Category Archives: Dessert

12 Cakes in 2012 Review

To write up this review, I read all of my posts thus far. When I introduced this challenge along with my birthday cake, I said I wanted to be able to turn out a layer perfect layer cake. “Perfect” may be a bit generous, but I feel pretty good about how far my skills have […]

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Cranberry and vanilla cookies

Sometimes I feel a bit like a blogger in a bubble. I have some fairly faithful readers, though judging by the comments most of you are people who know me in the flesh. Save for one online friendship with The Meaning Of Me, which is built on food, sarcastic humor and the love of rotten cats, I […]

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Cookies and cream cake

Let’s start this post with a fun fact. There are 16 tablespoons in a half pint. Yeah, maybe “fun” was overselling that a bit, but now I know this conversation. Ok, “know” was also overselling it. I just had to look it up on Google… twice… because I got distracted.    This conversion became crucial in the […]

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Mexican hot chocolate layer cake

I didn’t have much inspiration for November’s cake. I knew I didn’t want anything pumpkin (tis the season in food blog land) and nothing I saved on Pinterest screamed “MAKE ME RIGHT NOW.” So I took a quick poll of a few work friends and was pleasantly surprised when the vote went to a cake inspired by Mexican hot chocolate. […]

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Chocolate fudge cake with chocolate buttercream

October’s cake is squeaking in under the wire, but I guess it’s fitting since I made a Halloween banner for it. I guess I just can’t help myself. After last’s month wine fueled cake assembly, the goal of this month’s cake was to keep it simple. No elaborate fillings or icing decorating. Cake. Icing. Done. Ok… it turned […]

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