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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