Margarita Cake

The margarita is one of my favorite cocktails, so when I came across this recipe, I was beyond excited. I’ve seen/made rum cakes before, but never thought about the margarita. To be honest, I didn’t think that tequila would be a good flavor for a cake, but I was willing to try it out. The…

Soccer Ball Cake

  Ok, so the Sonic cake I made was a small success. One of my edith + ethel clients saw the cake and asked if I would make a soccer ball cake for her grandson who was turning 8. I immediately freaked out. How in the world would I do it? Sonic was for my…

Vanilla Whoopie Pie

Lately, I’ve seen recipes using rhubarb.  They all looked so pretty and springy, that I was getting the itch to bake with something colorful.   I found an awesome recipe for a rhubarb-ginger crumble and was getting excited. I popped into the market to get the ingredients, but I couldn’t find the rhubarb. I asked an employee,…

Bacon & Cheddar Breakfast Bread

I cannot take claim for the invention of what my son calls “the best thing ever”, but he is the creator of its title. While spending the weekend with a close girlfriend, she made this for the kids for breakfast. Hers had sausage and cheese, and was made more like a long calzone. It was…

Sonic Birthday Cake

It’s about a month from my son’s birthday and we’re hanging out in the living room. It occurred to me that it was close to his birthday and I should probably start finding a bakery to order his cake, find out the theme etc. I asked him what kind of cake he was thinking about…

Zebra Cake

I knew I wanted to make this cake as soon as I saw it.  I was feeling rather cocky and thought I could do it – no problem. I was too lazy to research or create my own recipe for the chocolate/vanilla cake, so I used one that went with the picture I found on…

Zebra Cake: a lesson in the consequences of cocky baking

I knew I wanted to make this cake as soon as I saw it.  I was feeling rather cocky and thought I could do it – no problem. I was too lazy to research or create my own recipe for the chocolate/vanilla cake, so I used one that went with the picture I found on…

Cinnamon Sugar Monkey Bread

I thought my mother invented Monkey Bread. She’s made it as long as I can remember, and when I moved away I started making it myself. Well… I didn’t make it too often, because it’s bread and I have self-policing issues around carbs. Sometime last year, I was invited dinner with friends. They were making…

Monkey Bread

I thought my mother invented Monkey Bread. She’s made it as long as I can remember, and when I moved away I started making it myself. Well… I didn’t make it too often, because it’s bread and I have self-policing issues around carbs. Sometime last year, I was invited dinner with friends. They were making…

Funfetti Cake

I’ve finally realized and accepted that I’m not a very creative person when it comes to baking. I’ll never come up with a clever flavor combo, or super cool design for a cake. This fact has been proven after seeing many very creative posts on other blogs and pinterest (I love and hate pinterest). Never…

Whoopie Pie

I’m going to be honest.  I’m not that crazy about Whoopie Pies.  I’ve had Amish Whoopie Pies, and they’re ok, but not super great (to me).  They always seems to be missing one thing.  Turns out it’s two things: salt and butter.  I found out that traditional Whoopie Pie recipes are made with shortening, both…