This past year my nephew really foxed me when he asked me to make him a “Plant vs. Zombies” cake for his 6th birthday. I had no clue what he was talking about and went scrambling to the net to find out what these creatures looked like.
Thanks to good old ebay I managed to find a set of miniature toys that I could decorate the cake with. Here’s what I made for him.
Here’s how my daughter celebrated her 10th birthday! She wanted to take just a few friends to Build-A-Bear Workshop – so here is the cake I made for her!
Who does not love chocolate cake? Throw in some really good quality chocolate into the mix and you have yourself a winning combination! Here is the recipe for the Buttercup Bakeshop’s amazing chocolate layer cake (or cupcakes). The recipe is from their cookbook – Buttercup Bakes at Home.
My daughter wanted to do a silly science party for her 10th birthday. This might have been one of the easiest cakes I ever made!! I just bought a little science kit from the toy store, scattered the cake with candy that looked like crystals and rocks and put some dry ice to make smoke and viola……my cake was done.
My friend’s daughter wanted a jungle themed birthday party and my gift to her every year is her birthday cake. Here is what I came up with.
Here is a really easy to make “Tangled” themed cake that I made for my friend’s daughter’s birthday. The cake was really simple in its design but I dressed it up by placing cupcakes with other characters from the movie all around the main cake.
The Clinton Street Baking Company makes some killer desserts. I really enjoy experimenting with recipes from their cookbook. I recently tried their Buttermilk Streusel Coffee Cake, which is a nice twist on a regular coffee cake. This yields a nice, dense cake with a crunchy streusel layer at the bottom of the cake.
You can bake this cake in a Bundt or a regular pan. I baked both and found that the regular one came our prettier than the Bundt. The folks at Clinton Street advise you to bake this one for your mother in law. You are sure to score some
brownie cakey points!
The Buttercup Golden Layer Cake is my standard birthday party cake. I have a huge fan following for this cake and I’m not just talking about the kids!
I make this cake for every birthday party I bake for. It’s basically a lovely yellow cake recipe that turns out really light and fluffy. Here are links to some of the cakes I’ve made using this recipe:
Dinosaur Cake & Cupcakes
Strawberry Shortcake Hat Cake
Pajama Party Cake
I am a big fan of the Buttercup Bakeshop in New York City and this recipe is from the Buttercup Bakeshop Cookbook. You can use the recipe to make a cake or cupcakes.
One of my favorite food blogs is Joy the Baker. I spend endless hours drooling over her fabulous creations and after many months of just being a voyeur on her blog, I finally used one of her recipes.
It was perfect as I had overripe bananas and strawberries that had to be consumed within the day to save them from being relegated to the trash. Here is the recipe I used to make a really nice banana strawberry loaf.
Theres nothing more delicious than a decadent red velvet.
I tried these cupcakes at our school bake sale and fell in love ( I bought them all actually) and then went in pursuit of Julie for her fabulous recipe.
Thank you Julie….thats all I need in my life…one more sweet indulgence to add to the list of many.