Schweets: Piñata Cake

Happy Cinco de Mayo! This cake was easier than I thought it would be and would be so cute for a Cinco de Mayo (or a Cinco de Quatro) party!

I looked at a lot of blog posts on how to do this but I ended up not following a specific recipe. For the cake I used a cake mix which made my life 10,000x easier. For the frosting, I made this buttercream recipe which MADE the cake. 

Basically I made two layers of cake, cut the layers in two, cut out a circle from the top three layers, filled the cake with candy and then put one of the circles back on the top of the cake and frosted!

Make it a real party and whip up some guacamole and margaritas as well. 😊



Schweets: Chocolate Cake

This chocolate cake is THE BOMB. It is so good and rich but not at all overwhelming. It is from this South African cookbook Another Week in the Kitchen which is the second cookbook from author Karen Dudley. The Kitchen is a really cute, trendy restaurant/deli/catering company in Woodstock that I LOVED when I visited this past  September. ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

This is my go-to cake for all celebrations 😊


Schweets: POP-TARTS!


Passover is over tonight! Let the carbo loading begin!

I have been thinking about making these for a while now and I’m THRILLED with how they turned out. I used this recipe for the dough and this recipe for the glaze. Also look at my amazing GIF.

(Thank you Travis for enabling this obsession. You are my official go-to-friend for discussing crumb placement).IMG_0435 (1)I can’t even describe how good these are… and they look so professional! For the filling I used some homemade berry jam mixed with cornstarch. I ended up cooking these for a bit longer than the recipe called for so they were a tad crispier.

I won’t lie, these are a little tricky to make. There is a definite learning curve but by the end I had the hang of it. I might even look for a big rectangle cookie cutter instead of bothering with all of the measuring etc. And I mean even if they aren’t technically perfect the end result is PERFECTION. I can’t wait to make more with different sweet and savory fillings!


Schweets: Easter Cookies

Happy Easter! Look at these bunny butts!

To celebrate I made these super cute cookies and sent them to my fave NY-based Christians. I found this adorable cookie idea on Pinterest and tweaked it to make it my own!

pictured above- left: Molly, middle: Sarah, right: Julia

The coconut flakes and heart shape tails are pretty much the cutest thing ever. 🙂


Bachelor Finale Viewing Party!

So excited for The Bachelor finale tonight! Who will Prince Farming choose… Fertility Whitney or Becca the Virgin?! #teamwhit

Our finale necessitatas include: chocolate roses for the final rose ceremony, glittery engagement ring sugar cookies and so much wine.

I CAN’T WAIT. I already have my Chris Soules outfit picked out and I’m currently practicing his nervous giggle for our chocolate rose ceremony.