Easter Log Cake

Each year I try to come up with a creative dessert and more often than not, I’ll end up baking a cake. This year I baked a log cake (who says you can have a log cake only for Christmas) SnapseedEaster is a wonderful holiday, to me it represents everything new, fresh and bright. Spring has arrived, the flowers are starting to bloom, the birds are singing and the energy in the air seems to be one of happiness and hope. I decided to put in as many soft pastel colors to show the memories I had growing up around Easter time. SnapseedAs a child my Easter mornings were spent at church and then followed with a big celebration meal and of course our chocolate Easter eggs. This EasterLogCake will shine brightly on any dessert table. Using edible garnishes and decadent chocolate ganache, the cake is made to resemble a tiny tree log. SnapseedFor something so impressive, this recipe actually starts off pretty simple. A basic cake is baked in a jelly roll pan before being rolled up with chocolate ganache and white chocolate pudding. SnapseedCut into this cake to reveal a festive swirl, but the real fun part comes with decoration! These cute little figurines are made of Marzipan (all edible) SnapseedSnapseedSnapseedSnapseedAdd a little dash of magic to your baking and make a EasterLogCake its a new take on the traditional yule log and a great alternative to a traditional round cake! SnapseedSnapseedSnapseedSnapseedHAPPY EASTER!!

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Raffaello Roll Cake

Wow, another year is coming to a close.  It’s crazy how fast time flies and that 2016 is on it’s way out and 2017 is knocking on the door. Start off the new year on a sweet note with Raffaello Roll Cake. snapseed Raffaello cake is inspired by the Ferrero Raffaello confection. snapseed If you like Raffaello almond coconut candies then you won’t be able to resist this delicious roll cake that only requires 15 minutes cooking time.  This coconut cake Raffaello will just melt in your mouth with every bite.  A soft and moist cake snapseed made with almonds, coconut, wafer pieces all blended in a whipped cream with cream cheese filling.  snapseed Cakes created for New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day can be as intricate or simple as you envision in order to celebrate the holiday in style. snapseed As we all know New Year’s Eve comes very fast after Christmas celebrations and snapseedoften it seems like a great deal of work to make another cake! Just keep in mind even a very simple design idea can create a unique and memorable cake to help count down the year. snapseed

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Wishing you all a Happy New Year!

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Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Braid

It is officially fall, with crisp air, leaves are changing color and pumpkin season  is upon us.  The last three months of the year are prime pumpkin season.  From Halloween jack-o-lanterns to pumpkin pies at Thanksgiving and Christmas, it is easy to enjoy all the tasty goodness pumpkin provides.   Are you a pumpkin fan? Cinnamon… Continue reading Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Braid