May 2, 2016

I was inspired to make these cupcakes from a recipe in a gorgeous cookbook called Layered! For some reason, cupcakes always seem to go over better than a full cake at work. I think its because cupcakes are grab 'n go and its too hard to locate a clean plate and a real fork, haha. Anyways, Happy Birthday Amy! These lil babies are for you!

Citrus olive oil cake, with a lavender simple syrup, topped with lavender cream cheese frosting! I was hesitant about olive oil for a cupcake but HELLO. DO I...

March 23, 2016

I had the honor of baking and decorating the cutest little cake for my pal Danielle to celebrate the very soon arrival of her little girl! Totally in love with the adorable cake topper that I found from Alexis Mattox Design!


January 1, 2016



I made another cake! This time it was four layers of soft ginger bread cake with fluffy cream cheese frosting. It turned out so tall and delicious, plus looked perfect in Alex's new dining room!

Timmy and I also made a (Traditional Pittsburgh) New Year's Pretzel! We topped it with crumbled Heath Bars!





November 24, 2015

I really wanted to try my hand at making a naked'ish layer cake, and I obsessed for a while before I finally made one. My parents were coming over to visit and stay the night so that seemed like a perfect excuse to make a giant cake. I combined and morphed several different recipes from around Pinterest and ended up with this baby. An Apple Spice Layer Cake with Whipped CreamCheese Frosting & Salted Caramel Drizzle! 


It was flavorful, spiced, moist, and not too sweet. I kind of think it looked a littl...

December 12, 2012

I spent the cold and blustery snow day indoors, baking from my thrift store find, the 1975 Better Homes and Gardens "Homemade Cookies Cook Book".  Something inspired me to make a prety little video instead of just doing the usual endless step by step process photos, so here it is. A lil 4'ish minute long how-to video to follow along with. The recipe is below! 



Recipe from 1975 Better Homes and Gardens "Homemade Cookies Cook Book":

Chocolate Chippers

1/2 cup shortening

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cu...

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