Creating… Miranda

Be creative EVERY DAY • A Challenge

Peacock Cake

My mother’s birthday cake was inspired by the new Birthday Cake Flavored Peeps! White cake mix with buttercream frosting and seedless raspberry jam filling decorated with marshmallow fondant. I used … Continue reading

March 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Mini cupcakes with “healthy”, rich and creamy dark chocolate frosting

2015 brings big changes for me so, I’m getting back to my creative roots. Join me or just enjoy my photos and drool. Thursday’s creativity conveniently centered around my recent … Continue reading

January 16, 2015 · 2 Comments

Peep-tastic Chocolate Coconut Birthday Cake

Birthday cake time with a peep theme! I experimented with a mish-mash of recipes (Pinterest again!) and had a few hic-ups, but the end result still tasted like a party. … Continue reading

May 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Layered Lemon Cream Cake

My mom requested either a lemon or cannoli cake for her birthday. I’m itching for spring, so I chose the brightness of lemon. The bottom cake layer is dense and … Continue reading

March 14, 2014 · 2 Comments

Triple threat! • Baking…. Mousse Layer Cake

America’s Test Kitchen Claims this is the best Mousse Layer Cake ever. And I’m inclined to believe them. How can you not trust a kitchen laboratory that makes recipes dozens … Continue reading

October 18, 2013 · 7 Comments

Baking… Almond Raspberry Birthday Cake

Birthday time at the office again, and I happily volunteered to make the cake! Almond Cake (adapted from Odense’s Lemon Almond Cupcakes) 1 can (8oz) almond paste, grated 1 cup … Continue reading

October 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Baking… Boston Cream Pie

Rejuvenated from my recent vacation to Boston, I baked a pie… urr, um… cake. Boston Cream Pie Hot Milk Sponge Cake (Better Homes and Gardens) Suggested by my favorite gurus … Continue reading

October 3, 2013 · 4 Comments

Testing… Fruit Roll Up Sails

In preparation for my father’s sail boat birthday cake, I’m testing out the edible sails. During my brainstorming session I proposed: Fondant main sail Fruit roll up spinnaker or jib … Continue reading

August 28, 2013 · 2 Comments

Baking… Boxed Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Yes, I can make a cake from scratch. No, I can not duplicate the fluffiness of box mix,  yet. But, adding homemade cream cheese frosting makes it all good! One … Continue reading

August 21, 2013 · 2 Comments