Last Minute Demon Bark! Halloween Chocolate Bark

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Ugh. Where does the time go? I can’t believe how long it’s been since my last entry. I knew that I was busy, but not this busy! To give you just a really brief update on my life, I started a new job (yay), so I’m still trying to figure out my whole work/life/baking time balance. For example, it’s been forever since I’ve baked a cake. And people are starting to notice. 😐 For my neighbor’s Halloween party I really wanted to make a showstopping[Read more]

Frozen Mint Chocolate Pie

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Remember last week when I said that I wanted to say goodbye to summer with some super easy 3-ingredient DIY Ice Cream? Well, apparently I lied. Sorry not sorry. I just couldn’t get over how simple it was to make—I wanted to see if it was possible to do even more with it. Say, like make my very own frozen grasshopper pie! As you can see, it was very successful. The ice cream, loaded up with crushed mint chocolate cookies,[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]