Semi-Homemade: Naked Red Velvet Cake

Last month we celebrated Brando’s first birthday with a farm-to-table foodie themed birthday party. Brando has ONE major interest right now and that is food, so the theme was super appropriate and really simple to pull off at my Grandmother’s property where they used to raise cattle in Plant City. I thought a naked red velvet layered cake would make the perfect dessert for this rustic party, and it turned out super delicious and was REALLY easy to put together. […]

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Quick & Simple Birthday Cake Decorating.

When I make someone a cake, for any occasion, I want to make sure it looks amazing. I know I’m not a professional baker, but I take pride in my food presentation. To celebrate my little sister’s 19th birthday this week, she only had one request: vanilla cake with vanilla icing. I wanted to make her something with a little more dazzle, so I decided jazz up the boring vanilla cake with some gorgeous and easy decorating skills. To start […]

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Aging with my Boo

It’s James birthday and I feel like it’s my own. We’ve had family over all evening but I want to carry on the tradition of writing a post for him summarizing the amazing year I’ve got to spend with him.       This year has been such a year of change for us. We moved into a real grown up house, made executive decisions about our wedding (we set a date ya’ll!), and have each mastered the work/love/family/independent adventures aspects […]

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Spring Citrus Cupcakes

I’ve mentioned before how I’m a really big fan of baking during the week, so that the weekdays feel special and not so boring. Today’s random Tuesday Cupcake recipe was inspired by James. He has a serious addiction to Mtn.Dew, it’s not as if he has it with every meal, but he does drink about 44oz a day! We both know how unhealthy it is, and he’s been doing an excellent job cutting back on his soda, however the struggle […]

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Devil’s Food Mini-Cupcakes with Cocoa Almond Bark

I really love baking, making cupcakes in special flavors just because it’s Monday, it’s one of my favorite things to do. I often find though that when I make something delicious in the house, we eat ALL of what I make! James and I have really been trying to slim down and watch what we eat, so when I got a craving for cupcakes the other day, I decided while I would indulge, I would make a smaller batch. This […]

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#MeaningfulMomentsMonday

Over the weekend my future sister-in-law Shannon and I went to a wedding cake tasting! There’s nothing I can complain about when it comes to Corey’s Bakery & Catering and what this amazing chef does! Chef Corey uses all natural fresh local or imported ingredients to make some wildly innovative and delicious flavors, he even makes his own vanilla extract to go the extra mile to ensure everything he does is authentic. I was in love with his Hummingbird Cake, […]

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