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    Rainbow Birthday Cake

    My best friend Margaret turned 26 on Saturday so naturally we needed to celebrate with a fun and tasty cake! I made her a whimsical rainbow cake with buttercream frosting and candy decorations. I baked each layer of cake with food coloring to create the rainbow effect. Then surrounded the cake with frosting and created a border of kit-kats and top layer of m&ms. It looks complicated, but I promise it’s easier than you think!  

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    Thomas the Tank Engine Cake

    My adorable and amazing nephew Mokshay turned 2 this month and I was beyond excited to celebrate his Thomas the Tank Engine themed birthday. Let’s be serious, we all love time in a bouncy house, even in our 20s! For his birthday cake, I made two chocolate cakes (one 10 inch and one 8 inch round). The bottom layer was covered in rainbow jimmies (sprinkles) and the top layer was covered in white rolled fondant. The little thomas train on top is made of rice crispy treats covered in blue fondant. All of the smaller decorations were done in vanilla buttercream frosting or rolled fondant. Here’s some pictures of the…

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    Gluten Free Ski Cake

    Two weeks ago I went to tahoe to celebrate a good friend’s birthday. My friend is entirely gluten free so I wanted to try to make her a birthday cake that she could safely enjoy. I’ve never made a gluten free cake before and to be honest, I was a little nervous because sometimes the texture is a little chalky. I really wanted to get the cake as moist as possible, but I also wanted to make sure it set up well. I found a recipe for GF Devil’s Food cake on The Wholesome Home that I changed a little bit and have posted below. I’m sure the original recipes…

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    Kahlua chocolate cake

    One of my coworkers turned 21 today so I needed to come up with an alcoholic pastry that I could easily transport. This is actually my favorite chocolate cake recipe, but today I decided to go with a chocolate cupcakes with Kahlua buttercream frosting. They are fun and easy to make…Enjoy! Cake Ingredients: 1.25 C Flour 1 C white sugar 1/2 C unsweetened Cocoa Powder 1/2 C butter 2 eggs 1 t baking soda 1 t baking power 1 t vanilla extract 1/2 C milk 1 pudding cup Kahlua Buttercream Frosting: 1 C butter 2 C powdered sugar 1.5 C Kahlua Instructions: 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F 2. Cream together butter and sugar 3. Add in all other dry…

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    A mendhi (henna) espresso cake

    This is the cake I made for my cousin’s engagement. It’s an espresso cake with butter cream frosting which is meant to look like a mendhi (henna) pattern! Will post the recipe soon! P.S. Check out my cousin Swetha’s blog http://swayskitchen.tumblr.com/ for awesome Indian recipes!! (The cake right before we cut into it!) (The cake right after it was made!) My cousin Swetha and cousin-to-be Paul cutting the cake!

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    Madhatter cake photos

    I shared this post about a Madhatter cake that I made for my friend Meera’s Bridal shower. Here are some amazing photos her photographer Diana Rothery (www.dianarothery.com) took of the bride and her cake. Check out her site! Me & Meera (the cake was displayed in a gorgeous vintage birdcage) She looked absolutely stunning! Proof we ate it! (Cutting the cake)

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    A Madhatter Cake!

    This weekend I attended my friend Meera’s Madhatter themed bridal shower. She asked me to make her a whimsical and fun cake incorporating floral flavors in green, pink, and black. Here is the final product: The green & black layer is Lavender-Lemon cake and the pink layer is a rose cake. Both are covered with a vanilla buttercream frosting and vanilla fondant.  Decorations are in buttercream and fondant except the feathers which are not edible. (Recipes to follow…) To assemble the crooked cakes, I used the 10 inch and 8 inch Mad Dadder’s crooked cake pans. I highly recommend them if you are looking to create this effect. After the 10…

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