Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Layer Cake – A Celebration!

I always say that I don’t need an excuse to bake but will look for one.  But it’s always nice to bake for something worth celebrating for.  This cake that is in Homemade Decadence (and on the cover) is one … Continue reading

The Twins’ 30th Birthday

I have been meaning to write about this cake I made last week.  It is a birthday cake I made for longtime friends Colleen and Keith.  They are twins who lived right down the street from me growing up.  Needless to say, I have known them since kindergarten, riding on the same bus and being in each other’s classes through elementary school and up.  Colleen is one of my closest friends.  I miss the days of walking to her house in a snow storm when school was cancelled.  Or watching Dirty Dancing and/or Grease every weekend.  Or walking to the Korner Kitchen after school for chicken finger dinners.  I know, we were such wild and crazy teens.

When Keith’s wife Erin started to plan their (supposed to be) surprise 30th birthday party, I jumped at the opportunity to make a cake for them!  I wanted to make something that was gender neutral so my original thought was to make it an 80’s theme cake.  When I started decorating, it evolved into what you see here.


The “30” is edible, made from a chocolate mold.  The cake is half chocolate, half vanilla filled and frosted with buttercream.  I used a combination of fondant and buttercream for the decorations.

the party was a good time and it was nice to get out and be with friends.

The birthday girl

Colleen, Victoria, and I

Colleen and her husband Xen


Hope you enjoyed checking out this cake!  I have 2 very exciting ones to make in a couple of weeks and I can’t wait to get working on them.  Be sure to look out for them!



Hello Kitty and Red Sox

This post will be short and sweet.  I had fun this week because I got to do two cakes, both very different and ideas I haven’t done yet.  The first cake I did was for Matt’s 9-year-old cousin Ava.  She wanted Hello Kitty and zebra print on the cake.

I think it came out pretty good.  However!  Do you notice anything missing?  I didn’t realize this until two days later when I was looking at a Target flyer and saw a Hello Kitty lunch box.  I forgot the whiskers!  So mad!  I remember thinking that I had to put them on too…ugh!  Matt’s aunt didn’t say anything and she did not say if Ava noticed so that’s good.  That’s what I get when I try to do this stuff with a one year old running around.  Lesson learned.

The second cake I did was for my friend Val.  She had an engagement party this past weekend and wanted to surprise her fiance with a Red Sox cake because he is a huge fan (even if they do stink right now).  Val instructed me to make the cake look like it threw up Red Sox.

I had a hard time with this one only because I had so many ideas I couldn’t decide.  And I didn’t want to just throw a bunch of stuff on it.  So I decided to not have only baseball, but a lot of Fenway itself on the cake, such as the score board, Citgo sign, and Yawkey Way sign.  I was happy with the way it came out.

That’s all I got.  I hope to bake up some fun stuff this week to share with you!