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Amy-Paige Cox

Born and raised in her beloved mother city Cape Town,  Amy-Paige Cox is a writer, poet and plant mom. A hopeless romantic at heart, she loves exploring different parts of the world, all the while documenting her ever-changing perspectives with pen and paper. Although tempted by numerous interests, her life-long goal is to be a globe-trotting children's book author.

Scary Scrumptious: Spooky Cakes for Halloween

Although the custom of “trick-or-treating” never quite reached my own childhood, I have always found an affinity toward things mysterious and creepy. Whether it was through making imaginative concoctions and potions with soil and seawater or watching my all-time favorite Tim Burton film, “Corpse Bride” – the spooky themes of Halloween somehow trickled into my young years. I may not be an expert in spooky cakes, but I do take pride in being an amateur baker. So, merging these two specialties seems like a fun way to explore the flavors and customs of Halloween!

Equal parts spooky and delicious, let’s take a closer look at the scary scrumptious world of spooky cakes! With autumn flavors like spiced apple, cinnamon, sweet pumpkin pie, nutmeg, and death-by-chocolate (pun intended), there is no way these desserts won’t knock your socks off. Featuring ghosts, mummies, witches, and creepy crawlies, these festive cakes might bring more goblins to your doorstep. And, don’t let these freaky designs fool you; we’ve also included easy, no-bake treats for the Halloween mummies, I mean mommies, who don’t have all the extra hours to spare!  

Spooky cakes with ghost confectionary on top.

How Are Cake Pops Made: Back to School Baking Ideas

Just like all art forms, baking evolves and transforms over time. Re-inventions and expansions take place to fit new trends and current fashions. And, the revolution of cakes involves a series of ever-changing shapes, sizes and colors. Just a few years ago, monumental-sized three-tier confections were the be-all and end-all of the cake scene. Today, however, we are seeing a preference for something a bit smaller; something that may require a little bit of restraint. Introducing the Cake Pop – a tiny sweet treat so addictive, you may not have enough to share! How are cake pops made? Let me fill you in. 

How are cake pops made: 3 Cake pops on a pink plate, with 3 glasses of milk.

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