lemon bread

Lemony Lemon Bread

Lemon is such a perfect flavor to enjoy anytime of year, but it’s sunny color is extra special as we head into spring.  This pretty lemon bread would be perfect for a ladies brunch, or simply...

Cute Easter Cookies {How-to}

Cute Easter Cookies {How-to}

Here in California spring is finally making an appearance, although I know in much of the country it may be a few weeks yet!  I hope this pretty pastel set of Easter cookies will give you hope...

Purse Cookies

Purse Cookies

A little while back a friend asked me to make some cookies for her daughter’s 13th birthday.  The birthday party was going to include a trip to the mall with the birthday girl and...

Cupcakes with pretty fondant accents

Fondant 101

Let’s start from the beginning… The title of this post “Fondant 101” implies that this will be a post that will teach you the basics of fondant, and that is true.  But the title...

My Life in Birthday Cakes

My Life in Birthday Cakes

See that cute birthday girl in the photo above?  That’s me!  At least it was me in 1983.  The photo is me celebrating my 5th birthday at preschool, with a birthday cake made by...

The Glorious Truth

The Glorious Truth

  (Above- one of my earliest cupcake photos, I was very proud of these at the time) I’m a perfectionist.  A grade of an ‘A-‘ is almost the same as an ‘F’ to me. ...