Carbonated Chocolate Lollipops

Today I have lots of cool things to tell you about!First of all, check out these fizzy-crackling carbonated lollipops. I made them for an art reception happening this weekend.Second - hey! I'm having an art reception this weekend!If you're local to Knoxville then I'd love, love,...more

Chocolate Chip Cookies and Milk Cake

It isn't hard to guess the inspiration for this cake! One of the best and simplest pleasures in life is dunking chocolate chip cookies in milk and eating them one after another. I love the combination so much; I just had to celebrate those flavors in a party cake.This cake is made of three 9-inch white butter cake layers that are absolutely chock-full of mini chocolate chips ....more

Candy Lipsticks

Happy Friday, friends! Here's something that I hope will make you smile - candy lipsticks! Okay - they actually look more like candy Lip Smackers when presented in these lip balm tubes, but with flavors like Lemon Sugar Cookie, Blue Cotton Candy, Green Candy Apple and Raspberry Sugar, I think that's even more appropriate ....more

Large Batch Strawberry Cupcakes

Whenever I'm asked to make cupcakes for a crowd, I turn to this recipe. The cakes are always moist and tender, and if you go the extra mile and fill them with strawberry jam, they taste like they're from a fancy bakery. The recipe yields about 5 dozen cupcakes, and in my experience, leftovers are extremely rare.If you've been reading this blog for a while, then you know I prefer scratch-made cakes to box cake mixes ....more

Sea Salt Sweet is Available for Pre-Order!

Today feels like a good day because I get to show you the cover of my new book!...more

Lemon Sorbet Punch

Are you having a busy week? I sure am, and with all of the prom and graduation pictures in my Facebook feed, I'm guessing some of you are too. Personally, I feel like I've purchased one of everything in the gift bag and greeting card aisles this week ....more

Toasted Corn Flakes Cupcakes with Cereal Milk Pipettes

Today's post is filled to the brim with many good things!Mother's day is not far away, so I've teamed up with my friends at Fair Trade USA (along with some other talented bloggers) to bring you a virtual Mother's Day brunch. Who says you can't have cupcakes for brunch? These breakfast-inspired cakes have a little bit of everything: crunchy toasted corn flakes, smooth vanilla buttercream, soft yellow cake and a shot of cereal milk that gets injected right in the middle ....more

Salted Caramel Snickerdoodle Bundt Cake

Spring has given us many brisk mornings. I've been waking up chilled despite the heavy comforter on the bed and two warm little dogs under each arm. It's made me relish that first cup of steaming hot coffee, and it's changed my mood from bright and citrusy to cozy and cinnamon-spiced.There's a lot to love about this cake ....more

Skinny Confetti Cake Batter Milkshakes

Hello and happy Monday to you! Let's get this week started in the right direction with a tall frothy milkshake - extra sprinkles, please!I rely on this lightened up recipe when I'm craving a slice of birthday cake but I just don't have the time (or a good excuse) to bake one. It's hard to believe it's a "skinny" recipe because it's delicious and totally satisfying! ...more

Mexican Sweet Buns (Conchas)

I am a pastry devotee through and through so I'm not sure why it took me so long to make these delicious Mexican sweet buns. I've had them bookmarked for ages. They have just about everything I want in a pastry ....more