Cakes

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…

Lemon Blackberry Trifle

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If all goes well, this will be the last dessert I truly eat for…awhile. Like a month. Or maybe more. (Pause for dramatic effect.) Don’t get me wrong. I’m still going to keep making and posting new dessert recipes on SugarHero, and I’m still going to taste-test them all to make sure that I love…

Very Hungry Caterpillar Cake

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As regular readers of my blog might know, I have a young son named Asher. I don’t write about him all that much because I don’t want to turn my dessert blog into a mommy blog—okay, actually, sometimes I totally do. But I spent so long making fun of mommy blogs in my young, carefree,…

Burnt Almond Cake

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The city where I grew up, San Jose, doesn’t have a nationally known signature dish. It’s more suburban sprawl than cutting-edge culinary destination. However, there are certain foods that I will always associate with San Jose. During high school I practically lived on falafels from Falafel Drive-In, and to this day I swear their spicy…

Raspberry-Tangerine Petit Fours For Easter

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I’ve always thought of Easter as a “fancy” holiday. Maybe it’s all the frilly little Easter dresses and matching bonnets I’m seeing in stores—when else do girls these days have a chance to wear a nice bonnet anymore? It’s all skinny jeans and belly shirts and ipods and cell phones and man, am I old….

Raspberry-Rose Cake Recipe

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As a southern Californian, I don’t know that I can talk about the arrival of spring with a straight face. While it’s not true that we “don’t have seasons,” as so many transplants are fond of complaining (usually spoken while wearing flip-flops in January and waving around an iced coffee), our seasonal changes are not…

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