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Triple-Layer Spumoni Cheesecake

Written on May 20, 2013 at 1:00 AM, by

Are you sitting down? Good. This recipe was inspired by a carton of Dreyer’s Spumoni ice cream that was given to me (and promptly devoured) over a year ago. That chocolate/cherry/pistachio combination—it haunted me. Melodrama. (Side note: That was my first experience with spumoni. And it wasn’t even authentic spumoni. Apparently I need to getContinue Reading

How to Assemble a Cake

Written on March 19, 2012 at 10:51 AM, by

Today I’m going to back up a bit. Let’s talk basics. If seeing a tutorial on this topic makes you yawn . . . keep reading! You might learn a thing or two, or you might see something critical that I missed, and you can let us all know in the comments section. Either way,Continue Reading

Chocolate Mousse Cake

Written on April 12, 2011 at 6:00 AM, by

There is a time for choosing the easy road. There is a time for taking the shortcut and doing things the fast way. But there is also a time for setting aside several hours to tackle something that will make you look back at all the dirtied mixing bowls in your sink, and chocolate shavingsContinue Reading

Tron Light Cycle Cake

Written on March 16, 2011 at 4:50 PM, by

Am I allowed to make a Tron cake if I’ve never seen Tron? Well, I did anyway. I’m still not entirely sure what these bikes are supposed to actually look like, but after lots of time staring at Google Images and grilling my husband, who hasn’t seen the new Tron, but knows everything about theContinue Reading

Castle Cake

Written on March 1, 2011 at 11:37 AM, by

Birthdays may not be a big deal to some people. But when the man I love sticks with me for another ride around the sun, I feel pretty lucky. Even when he goes and requests a complicated birthday cake. Happy birthday to my sweet husband.

Red Velvet Swirl Cheesecake

Written on February 14, 2011 at 10:58 PM, by

I’m mildly ashamed for not bringing you cheesecake until now. This would be the time to admit that I’ve been known to prefer cheesecake over regular cake. A good cheesecake is, for me, like I imagine a glass of fine wine is for most people. And now I’m nervous because I’m a non-alcoholic girl inContinue Reading

Lemon Cranberry Pound Cake

Written on December 13, 2010 at 4:16 PM, by

I’ve always been jealous of Samantha. It’s true, our husbands have the same name (coincidence), and her theme song is my ring tone (not coincidence). But that’s as close as I get to her homemaking skills. Even if I could do that cute nose wiggle, the dishes in the sink wouldn’t go anywhere. This year,Continue Reading

Eiffel Tower Cake

Written on November 26, 2010 at 9:32 PM, by

The only thing crazier than building the Eiffel Tower? Building it out of sugar. Okay, so my royal icing version was only eight inches tall. But still. . .  (By the way, click over here for the tower tutorial) This cake was chocolate on the inside. I never seem to get tired of the sameContinue Reading

Pear Ginger Spice Cake

Written on November 3, 2010 at 3:38 PM, by

Here’s what passed through my brain as I typed up the title: Thought# 1: Is it too redundant to have ‘ginger’ and ‘spice’ in the title? Thought #2: Ginger. Spice. Was that one of the Spice Girls? Thought #3: I think there was a redhead. British. Red hair. Ginger . . . Ginger Spice. ThoughtContinue Reading

Engagement Cake

Written on July 20, 2010 at 1:43 PM, by

The title of this post should actually be “How a Cake Broke my Heart.” I didn’t get enough time to love this cake. Or take decent photos, really, but that’s beside the point. I had just declared it finished and whipped out my camera. Then the doorbell rang, and it was time for my darlingContinue Reading