DIY: Peekaboo Shamrock Pound Cake

Peekaboo Shamrock Pound Cake tutorial

I’ve pinned this Pumpkin Peekaboo cake from She Knows back in November and intended on making it for Thanksgiving and then for Christmas and yea, it never happened. I was trying to think of a neat treat for St. Patrick’s Day and the peekaboo cake sprang to mind. So here is my version of the cake all greened up for St. Pat’s Day.

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DIY: Thanksgiving Turkey cupcakes

gobble gobble

The last couple of years, I’ve done some tutorials for various other blogs on Thanksgiving treats. Today I am going to share one of those with you here on my blog.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Last year I did this awesome tutorial on making Turkey cupcakes for Thanksgiving. I was a guest post-er on CakeSpy’s website.

Thanksgiving. The holiday of food, er giving thanks for life’s bounty. A few days to indulge in excess of food, family, travel and shopping–that is to say, a great holiday. No worrying about giving and getting presents: just a day to enjoy stuffing ourselves, making more room and saying thanks for that delicious turkey.
Back when I first started exploring baking creatively, I came across this idea for making Thanksgiving turkey cupcakes. At first I was a little skeptical because it looked like a lot of work and up to the point my decorating skills consisted of a butter knife and a slab of frosting from a can. But I couldn’t resist, and I found that these were really easy to make and so irresistibly cute. This is also a great thing to give kids something to do later in the day. They can assemble their turkeys and throw a turkey parade to rejoice for those birds that survived another year. Or the kids can make them ahead of time and you can use them as your table centerpiece. Just arrange on a platter and stick some flowers in between the cupcakes. Read more and see tutorial on Cakespy.com


Hope you have a great Thanksgiving! And come see us at the Patchwork Festival in Santa Ana on Sunday!

DIY: 4th of July Dessert Kabobs

cupcake kabobs 4th of july

So the middle of the year is almost here. Can ya believe it?? Wasn’t I just stressing out about Christmas?

Last year, the lovely Suz Broughton asked me to put together a tutorial for her blog on OC Mom Blogs in the OC Register. Check it out here.  Since it’s a new year, I wanted to do another tutorial along the same lines as last year’s with some changes. I wanted to make them a little easier, a little less sweet. I would say healthier but we know that isn’t true. So I’ll go with less sweet.

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Gobble gobble!

Turkey cupcake tutorial, originally uploaded by kristin_a.

So hey check this out! My turkey cupcake tutorial was featured on Cake Spy. THE Cake Spy!

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Woo hoo!