zebra cake

We’ve all heard it said, ‘don’t judge a book by it’s cover.’ An equally true but less common saying is ‘don’t judge a cake by it’s frosting.’ You never know what’s hiding inside the dusty pages of a mystery novel or under layers of buttercream frosting.

I’ve alway been intimidated by fancy baking dishes but Elise with My Cupcake addiction has a video that breaks it down for us fraidy-cats. Lol. If you make this cake your guest will never be able to stop raving about it. It’s just that spectacular. Making a colorful cake is nowhere near as hard as you think! If you have food coloring and cake pans you are already half way there.

A black and white/rainbow surprise zebra cake like this is truly terrific and worth the work. It’s a little time consuming (like the video) because you have to layer the colored batter but the end results are lovely. Fun looking cakes just taste better (it’s a mental thing) so get to baking! This cake is so fabulous that I would plan the party around it. Here are some zebra party ideas that are sure to be a smash!

See the surprise inside the cake and get the wonderful tutorial here…

Little Things: This Black And White Zebra Cake Has The Coolest Surprise Inside!


2 ingredient cake

No birthday is complete without a delicious cake. Yum. It’s not a party without whipped sugary goodness. I think birthdays are nature’s way of telling us to eat more cake and that is fine by me because it’s one of my favorite foods. There are so many elaborate and fantastic cakes out there. The tutorials are brilliant, the pictures are perfect, and they taste like a little bit of heaven. It’s enough to make a girl swoon. But what happens when you don’t have the time, energy, or patience and need something ASAP? Why, you make a simple no-bake 2 ingredient cake of course!

Is that even possible? Yes and so clever! All you need are is 2 raised donuts (one with sprinkles), and some whipped frosting. This cake is perfect for those emergency situations. Cough, you forgot someone’s birthday, cough. (Not that I’ve ever done that.) What is your favorite flavor of birthday cake? Your designs can be elaborate or simple but ultimately it’s the flavor that counts. My favorite flavor is strawberry. There are a bunch of recipes out there but here is one that I haven’t tried but would like too.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!


Lemon Cake

Here is the summer desert I have been waiting for. Yes, popsicles are my favorite treat when the temperatures start to rise but you can’t really take them to barbecues and potlucks. Can you say, ‘melty sticky mess?’ This zesty lemon cake is the answer. It’s simple to make and sure to please!

This looks so good! Are you a fan of lemony treats? I think this will be enough to turn you. It looks so light and fluffy! Grab a slice before it’s gone, pour yourself a nice tall glass of pink lemonade, and head out to the porch for some relaxing. #relaxation. Another summer dish that I plan on making a lot of this year is strawberry shortcake. It’s just so refreshing and there are so many variety. Southern Living has a roundup that should keep me busy baking all summer long! Yum. Find all the different ways to make this tasty treat here.

Here’s the tasty video… Enjoy!


cake

Yum! “Let them eat cake!” Marie Antoinette had the jist of it…cake is delicious. And although that is taken out of context and not what she meant (or even actually said), I agree with the cake eating sentiment! Viralnova has one of the best cake related roundups and I am so excited to feature it here today. Again, yum!

These recipes/concoctions have me searching for my keys so I can go to the store and buy some mixes. I think the pancakes would be fun and the popcorn sounds delish! I’ve had the dipped pretzels before and they were pretty good. Which one of these recipes will you try first?

Here’s some shocking news…The famous cake eating quote, attributed to Marie Antoinette, has been proven to be a myth. What?! So what did she actually say? It was similar…’Qu’ils mangent de la brioche.’ Get the history and literal translation here.

Here’s the link to all 18 amazing recipes…

Viralnova: 18 Crazy Uniquely Delicious Cake Mix Recipes

Pinata

Arriba! Cinco de Mayo is next week and that means that it’s time to party! And no party is complete without a bright and colorful pinata. Think you’re too grownup for a fun party game/treat?! Booo! If paper mache isn’t your style how about flour, butter, and sugar? Make a pinata cake!

I love this cake! It looks delicious. I love cake in general but a cake that has a fun secret surprise of M&Ms inside is the best thing ever! I think this would be wonderful for a ‘gender reveal’ cake. Pink or blue?! Lol.

Brit and Co has an adorable collection of DIY pinatas. Edible is all good but there is just something satisfactory about smashing colorful paper mache creations and seeing candy scatter everywhere. I love the individual mini ones! Who has time to make those?! I hope that I do someday. Check out all of the ‘smashing’ ideas here.

