Budget Living: Bake Your Own

Unless you’ve got a nanny, a housekeeper, a chauffeur, and a chef, it’s hard to manage a home and family–and still keep a smile on your face. But, it’s worth trying. Because nobody wants a crabby mom. Join me while I try to navigate these choppy waters and keep smiling. Subscribe to my RSS feed […]

[Continue reading...]

Fancy Nancy & A Birthday Cake Round Up

See how FishBoy’s eyes are glued to his new toy? No doubt about it, birthdays are exciting milestones in the life of a child. And as moms, we each want to make those days as dazzling as ever. While a trip to the bakery is sure to provide some dreamy concoction, it’s not always the […]

[Continue reading...]

Wanna Make a Pretty Cool Cake? Buy the Ebook

I’m no expert, believe me. I’m just a mom who likes to make cool cakes for her kids. When they told me that I couldn’t make them pie for their birthdays, I had to get creative. My basic formula is to take what interests my kids, find toys and candy to go with the theme […]

[Continue reading...]

Cakes You Can Make: Fancy Nancy & Breakfast is Served

Fancy Nancy and Breakfast!? These two themes were suggested by readers during FishMama’s Birthday Cake Challenge. They were chosen as the top two in a readers’ poll a week later. Both were definitely challenging. Breakfast because it was a unique thing to conceive in sugar. Have you ever heard of such a thing? And Fancy […]

[Continue reading...]

Don’t Forget! Birthday Cake Round Up is Tomorrow!

I hope you’ll join us for cake tomorrow. Blog about a fun birthday cake you’ve made and bring your link tomorrow. Everyone who participates will be entered in a drawing for a snazzy Sally Russell apron from ShoestringHome, plus receive the adoration of millions. (You don’t necessarily have to bake to participate!) Don’t miss the […]

[Continue reading...]

Number Candles – They Work for Me!

It all started because my siblings and I were grown, and no one wanted to hunt down twenty-something of those miniscule birthday candles. Or buy multiple packages every time we celebrated a family birthday. My oldest son was three at the time. I was expected our second child. A friend had suggested that the big […]

[Continue reading...]

How ‘Bout Some Milk to Go with All That Cake?

We’re feeling pretty cakey around my house these days. What with FishMama’s Birthday Cake Challenge, this week’s Birthday Cake Round Up, and I just found out that Food Network is having a Cake Video contest. Oh my! Let’s just say there’s no shortage of dessert around here. Cake for Breakfast, Cake for Lunch. My kids […]

[Continue reading...]

Cake Cheating

Personally, I like pie. Lemon Meringue Pie. Apple Pie. Berry Pie. Cheesecake. Yeah, that’s a pie more than a cake in my book. And since I’m a food snob, I’ve been making pies from scratch for a long time, since I was 10 and my dad conned me into it. But, awhile ago I found […]

[Continue reading...]