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


Day four of the Sochi Winter Olympics saw the U.S. take its second gold medal when snowboarder Jamie Anderson won gold for the first-ever women’s slopestyle event.  Bode Miller finished eighth in the men’s downhill ski competition while Austrian Matthias Mayer took gold in the event.  Russia took the first-ever gold medal in the team … More Sachertorte

Vanilla Almond Cake with Salted Caramel Buttercream Frosting

You know a cake is good when you send a text message asking if it would be completely wrong to eat the whole thing and then tell our guests we’re dieting and didn’t make a cake.  Then, maybe upon being told that it would be wrong, you reply by asking just how wrong.  Yes, that … More Vanilla Almond Cake with Salted Caramel Buttercream Frosting