The Sugary Shrink

Birthday Cakes 1

Birthday Cakes

Last week I was busy with a couple special order birthday cakes.  I really do love baking and decorating cakes – each one is different from the next (even if the same flavors are...

Peach Cupcakes 0

Peach Cupcakes

Peach Cupcakes with Peach Cream Cheese Buttercream and Fresh Peach Slice Garnish   Peach Cupcakes with Blackberry Cream Cheese & Fresh Blackberry Filling, Blackberry Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting and Fresh Blackberry Garnish     Peach...

Mother’s Day Raffaello Cake 1

Mother’s Day Raffaello Cake

    Triple-layer Vanilla Cake, Coconut Cream & Chopped Almonds & Coconut Flake Filling, with a full covering of Whipped White Chocolate Ganache Buttercream. Garnished with Raffaello BonBons Happy Mother’s Day to me!  When...

Chocolate, Cherries, and Cheesecake 0

Chocolate, Cherries, and Cheesecake

    Chocolate Cake with Cream Cheese & Cherry Filling and a layer of Cheesecake covered with Whipped Chocolate Ganache Buttercream in an Open Star Ombré Pattern Wow!  This has been a busy, busy...

White Cake with Strawberry Compote 2

White Cake with Strawberry Compote

Triple-Layer White Cake with Vanilla Buttercream and Strawberry Preserves Filling, Buttercream Frosting, and Fresh Strawberry Compote Topping Finally!!  Back home in my own kitchen after a month of travelling.  April will be “the Lost...

Vanilla Mango Layer Cake 0

Vanilla Mango Layer Cake

  Vanilla Layer Cake with Tinted Vanilla Buttercream Filling and  Mango Curd.  Covered with White Vanilla Buttercream, Garnished with Mango Curd Ok, so… I’m back home from London for just under 36 hours before...

Orange Cinnamon Roses 2

Orange Cinnamon Roses

Triple-layer Cinnamon Cake with White Vanilla Buttercream and Apple Caramel Sauce Filling and Tinted Buttercream Rose Frosting. I’m soooo glad to be back in my own kitchen – there just isn’t anything like it. This...

Travel + Baking 1

Travel + Baking

I  traveled this week to visit our two oldest kids who live in Utah in the western USA.  No doubt, it’s always a great time for seeing our people.  While staying with our daughter Marie...

Black and White Cupcakes 0

Black and White Cupcakes

Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Filling, Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting, and a Dark Chocolate Candy Topper I was feeling ansy to bake, but was low on inspiration.  That’s a pretty crummy combination, but...

Blackberry & Lime Cheese Cake Layer Cake 0

Blackberry & Lime Cheese Cake Layer Cake

Blackberry Cake and a Lime Cheese Cake Layer with Lime Marmalade and Blackberry Curd Filling.  Lime Buttercream, Blackberry Curd, and a Fresh Blackberry Garnish Taco Night deserves an inspired cake.  When I think Mexican, somehow…...