Real Party: Elephant Baby Shower

Elephant Baby Shower in Grey & Turquoise

I am in love with the details and the modern color pallet of today's real party.  This charming event was created by Sarah of Style Me Gorgeous to celebrate her son Max's baby naming. With soft colors, dots, elephants and birds, this layout is perfect for a baby shower, first birthday or any baby ... Continue Reading

Father’s Day Sweets

Father's Day Cupcakes and Cookies

For all of the sweet things Dad has done over the years, why not show him some love this Father's Day with a delicious sweet treat of his very own.  Inspired by dads everywhere, these goodies are both adorable and delicious.  So much better than a "#1 Dad" coffee mug or boring old ... Continue Reading

Real Party: Fire Truck Birthday

Firetruck Birthday Party

Today's real party is a Fire Truck Birthday Party with some red hot details.  Kristy Lane, a talented photographer from the Dallas area, threw this adorable joint party for her two sons.  She enlisted the help of some other talented ladies, including Kim from TomKat Studio, and the result is just ... Continue Reading

Fabulous Cake Friday: His, Hers & Theirs

His, Hers and Theirs Cakes

I realize no one needs a new reason to love Fridays, because really, what's not to love about a Friday?  But personally, I think Fridays have gotten just a little bit sweeter since we started our 'Fabulous Cake Friday' segment.  And today I have another fabulous cake for you.  Even better, it's not ... Continue Reading

Real Party: Bow Bridal Shower

Bow Bridal Shower

Today's real party is the perfect way to celebrate "tying the knot".   This bridal shower, in shades of pink and green, has oodles of charming bow accents.  With a fabulous cake and dessert bar created by Jasmine Clouser, owner and head designer of The Couture Cakery, this shower is definitely one ... Continue Reading

Fabulous Cake Friday: Sex and the City

Sex and the City Cake by Michelle Bommarito

This week's Fabulous Friday cake could not me more appropriate.  This weekend, anxious fans everywhere will flock to theaters to see what their favorite NYC girls are up to in the new Sex and the City 2 movie.  And today's fabulous cake was created for a SATC themed Food Network Challenge.  If you ... Continue Reading


Real Party: Bunny Baby Shower

Bunny Baby Shower Inspiration

Today's real party is a simple yet sweet baby shower created by Whitney Smith, a talented photographer with a chic sense of style.  Whitney created this shower based on the classic children's book, Pat the Bunny.  A soft pink color scheme creates the perfect setting for oodles of charming bunny ... Continue Reading

Memorial Day Inspiration

Memorial Day BBQ Inspiration

This weekend, people across the country will gather with friends and family to celebrate Memorial Day.  Typically these parties include a grill, lots of delicious food, cold drinks and patriotic decor.  This year, celebrate in style with these great red, white and blue accessories that will take any ... Continue Reading

Fabulous Cake Friday: Cakelava

Fabulous Cake Design by Cakelava

Today I'm reviving an old weekly tradition here on Half Baked. Back when I owned my cake shop in Dallas, I would feature one new cake design each week that stood out as my favorite.  Even though I mainly write about cakes and parties now, I still fall in love with fabulous new cake designs, created ... Continue Reading

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Real Party: Princess & Pirates

Princess and Pirates Birthday Party

Let me tell you that I was so excited to find this party in my Inbox because it is princess to perfection.  Today's real party is a Princess & Pirates theme created by Melody, a wedding planner & stationery designer, for her daughter's 3rd birthday.  This party is full of fluffy princess ... Continue Reading