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Lemon Lime Soda Cake with Fresh Raspberries

  Quarantine has really stirred (see what I did there?) up my love of baking. I’ve always loved eating and making desserts, but I find myself really enjoying experimenting and trying new recipes. ...

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Banana Coconut Upside-Down Cake

My obsession with upside down cakes hasn’t ceased, nor has my conviction that my mom makes the best banana bread on the planet. After travelling last month to the Southern Caribbean islands of Aruba, ...

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Cake Decorating Goals

  It has become something of a tradition for me to make birthday cakes for our two favorite little girls. We’ve known them since they were born & Auntie Karen loves to bake – it’s a match made in ...

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Baking and Decorating for your Audience

  In my circle of friends, I am known as the hostess and cake lady. I consider it an honor that my friends have deemed me their baker for life events whether it be a casual Sunday dinner or a ...

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Kladdkaka: the Swedish, Chocolatey, Sticky, Gooey, Thin Cake with the Coolest Name

  Sometimes I search for desserts that challenge me but that are still quite simple to make. Kladdkaka was that type of dessert for me. Plus for me, the name alone screamed, “bake me!”

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Heritage Bundt Pan: Why Can’t I Quit You?

    For the past six months, I’ve had a love affair with my new Bundt pan. I love baking Bundt cakes! It might be a form of baking laziness on my part, partly because the cake is made in a single ...

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Apricot Upside Down Cake

My fiancé loves pineapple upside down cake. Don’t get me wrong, I like pineapple upside down cake, but it strikes me as a little outdated, and in need of a revamp! One of my favorite summer flavors ...

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Keeping it Simple: Yellow Cake with Chocolate Frosting

  I was recently invited to a lavish potluck. The host requested that guests bring our best decadent dish along with a card describing the dish. As I read the invitation, my mind started working. ...

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Baking and Building a Wedding Cake

  I recently had the honor of making a wedding cake for a friend. I had creative control with the exception of the cake flavor, which had to be chocolate. I thumbed through my collection of recipes ...

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One "Sweet" Birthday Cake

  My birthday was last week, and one of my favorite things to do is to bake my own birthday cake! I get to make whatever I’m craving and it’s just plain fun for me. Sometimes eating it includes ...

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