Archive for tag 'cake'

Brownie-Bottom No-Churn Strawberry Ice Cream Cake

Brownie-bottomed, ganache-topped, no-churn strawberry ice cream cake – It’s a mouthful but a spectacular one, I promise. Think of it as a glamorous way to serve chocolate-dipped strawberries. Oh, and with brownies. There’s a reason (or several) people swoon over this combination: puckery-sweet fruit pairs strikingly with smooth-yet-bitter dark chocolate. Even the colors are alluring.

Tips for a Great Live Cake Smash Photo Shoot

Little C celebrated his first birthday last weekend, and rather than holding a separate cash smash photo session, we decided to have him enjoy his first sweets live at his birthday party for our friends and family to witness.  The cake smash is one of those rites of passage that has evolved from our own […]


Miss H’s Rainbow Birthday Cake

Last week I shared Miss H’s rainbow first birthday party! And while I officially planned the party for a couple of months, the idea and planning for the cake was rolling around in my head for much longer. It was something that I wanted to do myself and I wanted to do it well. While […]

DIY Healthy Smash Cake

DIY Healthy Smash Cake

When I set out to make a healthy smash cake – one made with whole grain flour and free of refined sugars – the cake itself wasn’t a problem. I had the perfect banana cake in mind, and it took only a little tweaking to get the recipe where I wanted it. The frosting, on […]


DIY Smash Cake

One of the top trends for first birthday parties is a smash cake. A smash cake is a small cake made especially for the birthday baby to smash. Those classic messy cake photos have been revamped. Now you can save your gorgeous cake for the the guests and have your messy shot, too! What I […]


Smash Cake Inspiration

I want to do a smash cake photoshoot for Olive’s first birthday, and I really want a simple, beautiful, and delicious (that means no fondant) cake. Luckily my friend who’s an amazingly talented baker has agreed to bake the cake. I actually need two cakes — one for the photoshoot and another for her little […]

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