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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...

Rainbows and Buttercream 2

Rainbows and Buttercream

Rainbow Cakes are amazing to look at and contemplate.  I really love this cake. More than a month ago, a sweet friend made a special order for a Rainbow Cake; she was responsible for bringing...

Vanilla Delight 2

Vanilla Delight

Vanilla Cupcake with Vanilla Buttercream. What could be more classic or basic or simple? And yet, part of me wants to describe it as complicated? Can a cupcake be both? I’ve been watching Gordon Ramsay on...

Watermelon Cupcakes! 0

Watermelon Cupcakes!

  A couple weeks ago, several dear friends came to visit us in Heidelberg! The Americans came to Europe in celebration of their tenth wedding anniversary while leaving their three rugrats little cuties with...

Flower Garden Cupcakes 7

Flower Garden Cupcakes

I don’t even know what to call these cupcakes.  Cupcake Blossoms? Flower Pot Cupcakes?  Flower Garden Cupcakes? Here’s the deal…I had an idea. The good news is…I like ideas.  The bad news…almost all my...

Anniversary Cake, March 2013 0

Anniversary Cake, March 2013

 Happy Anniversary to us!!  My husband and I celebrated twenty-six years of marriage – consecutively, to each other.  We are life partners and we’re still in love. This is us, October 2012 Riding a...

Taco Night! 0

Taco Night!

The frosting on this is…pitiful. Instead, let’s focus on the tacos because the icing is just too embarassing.  A  short while back, our youngest and her friends declared they neededanother Taco Night at...