Cakes

Nutella Crepe Cake

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[Pssst, only two and a half days left to win an autographed copy of my book and a candy prize pack! Hop on over to this blog post to find out how to enter. It closes this Friday! Do it!] Yesterday was World Nutella Day! Sure, it might fall just above Festivus on the list…

Red Velvet Icebox Cakes

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[Pssst! Want to win an autographed copy of my book and a candy prize pack? Hop on over to this blog post to find out how to enter. It closes this Friday! Smooches!] I’ve been SO EXCITED to share this recipe with you, because these sweet mini Valentine’s cakes are my very favorite thing right…

Mint Chocolate Chip Layer Cake

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Oy. Why is it so hard to bounce back after the holidays? Somehow the scent of an evergreen tree and a few twinkling lights signal to my brain that I should never have to work again. O, delicious laziness. Then the calendar changes, the supply of be-sprinkled Christmas cookies dries up, and cold hard reality…

Caramel Apple Cake with Salted Caramel Buttercream

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Believe it or not, this indulgent cake got its start in the healthiest of places—the produce section of the market. There I was, walking along, minding my own business, buying cauliflower like the responsible adult I pretend to be, when I saw the cutest miniature Gala apples, about 2 1/2 inches across. Obviously there are…

Rainbow Cake Push-Up Pops [Happy Birthday SugarHero!]

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Is it tacky to throw yourself a party? I hope not, because that is totally what I am doing today. Pointy hats and sugary treats all around! This week marks a full year since I started this blog. Time for a trip down memory lane! Slow camera dissolve… Before there was SugarHero there was a…

Chocolate-Hazelnut Mousse Trifle

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After the sock monkey cake I made last week, I had mucho chocolate cake left over in the form of cake tops and excess batter. I follow the “better safe than safe-ish” rule of cake making, so if a recipe calls for 3 pounds of batter, you can bet I’ll make 4 pounds or more,…

Sock Monkey Cake

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My friend Laura is having a baby, and I got to help plan her baby shower. The theme was “Planes, Trains, and Little Boy Names” and all of the decorations were old-fashioned toys and classic children’s books. Her sister, the mastermind behind the shower, came up with the theme and told me about the decorations….

TWD: Nectarine Upside-Down Chiffon Cake

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I love the idea of this Nectarine Upside-Down Chiffon Cake! It’s so refreshing to find an upside-down cake recipe that doesn’t call for canned pineapple rings and super-sweet maraschino cherries. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that…but yeah, there’s kind of something wrong with that. It’s just not my cup of tea plate of cake.)…

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