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]

How to get straight edges on your buttercream cake: The Upside Down Method

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Howdy folks! If you’ve been following me for a while then you  know that I use the upside down method a lot. I mean a lot a lot–pretty much every time my cake is larger than 4 inches in diameter and I don’t plan to turn it into a drip cake. While I’m the first to admit that my icing game isn’t always on point, this method has taken me one step closer to making cakes as beautifully crisp as[Read more]