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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.

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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

Creme Brûlée Bars

While meal plan­ning for our year­ly fam­i­ly vacay at the lake, I began day­dream­ing about dessert pos­si­bil­i­ties. I knew right off the bat I would be mak­ing these Cheese­cake-filled Choco­late Chip Cook­ie Bars ((and they were SO good)). But I was torn over the next dessert — Table Rock in July needs Con­tin­ue read­ing

Cheesecake-filled Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

I have been search­ing for a yum­my new bar cook­ie recipe and recent­ly came across this recipe on Pin­ter­est and knew I had found “the one”. I love the tra­di­tion­al brown sug­ar & but­ter rich choco­late chip cook­ie. But, I instant­ly became obsessed with the idea of stuff­ing clas­sic cheese­cake between two lay­ers of cook­ie per­fec­tion!? Real­ly, it wasn’t a mat­ter of “IF” I would actu­al­ly make this recipe — but “WHEN”.

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Miss Colleen’s Perfect Pound Cake ((a time-tested vintage recipe))

Well over a year ago, I was vis­it­ing mom & dad’s church. Actu­al­ly, I was vis­it­ing the church AND the potluck din­ner & I tast­ed this pound cake — but­tery, dense, moist with a hint of lemon. I instant­ly began search­ing for the bak­er who made such a deli­cious PERFECT pound cake. I was not sur­prised to learn Miss Colleen was the tal­ent behind the cake. I asked if she would mind shar­ing her recipe and  Con­tin­ue read­ing

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

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

Cook’s Illustrated Perfect White Almond Layer Cake with Almond Buttercream ((it’s as if wedding bells ring with every bite!))

I am so thrilled and excit­ed to have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to share this recipe with you today. I recent­ly made this cake for Gracie’s birth­day and if you are fol­low­ing me on Insta­gram or Face­book, you know all about that! I prac­ti­cal­ly bragged about how good this cake was. 

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Homemade Pumpkin Spice Cake ((from a mix — a homemade mix))

I am telling you — this on hand home­made bulk cake mix is my new best friend. Not real­ly my BEST friend, but WOW I sure am enjoy­ing it! Have you tak­en the time to make pre-make this mix yet?? If not, it is not too late — sim­ply click this link to find out every­thing you need to know about mak­ing your own bulk cake mix.

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Spiced Buttercream — a simple recipe that changes everything.

I am in the mid­dle of mak­ing a cake, not just ANY cake  — but a Pump­kin Spiced Cake with Warm Cin­na­mon Chips. I will be shar­ing that recipe soon, and when I do I will add the link ((HERE — but I haven’t writ­ten that recipe out yet)). Bet before I start talk­ing about how great the pump­kin spice cake is, let me just take a few moments to pon­der and dis­cuss this beau­ti­ful cup of spiced heav­en.

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