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Cherry & Sword-Speared Cupcakes & Cake Squares

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

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To coordinate with the pirate-themed treasure chest birthday cake that I made for my niece's birthday party, I opted for a simple decoration of party swords and maraschino cherries. The cupcakes and cake squares looked great with the simple and striking combo of red, white and black.

Treasure Chest Cake

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


This treasure chest cake is a birthday cake and piñata all in one. Kids love it...and all of the candy, too!

Cupcakes à la Tiffany’s

Thursday, July 8, 2010


These Tiffany's-inspired cupcakes were an elegant dessert to help my niece celebrate her 13th birthday in style. They are simple, easy to make and sophisticated, perfect for a special occasion.

Soccer Ball Cake

Thursday, June 17, 2010


For my niece's birthday this past weekend, I made a soccer ball cake. The timing couldn't have been better because a soccer ball cake is also perfect to celebrate the FIFA World Cup! The decorative process is straightforward but it takes some time and patience.

Strawberries & Buttercream Sugar Cookies

Thursday, June 10, 2010


These cookies are reminiscent of strawberry shortcake and offer another way to use fresh strawberries when they are in season. They are simple yet striking, and extremely easy to decorate. I love the fact that the strawberries give them a natural splash of bright red so there's no need to use sprinkles or food coloring.

Mexican Flag Sugar Cookies

Monday, April 26, 2010


I recently hosted a cooking class for kids in honor of Cinco de Mayo. As part of the educational aspect of the class, I made flag sugar cookies and let the chefs decorate them like the Mexican flag.

Baseball Birthday Cake

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


This giant baseball made the perfect individual birthday cake for my son's 1st birthday party. My son dived into the whole cake so I made cupcakes for the guests, decorating them with baseballs and red sprinkles.

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