Rainbow Layer Cake

When I showed M some ideas I had for her birthday cake, she squealed her approval. Usually she wants some variation of cannoli but this year we wanted to be considerate of her slumber party guests.  I also really wanted to make something really colorful and fun because M is such an enthusiastic artist. For… More Rainbow Layer Cake

Funfetti Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting

To celebrate M’s birthday, I offered to send in cupcakes for M to share with her class.  I came here prepared to rant about being asked to include a “healthy snack alternative,” but I’m going to leave it alone. It’s not easy to teach kids about balanced nutrition, especially when adults don’t even understand the… More Funfetti Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting

Black Forest Cake

Two weeks ago we celebrated Lane’s birthday.  In keeping with tradition, the birthday boy was allowed to choose a cake.  The conversation went something like this: Me: What kind of birthday cake do you want? Lane: Oh that’s right, that’s coming up. Me:  Yep, and I want to plan for the cake when I make… More Black Forest Cake

Homemade Sno Balls

The Oscars are on tonight, and that means the last of the 12 Days of Oscar over here.  Today’s film is only nominated for one Oscar, and many agree that it should have been nominated for more.  Saving Mr. Banks is nominated for Best Original Score.  If you haven’t seen it- and you really should-… More Homemade Sno Balls