It snowed in Utah today. Snow. Apparently Spring decided to stay on vacation this year, because she doesn’t seem to be showing up anytime soon. So, until warmer weather decides to come my way, I’ll just have to force a little bit of ambiance inside. This adorable printable cactus cake topper has me dreaming of warmer Arizona days. I was there last month for Spring Training with a friend, and we went on a cactus quest. My love for cacti runs deep and Arizona doesn’t disappoint in the cactus department.
Some people just don’t like cake. I don’t understand you people, but nevertheless, you exist. And because of that, I’m creating an anti-cake cake to help you guys out. (It’s still kind of a cake. Sue me). This pumpkin waffle cake is really easy to make and put together, has a wow factor, and it’s made with waffles! What’s not to love?! (Does that mean we can consider this a breakfast recipe?)
There is only about a week left before Halloween and that means a weekend packed full of Halloween activities and events. If you’re avoiding those Halloween parties because you have to bring a treat, don’t. I’m sharing another grocery store cake hack with you guys and this one is a BREEZE, and the easiest cake hack to date. This Halloween bat cake takes no time to put together and it’s just waiting to be placed on a party table!
I don’t mess around when it comes to cake hacks. I’m all about ease. After all, isn’t that the whole point to this cake hack business anyway? And today’s cake hack might be the easiest one to date. This spray painted cake will prove that spray paint isn’t just for your DIY projects!
July is full of many important dates, but there is one that remains one of my very faves. It’s July 31st and for my fellow Harry Potter fans, you know EXACTLY what this date symbolizes…the one and only birthday of Mr. Harry Potter, himself. It just didn’t seem right not to do something festive, so in true Let’s Mingle fashion, I whipped up a Harry Potter Butterbeer Birthday Cake to celebrate!
This cake is decorated to be a replica of the birthday cake that Hagrid gives to Harry for his eleventh birthday, but I did switch things up a little bit to up the ante. Instead of the traditional chocolate cake that he’s given in the book, I went with a butterbeer cake, because BUTTERBEER. No brainer there.
I don’t think that many people think about ordering a plain white cake from the bakery counter at their local grocery store. They automatically assume that they have to purchase one of the ornately decorated cakes in the cooler section. You know…those ones excessively covered in cheesy character decor and semi-terrible handwritten frosting? (Insert grimacing face emoji here). Granted, those grocery store character cakes do have a time and place at some events and gatherings, but, it is totally possible to eliminate A LOT of the work that goes into baking your own cake by ordering a white cake from the bakery and taking care of the decorating yourself. And did I mention, it’s super CHEAP and saves you a ton of time too? (Which I am ALL about!) For today’s hack, I used an old school candy favorite to transform this cake. This rock candy cake hack couldn’t be simpler guys. But it sure does transform a plain white grocery store cake into a fun little show piece when done.
This recipe for mini key lime pie cheesecakes is the perfect dessert for the non-chocolate lover in your life for Valentine’s Day this year. And they are heart shaped too!
If you guys haven’t figured out that I have an obsession with all things mini by now, I’m lucky. Things in mini form are just so much cuter and more delish for some reason too. Don’t ask me why, but it’s true. If you throw in a heart shape on top of that, it’s all over.
Valentine’s Day usually involves a whole lot of chocolate covered everything, but there’s no reason why you can’t pave your own road and go with something unique for a V-Day dessert. And, of course, I come prepared to help you guys out.
Today’s post is all about citrus! Who needs chocolate anyways? (Just kidding chocolate, I love you.) I’m making mini key lime pie cheesecakes. But not just any old mini key lime pie cheesecakes….mini heart shaped key lime pie cheesecakes!
But, with a birthday falling during the middle of the week, I opted for a bit of a short cut, instead of trying to make everything from scratch.
Yes, it’s nice to be able to say you made a cake from scratch now and then, but in reality, sometimes a box cake needs to come into play to save time and your sanity. Sandra Lee has this whole semi-homemade thing down, so why not?
Since we are smack dab in the middle of strawberry season right now, I wanted to create a fun cake that incorporated the yummy berries but didn’t want to make traditional strawberry shortcake….so instead, I made a layer cake incorporating the same flavors…
Strawberry Shortcake Layer Cake!