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Mother’s Day Cake – Your Turn To Bake

They say that there is nothing sweeter than a mother’s love, but we like to think that our desserts take the cake! A delicious cake can make any day better, and there are few people more deserving of a yummy treat than mothers. Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to honor and give thanks to our mothers and maternal figures in our lives. It’s a day to celebrate and show our appreciation for the women who have helped guide and influence us into the people we are today.  If you’re looking for tips on how to show your appreciation, Mother’s Day cake is a delicious, charming, and beautiful way to shower mom with some well-earned TLC!

There are many ways to spoil your mom, but we know that it’s not a celebration without cake, so we at Cakes Overseas have created a simple guide to help you treat your mother on her special day. Whether she likes creamy lemon cheesecake, raspberry pink velvet cake, or a decadent 3-tier chocolate cake, we’ve got desserts to make the perfect centerpiece for your Mother’s Day brunch or dinner. If you aren’t a baker, stop here and head on over to our site, where we can send a cake for you! Scroll down and read more on how to make this Mother’s Day extra special! 

Woman holding a slice of chocolate and vanilla cake on pink background

Nailed It! Come Make a Cake with Me!

I’m sure this may come as a shock to many of my readers, but while I absolutely LOVE eating cake, making a cake isn’t exactly my day job. That’s not to say I would completely flop on that popular baking show (hence the chosen blog name), but I’m also not getting into a pastry chef school any time soon. 

With that said, I had the opportunity to make a cake (and cupcakes) for one of my favorite tiny humans a few weeks back. For your entertainment, and to offer up some humble baking advice, I documented my progress! So, sit back and enjoy as I tell you my colorful tale of crumbling cake, haywire (but DELICIOUS) frosting, and a little girl who loved every single bite! 

Make a Cake - Cake Mix, Pudding Mix, Eggs, and Milk

International Women’s Day and Cake

Every year the world celebrates International Women’s Day on March 8th. Ever heard of it? Don’t worry, neither have I. But when the opportunity to research this interesting holiday arose, I was instantly intrigued. What is this interesting holiday? Where did it come from? How do we celebrate it? Most importantly … is there cake? In this article, I’m planning on answering all these questions and more so read on and see how you can celebrate the next International Women’s Day with your loved ones!

International Women's Day: The girl is holding a cake with forest berries, strawberries, blueberries, on the street in the city.

Valentine’s Day Cupcakes: From Sweetie to Sweets!

Hey, watch out! 

Phew! You almost got hit with that arrow! That could only mean one thing: It’s Valentine’s Day! 

Ah, the holiday where sweets rule and chubby babies yielding weapons aren’t a brow-raising encounter. It’s also a day for many killjoy couples to make the irritating declaration that they don’t need a holiday to show their love. (mega eye roll) Nay Nay. Valentine’s Day is more than flowers and candy – I mean, there’s cake, too! Okay, I was kidding about that one. Well, not really … I mean, cake is delicious, but I digress. 

Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate love, friendship, and the joy of having other people in your life. Not just your lover, but your friends, your parents … anyone you want to tell “thank you for loving me.” And, yes, we should appreciate our loved ones all year round, yadda yadda, obviously, but let’s be honest here: if there wasn’t a holiday telling you to bring home cake, you’d probably never bring home cake, right? We all know the truth. So, this Valentine’s Day, instead of making silly announcements and ruining everyone’s fun, read this article and learn how to make the best of the holiday of love (with some help from Valentine’s Day Cupcakes of course).

Valentine's Day Cupcakes: Red Velvet cupcakes on a stand with a piping bag of icing
Red velvet Valentine’s Day cupcakes on a cooling rack and a pipping bag on a rustic wooden table

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Cheesecake

Cheesecake! That dreamy, creamy confection that melts in your mouth and coats the belly in decadent goodness. The word alone makes me swoon. (I may not be a Golden Girl yet, but I’m pretty close!) Served New York style, smothered in fruit, or mixed with added flavors, it is as versatile as it is delicious. While delicious on its own, there is virtually no limit to the combination of added goodness that brings this dessert from ideal to next-level perfection. Curious to know more about cheesecake? Read on to learn all about how this divine treat earned its place on dessert tables all around the world.

About Cheesecake: CakesOverseas Blog. Cheesecake with Raspberry toppings

Don’t Buy the Hype: Why You Should Try Real Fruitcake

Johnny Carson once said, “There is only one fruitcake in the entire world, and people keep sending it to each other.” Folks love to poke fun at this old-time Christmas classic. You see it in movies and on TV. Heck, there are even hilarious memes floating around the internet about this seemingly indestructible confection, but what actually is real fruitcake? Where did it come from? The history of fruitcakes is long. Believe it or not, the fruitcake has existed in one form or another since Roman times. Read on to learn more about this traditional, sweet dessert and how it’s become such a staple in our holiday traditions.

Fresh baked real fruitcake on a wood background.

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Chocolate Cake

Is there anything better than a rich, moist, slice of delicious chocolate cake? We don’t think there is, but we’re biased! At the end of this blog though, we think you might be a little biased too! Between fudge, chocolate ganache, whipped buttercream, and an assortment of chocolate toppings, it can certainly get a little overwhelming. But here at Cakes Overseas, we’re here to help. Which cake should you choose for which holiday? What about friends and family with allergies? Have no fear my chocolate cake-loving friends, we’ve got everything you need to know about chocolate cake in this neatly decorated blog! 

About Chocolate Cake: Everything You Want to Know! Cakes Overseas Blog

Welcome to Cakes Overseas. Who are we and what do we do?

  1. Well hey there! Welcome to the brand new Cakes Overseas blog page! A place where we fulfil your cake filled fantasies with delicious buttercream, moist chocolate sponge cake, and decadent cheesecake right on your screen. (Please don’t eat your phone!) 

I’m Shannon, and I LOVE cake. To be honest, I love cake more than I love virtually everything else in the world, except maybe my dog, Jasper. (<~~You’ll meet him in future blogs. He loves a tiny bite of cake!). So, when I was asked to start writing about my favorite subject in the world, how could I pass that up?

The answer: I couldn’t! 

With that being said, I can’t tell you how excited I am that you’ll be joining me on this adventure every month talking about cake, baking cake, and most importantly, EATING CAKE!