Fudge

What are your thoughts on fudge? Yeah or neah? I like it but don’t love it. Maybe that’s because I haven’t found the right recipe. Maybe this one, featured at Rumble, will be the one! I like cherry and I like chocolate so I’m going to have to try it. And you should too!

There are four straightforward reason you should make this. Really basic ingredients. Really easy steps to follow. Really delicious white chocolate. Really really tasty dark chocolate. And if those reasons didn’t convince you, try it for no other reason than the two-toned color looks gorgeous and is sure to impress your guests!

Want more chocolate and cherries? Be sure and get some Queen Anne Cordial Cherries. Yum! They end up in my stocking every year for Christmas. Santa knows what’s up. This roundup from Delish has 13 other recipes mixing the two that look pretty good.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

Easter Cakes

Easter is next weekend and I’ve got to get ready. Dinner, desserts, and delightful Easter egg hunts all need to be planned and orchestrated. I think this dessert might make it on the menu for 2016. This cake is the most festive and most colorful dessert out there possible.

This pastel creation from Cookies, Cupcakes and Cardio is super cute! It’s got peeps, Easter M&M’s, vanilla buttercream frosting, and vanilla cake batter. ( All wonderful things. Except the Peeps. Ewww! Those things are awful!) It has a colorful inside too. Yummy and festive.

Looking for another adorable Easter dessert? Look no further! This cupcake recipe from Somewhat Simple is super easy and yes, those are real green carrot sprigs on top! This is a really great site with tons of other holiday recipes, crafts, and DIY projects I know you’ll enjoy.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

Cake

What is your favorite thing about weddings? Seeing the bride walk down the aisle? The dress? The first dance? Or the cake? I love everything wedding but especially the cakes. What was your cake like? Mine was a petite three tiered masterpiece. I don’t remember all the details. I think that tier one was chocolate with a raspberry filling. Two was something with poppy seed. Three was vanilla maybe. There was buttercream and fondant all over the place too. Yum. My cake was great but it wasn’t seven tiered, ten feet tall, and adorned with thousands and thousands of flowers like this one from Complete Deelite.

I have never seen a cake like this one before. It was a year in the making. Can it still be good to eat after that long? I don’t know. Mine was made a few days before my wedding and put together the day of with fresh flowers. I’m not sure how one would go about moving something like this. Very carefully I’m guessing! Wedding cake toppers are hilarious and one of my all time favorite parts of weddings too. They are getting so creative. This was ours.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

Cake

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. Ahhhh! Can it be true? I have no idea what to get my husband. I know that we’ll be staying in and having a romantic dinner but that is mostly because I dropped the ball on making reservations at our favorite restaurant. I have a few ideas for gifts but I really need to get my act together!

One thing that there is still time for is planning our delicious dinner. And dessert. Never forget dessert! Cookies Cupcakes And Cardio has a perfect themed cake; it’s heart shaped and looks quite tasty! One of the best things about this DIY? You don’t even need any special pans or tools for this one!

You need an 8” square cake, an 8” round cake, lots of white buttercream frosting, and 2 pounds of strawberries. Can you say delicious?! Need some more inspirations? Here are some other Valentine treats that are to die for.

Here’s the tasty video… Enjoy!

rose-cake

We’ve seen some beautiful cakes in our time, but this one really wins out! Imagine showing off your baking and decorating skills with this beautiful rose cake? Vanessa from Cake Style has created a video to walk you through building and decorating your very own cake. She explains things in an easy-to-understand format and you can watch her step by step as she builds and decorates her own Rose cake.

The cake is four layers high and features sweet buttercream icing and modelling chocolate. Are you drooling yet? Wait until you see how beautiful the cake turns out!

