A Cake to Love Whether You Are 6 or 60

This past weekend my sister, my mom and I surprised my dad for his 60th birthday. After calling him and reporting a fake plumbing emergency, my dad and neighbor (who was in on the surprise) rushed over to my house to find 30 of his closets friends and family yelling surprise. One of the first…

Buttercream Rossettes Cake Decorating Class

For my mom’s birthday this year, I decided to treat her to a cake decorating class. My mom, the avid cook and baker, loves learning new skills to try in the kitchen. I found a great deal on Groupon for a class at Carlo’s Bakery in NJ and even got an additional $10 cash back…

My First Time Baking Vegan

I love to bake and often make cookies or cupcakes to celebrate the birthdays of my friends, family, and coworkers. For the first time this past week, I tried a new cupcake and icing recipe, which eliminated dairy, to accommodate a coworker’s dietary restrictions. I was not only surprised by the taste of the final…

Cake Decorating Made Easy

Over the weekend, my sister turned the big 3-0! Instead of making her a usual cake, I decided to make a two-layer number cake with brownie and candy flower decorations. My extended family seemed super impressed with the candy flowers, but as I explained to them and will now share with you, they are incredibly…

Quick and Easy Mini Apple Pies for the Novice Baker

While I love to bake, I am not a very experienced baker and do not have as many occasions or as much time to bake as I would like. This week I am participating in a fundraiser, for which I volunteered to bake. After seeing a 2-Ingredient Mini Apple Pie recipe that Pillsbury posted on…