'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

from Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Cupcake Love

 Today I baked lots of yummy cupcakes for some of my favorite people.  I'm taking my kids on a little trip and we're going to sprinkle cupcake love all along the way.  If you are lucky enough to be on my list you'll get to try my Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Raspberry Chocolate, and Key Lime Pie cupcakes.  Every good road trip should include cupcakes!

Friday, July 1, 2016

Working for the Man

I've been working part time for a local catering company and I just thought I'd share a few of the delicious desserts I've been baking.

Red Velvet Cake because I have to make it every July.  Aside from being absolutely delicious, it feels very patriotic.

My incredible Chocolate and Lemon Cream pies.

Strawberry Lemon Cheesecake.  Perfect for summer.

Strawberry Nutella Cupcakes.  Need I say more?

Friday, May 6, 2016

Ari All Grown Up

Ari turned 12 this year and she just seems so grown up.  Princess, and fairy cakes are a thing of the past.  This year she wanted something simple and classic.

It's very adult on the outside but on the inside it's every little kid's dream.  Chocolate cake with cookies and cream filling.

Ari, so beautiful and so grown up.

Rocker Chic

Liv turned 5 this year and we decided to celebrate with a Katherine Sabbath inspired cake.  Liv isn't a princess, she's totally a rocker chic.  She wanted chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate.  Gluten Free Chocolate Cake covered in hot pink and dark chocolate ganache.

This year we got 1 picture of Liv with her cake.  Maybe next year she'll be up for a photo shoot.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Macey Smashes Her Cake

 This is Macey Jaye on her first birthday.  So precious.  I made her an extra tall 5 inch vanilla vanilla naked cake.

Macey was a little reluctant to dig in.  

Sweet Macey enjoys her sweet 1st birthday cake.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Easter Eggs

I usually post a picture of one of my yummy carrot cakes for Easter (because lets face it that's the only kind of cake the Easter Bunny likes) but this year I made about 100 Easter Egg cookies for Stonehaven Luxery Townhomes.  They put together a sweet little party for their residents.  Lots of sticky, sugary fun was had by all.

Lots of cookies ready to decorate.  Each child got their own little cup of my cream cheese frosting.
 No sticky little fingers in the communal frosting bowl here.

The calm before the storm.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Ellie and Logan's Winter Wedding

"Whitaker Mountain"  Ellie's husband, Logan loves the outdoors and his jeep almost as much as he loves Ellie.  This little cabin in the mountains next to a ski slope is meant just for him.

My sweet sister in law Ellie was married in December.  I was able to make her wedding cake, groom's cake (above), 600 cupcakes and about 400 flavored spoons for her hot chocolate bar.  I had so much fun putting everything together!  There are loads of pictures so hold onto your hats!

The honeymoon cabin.
This tiny snowman next to their fire-pit was ridiculously hard to make.
This Jeep or "Logan's pride and joy" is parked at the bottom of the mountain because it is constantly breaking down. ;)

Funny story about the wedding cake - They were supposed to order flowers for it but forgot.  Logan's mom and grandma were kind enough to put some extra ribbons and greenery on it while I set up the cupcake and hot chocolate table.
A hot chocolate cupcake extravaganza. 

I made 6 different kinds of cupcakes.  Cookie Dough, Lemon, Chocolate Peppermint, Cookies and Cream, Snickerdoodle and Caramel Pecan Carrot.  I made the Chocolate Peppermint in a Gluten Free Version as well.  

We made 3 different flavors of hot chocolate spoons.  Dark chocolate aztec, milk chocolate caramel and white chocolate peppermint.  Our family collectively mourned when these chocolate spoons were all gone.  They were so incredibly good in or out of hot chocolate.
The caterer told me these were the best cupcakes he'd ever had.  That means a lot coming from a food person.

Personalized hot chocolate cups.  So adorable.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

 I know that this is a cake blog but I just have to share these lovely pies I made.  Thanksgiving is basically pie day at our house.  It takes me ages to decide what flavors to make every year because there are so many to choose from.  This year the winners were -
Chocolate Cream
Chocolate Chip Pecan
Lemon Lime
Apple Cider
Little Lemon Tarts

This little tart doesn't look like much but super flaky pastry, sweet tart lemon curd and fresh, sweetened whipped cream made this just about the most delicious thing on this table.

This is a little pie tasting plate to give to a friend.   Apple cider, lemon lime and chocolate cream pie.  Yum!