Sunday, December 6, 2009


This weekend the best guy in my life, my dad, had a birthday. In honor of his favorite pasttime -

I've taken a lesson or two because he loves it so much, but I don't have much patience. The driving range is kickass though! Very zen.

The cake was chocolate with raspberry filling, chocolate frosting, covered and decorated with fondant.

Here's to many more Papa B Birthdays because I don't know what I'd do without him (to fix my lawnmower and make me laugh until my stomach hurts).

Monday, November 30, 2009

If the Red Sox are the Idiots...

Then this cake for my cousin Derek's 33rd birthday is just perfect! ;)

We celebrated with King Derek on Thanksgiving, which happened to be his actual day this year. The cake was chocolate with cookies & cream filling, chocolate frosting and covered/decorated with fondant.

The godbaby (18 mos.) was a big fan!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Bathtime & Bibs

This baby shower cake was for Kerry's surprise work shower -

Rubber duckies for bathtime!

Bib for dinnertime!

The parents-to-be don't know the sex of the baby yet, so pink and blue are both represented on this chocolate fudge cake with sugary vanilla frosting!


That's how many years these guys have been married -

Aren't they cute at Becca and Mike's wedding?

In honor of Mom & Dad's 39th wedding anniversary, I made them try out one of my newest flavor combinations. The Pina Colada Cake has coconut cake filled with pineapple and cherries with coconut buttercream and crumbcoated with the same. Then covered and decorated with rolled fondant.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Hot, Hot, HOT

That's how the weather's been around here lately... Lesson learned: If the dew point is above 62%, do not decorate cakes of ANY kind without airconditioning.

Last weekend I got to celebrate the 1st birthday of a very special little boy, Benjamin Henri, son of my pretty friend Michele! The party, like Ben's nursery, was jungle-themed.

The cake was three tiers, all crumbcoated in vanilla frosting and covered/decorated in fondant. Top two tiers were chocolate, middle with a strawberry filling, and bottom tier was vanilla. A little smash cake was also made for the birthday boy.

Ben got some help blowing out the candle from Mom & Dad -

And despite the scorching temps, dessert was enjoyed by all!

A very hearty Thank You! to my lovey, Kim, for her assistance in icing, rolling and general ledge talking.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Every Heart Beats True

...for my red, white & blue trifle!

Layers of angel food cake, vanilla pudding and fresh berries, topped with Cool Whip and a "festive" American flag. This thing went FAST!

I had a wonderful 4th of July weekend with family and friends, good food and fun fireworks. I hope you all did too!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

Once again, this Father's Day it rained. All my BBQs are cursed. :( Thankfully, the dads in my life (my father, left, and godfather camped out in the basement below) didn't seem to mind. :)

For dessert, I decided to experiment a little, and I "created" Reeses Peanut Butter Cupcakes. Chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter buttercream and a little Reeses on top!

Family and peanut butter just make everything better.

“There's nothing better than good sex. But bad sex? A peanut butter and jelly sandwich is better than bad sex.”

That Billy Joel is a wise, wise man. ;)

So anyway... This is Jess!

Jess and I met at work about three years ago, bonded over some mutual life experiences and are now fast friends. (Our doggies are also fast friends of course!)

For her 28th birthday, I made a little GF (gluten-free) cake. 6" square, raspberry with strawberry raspberry jam and peanut butter filling! Crumbcoated in the PB buttercream then covered and decorated in fondant. When cut, this cake actually looked like a big PB&J sandwich. (Sorry for the lack of inside pics...) It tasted yummy too - you couldn't even tell it was GF!

I know Jess wasn't looking forward to turning 28, but I also know that this year has wonderful things in store for her!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Pretty Pretty Princess

That's actually one of Keely's many nicknames, but it's also what this cake reminds me of -

My mom turned 28 (again!) today, which is impressive since I will be 28 in about 3 weeks. ;) Her cake was 10" white with strawberries and cream filling, vanilla buttercream rosettes and PINK SPRINKLES. The sprinkles were my favorite part!

The granddog was ready to take a chomp. (She did go counter surfing later and got a beard full of pink frosting. I was So Not Pleased. And I'm sure most of you are So Not Surprised.)

Happy Birthday, Ma!

Sunday, May 24, 2009


Jacob Thomas is ONE year old! It's almost impossible for me to believe. For his super special birthday party, his loving Auntie B made him his own smash cake -

He was awesome, digging in with both fists and flinging frosting around like a champ. Thomas the Tank got a little taste too.

Cake was 6" chocolate with chocolate frosting and fondant details -

JT, here's to a lifetime of the kind of happiness only cake on your face can bring. xoxo

Monday, May 18, 2009

Fuchsia & Navy

These were the shower colors for the cake I did on Sunday. Love!

The blushing bride is a friend of my friend Jess, so it really was a special pleasure to do this cake.

The cake itself was white, filled and crumbcoated with vanilla buttercream, then covered in white fondant.

Jess and I worked together closely on the details, and she even made ALL the accompanying cupcakes! We agreed on an alternating color scheme - navy ribbon and fuchsia flowers for the cake and fuchsia liners with navy monogram accents for the cupcakes!

The flower topper was dark pink peonies, white and light pink campanula and dark pink waxflower. It was so dreamy and romantic, and perfectly paired with the more straightlaced navy. The navy monogram accents were made from stamped fondant and hand cut - quite a process but I was very pleased with the results.

The shower was held in the beautiful home of a family friend, and I'm told a wonderful time was had by all.

Here's the bride, enjoying one of Jess's cupcakes!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Like Mother...

Yesterday was Mother's Day, so happy happy to those of you who have spawned. In honor of my own mother and grandmother, I made the following -

6" square white cake with strawberries & cream filling, vanilla buttercream and a topping of fresh flowers. Purple tulips and white peonies - which I beyond love! This was also my first attempt at fresh flowers on a cake, which made me nervous, but I did some research and was very pleased with this outcome. I will definitely be using flowers again!

I had brunch at my house, mostly so I could set the table all pretty and use my waffle maker. I never turn down the chance to use my waffle maker!

I definitely inherited my sweet tooth from these two. Mom and Nana, my favorite ladies, each went home with half the leftover cake. ;)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Baking for the cause

Meet Erin and her furbaby Hillary.

Erin is a wonderful friend and all-around ecotastic girl. She hates cancer as much as I do, and in an effort to help me kick some cancer ass, she is hosting an e-bake sale & auction on her awesome blog, I Walk in this World. So stop by, bid on some treats, kick a little butt, rock my world - but be sure to stay, because Erin is definitely a daily must-read.

Oh, and I'm baking to help!

DELICIOUS Chocolate Chip Blondies (2-dozen) and as a bonus, they are Weight Watchers-friendly and only 3 Points per bar! They also freeze well and will make a yummy warm-weather frozen treat.

Bid early and bid often! The auction closes tomorrow at 5 PM!