Cherry Garcia Ice Cream Cake

Have you ever made an ice cream cake? I made one for the first time this week.

When I was asked if I was available to make a birthday cake I said, “Sure. I’d love too!” When asked if I did ice cream cakes, I had a bit of a RUT-ROH moment. (Sorry, I’m a bit of a Scooby- Do fan)  I didn’t want to disappoint or pass up an opportunity to try something new; I took the order.

Then came the question, ” Do you think you could make a little boat to put on top?” Again I said, ” Sure, I can do that.” Shortly after I got this picture.

Some Recent Cakes

Over the past few weeks I’ve made a few cakes that I’d like to share with you.

Last summer I made cupcakes and a small cake for a good friend’s wedding. The bride wanted chocolate and vanilla cupcakes with coconut frosting and a small layer cake with the same flavors. A couple of months before the wedding  I started testing recipes. I’d never baked for a wedding before so I was understandably nervous One afternoon the happy couple was planning on dropping by after a camping trip; a perfect time to whip up a batch of cupcakes  using one of the recipes I was planning on testing.

Fairy Birthday Party & Candy Clay

I love to make decorations for cakes and cupcakes out of gum paste and fondant. I don’t love  how awful they taste. I hate having to warn that although the toppers are edible; they are not “eatable”.

It’s inevitable; even with the warning, there will always be the one kid, and you’re lucky if its just one kid,  that eats a topper.

I was hired to make small cake and mini cupcakes for a fairy themed birthday party for a four year old. There I was trying to figure out what kind of decorations to make and all I could picture was the look on a four year old’s face after eating  an icky, chalky tasting topper. Did I want to be the reason that poor kid was traumatized by cupcakes?  Not so much.

Guilt Free Raspberry Cheesecake Bars

Are you looking for a guilt free treat for Valentine’s Day? Do you love raspberries and cheesecake? I may have found just what you need. I stumbled upon this recipe on the Yoplait Facebook page and decided to give it whirl.

The crust is made using Betty Crocker Oatmeal Cookie Mix. Please don’t hate me for using a mix; taking a shortcut from time to time isn’t bad. Is it? The filling is made with cream cheese, Yoplait® Light Fat Free raspberry cheesecake yogurt , eggs, flour and raspberries.  If you fear making cheesecake,don’t fret this recipe is also quite easy.