Patriotic Puff Pastry Stars

Patriotic Puff Pastry Stars for the 4th of July

This weekend is the 4th of July and here at Half Baked, we're ready to go!  You may have spotted our Stars & Stripes Cheesecake Shots over at Hostess with the Mostess. (Yay! Thanks for the feature Jenn!)  I created this cheesecake shot recipe for the Milkaholic Baby Shower that I hosted a few ... Continue Reading

Giveaway: $100 to Bird’s Party

$100 Giveaway to Bird's Party Printables

Attention!!  It's Friday and there's a party ahead.... a Bird's Party, that is.  We're kicking off the the long holiday weekend with a bang!  It's a Red, White & Blue GIVEAWAY for You!  That's right.  Thanks to our lovely sponsor, Bird's Party Printables, one lucky Half Baked reader will win a ... Continue Reading

DIY: Milkaholic Bottles {& Free Printables!}

Milkaholic Milk Bottles DIY

When I put together the Milkaholic Baby Shower for our friends, I had no idea the overwhelming response it would receive!  So many of you have left kind comments and inquired about everything from the invitation to the food labels, patterned papers and milk bottles.  I am currently working to make ... Continue Reading

Patriotic Cookies by Bundles of Cookies

4th of July Cookies by Bundle of Cookies

Half Baked is thrilled to announce another great addition to our growing list of sponsors. Just in time for all of your summer parties and events, we're excited to welcome Bundles of Cookies! Just take a look at these adorable patriotic cookies, perfect for the 4th of July!  From Uncle Sam and Old ... Continue Reading

Welcome: Cookies & Cupcakes

Cookie & Cupcake Kits

Half Baked is thrilled to welcome another great vendor to our growing list of sponsors.  Thunder Bay Press has released two great baking kits, written by Anneka Manning, that are right up our alley!  Cookies and Cupcakes!  Easy-to-follow recipes for downright delicious treats that will have everyone ... Continue Reading

Double Chocolate Raspberry Tart

Double Chocolate Raspberry Tart

Yummmm!  Chocolate and raspberry has always been a great combination and the recipe we have for you today is definitely a winner.  Literally!  This delectable tart, created by Kimberly Vardeman of Lubbock, Texas, won the grand prize in the Callebaut Chocolate Recipe Contest.  It's not hard to see ... Continue Reading


Cars 2 Cake Inspiration

Disney Cars Cake by Sugar Creations

It's Friday so I thought we'd have a little fun today!  If you were a fan of the original, I probably don't need to tell you that Cars 2 opens today.  The long awaited sequel hits the screen 5 years after Cars made its debut in the summer of 2006.  I'm sure if it is anything like the first film, ... Continue Reading

Welcome: The Hudson Cakery

The Hudson Cakery

Half Baked is excited to announce the newest addition to our Top Tier Directory... The Hudson Cakery!  This boutique cake shop located in New Jersey knows a thing or two about great cakes! What do you get when fresh ingredients meet modern style?  Deliciously beautiful cakes that taste as good ... Continue Reading

Milkaholic Sip & See

Milkaholic Sip & See Baby Shower

I've been dying to share this event with you for months!  It debuted yesterday on Hostess with the Mostess (yay!) and I'm thrilled to share some additional images and details with you today.  My husband and I hosted a co-ed baby shower for our friends, Ted and Meredith, in honor of their newly ... Continue Reading

Learn Beautiful Cake Photography

Honey Cupcakes with Honey Cream Cheese

Honey Cupcakes by Lauren Kapeluck  |

Hello Cake Blog readers.  It's Lauren from EllenJay Events.  I want to start off first by thanking Carrie for asking me to be a part of her amazingly gorgeous and always inspiring cake blog!  I am honored to be a new contributor on The Cake Blog and look forward to sharing many great cupcake recipes ... Continue Reading