Creamy, Fluffy American Buttercream Recipe

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Hello, friends! Here’s a recipe for you that is long overdue: American Buttercream! Do you have any idea how difficult it is to take a sexy picture of American buttercream? I don’t know how people on Pinterest do it, but I highly suspect some shenanigans are going on. So instead of a picture of it in the bowl, here it is on a cake! A cake that you can make with this recipe. 🙂 As much as I love the[Read more]

Chocolate Strawberry Fudge Cake

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I wish I could take credit for this recipe, but the truth is that I stole it from Betty. Betty Crocker. I don’t even know how it happened—one minute I was Googling light summer dinner recipes, then the next minute I was at the grocery store loading up my cart with chocolate, heavy cream, and strawberries. Crazy how that happens. 😉 But if you’re looking for one more indulgent treat before the official start to summer (or perhaps something to take[Read more]

A Whimsical Birthday Cake

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Goooood morning everyone! Today I have for you a cake that I actually made last month but kept all to myself until now. Greedy, I know. 😈 In all seriousness, I actually made this cake for my neighbor’s mother’s birthday, and since I was in Austin that weekend I didn’t even get to taste it! I heard it was a hit though. As a matter of fact, I was told it was the best cake I ever made. 😋  (Don’t[Read more]

Valentine’s Day Cake for Two: Ruffles

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Happy Saturday, folks! Can you believe that January is almost over already? It’s fricken crazy! I’m thinking that it’s possibly the month only seems short because I didn’t take my tree down until the 15th. But still. 😛 I’m ready for February. I am in full Valentine’s Day mode. I know, I know…it’s an overrated commercial holiday that zaps ours wallets and we should all love each other every day anyway. But Valentine’s Day desserts are just too cute to pass up.[Read more]

New Baker Hack: Sheet Cake for Mini Cakes! (Recipe)

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If you know me at all, then you know that I am the most frugal mofo in the world—especially when it comes to baking tools. I’ve been known to use thick paper plates as cake boards when in a rut, and I hold on to every tuna can that comes through this house so that I can repurpose it as a small cake tin if necessary. But, when I know that I will be making lots of mini cakes at[Read more]

Hand Painted Buttercream Marble Cake: v1

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Right off the bat I’m going to come right out and say that this cake was a bit of an experiment that didn’t quite turn out the way I wanted it. I mean, it started out okay, but my next version will be better. So much better! I’m mostly annoyed with myself for what I did at the top. What are those horrible globs of frosting?!?! But the design aspect itself is pretty cool, so I’m not going to call[Read more]