Ok, so I got a little side tracked the last year and a 1/2 doing this …
Our 1925 bungalow home in sunny St Pete, Fl before and after!
Now… I’ve got a new project in Lynchburg Va! Acquired this big ole’ 1907 Georgian revival home in the Historic Rivermont district last month.
The renovation work is starting as well as the new adventures here in our grand old home. We had the pleasure of meeting out great neighbors and I invited them for dinner. I love any reason to throw a party and hey it has been a while since I got to bake something for us to enjoy. So here you go, a natural chocolate berry cake with chocolate cherry mousse filling. The cake is vegan, the mousse is so simple and delicious anyone can do it. I’ll drop the recipe below. Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastical day!
One of my wonderful clients had a fantastic cake request. Her daughter is obsessed with puppies; (I mean come on, who isn’t?!) so I came up with a few ideas and this was the end result. I used chocolate frosting … Continue reading →
Fall is upon us! Cupcakes, caramel apples and pumpkin cakes abound. These ghost cupcakes were pretty simple to make. I just used a marshmallow style icing or 7 minute frosting as it’s commonly known and piped out some icing … Continue reading →
I’ve had tons of fun making all sorts of Frozen themed goodies for parties these last few months. Here are a few of my favorites for those seeking inspiration. Elsa and Anna paper doll links below for some DIY … Continue reading →
I have been searching for a nice cream cheese icing recipe for ages now. After many trial and era baking bouts, I’ve finally come across a great combo. This will ice a dozen cupcakes and can be doubled for 2 dozen.
4 ounces of reduced-fat cream
1/4 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup heavy cream
1.Combine the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla extract in mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer. Fit the mixer with the whisk attachment and mix on medium speed until smooth. While the mixture is still whipping, slowly pour in the heavy cream. Stop and scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl a couple of times while you continue whipping until stiff peaks form.
I got a request for an Iron Man themed cake! I was excited, I don’t have many superhero cakes in my portfolio at the moment so this was great. The client wanted a mask for the cake top so I figured I’d try my hand at making it. I used sugar sheets instead of fondant which worked out really well. I just found and Iron man mask template on the interweb, cut it out and then traced it with a sharp knife over the sugar sheets. Totally easy, super fun and I think it came out okay. I used fondant for the “pow” stars and an edible marker pen. It was a chocolate cake with cream cheese and strawberry filling. I made buttercream icing and did a hand smoothing technique over the cake. Thanks for reading and happy Monday!
Squid party time, EXCELLENT! So I had the pleasure of making marshmallow pops with a squid theme this week. They were tedious to assemble but so cute, how could I stay mad at them? I piped the chocolate from a squeeze bottle into a solid circle then had the arms sprout from there. I had to make them pretty thick since my 1st batch were a bit thin and they broke very quickly. I used the broken arms to top the party cupcakes for added squid magic!