Life is Sweet

Each of my daughters have something that is their signature sweet, something they can make at the drop of a hat and it always turns out delicious. My middle daughter’s signature sweet happens to be these lovely Cake Balls.

IMG_4105[1]These are a bit time consuming and require many steps…but when you bite into one, they are well worth it!  Check out my daughter’s recipe here.  Cake Pops by Olivia Rhine

I think you will see they are well worth your time and energy. ENJOY!


Plain Vanilla

Vanilla is my signature flavor!  In my family I am the only one who wants white cake and vanilla buttercream icing for their birthday.  I secretly only want vanilla at Amy’s Ice-Cream or Lick Ice-Cream when there is obviously so many unique varieties and flavors to choose from.

Most people crave chocolate.  I crave vanilla. Sometimes I just need a piece of white cake.  The kind that you taste at your friend’s wedding.  I love biting into a moist cake with the strong flavor of vanilla and just the right amount of icing. YUM!

Below is a picture of a white cake with vanilla buttercream icing. I found this recipe on Pinterest.  I had to make it because it said it was “the best white cake recipe” ever!



While this cake was good, it was not quite what I was looking for.  So I will continue to bake-on and let you know when I have found and perfected that one and only “White Cake”!


You can have your cake and eat it too!

I love making lemon cakes and cookies in the summer, but when I saw a recipe for Lemon Blueberry cake today, I just had to make it!  It seems I am baking through Sally’s Baking Addiction Blog/Cookbook lately. I love all the details she gives not only in her actual recipe but in her photos as well.  Even an amateur like me can follow along!  If I can do it, you can do it!



Find recipe here Lemon Blueberry Cake.  This recipe is from Sally’s Baking Addiction. I added a little more lemon and lemon zest to give it a little extra flavor.  This recipe will link you to her website as well for her full recipe. Enjoy!
Sally’s Baking Addiction: Irresistible Cookies, Cupcakes, and Desserts for Your Sweet-Tooth Fix



Valentines’ Day=Red Velvet Cake


I love Red Velvet Cake.  However, it is hard to find a bakery that makes one just the way I like it.  I am finding it is even harder to find a recipe I can make at home!  I am on the hunt this Valentines for the perfect Red Velvet Cake!


So far I have found and tried two recipes.  One recipe was for red velvet cake and one was red velvet cookies.  The flavor was not as strong as I like in either one, but when I  shared with friends, they all loved it and said both were delicious! My husband thought the cake was one of my best as far as texture and moistness that is something!

While it was not exactly what I was looking for, I think it turned out pretty well.  The search will continue and I am certain I can find that Red Velvet Cake recipe that will be the one that I always go to!  I will let you know.  (recipe for both cookies and cake are under “something sweet”).