Mocha Cupcakes

I used a moist cake recipe for these cupcakes, but adjusted it some.  I used 1/2 cup strong coffee to make the icing, and had some leftover coffee…so I added that to the batter. These are dark chocolate mocha cupcakes with chocolate chips baked in the batter, and coffee icing with chocolate chips for aRead More

July 4th Cake

There’s nothing like celebrating the 4th of July like going to the beach.  It’s even better when you have a free place to stay and an eager Grammy to help out with her precious granddaughter…so we like to take regular trips to visit.   Even though traffic is completely insane that time of year, it’s theRead More

Garden Girl Birthday Cake

This cake went along with the theme “Garden Girl Party” for a 3 year old. I wanted to make sure that it matched the invitation, and since the party was big, it allowed me to make a 12×18 inch yellow cake with homemade buttercream icing. All of the letters, number 3, flower and butterfly areRead More

Ladybug Cake

A friend turned 30 this year, and she absolutely loves ladybugs. I wanted to do more than just a ladybug, so decided to do another cake underneath, making this a 2-tiered cake. The ladybug is chocolate cake, the brown is made out of store bought chocolate decorator icing, and homemade decorator icing tinted red. TheRead More

Chocolate and Caramel Eclairs

For me, eclairs have always been the kind of dessert that I don’t see often, but coming across it has always been a delicious treat. But when it comes to flavors, I’m all about a variety.  Here are the standard chocolate eclairs that I made for the first time, with the chocolate topping.  These disappearedRead More

Oreo Cupcakes

Watch the video on You Tube!  How to Make Oreo Cupcakes The picture above is the first time I made Oreo cupcakes.  They were so delicious, that when I even mention their name to people who have had them before, they start asking, “So, when are you going to make those again?”  I’ve definitely madeRead More