You know when you’re sitting at home on the couch and a craving just comes over you for cake? Like a good piece of layer cake stacked tall with frosting and sprinkles and everything? This happens to me all the time, and since I don’t have an army to feed, I really just need one piece. The solution to this issue is simply to make one piece instead of an entire cake!
In this week’s episode of what DIY can Julia stretch out over an entire week, we have this DIY ombré painted cake. If you follow me on Instagram stories, you know that I started this cake on a Monday and did not complete it until Friday. Every step was videoed and explained, and I think I drove all of my followers crazy waiting for the cake to be finally finished. Don’t give up on me yet – this DIY isn’t really that hard!!! Continue reading “DIY Ombre Painted Cake”
When Megan decided she wanted to have an 80’s themed birthday party with black lights and neon everything I was obviously on board. Horror struck, however, when I searched for 80’s themed and neon decorated cakes.
Let me start this post by saying it is SO good to be baking again! I had a vacation planned at the end of March with a list of 3-4 DIY fashion projects that I wanted to get done beforehand, so most of March was spent finishing those up. Then I came back from said vacation with the flu and quarantined myself in my room away from the kitchen for about a week. I blame it on my body not being ready to not sit by the pool all day anymore. Continue reading “Cookies and Cream Chocolate Cake Recipe”
When you go to an outrageous tea party or want to be incredibly fancy, petit fours are the perfect dessert. The dainty little bite sized bursts of sweetness taste just as good as they look. A light cake, filled with tart fruit filling and an incredibly sweet glaze can be popped into your mouth quickly so you don’t have to carry it around or fumble with any wrapping, making it quite an elegant little dessert. Continue reading “Casual Key Lime Petit Fours Recipe”
As you may have seen on my Instagram, I helped to host a birthday celebration this weekend! The initial plan for Maggie’s birthday had been to drive out to New Braunfels, float the river, and enjoy each others’ company. Then we got lazy, didn’t want to find a house to stay at, or drive all the way out there. We were also lacking in money from a very fun girls weekend consisting of a little too much shopping and cocktail sampling. Classic. Continue reading “Cake and Champagne Party”
A couple of months ago I was approached by Adagio Teas to try out their products and make a few items for my blog. My first sponsored post, how fantastic! Overjoyed and overly excited I hopped over to their website and ordered a bundle of different teas. I then proceeded to take a multitude of vacations and got extremely busy at work and had no time to try them out… until now! Continue reading “Vanilla Chai Tea Bundt Cake Recipe”
Great Gatsby screams decadence. The more expensive flair, jewels, pearls, glitter, alcohol, and craziness the better. Since all birthdays center around cakes for me, I volunteered for another double decker creation for Megan’s birthday that I wanted to go all out on. I found a picture on Pinterest of a gorgeous cake from a Wuthering Heights themed wedding, and Megan loved it…with the exception of the big pink flowers. Continue reading “Sparkles and Roses Cake Decorating Tutorial”