Holiday Baking

Easter Nest Cake

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Easter has really snuck up on me this year! I like it when it’s toward the end of April, so I have plenty of time to get out the decorations, dye eggs, buy fun things for baskets, eat lots of Cadbury mini eggs…okay, mostly I’m concerned with that last one. When it’s in the beginning…

Pistachio Orange Cake

Pistachio Orange Cake | From SugarHero.com

Because it’s almost spring. Because St. Patrick’s Day is next week. Because we could all use a mid-week pick-me-up. Because I can’t stop buying bags of pistachios. Because you never really need a reason for a beautiful layer cake. For these and many more reasons, say hello to Pistachio Orange Cake! I know layer cakes…

Strawberries and Cream Layer Cake

Strawberries and Cream Layer Cake | From SugarHero.com

Happy Anna Howard Shaw Day to you! And to you! And to us all! And Happy Valentine’s Day to those of you who didn’t get my semi-obscure TV show reference, or who hate women’s suffrage. Yes, even suffrage haters deserve love today. Anyhow. It’s Valentine’s Day. And I have cake, and roses, and lots of…

Red Hot Love Cookies

Red Hot Love Cookies | From SugarHero.com

Hello, lovers. I know it has been a little tame around these parts. A little lovey-dovey. A little girly. A little too sweet, if you know what I mean. Today’s recipe is intended to counteract all that sickly sweetness with a giant punch of flavor, right in the kisser. If you’re the type who likes…

Giant Ferrero Rocher Hazelnut Mousse Cakes

Giant Ferrero Rocher Hazelnut Mousse Cakes

Happy World Nutella Day! This is one food holiday I always look forward to. I’ve celebrated it for the past several years, so by now I have a healthy little collection of Nutella-based desserts on the blog, and I’m always looking to top myself and go a little bigger than the year before. Five years…

Chocolate Rasperry Mini Crepe Cakes

Chocolate Raspberry Mini Crepe Cakes | From SugarHero.com

I don’t go for many Valentine’s Day traditions. I have no love for diamonds or gold jewelry, I’m not a big fan of red roses, and I need more boxes of chocolate like I need a hole in the head. You know that clichéd sitcom situation when someone opens a closet and a giant pile…

Watercolor Rose Sugar Cookies

Watercolor Rose Sugar Cookies | From SugarHero.com

I am so not a girly-girl. I don’t care about fashion, my day-to-day hairstyle is a very chic French look called a “bun” (maybe you’ve heard of it?), and I’m pretty sure most of the products in my makeup drawer date back to my college days. I don’t normally care for overly frilly or feminine…

Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Cakes

Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Cake | From SugarHero.com

Hello, gorgeous. You are looking especially beautiful this morning. Is that a different haircut? A new outfit? And what is that ravishing smell? *sniiiiiiff* Sorry if I got a bit fresh right now, it’s just that looooove is in the air and I’m in a Valentine’s Day state of mind! Hard as it is to…

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