Author: Julia

Apple Layer Cake and Cupcakes 3

Apple Layer Cake and Cupcakes

Apple Cinnamon Layer Cake and Cupcakes It’s near the end of June and I’m in the mood for Apple Cinnamon Cake.  I know this is typically a yummy fall dessert, just not today.  Looking...

Red Velvet Cake and Cupcakes 0

Red Velvet Cake and Cupcakes

Red Velvet Rose Cake and Rose Cupcakes I absolutely love Red Velvet Cake.  I can remember my first piece of a double-layer Red Velvet with cream cheese frosting.  It was 1987, Alabama, and my stepmother-in-law...

Signature Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake 2

Signature Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

Triple-Layer Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Cream Filling and Chopped Roasted Peanuts, a Chocolate Buttercream Crumb Coat and Whipped Chocolate Ganache Frosting with a Reese Peanut Butter Cups Topping. This signature cake is one...

Mango-Vanilla Buttercream Meltdown 0

Mango-Vanilla Buttercream Meltdown

Mango-Vanilla Cupcake with Mango Curd filling, Vanilla Buttercream frosting and a Toasted Coconut & Macadamia Nut topper   What a tropical-sounding cupcake!  This cupcake was inspired by the ingredients available to me in Heidelberg. ...

Cherry Layer Cake 2

Cherry Layer Cake

The Cherry Layer Cake cupcake with Cherry Buttercream This past week I’ve been in the test kitchen in search of a delicious Cherry Layer Cake.  There are amazing cherry cake recipes on-line and in recipe...

Polka-Dot Cake 5

Polka-Dot Cake

While putting together the pictures for the blog post about color, I found the snapshots of the Polka-Dot cake I baked in April.  Now that was seriously fun! I was coming off of several...

Magic of Color 4

Magic of Color

I love color!  The magic of color and cakes cannot be understated.  When I first started messing around with cakes and color, I learned a few things.  And I’m happy to share that.  There...

Raspberry Lemonade 12

Raspberry Lemonade

Lemon Cake with a Fresh Raspberry Puree and Mascarpone Cream Filling frosted with Lemon and Raspberry Icing. Yesterday I helped a friend develop some cupcake decorating skills.  Afterwards, I thought more about lemons and...

Rain and Strawberries 2

Rain and Strawberries

Chocolate Cupcake with Strawberry Cream Cheese filling, frosted with Chocolate Ganache and a swirl of Cream Cheese Buttercream, topped with a single, whole Strawberry. Yesterday during my daily walk (I almost always stop to...

“In 3 days … I’ll be 4!” 6

“In 3 days … I’ll be 4!”

  When it comes to birthday cakes, I’m not sure I know what I’m doing.  And I surely shouldn’t have volunteered to bake such an important cake as this one, considering ….”In 3 days...