Cake Design: It’s Raining Petals!

flower rose petal cake decorating design

I could write a whole novel about this week’s cake. Not only did I find my new favorite vanilla sponge recipe courtesy of Gretchen’s Bakery, but I experimented with rosewater for the first time! If I had a dollar for every time I found myself staring at the bottle and contemplating whether or not to buy it I could afford to sleep on a bed of roses. Jon Bon Jovi style. I’m not very cultured. I had no idea that rosewater is often[Read more]

Ode to Maine Cake

ode to maine cake brick background

Hello lovers! This cake was insanely fun to brainstorm, let alone decorate. This is the time of year in Texas where I really become homesick thinking about Maine. It’s actually all year long, but it’s strongest during the spring/fall seasons. I think it’s because the humidity here is at its lowest and the temperature is cool enough to remind me of Maine at its hottest. The lovely weather here will soon give way to the torturous hell that is summer[Read more]

Delicious Quadruple Strawberry Cake Design

strawberry cake full size

Hello lovers! As a follow up to my awesome strawberry cake recipe (with no jello or extracts!) I thought I would show you how I decorated it. I have gotten so into cake decorating this year. I definitely plan to make a post about it in the future so you can see just how far I’ve come. Prior to this hobby of mine I didn’t think that I had an artistic bone in my body. I can’t draw, I can’t sing, I[Read more]

Peanut Butter Cup Banana Cake Decorations Plus a Recipe Review

Reeses peanut butter cup layer cake

 Keeping in line with my recent Peanut Butter Cup Banana Bread, here is is an awesome cake I made recently that was inspired by that recipe. To make the cake layers, I followed Leslie Macciarella’s “Betty’s Banana Cake Recipe – A Vintage Cake Loaded with Charm.” This recipe is apparently from the 1940s and it is the real deal. No banana extract here. Just real banana goodness, like my banana bread! One big difference is that you don’t want your bananas to be as[Read more]