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. 😊

XO, S

Schweets: POP-TARTS!

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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!

XO, S

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. 🙂

XO, S

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.

XO, S