Blackberry Marshmallow and Chocolate Cake

Guys. I swear my future pictures will not be this bad. As I mentioned in my opening blog post, I had no plans to create a blog at the time most of these desserts were made. Only about 30 or so more desserts to get through!  And I mean, look at this one! A roll of paper towels, my drain plug, my spice rack, crumbs on the rim of my cake stand….oy vey. Luckily, this cake is so adorable to[Read more]

Irresistible Raspberry Pie

Hello, my friends. May I interest you in another fruity, summery dessert? This one was a blast to make because I was able to teach myself two new skills: First, how to make a lattice pattern on the top of a pie (way easier than it looks) and second, that when it comes to fruit pies, FOLLOW ESTABLISHED RECIPES. I figured out that the reason all of my pies were coming out with soggy bottoms, burnt crusts, under-baked crusts, liquid fillings, dry fillings,[Read more]

Strawberry Mousse Cake: Tarte Frasier

I don’t think it’s very difficult to imagine what turned me on to this dessert. I love how beautiful the strawberries look all lined up neatly facing the outside of this cake, almost resembling a line of hearts. There is also the delicious vanilla chiffon cake layer at the bottom, soaking in all those delectable juices. Then of course there is the fresh and creamy strawberry mousse, which sounds like it might be difficult to make but is actually insanely easy.[Read more]

Key Lime Pie: A Recipe Review

It’s March here in Texas, and while I definitely a cake gal nowadays I cannot even begin to tell you how much I miss this pie. St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, so I’m totally not sitting here right now and thinking I can use that as an excuse to eat this wonderfully creamy and tart, yet sweet GREEN lime pie! And by green I obviously mean the way the pie was meant to look. A natural green;[Read more]

Chocolate Raspberry Napoleons

I just know that there are going to be some very angry bakers out there who will write to accuse me of cheating on this classic French dessert, which is actually more commonly known in France as mille-feuille. I decided to include it because it is one of the first desserts I made as the go-to dessert person for our Friday night neighborhood barbecues. Hence the awful photo of these beauties, literally just sitting on my kitchen counter in front of[Read more]