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Elegant Cakes – 2016 – March
Life Should Be Cake

Monthly archives for March, 2016

The Surprise Gender Bender

The Surprise Gender Bender
The Gender Reveal cake is such a simple concept: your baker uses either pink or blue icing inside, depending on if you’re having a girl or a boy. Then you cut into the cake to learn the happy news. But this is Cake Wrecks, minions. I HAVE NO HAPPY NEWS. Only funny, funny failures. SO… Remember the gender reveal cake that had no i [...]

Whipped Maraschino Cherry Squares

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Coconut Rum Cake (gluten-free, dairy-...

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This super moist coconut rum cake is soaked in a coconut rum syrup and has all-purpose, gluten-free, whole grain and dairy-free options. Thanks to Nordic Ware for making today’s post possible! Like I mentioned in my Apple Bundt Cake recipe, I used to have some serious issues with Bundt cakes sticking to the pan. It got to the point that [...]

Orange Fluff

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Orange Fluff comes together in a matter of minutes to create a dreamy dessert that is perfect for just about any occasion. It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of fluffy desserts. From Cranberry Fluff to Ambrosia Salad, these sweet and creamy desserts are some of my faves. Fluff desserts are definitely one of those sneaky mom desse [...]

Coloring Book Cookies for The Etsy Bl...

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The Secret's Out

The Secret's Out
Sometimes when I tell people that John and I have been married for 17 years now, they exclaim in shock, “What, did you get married when you were twelve?!” And then we laugh and laugh until I wake up and cry a little. The times I’m not dreaming, though, people sometimes ask what our “secret” is.  I assume [...]

Salted Chocolate Chip and Toffee Blon...

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Chocolate Chip and Toffee Blondies spiked with fleur de sel inside and out! Easy, QUICK recipe! One bowl and start to finish recipe time is only 30 minutes! I was scrolling through Facebook a couple of weeks ago when chocolate chip and toffee shortbread cookies from TheKitchn jumped off the screen at me. They were perfectly round little butte [...]

Asian Pork Lettuce Wraps

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hidden Valley® Ranch. The opinions and text are all mine. Get dinner on the table in a jiffy with these Asian Pork Lettuce Wraps! It’s a simple, satisfying meal the entire family will enjoy!

Spider-Man And Elsa Walk Into The Mil...

Spider-Man And Elsa Walk Into The Millennium Falcon…
Amber’s twins were having a birthday, and just so we’re clear, by “twins” I mean her actual children. Just covering all the bases for you long-term readers. (FLAAAAASHBAAAAACK.) Anyhoo, since Amber is one of those awesome moms who doesn’t make her kids share a cake, she ordered two. First, this Spider-Man design: [...]

Easter Weekend

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On Friday, Joseph helped me blow out the candles on my birthday cake. If I don’t make my own, this is the one I always want – the Oakmonter from Oakmont Bakery. It’s a layer of cheesecake and a layer of chocolate cake with a layer of chocolate fudge icing between the two, covered in chocolate frosting. It’s basically h [...]

Cookies and Cups

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I can’t stop eating these cookies. They’re Peanut Butter Cup-Filled Brownie Cookie Sandwiches from my sweet friend Shelly of Cookies and Cups. Her brand new cookbook (The Cookies and Cups Cookbook) is coming out April 12th and when I saw her recipe for these, I knew I had to try them first. I mean brownie cookies and melty peanut butter cups [...]

These Horrifying Peep Shows Just Retr...

These Horrifying Peep Shows Just Retroactively Ruined Easter
Remember when Peeps were just sweet Easter treats? That was nice.   Which of these nightmarish displays will give YOU the most therapy fodder? LET’S FIND OUT.   Innnnn this corner! Weighing in at a stiff seventy pounds of NOGAWDNO! He’s freshly packed in ice and sporting his bunny ears! He’s chomping through soul [...]

Easy Meal Plan #40

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Week 40. Collaborative weekly meal planning. 9 bloggers. 6 dinner ideas, one-weekend breakfast plus 2 desserts every single week equals one heck of a delicious menu!

Sunday Sweets: Some Bunnies To Love

Sunday Sweets: Some Bunnies To Love
As I sat down to write Sweets this week, I realized that we’ve done Easter Sweets for the last 7 years. Here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. So then I was all, “We should do something different,” and Jen was all, “Whatever, man, you’re writing it,” and then I was all, “But I’m pretty su [...]

Mini Vanilla Bean Cakes

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Mini Vanilla Bean Cakes are topped with edible Easter grass, pastel sprinkles, and an egg shaped marshmallow. So fun! This is a sponsored post on behalf of Campfire® Marshmallows. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that continue to make My Baking Addiction possible. I don’t know about you, but I feel like East [...]

The Weekend Dish: 3/26/2016

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Happy holiday weekend to you! Are you celebrating Easter tomorrow? Having a special dinner, Easter egg hunt, fancy brunch? Tell me your plans! I have a fairly relaxing day planned today, and then we’re heading to my mom’s for Easter dinner tomorrow with lots of extended family. Can’t wait for food and fun! Have a wonderful a [...]

Friday Favs 3/25/16

Friday Favs 3/25/16
A few of my favorite submissions this week.   First, let me clear up a couple of things with these late St. Paddy’s subs. ATTN BAKERS: 1) This is not how you build “character” Mmm. Cactus-y.   2) Worms are never appetizing. Like, never ever ever. 0.o   Speaking of character cakes, does anyone else think Mi [...]

Tiramisu Martini

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Tiramisu Martini has rich flavors like Kahlua, Rum Chata, and Godiva Liquor. A perfect dessert cocktail for just about any occasion. We love dessert cocktails! And this easy Tiramisu Martini is one of my go-to party drinks, so creamy and delicious! One of my favorite things to do in the kitchen is come up with fun and festive cocktails. Des [...]