Find the delicious video tutorial here… Enjoy!

zebra cake recipe

Healthy eating…boo! The only way I’m eating healthy is if I write “healthy” on top of a cake with frosting. That’s true for my life today. I am in need of cake/sugar/donut/candy. Those days hit me every once in a while and when that happens I’m glad that cakes like this pink zebra one exist. It make me happy just looking at it.

If you make this cake your guest will never be able to stop raving about it. It’s just that spectacular. I love baking! Sure, making chicken cacciatore is great but everyone can do it. A cake like this is truly terrific. It’s a little time consuming because you have to layer the colored batter but the end results are lovely. This technique reminds me or marbled nails.

Love the zebra? You will adore the cheetah! It’s the fastest mammal on earth and I think it’s fitting that this cake will be the fasted to be devoured. It would be at my house anyway. Lol.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

Bright Cake

Ohhh! How pretty! Who wouldn’t like a fun cake like this at a party? Or any other event for that matter. I would! It is a cake with an adorable heart shaped cake inside it. Too difficult for you? I thought that too but it really isn’t. After watching this tutorial I believe that I can pull off a fun hidden surprise cake! Boxed cake mixes, frosting, cookie cutter (any shape), fondant, cake pan…You got this!

This tutorial shows how to put a tie dye heart inside a yummy cake but it could really be any shape, flavor, and color! This is so great! Valentine’s Day, Saint Patrick’s Day, Christmas. So versatile! Love it.

This surprise, hidden inside a cherry pie, is going to make your day! Maybe even week. Where Can I get one? Get ready to have your heart melt. Ready? Here you go. Heat, melt away.

Here’s the delicious video tutorial… Enjoy!

SKittles

Yum! I’m starving and seeing this delicious cake only makes it worse. Sugar! Love it! It will rot our teeth and make us fat if we gobbled it up every day but it’s ok to indulge once in a while. Why not indulge is this bright colorful tasty treat?! I think I will. I know the fam will be so happy with this dessert!

I hope you have experienced the goodness that is a poke cake. Normally they are made with jello but there are recipes that range from pudding to strawberry lemonade. Very good. My Granny used to make them all the time. This cake, talk about a blast from the past! This version of the cake is made with skittles. I think everyone loves that candy so I’m pretty sure everyone will love this cake.

This is a little more time consuming than a regular cake but worth it. Melting the skittles down unto a gel can take a little bit of time. I’m still game to try. This is an amazing video tutorial, complete with recipe, detailed steps, and all ingredients listed out for us! I’m so excited to feature this here today! Vanilla/white cake with skittles colors and flavors? Yes please!

Life is too short to not have fun and try delicious desserts. Wine And Glue has 30 delicious poke cake recipes you must try someday! I promise you won’t be disappointed. Here they are.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

Dog Shaped Cake

Where was I on the day talent was handed out? Elisa Strauss of Confetti Cakes must have been at the front of the line hogging it all. She is a talented baker and a gifted sculptor. Check out this video of her making a dog cake right before your eyes. It’s patterned after her family’s beloved Golden Labradoodle and the cake was made for her Dad’s birthday. It looks pretty real to me.

I’d have a hard time with eating this. Should you eat something that you’ve spent so much time on? It’s just so detailed and beautiful! It took four days to make this puppy shaped cake. Four days! I’d have probably given up halfway through and eaten it. I hate to break it to you DIYers but this isn’t for the novices.

Coolest Birthday Cakes really lives up to its name. It has the most fabulous pictures of cakes. The animal shaped ones are the best. The hummingbird and the owl are my favorites!

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

DIY Fondant

DIY fondant is so simple to make that you only need three ingredients. Four if you count the food coloring. Two if you consider that the Crisco is only to keep things from sticking. I have powdered sugar and vegetable shortening but I’m fresh out of marshmallows. I just used them all to make marshmallow shot glasses. I don’t regret that decision but I do need to head to the store to stock up on some more so I can make this fondant. It’s the perfect recipe!

There are a couple of wonderful video tutorials and I watched every second of them! I suggest you do the same and read every instruction! Making fondant is a lot like baking bread. It’s time consuming but worth it in the end. There is a lot of kneading. When making this be sure to take your time. There are a lot of variables that go into homemade fondant. (Who knew?) Climate, temperature, consistency, etc. Also don’t forget your apron! This is a messy and sticky treat. Here is another fondant recipe from Allrecipes.com. Slightly different but no less delicious. Yum.

Find the complete tutorial from Cute DIY Projects here…

CuteDIYProjects: Simple Marshmallow Fondant Recipe Anyone Can Use