Mmmmmm, St.Patricks Day. This year, instead of sitting around and thinking about all the delicious baked goods out there with green icing and green sprinkles on them, I decided that I would take action and do a little baking myself. What’s on the menu, you ask? Double chocolate cupcakes with Bailey’s Buttercream Icing. Now if that doesn’t spark your fancy this St.Patricks day then you are going to be hooped! I mean, out of the loop. Continue reading
Category Archives: Cakes
Lemon and Orange, the perfect combination. Do you agree? Whenever I am craving something light and springy, my first thought is usually to grab something with lemon or orange zest. One thing about orange and lemon is that whenever I think about them, spring and summer come to mind. This is probably because they both grow in warmer climates. Or maybe, just maybe, it’s because oranges and lemons make me think of the pick-it-yourself trees in Santa Barbara, and that always brings a big smile to my face and reminds me of many great times! Continue reading
People are often misled by the name “German Chocolate Cake.” Many think the cake is a German specialty brought over to North America by a German immigrant, many moons ago. I am here to tell you that story is not true and that in fact, German Chocolate Cake has nothing to do with the country of Germany at all. Continue reading
Wow, it feels good to be back in the swing of baking! I realized yesterday that I have not posted a new recipe in over 2 months! That is one of the longest baking-free stints that I have ever experienced. “Why have you been gone so long?” You may ask.
Wanna be a trend setter? If you do, than these cake pops are something out of the ordinary and they are some kind of delicious! After my friend Lauren brought these to my attention, I knew that my sweets addiction would not let me forget about them until I made them. All I could think of for several days were these cake pops. So I got to work…
I have to say, they were not as easy as I thought that they would be. It went something like this: baking 2 cakes, mixing up some cream cheese icing, mixing it all together, rolling them into little balls, freezing them, coating them with chocolate, decorating them and eating them. Wow, that was a sentence full! One thing I would do differently next time is keep them frozen up until moments before I serve them. If you don’t do this, they will thaw out and fall down the stick, making a not so pretty cake pop.
Adapted from The Velveteen Baker