Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Adorable Penguin Cake

I know we are gearing up for Christmas... and I really should be getting to my holiday baking.  But, I wanted to share my newest video, an adorable Penguin Cake!

I think he is just too cute!  My son agreed, he wanted to keep him forever and when we brought him to a family get-together several of the kids actually cried when we cut into the cake (my 5 year old son was one of them!).
My other favorite part of this cake is how quick and easy it is to make.  I seriously but this together in under 2 hours (not including baking the cakes), which is really fast compared to some of the other cakes I make!  If you want to make a cute 3D cake to impress at a gathering, this is sure to be it.  No complicated carving, and not a ton of intricate pieces to cut out.

I hope you will give it a try... if you do, head over to my Facebook page or Twitter and share a photo!  I'd love to see your creations :)

Happy Caking :)

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Gingerbread Wreath Cookies

I just love this time of year!  Today, I have another holiday video for you!

Check out these fun, simple and pretty Gingerbread Wreath Cookies!

I was inspired by a cookie project I did with a family friend when I was a kid... used pumpkin seeds and made gingerbread mermaid cookies!  Nowadays I buy them to use in homemade trail mix snacks.  So, when coming up for a project for a Gingerbread Playlist Collaboration, I really wanted to use them somehow.  I really love the slightly nutty crunch they give the spicy, snappy gingerbread cookie!

Be sure to check out the other gingerbread themed videos from some of my favorite dessert YouTube channels:


Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Homemade Holiday Gifts: Chocolate Chip Biscotti

It's that time of year again!  Holiday baking season!  I absolutely love the holidays... and since I was a kid, have enjoyed baking during the holiday season.  My friends and family always receive little packages of home baked goods to enjoy.  Today, I want to share my first Holiday video of 2014!
Check out these delicious Chocolate Chip Biscotti... perfect for holiday parties, office gift exchanges, maybe a cookie swap?  Or, even just to have on hand when family or friends stop by to visit (they keep for up to 2 weeks in an airtight container!).
I hope you you're feeling as inspired for holiday baking as I am!  Stay-tuned for all of the goodies I will be sharing this month!

Happy Caking :)