There are apples, pumpkins, maple syrup, candy corn, candy corn M&M’s…The smells are as enticing as the tastes themselves. Here is a rundown of my favorite autumn themed desserts. Yum! Marie-Helenes Apple Cake Pumpkin White Chocolate Bars Pumpkin […]

Marie-Hélène’s Apple Cake

I first saw Dorie Greenspan’s recipe for Marie-Hélène’s Apple Cake on pinterest, and my curiosity was peeked when I read through the ingredient list. There are plenty of apples in this cake, but not a lot of flour or sugar to support the fruit. Although skeptical, I decided to attempt the recipe after reading the positive […]

Mandarin Orange Cake with Pineapple Fluffy Frosting

You may have seen mandarin orange cakes made with yellow cake mix before, but I made this one with an orange cake mix. I kept things light by using two egg whites in place of an egg, and applesauce in lieu of oil or butter. This mandarin orange cake was the featured dessert at my […]