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 […]

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 & […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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