• Valentine’s Day Surprise Cake

    I got a couple requests on my instagram to share the recipe I used for the Valentine’s Day heart surprise cake I baked a couple days ago, so I thought I’d share it here, on my poor neglected blog. If you haven’t seen one before, a surprise cake is a cake that reveals a shape, or maybe an unusual filling, baked inside the cake when you cut a slice. I’d never baked a cake like this before, so honestly… I just used box mixes to create this! I think sometimes it’s just better to use a box mix so you know what to expect, both in terms of cake texture…

  • Classic Strawberry Shortcake

    Happy Monday! Can you believe it’s June already? It feels like spring is flying by, and I’m so ready for summer! We’re grilling and BBQing and, of course, baking, like it’s 75 and sunny (instead of 50 and rainy — get it together, Seattle!), so today I wanted to share a fantastic summer-y recipe we baked up last week. I looked at quite a few strawberry shortcake recipes online and then put this together. (Andrew insists we consult Alton Brown whenever possible before I start tinkering, lol.) Strawberry shortcake is such a great¬†summer dessert. Fresh strawberries and cream top a shortcake biscuit in this classic recipe. And it’s so easy…

  • Vanilla cupcakes with vanilla frosting and red, green or blue sprinkles, decorated with Star Wars-themed toppers

    Star Wars Cupcakes and Buttercream Frosting

    May the Fourth be with you! Haha, I know, so corny, but it’s May 4th, Star Wars Day! In honor of the occasion, I threw together some vanilla cupcakes, topped them with an easy vanilla buttercream frosting and dressed them up with some red, green and blue sprinkles. I’ve been hanging on to this adorable Williams Sonoma Star Wars Rebel Alliance Cupcake decorating kit for a while. I’ve used a few of the decorations to dress up some cupcakes for my boyfriend in the past, but I rediscovered them last week as I was cleaning out the storage closet — right in time for Star Wars Day!¬†I actually snagged these…