• Cake,  Layer Cake

    Strawberry Shortcake Layer Cake

    I recently posted about how Pineapple Upside Down Cake was always on the table for Mother’s Day, since it was one of my Grandma’s favorites. For Father’s Day, we always had strawberry shortcake for my Grandpa. The shortcakes consisted of those little yellow cakes you can buy in packages at the grocery store, chopped strawberries (mixed with a bit of sugar), and Cool Whip. (In my case, an *obscene* amount of Cool Whip.) This Strawberry Shortcake Layer Cake is my nod to those strawberry shortcakes that are engrained in my memory as a Father’s Day tradition.

  • Cake,  Layer Cake

    Champagne and Chocolate Strawberries Cake

    My husband and I have been married 14 years today (Hi, Adam! Happy Anniversary! <3 ). 14 years! Most days I don’t feel like a grownup, and then I remember that I’m in my late 30s with three kids and that I’ve been married FOURTEEN years. So…I suppose I’m technically a grownup. I was thinking about weddings and marriage and anniversary celebrations, and my thoughts automatically went to champagne. From there, my champagne thoughts strayed to strawberries…*no*…chocolate-covered strawberries! Thus, this Champagne and Chocolate Strawberries Cake was created.

  • Cake,  Layer Cake

    Chocolate Cake with Dark Chocolate Buttercream

    There are some people who don’t like chocolate. Well, they won’t say they “don’t like” chocolate. They say that they “don’t prefer” chocolate, or that they’re “not a big fan” of chocolate. Those who don’t like chocolate know to tread lightly when breaking that news…BECAUSE THE REST OF THE WORLD HAS NO IDEA WHAT IS WRONG WITH THEM. For my oldest son, James, this is the ultimate birthday cake: Chocolate Cake with Dark Chocolate Buttercream.