Golden Cake Stand {DIY}

I have been wanting to buy a new cake stand for months.  I only have one, a clear glass one that always seems to be at Megan’s house, and felt I needed a new one with a little more pizazz for when I make my valiant attempts at layer cakes (or easier endeavors.)    I

Cinnamon Apple Spice Cake

In the midst of the mass chaos that has been preparing for our Halloween party, we celebrated our dad’s birthday this weekend.  As usual, it was my job to make the cake.   My dad said that there was nothing specific that he wanted for his cake so instead I made what I wanted.  Insert

Almond Cake with “Whippy” Almond Frosting

In recent years, it has become somewhat of a tradition for Colleen and I to bake each other’s birthday cakes.  When I asked Colleen what type of cake she wanted this year, she said she wanted almond and that she wanted the frosting to be light and “whippy.” Hmm.  How delightfully specific.  So I took

Chevron Birthday Cupcake Toppers {Free Printable + DIY}

This past weekend, Megan and I attended a 30th birthday party for our lovely friend Lauren.  Lauren has been one of Megan’s closest friends for as long as I can remember, so Meg and I wanted to do something special for the celebration.  Megan made seriously scrumptious strawberry cupcakes and I designed some little printables for decoration.

My attempt at the Southern Living Strawberry Mousse Cake

I am not normally in charge of making the cakes.  Really, the cake makers in the family are Megan and Corey’s mom, who can whip up a cake that would make your head spin.  My comfort area is more with the cookies and bars.  However, whenever Megan’s birthday rolls around, I always pull out the

Happy Birthday Signage {DIY + Free Printables}

Since this year was a super special birthday for Meg, our friend Lauren and I wanted to do something a little extra for her birthday get together at her favorite mexican restaurant.  We decided upon some cute signage to add to the table as well as decorated cupcakes from her favorite cupcake shop.  I am