Category Archives: Fancy Cakes

My First German Chocolate Cake For My Sister Tina

I’ve mentioned in the past that I am the family birthday cake baker. Continue reading

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Blog Restarted – Smith Island Cake for Kurt’s Birthday!

Too much has been going on in my family these last few weeks.  Continue reading

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My March Madness and Take-A-Breather Stuffed Shells

I can’t believe I haven’t posted in over two weeks; the volume of activity, particularly kiddie-related planning, has been relentless.

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I Still Have Some Buttermilk, So It’s Time For…THE Orange Walnut Cake!

Despite the batch of chocolate chip buttermilk muffins, I still have A LOT of buttermilk left.  I really, really shouldn’t make another cake since there’s, say, half a tres leches cake still in my refrigerator, but this is Kurt’s second favorite cake.  Continue reading

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My Panic Attacks With Tres Leches Cake (Or What Happens When You Doubt A Cook’s Illustrated Recipe)

My husband Kurt has an extreme predilection for tres leches cake.  Continue reading

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An Exceptional Red Velvet Cake…

I’ve made many a red velvet cake recipe in my day.  The cakes varied in the shade– more or less food coloring and cocoa, and in the type of frosting– boiled vanilla or cream cheese.  However, when I tried this recipe, I stopped searching: I found THE ONE.  Continue reading

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