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Elegant Cakes - Life Should Be Cake - Page 2
Life Should Be Cake

Greek Pasta Salad

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Greek Pasta Salad is loaded with fresh vegetables, feta cheese, pepperoni and a homemade Greek dressing to create the best pasta salad you’ll ever eat. You guys, our patio is almost finished and I’m seriously so excited about it. We made the last minute decision to add a seating wall and lighting and we’re so happy we did be [...]

Banana-Chocolate Chip Snack Cake

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This banana snack cake is fluffy and moist, loaded with chocolate chips, and topped with a simple cream cheese frosting. It’s easy to make, which makes it perfect for last-minute company or an after-school snack! Let’s talk banana cake. More specifically, banana snack cake. Is it just me, or does referring to something as a snack [...]

Cookies and Cream Chocolate Ice Cream

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Calling all cookies and cream fans. This chocolate ice cream cone is loaded with broken cookies in the ice cream and sprinkled with cookie crumbs in the cone. It’s an Oreo explosion in every bite. Okay, so you know you’ll need some Oreo cookies. You’ll also need sweetened condensed milk, heavy whipping cream, cocoa and vanilla. But that’s it. [...]

Marshmallow Crunch Brownie Bars

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Super fudgy brownies topped with a layer of marshmallows and a chocolate, peanut butter and Rice Krispies mixture. Imagine this: rich, decadent brownies. Topped with ooey, gooey marshmallows. Topped again with chocolate-peanut butter-Rice Krispy deliciousness. If you love fudgy brownies and can’t resist crazy brownie concoctions, you a [...]

Homemade Coconut Butter

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Wondering how to make homemade coconut butter? All you need is shredded coconut and a food processor or high-speed blender! Naturally paleo, vegan, and gluten-free. With a video. A few people mentioned in my recent recipes with coconut butter that they didn’t know you could make your own. So here we go! In case you’ve never heard [...]

Blue Hawaiian Layer Cake

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Fairy Tale Endings

Fairy Tale Endings
WARNING: Today’s post is not family friendly, on account of it being a little TOO “family friendly.” IF you knowwuddamean.   Ah, children. So innocent. So sweet. So blissfully unaware of how much their castle cakes look like a gaggle of man cannons. I believe this is from the Netherlands. (Eh? Eh?) Oh, oh! OR, if it we [...]

The Weekend Dish: 7/8/2017

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Hello hello! Today is Saturday, right? Having a holiday on Tuesday has completely thrown me for a loop this week; I’ve had no idea what day it is all week. Did you have a fabulous 4th of July holiday? We spent time at my mom’s with my in-laws; Joseph had a great time playing, and Dominic napped for almost the entire afternoon. Eve [...]

You Say Tomato, I Say Turnip

You Say Tomato, I Say Turnip
Hey, everybody! Do you know what time it is?! That’s right, it’s “You write the &%#* post, john!!” time! So, uh, yeah. Let’s see… I need something really easy to write so I can go back to playing my video game. (Those aliens aren’t gonna kill themselves!) Right, how about some wedding missed mar [...]

Roasted Cherry Shortcake with Butterm...

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Roasted Cherry Shortcake is a delicious summer twist on an old classic. Topped with Buttermilk Whipped Cream and a Sweet Roasted Cherry Sauce, these shortcakes are a revelation.  This post has been contributed to My Baking Addiction by the lovely Allison of the blog, Some the Wiser. I hope you enjoy the recipe as much as I do! You’ve su [...]

The Apostrophe Is Silent

The Apostrophe Is Silent
(ATTN PARENTS: This post contains material somewhat “adult” in nature.)   Once upon a time there was a girl named Amber. Amber decided that school was not for her. Fortunately, she had loving and supportive parents.   One day Amber was offered an exciting new job. To celebrate, she added an apostrophe to her name, thin [...]

Neiman Marcus-Inspired Dip

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An incredibly easy dip inspired by a similar one served at the Neiman Marcus restaurant; it is guaranteed to be a party favorite! In my world, there are regular food groups (fruit, vegetables, grains, dairy, fat) and then food groups of my favorite foods. I’m talking about things like: desserts, burgers/fries, cheesy carbs, classic comf [...]


[adjusting headset mic][gelling hair] Hi, it’s john with Pan-Wow. This pan is shaped like a heart but it’s also a pan so you can make cakes that are shaped like a heart. You can’t get an apple cake out of a round pan. Pan-Wow. It’s a heart and it’s an apple.   Use it at home, in the bakery, in the car or t [...]

Make your own sprinkles!

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Make your own sprinkles and make a little happiness.Then bottle it up into little jars of joy up to share with someone sweet. I’ve wanted to try making my own sprinkles for like ever. Well, I finally got around to it – inspired by my baking buddy Rosie of Sweetapolita and her amazing sprinkle shop. If you’re looking for whimsical color [...]

Frozen Pupcakes [Duke’s 4th Birthday!...

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These super easy frozen dog treats can be made in minutes and your dog will love them! Can you believe that this handsome little guy turned FOUR last week?! It seems like just yesterday that we brought him home to our previous house, to a waiting Einstein, and crossed our fingers that the two of them would get along. Duke was enamored with Ei [...]

Sprinkled With Pride

Sprinkled With Pride
America! Here in America…[dramatic pause]…we believe in… patriotism! Integrity! Courage! We believe that Old Glory should cover not only our hearts… …but our stomachs as well. [swelling music]   We believe that education and patriotic sprinkles are the bedrock of our society: But mostly the sprinkles. [m [...]

Sheep Who Must Not Be Named

Sheep Who Must Not Be Named
+ =   Thanks to Kellee W. for making the dark lord look sheepish. ***** Thank you for using our Amazon links to shop! USA, UK, Canada.

The Weekend Dish: 7/1/2017

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Well, hello July! That just snuck right on up, didn’t it?! How in the world is this year already halfway over? Totally nuts! Do you have big plans for the holiday weekend? It’s a regular weekend here and then we’re heading to my mom’s on the 4th for some more food and family time! I hope you have a fantastic holiday; s [...]