A Tale of Two Easy & Fun Themed Birthday Cakes for Kids (Ultimate Recipe Swap)

Ultimate Recipe Swap

Birthday cakes are a big deal is these here parts. It’s been interesting to watch them evolve over the years. We’ve traveled the world with our family’s birthday cakes to Egypt to Rome to the beach to the golf disc course. We sung Happy Birthday with Bob, Dora, and Rapunzel. We’ve explored the deep blue […]

Captain Jack – Pirates of the Caribbean Cake

As you know, I’m into cake. Not so much the baking of it. I’m a total flop where from-scratch cakes are concerned. But, I love using cake as a canvas for fun, birthday themes. Maybe it hearkens back to my first birthcake in memory — two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese…. yes, it […]

Disc Golf Birthday Cake

That’s FishPapa. Well, sort of. You see, that’s the only Playmobil guy we could find in the depths of the toybox that even remotely resembled my husband. Apparently, knights, vikings, and pirates are a dime a dozen. Good, responsible, normal guys are hard to come by. But, this guy does look a little like our […]

Use Clearance Baking Items Creatively (Frugal Friday)

Yesterday’s Birthday Cake Round Up was a testimony to the creativity of moms and home bakers. Wow! What fun stuff! Go check out all the cakes and be inspired to make your own. Baking and decorating your families celebratory cakes can be a wonderful way to eat your cake and save money, too. Not only […]

A Narnia Cake – The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

About six times a year, I field cake decorating requests from my children. So far, I’ve always been able to pull off the crazy theme that they’ve concocted. There have been whale cakes and Lego cakes and more than one Indiana Jones Birthday Cake. And about once or twice a year, I field cake decorating […]

Decorating Cakes with Playmobil

As the new year gets under way and all the pages of the calendar lay out before us, certain people in my family are already thinking about their birthdays. It’s been a few months since we celebrated one. But FishPapa’s is at the end of the month, so the scheming has begun. One of the […]

An Easy Way to Make A Buche de Noel or Yule Log Cake for Christmas

Many years ago, almost twenty, I spent a year in France as an exchange student. I adopted a family — or they adopted me — to call my own. I lived in a different French city, but thanks to mutual acquaintances, we connected and my life was changed. I don’t think I would have experienced […]

A Tangled Birthday Cake Idea

Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your long hair…. When I was a young girl, I had long, blondish hair that my mom would brush daily. And my mom would call me Rapunzel. I wasn’t really a princess, but in my eyes — and hers — I was. (Thanks, Mom.) It’s no different with my own girls. […]