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 […]

Hershey Lover’s Brownies

For Easter this year, I decided to make one of my daughter’s very favorite desserts, the I Love Hershey Kisses Brownies that I developed back in 2011. The brownies live up to their name; they are loaded with Hershey chocolate, from the cocoa powder to the kisses (which make an appearance in both the brownie […]

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 […]

Oreo Pudding Poke Cake (for a small family)

The batter should be yellow, thick, and fluffy. The cake is done when a toothpick tested near the center comes out clean and when the top springs back when touched lightly with your finger. The pudding will set as it is chilled in the fridge,making a unique frosting. Do you enjoy poke cakes? My husband […]

Evaporated Milk Layer Cake (Patriotic)

I had a small family get-together at my house for July 4th this year. The one thing I really looked forward to in the food preparation was trying out the recipe for “the best vanilla cake” by Rock Recipes. I altered the recipe slightly, using salted butter and a completely different frosting. The showstopper of […]