Sunday, December 22, 2013

Gender Reveal

Elegant and simple gender reveal cake.  (P.S. it was a girl! Congratulations Claudine and Todd!!!!)

This elegant design is incredibly simple using sugar sheets!  After covering the cake in fondant cut strips out of black sugar sheets and using a dab of water "glue" them in place :)!

Hello Kitty & Ninja Turtle Cake Pops

Hello Kitty:
These pops are almost too cute to eat!  But they are simple to make too!  Start out making a regular cake pop but before dipping the pop into the chocolate use some melted chocolate to "glue" white chocolate chips onto the cake pop, when that dries dip the pop into the chocolate.  Once that chocolate hardens I used edible markers to draw their faces and pink chocolate to make their bows.

Ninja Turtles:
I used Air Heads and edible markers to make the faces for these Ninja Turtles :).

Hello Kitty Cake

4th of July

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Shark Bites

Summer is finally here and what better way to celebrate than with cupcake bites that look like they might bite back!

The decorations were so easy to make out of gumpaste; I felt like a kid playing with play-doh, only this time you're encouraged to eat it :)!

After dying the gumpaste with black gel coloring I rolled it out and used a large star cookie cutter to cut out triangles.  As soon as I cut each triangle I bent the tip slightly to give it more of a shark  effect and then let them dry.  Gumpaste hardens quickly and gets very hard so it holds its shape well.

These little sharks were super easy too!  I took a chunk of gumpaste and used a large skewer to create the mouth opening.  While they were drying I used a small star cookie cutter to cut out their mini fins.  I "glued" the fins on with a small dab of water.

To bring the sharks to life I used black gel coloring for their eyes and white frosting for their teeth.  I dipped a toothpick in the gel coloring and dabbed it on the shark to create the eyes.  (FYI DO NOT DOUBLE DIP THE TOOTHPICKS).  Using a #2 tip I piped each little tooth in the sharks' mouths.

If you have extra mini fins put them on the cupcakes to create a pool of sharks :).


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Pretzel Cookie Dough Bites

If you need something easy and completely delicious than these are for you!  This treat is so simple you don't even need an oven!!

I found this recipe on Pinterest by Baked From a Box but I had to make a few changes to really perfect this!


  • 1 Cup Butter
  • 1 Cup of Sugar
  • 1 1/3 Cup Yellow Cake Mix
  • 3 Cups Flour
  • 1/2 TSP Salt
  • 2 TSP Vanilla Extract
  • 8-16 TBSP Milk
  • A Lot of Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips (yes "a lot" is a real measurement)
  • Sprinkles
  • Parchment Paper

I made the mistake of getting unsalted pretzels, HUGE MISTAKE!  I had to individually salt them myself so they would taste right.

  1. Cream the butter and the sugar to make it fluffy and light
  2. Mix in the cake mix, flour, salt, and vanilla
  3. Next add the milk, this requires a judgement call so add until you think it has enough :)
  4. Now roll out the cookie dough, you can decide how thin or thick you'd like it! :) yumm
  5. Cut the dough so it's about the size of a pretzel and sandwich it between two pretzels
  6. Freeze the pretzel sandwiches for about 30 minutes
  7. After freezing your pretzel sandwiches melt your chocolate chips and prepare your sprinkle bowls
  8. Lay a piece of parchment paper on your counter 
  9. Dip each sandwich half way into the chocolate and then directly into the sprinkles
  10. Then put the sandwich onto the parchment paper and let it dry


Pretzel Sandwiches

Not eating the cookie dough might be one of the hardest things you've ever done (and that's coming from someone who's taken Constitutional Law)

Dip it 

Dip half to a quarter of the pretzel in the chocolate


Change up your spinkles (I like the small round sprinkles the best)


Advice: Make extras!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Valentine's Day Delights

Here are three cute Valentine's Day delights I found online for every skill level :).


Simple and Sweet:
Follow the recipe for your box of cake mix.  But don't forget the secret ingredient!  A few drops of red food coloring.  After your cupcakes have cooled place a heart shaped cookie/stencil/paper cut-out on the top of the cupcake and sprinkle powdered sugar over them.  Finally remove the heart cookie/etc and tie a ribbon around your cupcake.  Voila! 


Love Letters:
Begin with heart shaped sugar cookies decorated with white royal icing.  Use an edible marker to write "love" all across the cookie.  Be careful not to smudge the letters!  Finally monogram your cookies!  Okay, maybe this wasn't really at the intermediate level, but they certainly look like they should be.


This box of chocolate is cute enough to eat!  Using the back of a heart shaped cookie pan shape your dough and bake the cookies on top of the cookie pan.  This will give the cookies the ideal indented shape.  While  the cookies are cooling cut out fondant for the ribbon, bow, and knobs.  After the cookies have cooled ice the cookies and let them dry (if you don't want to use icing you can also decorate the entire cookie with fondant).  Next attach the knobs, then the ribbon, and then the bow (use a little bit of water to attach the fondant).  Fill your box with cute candies and give your heart away.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Hello Kitty Pink Gingerbread House

Those Gingerbread Wars really put me in the mood to make a more traditional gingerbread house.  But then I found this kit for a pink Hello Kitty house :).  Ding ding ding! We have a winner!!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Gingerbread Castle

I was on vacation at Woodloch Pines this past week and I was delighted to hear about their Gingerbread Wars competition.  They give you a sheet of gingerbread, a few random items, and half an hour to make a gingerbread structure.  My grandfather and boyfriend helped me with this cute castle, complete with a mote, draw bridge, guards, and jail.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Christmas Vase Cake

(Obviously I'm not a photographer)

A Big Top Cupcake pan makes baking this cute Christmas dessert a piece of cake!  Stay tuned for a how-to video :)!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

3-D Christmas Cookies

Love 3-D cookies? Me too!  As if cookies weren't good enough on their own, stuff them with other goodies and now they are pure heaven.

Wilton's done it again!
Check out their website for easy how-to instructions.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Fancy Nancy Skirt Cake

Every year I get to make a birthday cake for one of the cutest little girls I know.  This year her theme was Fancy Nancy!

What could be fancier than ruffles, pearls, and a crown?


Happy Birthday Annemarie!