Gluten-Free Baking: Carrot Cupcakes

My daughter loves the idea of carrot cake, but is simply not a fan of what's usually put into it. She's anti anything that has to do with cheese, which means even a faux cream cheese frosting is completely out. The thought of raisins baked in a dessert bothers her, I kinda understand that. Walnuts are definitely out, she doesn't like the additional chewing involved.  ...more
OMG, forget the diet I need to make some cupcakes!  My daughter is gluten intolerant and misses ...more

Spring Fondant Frill Mini Cake with Sugar Pansy Spray

I realize the world’s most famous weather forecaster, Punxsutawney Phil, saw his shadow and declared six more weeks of Winter. I  however refuse to except that forecast! This winter has been insane, with my daughter’s university shutting down four times this year and the airports in D.C. closing for most of President’s day weekend. It is time to take action and think Spring!! I am going to start the... ...more

Chocoflan Tunnel Cake

Kiss Cookies

You can do this any time.  Super easy  - not kidding!  But warning you - these cookies will fly before you know it:)    For my recipe go to

A Curd, a Plan, and 5 Cake Pans

 It never ceases to amaze me that after months of struggling with an idea Wilton has heard my cry and created the perfect product for my needs.  Introducing Wilton's 5 Layer Cake Pan Set....more

Homemade Cheddar Blueberry Dog Biscuits

Kia was giving me those puppy eyes again — I suppose she’s always giving me those puppy eyes isn’t she? Well, I’m a sucker for them (and perhaps she knows this too). So when I recently came home from the grocery store and she patiently stared at me unpacking the groceries, waiting to see what treat I may have brought home for her, I felt kind of bad....more

How to Bake a Mardi Gras King Cake

How did you guys spend your Sunday? Searching all over for a little plastic baby for your king cake? I didn't think so. But that's what I was doing. Ash Wednesday is this week, which means tomorrow is Fat Tuesday. Time to eat up before the Lenten season begins! And that means king cake!...more
This looks delicious, must make now! :)more