Buttercream Icing

Real butter gets a bad rap sometimes, but nothing tastes as good on a cake (in my opinion) as buttercream icing made with REAL butter. You can decorate with it as you wish.  Add color to make it work for you project. I don’t recommend it under fondant, however.  But, for a sweet, buttery icing, you […]

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Baby Audrey’s Ruffle Cake

This pretty cake was full of girly ruffles and subtle polka dots on gray fondant. To make this yourself, bake 2 10-inch rounds and 3 8-inch rounds.  It took 2 batches of buttercream icing to get all the ruffles on there. Cover the bottom with a buttercream crumb-coat and the top layer in fondant (over buttercream). Add […]


Sweet, High Fiber Scones

I love to start my day off with my coffee and something sweet.  I don’t do that every day, but when I have these, I don’t feel as guilty… they are high fiber, after all.  If you haven’t tried Flaxseed Meal before, this would be a good place to try it.  Flax has healthy fats & […]

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Lemon Cupcakes

PrintLemon Cupcakes Ingredients1 box Duncan Hines Lemon Cake Mix 1 cup Flour 1 cup Sugar 1 box Lemon Pudding 3 large Eggs 1 cup Sour Cream 1/2 cup Butter, Melted 1 1/3 cups Water 1 tablespoon 2 tablespoons InstructionsPreheat oven to 325. Prepare your cupcake pans with the liners. This makes about 30-36. Mix together […]

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Elegant Wedding Cake in Turquoise

My first official wedding cake was a hit!  My sweet niece, Ellen, wanted elegance.  I gave it my all.  It wasn’t without a few road bumps (literally!) and obstacles, but it turned out to be beautiful.  I made the flowers by hand out of gum paste.  The ribbon is made of plastic.

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Hunger Games Party Cake

We are big fans of reading.  One of our favorite book series is The Hunger Games. One of my girls had a party when the movie hit the theaters in March. It was so much fun! With the release of the DVD tomorrow, I thought I’d post the pics from our party. If you want to do […]

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Pumpkin Scones – A Frugal Treat!

One thing I love-love-love is a sweet treat with my coffee. If you like Starbucks’ pumpkin scone, you might like my version for just a fraction of the cost. You can bake this batch up and freeze them and pull them out as you need them. Total cost of this recipe is about $4 for […]

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Easy Kit Kat M&M cake

Easy! Make your favorite 2 layer cake. Ice it with chocolate icing.  This one is a 10-inch 2 layer cake. Surround it with Kit Kat candy bar sticks. (You must get the regular size ones! Fun size won’t work.) I had to have 5 packages of King Size Kit Kats to make this work. Fill […]

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Lemon-Blueberry Scones

After tweaking several scone recipes to make them more moist, this is what I came up with and it is delicious! As a side note, I think real scones are probably supposed to be on the dry side. I don’t like it that way, so I go for a little more moist and sweet. PrintLemon-Blueberry […]

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Coconut Pecan Icing

My sweet daughter, age 7, heard her VBS teacher say that she didn’t get a birthday cake because her daughter had eaten all of the icing (for German Chocolate Cake) before they could bake the cake.  My thoughtful daughter asked if I would make some birthday cupcakes for this sweet lady who didn’t get a […]

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