birthday

Cajeta Birthday Cake

My birthday had a subtle Mexican theme, in that I had been craving margaritas and guacamole. I went with that craving and served a Mexican menu, complete with a Cajeta caramel-frosted vanilla birthday cake. I had to run a couple of errands on my birthday (glamorous day, I know), so I resorted to a doctored […]

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Birthday Week!

Source: winkchic.com via Ratreisia on Pinterest My birthday is just seven short days away and I can hardly contain myself. Last year I did a brunch party, complete with a make-your-own Mimosa and Bloody Mary bar.  This year, I am putting together a Mexican-inspired menu, with my tres leches cake turned into cupcakes, sangria, and […]

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Red Velvet Cake with a Cheesecake Swirl

I used to have a problem with red velvet cake. I don’t love working with food coloring. It’s fake. There are so many amazing colors in nature (nature, used loosely, to include “naturally found at the grocery store”) that I didn’t understand the point of dolling up a decadent chocolate cake in flashy, red garb. The exception, of course, is […]

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Birthday Cake Batter Truffles

We can all claim without any pretension to be really, really good at something. My something is batter. I can make a dough or batter like no one’s business. When I first became interested in cooking in elementary school, my mom bought me a cookbook composed entirely of cookies. My theory now as an adult […]

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