Tag Archives: cake

New Year Kicked Off Right!

Yesterday was my most wonderful husband’s 25th birthday, and we celebrated by taking an extra long weekend and heading to Vegas with some friends of ours. It was Chris and my first time going ever, so The Grangers were the perfect pair to break of our Vegas virginity seeing as they’ve been a million times and even got married there!

We walked around way too much, drank some beers, gambled a bit, and had a good time. Here’s some evidence.

Played a game on the way where we had to guess the artist and song names that came on the radio, needless to say Chris and I failed ūüôā

We got back late Saturday night after a long drive and a few stops at some outlet stores ūüôā ¬†Sunday was Chris’ birthday and I woke up and made him breakfast and asked him what kind of cake he wanted. He said banana, chocolate, and caramel. This is what I came up with:


Hello, cake.

I haven’t ever been much of a cake-maker. ¬†I’ve made a couple small individual cakes to go with cupcakes, but that’s about it. I remember making them as a teenager and the middles always caved in, so I figured I sucked at cakes.

A few weeks ago I had a girl ask me to do a Hello Kitty cake and red velvet cupcakes for her sister’s baby shower. I’m not gonna lie, I was kind of freaked out. I was like “yeah…I can do that!” {I hope!}. ¬†I always do a ton of research when I’m baking something new, so I think I found a great white cake and icing recipe that I can use from now on. ¬†Another new-ish thing to me was using fondant. ¬†I’ve used it very briefly before just to cut out some heart shapes for cupcakes. ¬†Anyways, here’s how it all turned out, I’m hoping she will send me a photo of the cupcakes and cake all set up together soon!

Some things I learned: having your AC go out during baking is not fun, and frosting will not be your friend at this point.  Need more kitchen space. Need more fridge/freezer space.  Everything always takes longer than you plan. Red velvet cupcakes are better days later.  My handwriting is not pretty, hence fondant letters.