My son Asher is crazy about video games and routinely goes through bouts of Mario Bros. madness. Who wouldn’t? This Nintendo classic has been around since my early gaming days and holds special place in the hearts of video-game lovers of all ages today. Here is a look at Asher’s Mario Bros. Party and our take on this beloved theme. Continue reading
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Cookie Dough Pops
I have always been a bit of a cookie dough eating fanatic. I don’t actually know how my mom got any Christmas cookies made with me nibbling off the chilling dough balls in the refrigerator all the time, but somehow a few made it to the oven. These days cookie dough desserts are flooding the web, but in our salmonella-fearing society everyone leaves out the eggs, which in my opinion are critical to authentic tasting cookie dough. Here is my rendition of the popular treat that tastes like the real deal but is safe for everyone.
American Mud Cake
Mud Cake, the decadent chocolate gift of the Aussies, has for some reason always given me a world of trouble! (I cannot tell you how many Mud Cakes I have had flop.) Even when they did turn out, the mega deep chocolate flavor I sought was not there. Here I have finally made peace with my cakey nemesis and the results will knock your socks off. Continue reading
How to Color Wafer Paper
Wafer paper continues to gain popularity in cake decorating because of its low ticket price and ease of use for beginner and professional cake decorators. The trouble is that it comes in one color: white. While white is lovely for many projects it is often desirable to have other colors for your decorating repertoire. Some decorators color wafer paper by printing on it with food safe ink from a printer; but not all of us have access to such a printer or the cash to shell out for one. Thinking there had to be a better solution I came up with a way to color this medium for less.
Last summer my daughter Maddie decided it would be fun to have her birthday theme be based on “The Borrowers” books by Mary Norton. With this in mind we set out to create a world of large items which would make Maddie and her friends feel Lilliputian in comparison.
Tented Favor Box Tutorial and Template
Handmade favor boxes are a great way to add color and design to your dessert table and party décor. Here is a tutorial and template to make this cute little box for your next event or just for someone who is extra sweet!
Fresh Strawberry Cake
With strawberries going on sale in stores for Valentine’s Day, now is the perfect time to make a Fresh Strawberry Cake! This cake is so delicious you will want to make it for someone you love soon!
Love is in the Air
Love is in the air. With Valentine’s Day coming up I wanted to create a dessert table that both my son and daughter would love, but Valentine’s colors tend to be so girly-centric that I decided to shift to a more boy focused party that would give the guys their share of the love.