Harlequin ice cream, most commonly known as Neapolitan ice cream, is made up of blocks of vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry ice cream side by side in the same container. Yum. It’s not my favorite but I do enjoy it every now and again. One thing that I’ve never had before is Neapolitan cake, and I most definetly have never had or even heard of a checkerboard cake. But now that I have, I will have to try it someday!

Cookies Cupcakes And Cardio has just such a cake. I love that it is a mountain high! I’ll eat it all. You need three cakes, three colored frosting, and three colored candies for decorations. (I bet you can guess the flavors and colors. Lol.) You also need to be sure you have cookie cutters. This looks super fun, delicious, and time consuming. Here is a link to the blog if you aren’t much of a visual learner and need a step by step guide like me.

Here is another checkerboard cake that you will love. It is so bright and colorful and it makes me happy just to look at. It feels like summer and you will need to make it someday.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!


Check out this delicious no-bake birthday cake. It’s made of my favorite things. Oreos and Cool Whip! Another thing I love about it? It’s quick and easy. It’s a no-bake! This video from Little things will have your mouth watering in seconds! To make this tasty treat you will need cool whip, chocolate pudding mix, Oreos, mini M&Ms, and chocolate chips. That sounds delicious. I love all of those ingredients on their own and adding them together sounds like a sure fire win! I bet it would be good with all different kinds of pudding, not just chocolate!

Watch the video below and follow this link to find the written instructions. Here are some other no-bake cake recipes that you should seriously check out. I’m thinking I’ll make the strawberry and graham cracker one this weekend. We have friends coming over for brunch. After that I think I’ll make the Kahlua one.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!


Deb from Cookies Cupcakes And Cardio has the most delicious video and I am so excited to feature it here today. Ok, so the video isn’t ‘delicious’ but the rainbow leopard cake sure is! This would be the highlight of any party and I hope that I get around to making it someday! I absolutly must make it someday!

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. You need piping bags too. I have always been afraid to try something like this but after watching this tutorial I’m not as intimidated. Fun looking cakes are just so much tastier to eat! I know that’s not true but it seems like it sometimes. Lol.

Need more help making this leopard cake? Check out Cookies Cupcakes And Cardio’s blog (here) for more detailed written instructions…

Here’s the video… Enjoy!


Have you caught minion fever? ‘Banannna!’ ‘Be do be do.’ I love minions! Kevin is my favorite. Because of my love for minions and the Despicable Me movies I love this tutorial from Diply. It shows, in 24 simple steps, how to create the best minion cake ever! Seriously the best ever.

24 steps isn’t that many when you consider how adorable this minion cake is! I’ve seen some serious cake fails but this tutorial seems pretty foolproof. I might be brave and try it. Will you? I like how simple the finishing touches are. Most decorations are drawn on freehand but these one are made with candies and seem hard to mess up. I love it!

If you loved this cake then you will adore these cupcakes from Rosanna Pasino! Cupcakes seem just as popular as minions…maybe more! Nom nom nom! I can’t wait to try these, after I make the cake of course. Lol.

Get the full tutorial here…

Diply: Despicable Me Minion Cake (recipe and tutorial)

Ice Cream Cake

You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy ice cream. And that’s kind of the same thing. Ask any little child, happiness might just be a double-scoop ice cream dripping all down their hands and face. Lol. As for me, happiness looks a lot like this cake featured at Little Things.

This easy-to-make ice cream sandwich cake is the perfect tasty treat for any party! It’s sure to be a hit! You will need 6 brownies, 2 containers of your favorite flavored frosting (vanilla for me), 24 ice cream sandwiches, sprinkles, and candy for toppings. Yum! This is a no-bake marvel! Don’t forget to slather on some cool whip.

Life is like ice cream. Enjoy it before it melts! Lol. The world would be chaos and darkness without this creamy treat; Country Living thinks so too! They have gathered together 11 of the most scrumptious DIY ice cream recipes. Yum! Be sure to try them all.

Here’s the link to the full recipe and photos…

LittleThings: The Easiest Ice Cream Cake Ever

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!


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


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!