For my boys' eighth birthday party, we had a spy kids theme, so I made this super simple magnifying glass cake.
This cake is a new favorite. It's beautiful, and it's not hard to do. BUT... it does take a ton of icing.
I don't do wedding cakes...
But I did do this one for my baby sister's big day... and I love it (and her)!
Okay, so I love this cake... like L-O-V-E love it!
I was jumping up and down around the kitchen when I finished it, I was so happy with it.
A super simple baseball cake sure to please the whole team!
This cake got rave reviews from my children and husband. The icing is a little different, but it is so very good!
Ruffles, elephants, and best of all... gray icing!
This ice cream cake combines chocolate cake, chocolate ice cream, hot fudge sauce and whipped cream frosting.
So rich and so worth it!
During a recent bout of strep throat in our house, my boys decided that they would live on the ice cream treat, orange creamsicles. That meant, of course, that I would need to turn it into a cake.
Ruffle-covered cakes are very popular right now. The problem with a lot of them is just the amount of time it takes to do them. Not this one!
This Banana Split Cake is amazingly tasty and also beautiful. I will admit that it's not the quickest or easiest cake to decorate because of all of the colors.
Happy Birthday to Me!
My husband decided that for my birthday this year, he would take my Strawberry-Lemonade Cupcakes, and turn them into a cake.
For Cinco de Mayo this year, I opted to go away from margaritas and towards some other Mexican-inspired flavors.
A special friend requested a little 'different' kind of cake for his 6th birthday. He wanted Green Lantern, BUT he was having a party at a pool, so he wanted Green Lantern... swimming.
The basket weave is one of those techniques that takes a little bit to learn, but once it 'clicks,' you can whip out a cake like this in 30 minutes flat!
The 'petal effect,' like you see on the side of this cake looks amazing, but isn't really all that hard to achieve. Give it a try!
A chocolate cake with vanilla polka dots on the inside and on the outside.
How about a hairy, purple Monster to say I'm Wild About You, Valentine!?!
This cake is super easy! It's perfect for Valentine's Day, Birthdays, whatever!
I saw a cake like this polka dot one on Pinterest. I didn't want to buy the cake pop pan she used to make hers, so I decided to try some other options.
A fun, easy Christmas cake:... a Holly Leaf Wreath Cake.
The sprinkle/sprinkle cake. Sprinkles on the inside, sprinkles on the outside! Awesome!
When I asked two special little friends what kind of cake(s) they wanted for their birthday... their response: "PINK! with sprinkles."
This cake is so easy that it will take you maybe an hour to complete. It only takes two icing tips and three colors... if you count white as a color.
Happy Birthday to my two little monsters! This cake is the opposite of the easy monster cake above.
This "Backson" birthday cake was at least 6 months in planning.
You can have S'Mores all year round with this very sweet, very sticky, very s'mores-y cake.
It's all here. Chocolate, Caramel, Pecans. Yummy turtle cake.
If you want to copy a picture from an invitation or logo on to a cake... here's how you do it.
Chocolate? Good. Strawberries? Good. Chocolate AND Strawberries?? Goooooood!
A delightfully moist and flavorful carrot cake covered in cream cheese frosting yumminess. (Includes recipe variations.)
This rainbow cake for my guys' half-birthday took me less than 3 hours total, including baking, making icing, decorating, etc.
I made this pink, pink, pink cake for my new baby niece. It's really easy to do and super PINK!
This cake is the combination of two really yummy recipes. I took it to a meeting with me, and it was gone within 10 minutes!
When my good friend asked me to make a fire truck cake for her son, I obliged, knowing it wasn't exactly my "wheelhouse," but her son is my guys' best friend, so how could I say no?!
I have an easy Valentine's Day cake for you today. Total time to prepare your icing and decorate this one is probably less than 30 minutes.
It's the best of all worlds, strawberry, chocolate and vanilla. And even better, I made it using one cake mix, and just one batch of icing.
My cupcake version of this Banana Split Cake is one of my favorite things I've ever created (in the kitchen, anyway). So, I decided I needed to make a cake-sized version.
I made this cake a few years ago, when I was pretty new to fondant. Even so, the total decorating time was less than 45 minutes. It's so easy. All you need is fondant and nesting heart cutters, and you're set!
Here it is: The most ridiculous chocolate cake ever! (Don't let the candles throw you, that is 6"x8" of pure chocolate, butter, sugar goodness.)
Covering square and rectangular cakes with icing can be a little challenging the first few times you do it. I know it was for me.
When a friend asked me to make first birthday cakes for her twin girls, inspired by their favorite stuffed animals, I used royal icing... just like you would on a cookie...
Isn't it so peaceful, this sparkly little snowflake cake? It's what a snowy day is supposed to look like.
I originally saw this idea on cupcakes, and thought it was just awesome. So, I tried it.
If you love chocolate, then you must have cakes made with ganache for a filling or frosting or both... like these!
I spent years, seriously, years, looking for a good scratch vanilla cake recipe.
When I first made this strawberry icing, I said I couldn't wait until I put it on a chocolate cake. Oh boy! I was right. It is so yummy!
Let's be honest, cake mix rocks! It does. It's SO easy. It's almost foolproof. You don't need a lot of ingredients on-hand to make them taste even better.
I think this would be an awesome addition or substitution for a pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving.
This easy Halloween cake idea requires no special decorating tools other than a spatula!! It may not be as elegant as some, but it's cute, and so easy that your kids can do it, too.
I don't really make cheesecake. But what if I put it in the middle of a cake? Now you're talkin'!
This is one of my favorite recipes, both for cake and for cake pops. But I warn you, it makes a large batch!
My boys are really in to tie-dye, and I had some leftover colored fondant from these beach ball cupcakes, so we decided to make a tie-dye cake.
I always get nervous when I have to cover a cake with fondant. It's not that it's so hard, it's mostly that you don't have a lot of room for error.
To me, fall means two things: pumpkins and apples. For now, it's all about the apple. Caramel Apples.
This cute, cherry-covered cake is not hard to make, and it only uses three icing tips.
Here is a super easy, but incredibly elegant cake you can do with no decorating supplies except for a spatula!
This is the chocolate-chocolate-chocolate combination that my favorite chocolate lover loves.
Making and decorating a homemade birthday cake can be really simple if you have the right recipes, a few tools, and some easy-to-follow instructions.
It's one of the most basic parts of cake decorating. Getting the icing on the cake... and keeping the crumbs off.
It's not a joke... it's a really yummy cake.
This cake is very easy to decorate. You can make this cake without any decorating tools other than a cake pan!
Who needs banana cake? Why mar a cake with banana??
I thought the same thing until I made this cake.