Viennese Almond Flavor Paste Giveaway!

It’s no secret that I looooove the flavor pastes from Pastry Portal. The product is simply amazing and offers fresh, real flavors that you cannot get from an extract or flavoring.  And I must say that of all of the amazing flavors that I have tried, the  Viennese Almond Paste is my favorite! In fact, my mouth was watering as I was taking these pictures because the smell is so profound it was filling the room. And, because I want you to experience the incredibleness too, Ayi from Pastry Portal and I have teamed up to give away a jar of this paste that will keep you in a happy place for a very long time! Continue reading

Mocha Almond Fudge Cake

There are times when I want something light and fluffy and there are times when I want something dark and fudgy and decadent. This Mocha Almond Fudge Cake is for those dark and fudgy kind of days. It is a rich mix of a fudgy chocolate almond-flour cake frosted with a sinful espresso buttercream and filled with silky hot fudge and crunchy salted and roasted almonds. Seriously, who can resist this combination! If Mocha Almond Fudge is your favorite flavor of ice cream and you need a fudgy chocolate fix you must try this! Continue reading

Coconut Cupcakes by Trophy Cupcakes and Book Giveaway!

Phew! The kids are back in school and the fall routine is beginning. To celebrate the start of my favorite cake season (hooray for apple and spice and nuts!) I am sharing with you an awesome Coconut Cupcake recipe (a little reminder of the sunshine we are leaving behind)  from the Trophy Cupcakes and Parties! book. I am also going to give away a copy of this incredible cookbook and idea book. Continue reading