Friday, December 31, 2010


A while ago, my father-in-law asked me why I never make cheesecake. In all my years of baking, I've never even attempted cheesecake. Honestly, I was a bit afraid. I didn't trust that I'd get anything other than a clumpy mess. But, I had the house to myself this afternoon, and went for it.

These pictures are pretty lame, It was dark when I took them, therefore the light was awful. The cake however was not! I am quite proud of my blueberry cheesecake.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Merry Christmas!

It has been quite a while since I've last posted, but I am back! My kids are now on winter vacation, and to celebrate the last day of school for the  year, we sent cake pops to their classrooms. My kiddos felt pretty proud carrying these to their classrooms. (and Daddy to the office).  I felt happy too, eating the leftovers.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Pumpkin Cupcakes

One of the best things about fall is the smell of something spicy and sweet baking in the oven. These cupcakes definitely do the trick. They are the perfect balance of sweet and spicy, with a maple cream cheese frosting. Since this batch wasn't for my family, I had to make more for us the next day. They were pretty awesome.

Halloween cupcakes

I really really love Halloween.......and chocolate. So, I made chocolate Halloween cupcakes.
 (or "rip" cupcakes as my 6 year old is calling them) 
Hopefully they will taste as cute as they look. (but you really can't go wrong with ganache) In fact, I think I'll go try one right now.......

Friday, October 15, 2010

Bakerella's book signing

I met her! It was like meeting an A list celebrity. Bakerella was one sweet lady...full of energy, and so personable.  She also brought with her Cupcake Julie, who was cool enough to get into the picture.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


I am so excited- tomorrow Bakerella is coming to Seattle for a book signing! I hope to be first in line, jumping up and down with glee. I made these pops that a meant to look like Bakerella. I might even bring them to give to her. (although I haven't yet decided if that might seem stalker-ish)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

These are a few of my favorite cakes.....

Here are a few cakes that were alot of fun to make!

This was for a princess party.

A camping party.........

including the s'mores!

And a beach party,

                                               complete with shovel & pail, and a crab!

Monday, September 27, 2010


This cake was for a Twilight party. I had a great time with this cake, because, I admit I am a Twilight fan. 

Friday, September 24, 2010

I am probably  Bakerella's biggest fan, so in honor of fall, I made these little suckers from her new recipe book.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Baking Friday

At our house, Friday is the day the kids get to help me bake. These mini cupcakes were done my my 4 year old daughter, who loved dipping the mini cupcakes in chocolate ganache.
I think my 3 year olds son's favorite part was the taste testing. (I liked eating the leftover ganache best.)