Fab Find: Bake it Pretty

Bake it Pretty Package

It's a crazy around here!  My day has been consumed by several different projects (fun) and a doctor's appointment for my daughter (not fun!).  Here we are, four shots and a fussy baby later!  I must say, the day looks much brighter after receiving a package in the mail from Bake It Pretty.  Can't ... Continue Reading

Sweet Treat: Peeps Cookies

Peeps Cookies by Sweet Sugarbelle  |  TheCakeBlog.com

Today is our first Easter related post for 2011 and we're starting things off with an adorably sweet treat.   I recently discovered a cookie genius, a mastermind of creative cookies.  Some of you may already know her.  She goes by the name Sweet SugarBelle and I'm just thrilled to share one of her ... Continue Reading

Real Party: Rainbows & Unicorns

Rainbows and Unicorns Birthday Party

It's that time of the year again....time for another a-ma-zing birthday party created by Jessica Levitt.  If you've been reading Half Baked over the years, you are familiar with Jessica by now.  But for those of you who are new followers, let me introduce you to one very talented lady!  Jessica is a ... Continue Reading

Site Improvements: Hello Lovely Logo!

New Half Baked Logos for 2011

We're celebrating the start of Spring with a fresh new look!  I have a whole list of improvements and upgrades planned for Half Baked.  So many, that sometimes, I have to slow down and remind myself to take one step at a time!  Today is just the first installment of many new changes to ... Continue Reading

Fab Cake Friday: Call Me Cupcake

Modern Black & White Cake by Call Me Cupcake

It's Friday again and time for another Fabulous Cake!  I love when a cake is inspired by art, fashion or design because the end results can be spectacular.  Today's Fab Cake is a perfect example of this.  Created by Linda of Call Me Cupcake, a blog from Sweden, this cake is crisp, clean and just ... Continue Reading

St. Patrick Day Desserts

St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes

Top 'o the morning to you!  I hope you have your green on because you won't find any here today.  Crazy, I know!  Instead of featuring traditional green St. Patrick's Day recipes, I thought we'd take a look at a few new ways to celebrate.  These Guinness inspired recipes from Chow.com are a fun way ... Continue Reading


Real Party: Fire Truck Birthday

Firetruck Birthday

I was thrilled to find today's Real Party in my Inbox because it is a red hot classic!  Kristin Mika from Hampton Paper Designs hosted this adorable Fire Truck Party for her son Jackson's 4th birthday.  It's simple and stylish yet playful at the same time.  Charming water color illustrations are ... Continue Reading

Inspiration Board: St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick's Day Inspiration

Growing up with a red-headed Irish grandmother, we knew that green was required on March 17th!  With St. Patrick's Day coming up on Thursday, I thought we'd take a look at some delightfully green sweets and treats.  From shamrocks to cupcakes and tutus, these charming ideas will help make your St. ... Continue Reading

Real Party: Snakes & Snails

Well, I am officially back up and running with a shiny new laptop.  Sort of anyway.  I still have to break this baby in and get it set up with all of the appropriate software and and data from my old machine.  But this will work for now, thank goodness!  It's Friday after all and I have some ... Continue Reading

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Laptop + Water = BAD NEWS

Don't Spill Water on Your Laptop

Yes, you read the title right.  Take a nice, speedy laptop and add one large cup of water and what do you get?  A black screen of nothingness and many headaches.  It all happened so fast yet in my head it plays back in slow motion.  Water all over my laptop.  Dripping out of every crack in the ... Continue Reading