Posts Tagged Cake:

May
09

In Season: Local Strawberries

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One of the things I love about Sacramento is stumbling upon a corner of earth, right in the middle of our urban landscape, that some lovely soul has decided to farm. It’s a beautiful thing to see acres of fruit trees in the middle of a residential neighborhood, or a strawberry patch nestled between a […]

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Jan
31

Rick’s Dessert Diner

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Ever since I can remember, Rick’s Dessert Diner has been my go-to place on late nights when the ice cream in my freezer just wouldn’t cut it. Even when I attended grade school down the street, my dad would treat my younger brother and I after school, almost weekly, to a treat of our choice […]

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Oct
01

Craving Cake? Popular Bakery Chain to Open New Store in Sacramento

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This Friday, Nothing Bundt Cakes will open the doors to its newest bakery location in Sacramento’s Loehmann’s Plaza Shopping Center. This will be the second Nothing Bundt Cakes franchise catering to the Sacramento-area’s collective sweet tooth, joining the Roseville location that opened late last year. Nothing Bundt Cakes specializes in – you guessed it – […]

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Mar
22

Mickey Mouse Cake

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I love a good party, especially when it’s my son’s birthday party. Weeks (OK, months) in advance, I’m cooking up themes, menus, games, decorations…but one piece of party puzzle I leave to the experts…the cake! Yes, I realized long ago that I can bake up a tasty cake, but my decorating skills are definitely lacking. […]

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Feb
17

Snickerdoodle Cake with Brown Sugar Buttercream

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Ever since I got my first Betty Crocker Boys & Girls Cookbook, I’ve been addicted to baking. I took kids cooking classes, entered cookies and cakes in the county fair and became the primary baker in our house at the ripe old age of nine. I’ve brought this love of baking into my adult life, […]

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Mar
25

Frosted Cake Shop, Sacramento

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A child’s first birthday is a pretty big deal…especially for Mom! I must admit, I’ve been planning my son’s first birthday for about 10 months, so when the big day was nearly here, I threw on my event planning hat and went to work. First order of business was the theme, and there was no […]

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Oct
26

Halloween Pumpkin Cake

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I’m one of those people who loves to buy holiday décor after the holiday (when it’s on sale) and stash away until the following year.  So, it was early November, 2009 when I came across a set of fun Martha Stewart cake stencils (on sale!) at Macy’s.  They have been burning a hole in my […]

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Feb
09

Red Velvet Cake

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Looking for the perfect dessert for your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day? Then this cake is for you! My husband recently celebrated a birthday and his one request was a Red Velvet Cake. After reading through dozens of recipes, this one from Emeril Lagasse looked both delicious and manageable. It was fluffy, moist and the shocking […]

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Dec
20

6th Day of Christmas: Deck the halls with Gingerbread Houses

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Harkening all the way back to the 11th Day of Christmas… as Maria noted, “’Tis the season for new traditions,” and I must second that. After all, a tradition had to start at sometime, right? Aside from the many existing holiday traditions my family has, this year, I’ve had the pleasure of participating in the […]

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Dec
19

7th Day of Christmas

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“On the Seventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me: Seven Swans of Swimming…” Ok, apparently swans are symbolic of seven gifts – like wisdom, understanding, counsel and fortitude – changing us from ugly ducklings into graceful adults. Admittedly, I was a shy duckling (certainly not ugly) and a quiet observer, but somewhere […]

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