As you might know if you have any little boys (or husbands) in your house – Shark Week starts Sunday, August 4th! Let the kids know you’re super cool this Shark Week, by making a Shark Cake. It’s not as hard as you might thank – here’s how to make a shark cake:
Spruced Up Cake Mix: Double Chocolate Cake
Kasey here, recently we hosted a cook out at our house for the Time 2 $ave team and their family’s. It was so great to spend time with everyone, and our kids had a blast playing in the backyard together. I made a chocolate cake for dessert and posted the pic on facebook. Immediately my wall blew up with comments requesting the recipe. Who knew a chocolate cake could garner such a response. It was so simple to make! I followed my blogger friend, Hoosier Homemade’s advice and spruced up an ALDI cake mix. She always adds four eggs (even if the mix calls for less) and replaces the water with buttermilk. Although I generally prefer homemade cakes I thought I would try her suggestion since I was on such a tight time frame. Oh. My. Word. It was so moist and delicious! I added homemade icing, and garnished with one of the premium milk chocolate bars from ALDI. I think it turned out beautifully. Amazed at how easy it was to grate the chocolate bar using a cheese grater! I’ve included my recipe below for my spruced up cake mix double chocolate cake recipe!
I made another cake yesterday to take to church however it didn’t turn out nearly as pretty. It’s really important to give the cake time to completely cool before drizzling the icing. Then, make sure to allow the icing to cool before adding the chocolate shavings. I didn’t have time for either Saturday morning and by the time we got to church my cake looked like a hot mess! The chocolate shavings melted everywhere. Oh well,lesson learned! [Read more...]
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If you’ve been searching through Memorial Day dessert recipes, you may want to consider making this Patriotic Punch Bowl Cake. It’s super easy to make and so yummy! You can use a store bought angel food cake, or make a cake yourself. The great thing about punch bowl cakes, is that you can vary the ingredients and type of cake to suit your fancy. Yellow cake, white cake, and pound cake are just a couple of varieties that could be substituted. This Memorial Day recipe looks very patriotic with the red, white, and blue color combination from the strawberries, blueberries, and whipped topping. [Read more...]
To celebrate summer break – the kids and I made this fun Pool Party Fish Cake and invited the neighborhood kids over for cake and water games! Check out our post on 15 water games HERE!
It turned out super cute – and would be appropriate for any pool party, summertime soiree or even Father’s Day for the fishing dad. Here’s how to make your own Pool Party Fish Cake.
With the end of school comes lots of parties, banquets and the giving of teacher appreciation gifts. If you need a quick easy idea for a treat to bring, you may want to try out these Cake Mix Cookie Bars! This recipe is so easy and quick – it’s my go-to recipe when it come to last-minute classroom treats. Plus – you can customize it with any flavor cake mix (Chocolate for brownie-like bars, orange or lemon for summery bars!)
If you are looking for a great Mother’s Day desert recipe, Strawberry Shortcake Red Velvet Cupcakes are fantastic!/
Y’all are going to love this yummy Strawberry Shortcake Red Velvet Cupcake Recipe guest post from my friend Sadie!! She is an amazing baker if only she lived closer to me I’d love to have one of these Strawberry Shortcake Red Velvet Cupcakes right now!!! There is just something about scrumptious cupcakes – the perfect balance of cake and frosting that makes them irresistible. [Read more...]
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I was browsing Pinterest last night (as usual) and found this adorable idea for Easter Breakfast!