Black Forest Dome Cake
Black forest cake has been on my baking bucket list for ages. I've attempted it several times - and made it as far as the deep chocolaty cake layers - only to find that my jar of cherries had gone missing (i.e., eaten by a forgetful me). This time I bought two extra jars and resolved to just make
Three Designer-Worthy Gingerbread Houses for HGTV!
Gingerbread houses are a favorite of mine to make during the Christmas season. You might already know this if you're a regular reader (if not, see here , here and even here !). This past summer HGTV cooked up an idea for three different takes on gingerbread structures, and they asked if I'd be ...
Sugar Plum Fruitcake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Many of you know that I've spent 2013 baking for Betty . It's been a lively year of fun minion cakes , candy bar creations and snickerdoodle skillets . I'd anticipated some special holiday projects, and I was thrilled to learn I'd be recreating one of their Red Hot Holiday Trends ! You see, each
Candy Cane Mice
How funny are these little guys? I couldn't help but giggle as I made them because each seemed to take on a different personality. They're simply made from meringue and candy canes. I used jumbo confetti sequins (like these ) for their ears, but slivered almonds would work well, too. I love how ...
Five Minute Bourbon Balls
This year my Christmas candy wishlist is bigger than ever! It's making a real mess of things in my kitchen, but in the end those dirty dishes are usually worth it. Of course, if I had my preference every candy recipe would be just like this one - easy, delicious, and my kitchen didn't suffer any
24 Karat: Saffron Poached Pears with Chocolate
'Tis the season for poaching pears, my friends. It's cold here, and I've been spending my time stirring pots of simmering spices and sitting on the kitchen floor (book in hand) in front of my oven. It's my particular way of keeping warm, both physically and in spirit. Something else that warms my
Sweet Potato Pecan Praline Cheesecake Bars
Cheesecake is a dessert that everyone in my family loves. I turn to it for our annual gatherings more than any other sweet, and it never disappoints. This sweet potato version is a new favorite of mine. It's light and mild with a creamy texture rather than being tangy and dense (I'm looking at you
Fairy Bread Party Cake and a Hey YoYo Giveaway
Today I'm bringing you a special Hey YoYo giveaway! We're in the midst of holiday baking season, so it's a good time to stock up on baking essentials , partyware and pretty packaging . Wouldn't a $40 Hey YoYo gift certificate be nice to help out with that? Yes! In addition, all Sprinkle Bakes ...
Butter Toffee Candy Bar Shots in Edible Chocolate Shot Glasses
I can hardly believe we're sailing into November this week! As we cruise into these major holiday months, my attention is turned toward entertaining. I love to offer gussied up individual desserts at a meal's end. That's what these entirely edible shots are all about! To make these you'll need a ...
Chocolate Turtle Pumpkin Torte
Sometimes I'll fall in love with a song and listen to it on repeat for hours. It satisfies some longing in the soul. That's kind of how I feel right now except it's not for music, it's for pumpkin and chocolate. I keep using this combination in my fall baking with no signs of stopping! This torte