Surfing Foofa cake

For a little girl who turned two and loves the moon, Foofa and surfing with her dad. Uh, that's the moon, not a banana. The moon is made of rice Krispy treats. Foofa is hand made from fondant/gumpaste. Cake was vanilla and vanilla.


4th of July cake

I love the 4th of July. We go to the beach every year and despite what you would expect, it's not that busy. Sun, sand, BBQs, it's the epitome of summer. This Is the first July 4th cake I've been asked to make. I used this adorable pinwheel idea from the Cake Blog. They're so … Continue reading 4th of July cake

TWD- Cherry Nectarine Pie

What is it about baking in someone else's kitchen that makes you feel out of sorts? We're visiting family and we're staying at my parent's. For some reason, I cannot bake very well in my mom's kitchen. Cooking is ok, just not baking. Things turn out like this and this. So sad.I wasn't sure how … Continue reading TWD- Cherry Nectarine Pie


TWD- French Strawberry Cake

This week's TWD is for French Strawberry cake, a light genoise cake filled with macerated strawberries and covered in cream. The recipe is very straightforward and easy. "A gĂ©noise cake is an Italian sponge cake named after the city of Genoa and closely associated with Italian and French cuisine that does not use any chemical leavening, instead using air suspended in the batterduring mixing to give volume to … Continue reading TWD- French Strawberry Cake


TWD- Chocolate Banded Ice Cream Torte

I'm finally back to TWD! This week Amy of Food, Family, and Fun chose the Chocolate Banded Ice Cream Torte. Let me just first say I'm out of town and I'm without the following luxuries:8" springformfood processorplates and forks from this century- just kidding, mom! (kind of)Anyway, this was fun and easy to make. Without … Continue reading TWD- Chocolate Banded Ice Cream Torte


TWD: Summer Fruit Gallette

Ok, so I tried the Summer Galette. I made mine with plums, which were very good. I had to make it in phases because I had a baby shower last night. So before the shower, I made the pie crust and blanched and peeled the plums, and finished it when I came home. I put … Continue reading TWD: Summer Fruit Gallette


Blueberry Muffins

I bought blueberries for my daughters a couple weeks ago and they LOVED them. I'm talking, scarfing them down by the handful; the container I bought, hoping it would last a couple days, lasted exactly 10 minutes. So I bought some more again last week (TWO containers this time), happy that I'd found something healthy … Continue reading Blueberry Muffins