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November 17, 2014

Simple Purple Flowers Cake

This pretty little cake was the centerpiece for a wedding!

We decided to keep it simple and streamlined and it was just perfect for the couple’s special day! 

November 10, 2014

Hearts and Rainbows Cake

This cake.

Oh, I love this cake.

It’s everything little girls should be.  It’s happiness and hearts and rainbows!

November 6, 2014

Noah's Ark Cake

I got to make this sweet little Noah’s Ark cake for a little guy’s baptism!

November 2, 2014

Golden Snitch Wedding Cake

Last weekend, I had the pleasure of making a wedding cake for a college friend of mine.

She and her husband love books, especially Harry Potter, so they wanted a Golden Snitch inspired wedding cake!

October 15, 2014

Elsa Cake {Frozen}

I got to make my very first doll cake!!

When I was little, I remember my mom making doll cakes for my birthday, so I’ve always wanted to make one (difficult as a mother of boys!)

Lucky for me, my friend’s daughter requested an Elsa doll cake for her 4th birthday!

After spontaneously breaking out in “Let It Go” over the course of a week, it was time to get to work.

Here are a few Elsa process shots, as she gets a fondant mini dress and then a lovely Rich Chocolate Cake skirt.

September 28, 2014

Itsy Bitsy Spider Cake

I had no actual reason for making this cake except that I was really in a Halloween mood and wanted to make it! 

In fact, I baked it up the day before I went out of town and the whole thing went over to the neighbor’s house.

I played around with a red velvet cake recipe, since I wasn’t impressed last time I tried one.  I was also sure to use a “no taste” red food dye, which yielded much more pleasing insults, in my humble opinion.

This was my very first time making ganache, so it’s a little gloppy – I think I let it set just a hair too long before pouring, but the results were still delicious!

Happy Halloween!

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September 24, 2014

Everyday Monster Cookies for the #GoBoBakeSale

If you’ve spent much time around Amy’s Cooking Adventures, you know that I love any sort of cooking club or competition.

I’m also a big fan of mash ups.

So today, I’m sharing the cookies I made for the Go Bo Bake Sale and I’m participating in a challenge. 

The Go Bo Foundation was inspired by Bo, a 12 year old boy who fought bravely before succumbing to a rare type of leukemia.

Here’s a bit about the Go Bo! Foundation:

“Love each other, help each other, have your neighbor's back. If you see someone in need — even a stranger — reach out and help. This world can be a better place if we care and help each other.”
~ Bo Johnson

The Go Bo! Foundation has a three-tiered approach of assistance. They:

1.     Fund childhood cancer and related blood disorder research at the MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc.).

2.     Support state-of-the-art treatment in a child friendly environment at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin (Dr. David Margolis was Bo’s doctor and he is a huge advocate and innovator in the field of childhood cancer).

3.     “Pay it forward” to families of children diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition. Since most of the family’s energy is spent on their child, families often experience a financial crisis during this time. The Go Bo! Foundation’s goal is to assist in alleviating some of the financial worries by providing direct financial assistant (mortgage, rent, utilities, etc.). The assistance is not to be used for medical expenses, but rather to assist with the day-to-day bills.

Isn’t it a great cause?

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