Cakes

Cranberry Orange Trifle

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Thank you to Whole Foods Market and Kitchen PLAY for sponsoring this post. It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of trifles. They have all of the benefits of a layer cake—Big portions! Robust cake-to-frosting ratio! Gorgeous presentation!—without most of the actual work of assembling and frosting a layer cake. They’re the lazy cook’s…

Skull Cake for Dia de los Muertos

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Halloween is over, but please don’t put away those sweet teeth just yet! We’re still in the midst of celebrating Dia de los Muertos (the Mexican holiday honoring those who have died), and here in Los Angeles, the party is happening all weekend. So why not take a break from eating that leftover Halloween candy…

Pumpkin Layer Cake and #SavorTheSavings with KitchenAid

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Thanks to KitchenAid, Sears, and Mami Innovative Media for sponsoring this post. I finally cracked and opened my first pumpkin can of the season. I tried to stay strong, you guys. But it’s the third week of October and it’s still in the mid-80’s here and our AC isn’t working and I am sweating like…

Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Cake

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Pumpkin shmumpkin. You have months left to enjoy pumpkin desserts! Let’s forgo the gourd for a minute, change it up a little, and say goodbye to the last of the berries with this stunning Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Cake. I don’t go around calling things “food porn” on a regular basis, so instead, can we just…

Bumblebee Cake

Bumblebee Cake

I made this sweet little bumblebee cake for a friend’s daughter’s birthday last week. I don’t do too many special occasion cakes any more, so it’s always fun to dust off the old fondant rolling pin and get down to business. The party was bee themed, and I took my design inspiration from the super-cute…

Carrot Cake with Coconut Cream Cheese Buttercream

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Sometimes, when working on a blog post, I want to skip the writing entirely. No cute stories, no poetic descriptions, no embarrassing confessions about late-night munching. Just a few in-your-face pictures, and a recipe. Because some recipes, and some pictures, need no other accessories. BAM.

Cream Cheese Cake with Red Velvet Fudge Frosting

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Fun fact: if you look up “showstoppers” on Google images, you get a lot of pictures of girls in lingerie, marquee lights, Barry Manilow references (??), and at least one My Little Pony picture. What’s missing from these results? No, not more My Little Pony Pictures. This gorgeous showstopper of a cake: Okay, so you…

Mini Banana Split Cakes – And A Giveaway!

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Can we all agree that it’s summer already? I don’t care what the calendar says. Summer solstice, shummer shmolshtice. Graduations are happening, temps are rising, and there’s been a suspicious number of popsicles consumed at my house already. (Also a lot of boring blog entries that talk about hot weather. Sorry—I am seriously such a…

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