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Mini Birthday Cookie Sandwiches, with Homemade Birthday Cake Buttercream

Sigh. Gra­cie did it. She went and added anoth­er fin­ger to her age — and to make mat­ters worse, that par­tic­u­lar fin­ger is on her sec­ond hand.  Well, and I didn’t even men­tion the tri­fec­ta of heartache :: she lost her first tooth ((twice, that is a sto­ry for anoth­er day)) too! All this gib­ber­ish is code for Gra­cie turned 6. And with that mile­stone, my heart lost a lit­tle piece of itself.

There must be 2 types of moms, well maybe 3: Con­tin­ue read­ing

Triple Ginger Sugar Cookies with Crystalized Ginger Buttercream 

My plan for this cook­ie recipe was engi­neered as I munched on one of my favorite Trad­er Joe’s trea­sures: the Triple Gin­ger Snap. You may won­der how, out of all of the TJ’s won­ders and con­fec­tions, a gin­ger snap could ever be a favorite. Well, it is real­ly all about it’s supe­ri­or­i­ty over all oth­er snaps. With the tri­fec­ta of gin­gers ((pow­dered, fresh & crys­tal­lized)), your socks are offi­cial­ly blown off a few bites into the first snap; at the very moment you real­ize you are pick­ing bits of sweet, pep­pery can­died gin­ger out of your teeth. Con­tin­ue read­ing

Old-Fashioned Fresh Strawberry Sheet Cake & Stove-Top Strawberry Buttercream

This cake is a twist on one of my all-time favorite cakes EVER — the White Texas Sheet Cake. We recent­ly cel­e­brat­ed dad’s birth­day, and I got the plea­sure of mak­ing him his birth­day cake. Before the par­ty, I was talk­ing with dad and he said Con­tin­ue read­ing

Brown Sugar Sheet Cake with Salted Caramel Stove-Top Buttercream

I have had my “stuck on a desert­ed island with one food” sce­nario planned out for years ((um, Chick-fil-A orig­i­nal chick­en sand­wich)). But after tak­ing the first bite of this cake, I offi­cial­ly changed my mind. This cake — no kid­ding. If I was stuck in a desert­ed island and could only eat one food for the rest of my life, I would choose this cake. Now, if I could just find that desert­ed island. Con­tin­ue read­ing

The Perfect Milk Chocolate Buttercream ((6 minute Buttercream))

Home­made but­ter­cream is on my short­list of favorite things. I won’t say NEVER, but I can­not imag­ine myself ever buy­ing canned frost­ing. Not when the real deal is so easy and mag­nif­i­cent­ly tasty. Anoth­er bonus? The ingre­di­ent list doesn’t sound like instruc­tions for a chem­istry exper­i­ment!

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Wedding Cake in a Jar — this will change your life!!

I am in love with this dessert! Yes, I think I want to mar­ry it. I mean, who doesn’t LOVE wed­ding cake?? This girl sure loves a good piece of wed­ding cake!

I began dream­ing of putting all of the per­fect wed­ding cake ele­ments into a lit­tle jar sev­er­al months ago, when I start­ed plan­ning my cousin’s wed­ding show­er. I imme­di­ate­ly knew what type of wed­ding cake Con­tin­ue read­ing

Banana Chocolate Chip Cake with Stovetop Caramel Buttercream ((Birthday Cake time!!))

Whew!! What a cake this is! But before I tell you all about this cake, let me tell you a lit­tle about the birth­day boy. He was born 11 years ago today at 4:06 am. I am so proud of the fact that he was born in the mid­dle of the night most­ly because all of my oth­er babies came around lunchtime with “planned” deliv­er­ies ((none were text­book and ho-hum but those are sto­ries for anoth­er day)).  Con­tin­ue read­ing

The Very Best Cookie Recipe ((“Swig” Sugar Cookies))

Last week­end we had my favorite kind of weath­er! It was so cold and over­cast and the biggest juici­est snowflakes fell for hours! I have not seen such a pret­ty snow all year! With such gor­geous win­ter weath­er out­side, I was inspired to bake inside. While the kid­dos went sled­ding on our secret hill, I stayed behind and did a search on Pin­ter­est using these words “the best cook­ie recipe ever”. 

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Birthday Cake Cheesecake with Sweet Almond Buttercream & Sprinkles

Cheese­cake is Shepy Ray’s favorite dessert. So, as his 9th ((wow — seems like he should be 4, sniff)) birth­day approached, I start­ed mak­ing cheese­cake plans. Shepy want­ed Sour Cher­ry Topped Home­made Vanil­la Cheese­cake. How­ev­er, I had some­thing more birth­day-ish” in mind. Some­thing sprin­kl-ey and lay­ered with but­ter­cream. Yes, I went there! I com­bined the per­fect but­ter­cream cake & the per­fect cheese­cake into one dessert. And I liked it.  Con­tin­ue read­ing

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