It’s that time again! It’s August so everyone is gearing up to head back to school. For some people this is a welcome break from having kids at home; for others it’s the end of a relaxing summer. Whichever group you fall in, we’ve got some fun new gift ideas for your kids’ favorite teacher, your over 21 wine and dessert loving college student, or yourself.
Special occasion cakes are a great way to celebrate big events- weddings, anniversaries, graduations, and more. These cakes are works of art and incredible. But the cakes that really get me are the simple ones. A delicious, creamy frosting on top of a tender, moist cake with a simple but refreshing decoration of berries is the perfect way to treat yourself in the middle of the week. This cake took a family’s evening dinner from average to great and encouraged them to spend more time enjoying each other’s company.
Summer causes such a conundrum- you want to be outside at the pool, beach, or lounging in the shade; but it’s tough to have food outside because it’s so crazy hot. So what are you supposed to do? Stay inside and miss out on all the summer fun? Have fun outside and track water and dirt in when you want a snack? Skipping dessert certainly isn’t an option! It takes a little work but it is possible to have fun in the sun and have delicious desserts outdoors.
Independence Day is almost here and I am making the best tarts to celebrate. Picture it: the filling from my old fashioned strawberry pie and the tart dough from my mom’s cherry tarts into one juicy, sweet, flaky, delicious dessert. Are you ready for it?
I’m not going to lie- this month’s cake is HUGE. We’re talking 3 baking sheet sized layers of cake, plus filling and frosting. It’s the perfect cake to make for a summer get together. It’ll feed about 30 people, it’s easy to make (don’t be intimidated by the size), and pretty much everyone enjoys the classic chocolate and vanilla flavors.
It’s almost Father’s Day! Are you ready to shower your dad with all the wine and desserts he deserves? If you’ve procrastinated, don’t worry. I have lots of options to stuff him full of delicious things and make him feel like a million bucks.