I love Spring… it just feels like a new opportunity to get into warm weather party mode.
Our garden wedding – photo by Barbara B.
In honor of the year turning toward the warmer months, I’ve compiled a few Pinterest Boards of spring holiday decorating and menu ideas for Passover, Equinox, and Easter festivities, or that will work for a festive brunch, intimate wedding, baby shower, tea, or bridal shower.
I’ve also included a few of my own ideas and recipes too!
I know I’m in the middle of promoting a Book Release and everything, but let’s not forget the true meaning of October: HALLOWEEN!! I don’t know about you, but this month officially kicks off my Holiday Season. This year, with my book just coming out, writing Holiday articles, and planning a lot of life changes with Husband (a blog for another time!), I am almost inclined to ignore Halloween completely. But I just can’t let that happen. So here’s a recipe for 3-D Skull cake for your Halloween or Day of the Dead Celebration, courtesy of one kick-ass lady: Photographer Hailey of Wicked Hailey Photography (TX).
Skull Cake Supplies – by Wicked Hailey
“The first one I made I made a traditional chocolate cake and dusted with powdered sugar (recipe below). I made a 2nd one today and documented it much more. My husband loves Funfetti or Rainbow Party cake mix from the box (~ EYE ROLL~) so I made this one for him. I hate all store bought icing so I made a Royal Icing (recipe below). This not only glued the parts of the skull together, but also makes a hard shell for the cake. Also, the wine is a necessary supply! Enjoy!” – Wicked Hailey
What summer BBQ or al fresco dinner would be complete without a few yummy dessert options? These are full of warm weather goodness, and quite easy to throw together.
Raspberries at the La Grande Farmers’ Market. lagrandefarmersmarket.org, used under Creative Commons
Do you like Zombies? Gaming Geekery? What about cross-stitch? If you do, you need to know more about Bexie B!
Bex by Vixen Pinup Photography, KC MO
Tell us about yourself!
I’m known as Bex of Bexie B Creations. I am a stay-at-home mom to one human and three canine babies. I also cook, bake, and make video game and B-movie cross-stitch designs.
Just a quick little post today from one of my favorite Facebook pals, Dani of Dollface Desserts in Houston, TX.
Dani by Angela Morales Photography
Danielle is one of Houston’s up-and-coming pastry and mixed media artists.
I made this for my birthday. (It can easily be made dairy-free too.) Oh, did you think it was not possible to have a yummy, moist, chocolatey, tropical cake THAT’S ALSO GLUTEN-FREE? Well, you’re so, so wrong. Excuse me while I have a chocolate-cake-stuffed laugh at your expense. And then go throw up.
Wheee I’m on a Cake!
Gluten-Free Tropicolate Cake
A Tropical Chocolate Birthday Adventure for Your Face Hole
Makes 1 9″ layer cake. Total time: Roughly 2 hours, or less if you have 2 pans. Serves: 8
Meet Hellkitten of Hellkitten Originals! This gal designs clothing, models pinup, works on cars, volunteers for charity… AND makes cookies! Whaaat? Read on if you don’t believe me.
Mini Sliders with Chipotle Mayo and French Fry Shooters by pizzazzerie
If you’re grilling and partying this weekend, I have a Summer Board on Pinterest where I’ve compiled lots of grilling recipes, sides, desserts, and cocktails. Just click on the images to be taken to the recipes!
Have a great, safe, and fun Memorial Day!
Happy Mother’s Day! I owe my life, my sense of humor, my sense of style, my creativity, my looks, and my character to both of these women:
This is me and my Mama, c. 1977ish
That song has been in my head pretty much all week. First it was Boob Cake for husband (which he worked his way through all week and finished last night), and now it’s 2 coworker’s birthdays this week. So last night I made this gluten-free, dairy-free (I did make it with eggs, you don’t have to though) chocolate strawberry cake.
Now… I know I’m not the best baker. In fact, I really, REALLY suck at following directions. And baking is all directions. So it’s a real challenge for me to actually pull a baked good together, even if it’s from a mix. And even then, there’s the challenge of decorating.
Which is why all of my cakes end up with spastic, 5-year-old-on-a-sugar-high icing, which I then pass off as humor or “cute”.