Monday, May 23, 2011

Graduation Party

It was a big weekend in our family - we had not one, but two family members graduate from George Mason University!   My mom and my niece both graduated, so we of course had to have a party!  

Here are the treats I made for the dessert table (we also had a chocolate fountain, which was messy, but quite a hit!)


Cake bites!  dark chocolate with gold star sprinkles, and lemon yellow

mini cheesecakes with berries

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Virtual bake sale going strong!

Thank you so much to everyone who has been ordering from my "virtual bake sale" for Susan G Komen for the Cure.   In the past two weeks, I've made cake bites for Nickie, pumpkin bread and lemon cake for Judy, and (very early this morning!) these cake bites for Ashley!

Ashley is taking these cake bites to a party to celebrate her grandparents' 50th wedding anniversary.   They are dark chocolate cake, covered in dark chocolate and accented with white and dark chocolate and edible gold glitter.   Hope they enjoy!

Do you need a treat for an event or outing coming up?   I'd love to make some cake bites or other treats for you!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Hummingbird Cake

Have you ever tried Hummingbird Cake?   I had it for the first time years ago at a friend's baby shower, and I was hooked immediately.   It's an old Southern Living magazine recipe - apparently one of their most-requested.   I've never made a Southern Living recipe I didn't like.

This cake is so good - kind of like a carrot cake, but with bananas and crushed pineapple, and of course cream cheese frosting.  Moist, cinnamony, and delicious.

Once again, this is a late night camera phone picture, so not the greatest quality.   But you get the idea - lots of pecans and cream cheese goodness.  Yum.