Cookbook Giveaway and a Vegan Chocolate Orange Cake

It's only fair to share…It is Advent and Coptic Christians, of whom I am a poor example of late, are fasting for 43 days leading up to the Nativity feast on January 7th (per the Gregorian calendar).  During the fast of the Holy Nativity we should abstain from dairy and meat.  Thus vegan cakes are…

Angry Birds Cake

It's only fair to share…I made this cake in April of this year for a little boy whose father bid on an auction at our church fundraiser.  (I just had a vision of Sister Margaret, my 7th grade English teacher, chiding me for using too many prepositional phrases in that sentence.  Actually, she was the…

Spiderman Cake

It's only fair to share…It’s been a long time since I posted… maternity leave ended in March and I was back to the real world with two kids in school and the new baby.  My cake decorating has slowed down considerably this year and its not exactly like riding a bike.  Some of my skills…

Avengers Cake

It's only fair to share…Again, this was not my original idea… please look here http://www.cakecentral.com/gallery/i/3350782/avenger-cake.  I also used this tutorial from one of my favorite sites to help construct the Hulk fist from rice krispies treats. Ann Reardon makes cake decorating so simple.   I made Thor’s hammer from RKT as well instead of candy bars…

Minecraft Cake

It's only fair to share…  The original idea for my daughter’s birthday cake this year was definitely not mine…please look at http://cakesdecor.com/cakes/233820-minecraft-cake.  However, the hours of labor were definitely mine.  Those squares were a doozy and I recommend using Jessica Harris’ wax paper transfer method for this or you’ll spend all day trying to attach them. I…

Baby Shower Pillow Cake

It's only fair to share… This has post has been a long time coming but we decided — quite suddenly — it was time to move out of our starter home into something more long term and this was the last cake I made before packing up the bakeware.  We moved into the new house…

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