The 4th Cake of Christmas

Penguin Christmas Cake by Amanda Oakleaf

Ho, Ho, Ho!  It's Day #4 of The 12 Cakes of Christmas and we're having a jolly good time sharing festive cakes from some of our favorite cake shops.  Today's design is a merry little cake from Amanda Oakleaf.  This charming little guy is making his list and checking it twice.  Straight from the ... Continue Reading

The 3rd Cake of Christmas

Ruffles and Plaid Christmas Cake by Maggie Austin

It's Day #3 in our 12 Cakes of Christmas series!  12 bakers baking... some of the most lovely cakes you could ever imagine!   Elegant.  Sophisticated.  Exquisite.  You're going to flip when you see today's cake!  The 3rd Cake of Christmas is brought to us by the queen of romantic ruffle cakes, ... Continue Reading

The 2nd Cake of Christmas

Elegant Winter Wedding Cake by Cake Opera

We're just getting started with our holiday cake inspiration, The 12 Cakes of Christmas.  12 days of festive cakes to make you merry, shared with us by some of today's top cake shops.  Whether it's a winter wedding, an elegant cocktail party or an open house, every occasion deserves a great cake ... Continue Reading

The 1st Cake of Christmas

Gingerbread & Candy Cane Christmas Cake

This is, by far, my favorite time of year.  The excitement, the buzz, the joy of the holiday season!  I've been wanting to do this segment for several years now and am thrilled to see it finally come to life.  I asked some of my very favorite bakeries and cake shops to send over their best cakes of ... Continue Reading

Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

Hot Chocolate Cupcakes with Peppermint Buttercream Recipe

Our cupcake contributor, Lauren of Crave. Indulge. Satisfy, is bringing cupcake merriment to all!  Enjoy! Happy December! It's beginning to look at lot like Christmas at my house. The tree is up and decorated, Christmas songs are playing all day and my holiday baking "to do" list is about a mile ... Continue Reading

DIY: Modern Christmas Cookies

Chevron & Christmas Tree Cookies

Callye of The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle is stopping by to share some of her cookie magic... For some reason, many people don't think they are capable of decorating perfect sugar cookies.  This is simply untrue.  With a little practice and experience ANYONE can create beautiful cookies.  ... Continue Reading

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DIY: Cupcake Liner Christmas Trees

Cupcake Liner Christmas Tree Cupcakes

We officially kicked off the holiday season on Monday with our annual Crate and Barrel Giveaway!  And what better way to continue the fun than a new Christmas Cupcake Liner Craft?  If you’re a regular reader, you know we love a good cupcake liner craft!  And why not?  They’re adorable, easy and ... Continue Reading

Crate and Barrel Giveaway!!

Crate and Barrel Giveaway 2011

It's that time of year again...!!  By now, most of us have recovered from our Thanksgiving turkey coma and the craziness of Black Friday.  Today, we'll spend Cyber Monday surfing the web for steals and deals.  The holiday season has officially begun!  And as our little Christmas present to all of ... Continue Reading

Sadie Had a Little Lamb

Little Lamb 1st Birthday Party

You may remember back in September when things got kind of quiet on the blog... and I mentioned my daughter's 1st birthday was coming up.  Our sweet little Sadie turned one, right in the middle of our move to Florida.  I debated for months whether or not we could swing a birthday party amidst all of ... Continue Reading

Learn Beautiful Cake Photography

Gobble Gobble Turkey Cake

Turkey Cake for Thanksgiving

In two days, we'll be feasting on turkey as we celebrate life's blessings with family and friends.  Today, we have the most adorable Thanksgiving cake to help us get into the Turkey Day spirit.  With a modern color scheme, polka dot feathers and playful flag bunting, this cake is the definition of ... Continue Reading