I love to bake! I get that from my mom. She loves to bake too. The problem? Then I end up eating it! Ha ha ha! I didn't actually do too much baking over the past few months just because I have been trying to eat better & if sweets are around, I will eat them. Luckily we have many neighbors & friends who enjoy being the recipients of the baked goods.
I made this simple bundt cake for my hubby's birthday:
Luckily his birthday cake requires very little fuss. He requests this chocolate chip bundt cake every year. It is easy & it is so good! What I also love about this bundt cake is that it's dense which makes it sturdy so it travels well too. I can't do bundt cakes too often because they are just so heavy, but I'll make this recipe a couple times a year. If you are in the mood for chocolate, lots & lots of rich chocolate, then this cake is the one!
Here's another pic of the apple decorated cupcakes we made for our annual back to school dinner:
I saw this idea on Pinterest & they were so easy to decorate-red buttercream, green fruit slice cut in pieces to make leaves & a pretzel rod for a stem. The girls loved helping with these too!
For Thanksgiving this year I made some pies:
I'm not a big pie person, but my absolute favorite kind is the Apple Crunch pie (above right). That's actually the only kind of pie I usually make. So for Thanksgiving I thought I would branch out & also make a pumpkin pie & cherry pie. Yum!
We went to my parents house for the actual Thanksgiving holiday & my mom made cupcakes with our girls:
She had bought one of those little cupcake decorating kits & they turned out really cute!
For some sweet treats for friends during the holidays I dressed up my chocolate chip bundt cake & made them mini:
Why are they just so cute when they are mini? And they looked pretty with the powdered sugar "snow" & holly berries.
In January our baby turned 2! She is SO into Monster's Inc. & Monsters University. It is so funny! She drags her little Mike & Sulley stuffed characters everywhere. So it was just the natural choice for the theme for her birthday party this year. I saw this Monsters inspired cake on Pinterest & decided to give it a try myself.
I think it turned out pretty cute:
Quinn loved it & that's all that really mattered! Oh & it tasted pretty darn good too!