Monday, July 26, 2010

Finding Nemo

This weekend was a fun Nemo themed party for an adorable little boy in our playgroup. The top layer is white cake with a strawberry mousse filling and the bottom layer is my most often requested combo, chocolate cake with cream cheese icing.
Gunnar wasn't too convinced he wanted to blow out the candle yet! Isn't he just adorable!

Sunday, July 18, 2010


This weekend we celebrated Marshall's 4th Birthday. I can't believe he's already 4 years old! When I asked him over a month ago what kind of party he wanted he immediately said a space party, so that's what he got. We had a rocket ship cake with cupcake planets. The cupcakes were chocolate cake with brown sugar cookie dough icing and the cake was chocolate with cream cheese icing.
This was a great shot we got of Marshall seeing his space walk castle being blown up, my little cowboy was so excited!
Every year I make my kid's cakes I don't let them see it until right before the party and I make sure to have someone get a picture of their first reaction...............this is what makes it all worth it! "Whoa mama, it's a beautiful rocket ship!"
Getting ready for his friends to come play

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes


I have seen these cupcakes all over food blogs lately, and when someone calls a recipe "life changing" it makes you curious what all the fuss is about. First you make a brown sugar chocolate chip cupcake. Once they are baked and cooled you cut out a well in the center of the cupcake................
and fill it with an eggless cookie dough!

Then you top it with an icing that tastes like cookie dough and garnish with more chocolate chips. These were just so good, and I think everyone that tried them loved them. The icing was fabulous and I can't wait to try it with a chocolate cake!

Monday, July 12, 2010



This past weekend I got to make a cake for an adorable little dinosaur loving girl! Claire was turning 4, and she knew exactly what she wanted. A yellow cake with a purple triceratops (her all time favorite dinosaur)

The cake was my favorite flavor combo, chocolate cake with cream cheese icing. It always gets compliments even from people who aren't sure about cream cheese icing at first.

Seriously, how cute is she?!
Happy Birthday Claire, I hope you had a great day!

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