Some essential equipment you’ll want to have on hand includes a large spatula, turntable (a must!), cake board, large bread knife for shaping the cake layers, plastic scraper for smoothing the icing, small rolling pin, paintbrush, exacto knife, toothpicks, cookie cutters and optionally, a cake leveller. Watch Vanessa build this fabulous Rose cake right before your eyes:

Sandwich

Vanilla. That is my favorite flavor of ice cream. What is yours? Baskin Robins is the most confusing place in the world for me. I love vanilla but there are so many other ones to choose from. Ice cream and ice cream sandwiches are one of my favorite desserts. Love. This giant ice cream sandwich from popsugar food is the best.

This video takes those little sandwiches from childhood and makes them fit for adults. Giant and amazingly delicious. Take a cake mix, cut it into a rectangle, and three cartons or your favorite flavor of ice cream. This is going to be epic. I wish I had known about this giant cake this summer. There was a bbq where this would have been perfect.

Here are 18 other ice cream cake recipes that will change your life. Change your life. Find them all here. Thanks Martha Stewart. You are amazing. Love love love ‘em.

rainbow-candy-cane-cake

Do you enjoy baking? We found this crazy fun video that shows you how to make a rainbow drip cake using candy canes. Below you can see Jen from Cookies Cupcakes and Cardio walk you through how to make this fabulous cake step by step. Do you have a special someone you’d like to make a special cake for? This is the perfect idea for that hard to shop for kid on your list!

This is one colorful cake, using over 10 different colored icings! You also need a variety of colorful candy canes – the more color the better the results. Jen makes two round cake pans with colorful batter and then ices it in buttercream icing. Then she uses a variety of royal icing colors to decorate the top, along with crystals around the edges. You’ll wow your friends with this lavish cake.

Here’s the video recipe…

Fudge

Where do you stand on the eggnog debate? For or against? There isn’t a lot of middle ground when it comes to this holiday beverage. What about fudge? I think almost everyone is onboard with that tasty treat. Now last question. What are your thoughts on eggnog fudge? This video from Todd’s kitchen has me really excited to try it.

You need sugar, butter, eggnog, white chocolate chips, nutmeg, marshmallow cream, and vanilla. I have all but one of those ingredients already. Win! I don’t have marshmallow fluff but that is easy enough to make (here’s one).

Check out these other delicious must try fudge recipes. There are 30 of them! I don’t think I’ll try the Thai tea fudge but the brown butter fudge is going to happen ASAP. I like the funfetti recipe too. So much tasty goodness here.

Donuts

Have you heard of The One Pot Chef? This Australian baker is one of my favorites! He comes up with the most delicious recipes and this one is no exception. Let’s learn how to make blueberry donuts. The best part is that they are baked and not fried. Making them a healthier twist on a time honored favorite. I’m excited!

I need to get one of these donut tins! I think a muffin pans would work well too. Another great part about these donuts? You can make them with any kind of fruit! Yum! This recipe will save me some money.

Donuts are weakness of mine and I seem to buy them every time we go to the store. Don’t these look mouthwatering? You’re crazy if you’re not hungry after watching this video! Here is a helpful link on converting metric to the American system. Sorry, I don’t know what it’s called officially. The Metric Kitchen has us covered.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

Candy

Candy! How do I love thee? Let me count the ways…The number one candy holiday is fast approaching. Halloween has long since blown Valentine’s Day out of the water with sweets sales. 90 million pounds of chocolate are sold during this haunting week alone. $1.9 billion is spent on Halloween candy each year! I think it’s safe to say that there are other out there that love candy as much as I do. How about some DIY candy this year? Not for the Trick or Treaters but for you and yours. Learn how to make rock candy with this fun tutorial from Jumble Joy.

Rock candy is delicious and a fun science experiments you can do with your kiddos. You need wooden skewers, water, sugar, clothespins, and mason jars. Food coloring makes it look especially tasty too. I have everything I need to make these except the clothes pins. Boo. So close! Looking for some fun statistics on Halloween? Did you know that there will be 41.1 million trick or treaters this year? Or that Halloween is the 6th most popular Hallmark holiday? Lean more about this ghoulish holiday here.

Here’s the sweet tutorial…

JumbleJoy: Make Rock Candy For The Kids At Home (Tutorial)