Hylian Shield Birthday Cake

    It’s that time of year again.  But this is a special year.  My little guy will be 13 and we’re having two celebrations in two different cities! An early birthday here with his school friends and one in Chicago for his actual birthday. Of course, each year comes with a birthday cake challenge…

m&m Birthday Cake

About a week ago, a friend of mine asked me to bake a cake for his son for his birthday. It was going to be a small gathering with just family and close friends. The bigger birthday blowout was going to be the following week. I made the cake, a simple yellow cake with chocolate…

Classic Yellow Cake w/Chocolate Fudge Frosting

In the District there lives a family about a mile away from me. A mom, dad, son, 3 dogs, one turtle and two other reptiles whose specific species I can’t remember. The mom and I grew up together in Michigan. We’ve been friends since 4th grade. She played a big part in helping me move…

Black & White Cake

One of my favorite things to do when I go to my parents house in Detroit (other than eating coney island hot dogs) is going to my favorite used bookstore, John K King Used & Rare Books. When you walk in the door, you can smell nothing but old musty books. I love it! It’s…

Pokémon Pokéball Cake

  You’ll have to allow me to take a few sentences to apologize for my long hiatus!   My site was down for a while, I had to deal with end of the school year chaos, three birthday parties (including my son’s), driving my son to his grandparents in Michigan for a week, preparing him for…

Rainbow Cake

Colorful cakes fascinate me, so when I saw a cake like this on Pinterest, I knew I wanted to try to recreate it. I thought this was going to be a no brainer. I already had a cake recipe and gel colors to dye the batter. All I needed was jellybeans. Who knew they would…

Minecraft Birthday Cake

This year, my son requested a Minecraft cake for his birthday. I was ready for challenge and immediately began researching design ideas. I knew it would be very intricate (it’s a pixel-based game). The next day I showed him a few concepts I was thinking of, and he informs me that he wants the cake…

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…

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…

Ombre

Last year I saw a ton of “ombre” cakes on Pinterest and I was smitten.  I loved the look, but it seemed like a lot of work, and I’m kinda lazy, so it took a while for me to get the motivation to try it myself.  After I spent weeks on the boy’s (how I…

Vanilla Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

  Last year I saw a ton of “ombre” cakes on Pinterest and I was smitten.  I loved the look, but it seemed like a lot of work, and I’m kinda lazy, so it took a while for me to get the motivation to try it myself.  After I spent weeks on the boy’s (how…