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Elegant Cakes – 2017 – May
Life Should Be Cake

Monthly archives for May, 2017

Compost Cookies

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These famous Compost Cookies from Momofuku Milk Bar are loaded with everything but the kitchen sink… perfect for those who love the sweet and salty combo! If you’ve heard about Momofuku Milk Bar in NYC, then you’ve likely heard about some of their staple recipes, like crack pie, their birthday layer cake, and these compost c [...]

Chocolate Marbled Banana Bread

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This jam-packed loaf of chocolate chip marbled banana bread is calling your name. I hope you have some ripe bananas ready because you might just want to make it right away. P.S. I’m totally eating a slice right now while I write this post and OMG… it’s so good. You just need to whip up two separate batters using flour, cocoa, sugar, baking po [...]

Memorial Day Weekend Photo Diary

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I hope that you had a lovely long holiday weekend! Did you grill, go strawberry picking, get an ice cream cone, watch a parade? The weather here was gorgeous; we enjoyed a lot of great food, as well as a ton of family time. No parades or ice cream cones, but we had some fantastic homemade pizza, cookies, a s’mores cake, burgers and hot [...]


Poor Darth Vader. He used to be the baddest of the bad guys, the deadliest dad, and the grumpiest force-choker around. Over the years, however, he’s been reduced to a cuddly bear, a Hello Kitty parody, and a really excellent dancer. Adding to the indignity, George Lucas added even more “tweaks” to the original Return of the [...]

How to Make Peanut Butter

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Wondering how to make peanut butter? You only need one ingredient and a food processor or a high-powered blender! You’ll never want to buy store-bought again. This homemade peanut butter is so much cheaper and tastier! With a video. Peanut butter couldn’t be any easier to make. Seriously. You dump peanuts in a food processor and l [...]

Sunday Sweets: A Memorial Day Salute

Sunday Sweets: A Memorial Day Salute
Today’s Sweets are dedicated to the brave men and women who’ve given their all for our country. We are forever in their debt.   First to fight for the right, And to build the Nation’s might, And the Army goes rolling along.   Some super heroes wear capes around their necks. Others wear dog tags.   F [...]

The Weekend Dish: 5/27/2017

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Happy holiday weekend to you! Do you have any big plans? Cookouts, gardening, ice cream cones galore? We’re grilling on Sunday since it’s a holiday weekend, and I’m working on a s’mores cake inspired by the Milk Bar birthday cake that I made a couple of months ago. I hope it turns out as well as I’m envisioning i [...]

A Cake Wrecks Correspondence

A Cake Wrecks Correspondence
“A Typical Day Of John Checking E-Mail” Dear [REDACTED], Thank you for choosing Cake Wrecks for such an important occasion! I’d be delighted to offer you a quote, but first let me show you a few of our most popular Sesame Street cakes, so you can pick out your favorite. (Please note that for copyright reasons we can̵ [...]

Blueberry Doughnut Muffins

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Blueberry Doughnut Muffins bake up high and mighty and are topped with a sweet and tangy lemon glaze. They’re perfect for breakfast or an afternoon snack. My mornings have definitely been starting a bit earlier since I began working out on a consistent basis. And since I struggle to be on time to pretty much everything, meeting my pers [...]

The Cake Head Diet Aid: Killing Appet...

The Cake Head Diet Aid: Killing Appetites Since 2007
We’ve all been there: six weeks of rigorous dieting, all ruined by the sugar-paste encrusted morsels at cousin Jill’s wedding. But what is today’s bride to do? Is it possible to have the wedding cake of your dreams while still showing consideration to your dieting guests? Yes, it is! Introducing the Cake Head Diet Aid! Tha [...]

Blackberry Pie Bars

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These blackberry pie bars feature a shortbread crust, a creamy, custard-like blackberry pie filling, and a crumb topping. A delicious alternative to blackberry pie! It’s crazy that with over ten years of recipes logged here, this is one of only three recipes that features blackberries as a main ingredient (there’s also baked brie [...]

Blueberry Coffee Cake (gluten-free, v...

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Incredibly moist blueberry coffee cake that can be made vegan, gluten-free, whole wheat and with all-purpose flour. Thanks to Silk for making today’s post possible! I’ve had a lot of dry coffee cakes in my day. And I’m tired of them. So here we have the moistest coffee cake I’ve ever had! This is really an almond blueb [...]

Cherry Fritter Cake

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This cherry fritter cake is packed full of summer flavor. Fresh cherry filling is sandwiched in between moist cake and topped with a vanilla bean glaze. You’re going to go crazy for this cake! Hi MBA readers! I’m Brandy from the blog Nutmeg Nanny and today I’m bringing you CAKE! Seriously, who doesn’t love cake? I don’t make a lot of cake be [...]

Grandma’s Icebox Cake

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My grandma’s staple summer dessert – icebox cake with simple layers of graham crackers and vanilla pudding, topped with Cool Whip and graham cracker crumbs. A couple of weekends ago, I was doing some cleaning up in the kitchen when all of a sudden I started craving my grandma’s icebox cake. The thought came crashing into my [...]

Story Time Sweets

Story Time Sweets
Once Upon a Time… …in the Kingdom of Zuu, lived a helpful young owl his Mom had named Huu.   Huu danced with Petunia when she did ballet,   and untangled Sloth when bars got in the way.   He always had time to tie Sally’s red bows,   and if Hedgie asked, Huu would polish his nose.   When Flamin [...]

Salted Caramel Banana Cheesecake

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Salted Caramel Banana Cheesecake is a complex combination of subtly sweet and salty flavors, guaranteed to delight dessert lovers. This is a guest post written by my lovely friends over at Superman Cooks. I hope you enjoy their Salted Caramel Banana Cheesecake as much as I do! Cheesecake is not something that I make very often. In fact, I ha [...]

The Weekend Dish: 5/20/2017

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Happy happy weekend to you! Have you enjoyed some fabulously warm weather this week? It’s been gorgeous here, so Joseph has been getting a ton of fresh air and we fired up the grill this week, as well. (If you live in Colorado, I’m also super jealous that you got spring snow!) Do you have anything fun planned for today or tomorrow [...]


You’re not going to believe this, minions, but Cake Wrecks is nine years old today. I know, I know; and here we don’t look a day over threeth.   Yes, against all odds, through dangers untold, and hardships unnumbered, Cake Wrecks has fought its way to becoming a veritable dinosaur in the online world. A dino named Rex, of c [...]