Mocha Cake Pops/Balls

Dark chocolate cake mix made with strong coffee, mixed with coffee icing and covered with dark chocolate.  These should help you perk up in the morning!  These were delicious, but I wondered if maybe there was a little too much icing.  I used 1 1/2 cups, and will probably try them with just 1 cupRead More

Toy Story Birthday

This was for a 3 year old boy’s birthday party, who absolutely loves Toy Story.  The cake is chocolate with chocolate chips, the cupcakes are vanilla with white chocolate chips.  All of the icing is buttercream, I used the Buzz Lightyear cake pan and followed the directions for outlining and coloring.  This cake was veryRead More

Lactation Cookies

After giving birth to my daughter, someone made these cookies for me.  I laughed at the thought of them actually helping my milk supply, but they really did…and I had absolutely NO problem eating at least 4 of them a day.  I was pretty disappointed when I ran out, and fussed at my husband ifRead More

Luau Birthday Cake

This cake was for a 1 year old’s birthday party…a big luau.  The water is made out of blue tinted piping gel, the middle tier is surrounded by pirouettes, the sand is graham cracker crumbs, the seashells, letters and flowers are made out of chocolate.  The bottom tier is cinnamon cake with cream cheese filling,Read More

Peanut Butter Ritz Cookies

The word “favorite” doesn’t even do justice for these cookies.  Whenever I make a batch of these, they disappear faster than anything else I’ve ever made.  Even when I talk about them in front of people who have had them, they start asking questions as to when I’m going to make them again…they really areRead More

Mocha Cake

This is a 3-layer 9 inch double chocolate cake with chocolate chips, coffee and mocha icing.  The cake mix is super moist and thick, one of those cakes that makes you say, “Mmmm,” when you bite into it.  This is the same recipe I used for the mocha cupcakes, only as a cake.   I usedRead More

Waterpark Cake

It’s really, really hot here this summer, and I thought it would be great to make a waterpark cake.  As you can see, the teddy grahams are having a great time in the sun and water, going down the slide into the pool, while onlookers are catching rays on the pool deck, and others areRead More

Lemon Blueberry Pound Cake

This cake is beyond delicious.  Both times I’ve made this for family gatherings, it disappeared so quickly that not everyone was able to try it…which means I’ll have to make it again.  Might be a conspiracy! This is made with french vanilla cake mix, lemon pudding mix, blueberries and cream cheese in the batter.  ItRead More