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5 Essential Tips for Making Amazing Cake Pops

Okay, I won’t deny it, I love cake pops.  The perfect combination of cake, frosting, and chocolate coating makes them an addictive little treat and irresistable dessert at parties. So when I had the opportunity to attend a cake pops baking class on Mother’s Day, I signed up immediately.  I was determined to finally learn […] Read more…

Sand Cake Trifle

It’s official!  Summer has arrived.  With the Memorial Day kick off yesterday, summer has begun.  I’m gladly welcoming the sandy beach days, cool summer treats, and evening picnics under the stars. To kick off the summer season, I made a sand cake dessert for a barbeque yesterday.  Requiring no cooking, this light dessert is perfect for a hot […] Read more…

Twinkie Graduation Diplomas

Ever since I started following party blogs, I’ve started to look at snacks differently.  What used to be just a roll of black licorice, I now see as a checker piece.  Or a bowl of blue jello suddenly becomes a shark tank. (More on that later.)  It has become almost a game to imagine how to transform these […] Read more…

90th Birthday Party Ideas

Ninety is a big age milestone.  I can’t imagine what it must be like to have experienced ninety wonderful years of life. It’s definitely a cause for celebration.  When we decided a number of months ago to throw my grandmother a 90th surprise birthday party, I was excited to have the honor of styling the dessert table and designing the […] Read more…

Chocolate Drizzled Coconut Macaroon Nest Cookies

I love coconut macaroon cookies.  Not to be confused with their spelling cousin macarons, coconut macaroons are definitely a dessert that I can tackle in the kitchen.  Their sweet pillowly goodness of coconut, vanilla, and egg whites (lots of egg whites) baked into a mountain melts in your mouth. When I hosted my recent party, […] Read more…

Tweet! Tweet! A DIY Spring Birdhouse for Your Dessert Table

I am so excited to be styling my first dessert table for my grandmother’s 90th surprise birthday party this week. I did say surprise, but since she doesn’t read blogs, I think it’s safe to talk about it. The theme I chose for the party is Birds and Blooms. To add some bird elements, I’ve been […] Read more…

Glitter and Polka Dotted Paper Mache Easter Eggs

Polka dots and Easter eggs, they just seem like two things that should go together. At least that’s what I thought when I saw this adorable Easter egg tree in one of my favorite holiday decor stores – The Christmas Attic.  This little shop is a great place for seasonal inspiration. I enjoy strolling around with my […] Read more…

St. Patrick’s Day Push Pops

The minute I saw my first cake push pop, I knew I had to create some.  It’s exciting to think about devouring the perfect proportion of cake and icing in one single bite.  Plus, cake push pops look so pretty at a party.  It’s another fun way to integrate the party’s colors into the desserts. […] Read more…

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