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May 25, 2015

Asteroids Cake


Who remembers the game Asteroids?

This year, my husband wanted an Asteroids cake for our combined birthday party.



I attempted to recreate the feel of the game console using a sheet cake with an angled round cake placed on top.


The cake was a Rich Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting (tinted black) with a few MM Fondant details.  I made the Asteroids and game score out of piped candy melts, however they broke so easily, that I’d use Royal Icing next time.


April 28, 2015

Teacher Appreciation Day Cookies


Since Dude started school, I’ve done everything I can to support our teachers.

My own background is in elementary education, so I have first hand knowledge of all that teachers do on a regular basis.

In addition to being room mom and a volunteer at our school, I like to show my appreciation for our teachers with cookies!

March 20, 2015

3D Easter Egg Cookies

It’s almost Easter!

At Eastertime, I just love 3D eggs.  They’re so classic and pretty!



This year, I wanted to re-imagine sugar eggs into cookies. 

March 4, 2015

Gluten-Free Lemon Cake


Recently, I’ve been making more gluten-free cakes for friends with special dietary needs. 

When I first started, I simply picked up a box of gluten-free cake mix and made it as is.  It was ok, but not spectacular.

Then I started to try other gluten-free brands and picked up a copy of The Cake Mix Doctor Bakes Gluten-Free .  If you’re starting to cook gluten-free for yourself or for someone else, I can’t recommend a better resource.  It’s full of tips and tricks and includes a section titled “How to Bake Gluten-Free in a Gluten-Filled Kitchen”  (note: I’m not being compensated in any way for my review, I’m just really impressed with the book.  If you click the link, I may be credited through Amazon if you choose to purchase).

Once I got more comfortable baking gluten-free in my gluten-filled kitchen, and armed with a great resource, I started tweaking mixes to open up more flavor possibilities, such as the gluten-free lemon cake recipe I’m sharing below.

February 25, 2015

Rainbow Ice Box Cookies


I love sending treats to school with the kids at different times during the school year.

These fun rainbow cookies are great for St. Patrick’s Day or just for anytime!

To make the cookies, use your favorite sugar cookie dough and split it into 6 pieces.  The pieces don’t need to be equal in size…you’ll need more red than purple once you start stacking.

February 21, 2015

Frozen Ice Castle Cake



With the cold snap much of the US has been experiencing, I thought today would be an excellent day to share Elsa’s Ice Castle Cake!

This was for a 4 year old’s birthday.  The only instruction was “whatever you’ve done before…go bigger.”

February 9, 2015

Simple Heart Cake


Ready for a sweet little Valentine cake?

This was a last minute cake order, so I kept it simple and classy.



I love the look of a plain white cake with little hearts coming out the top!

Happy Valentines Day!




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