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Nutella Mug Cake. I have been experimenting with different mug cakes every since I heard about them about a year ago.

Nutella Mug Cake

None of them have been winners. They were either too chewy, too dry, or not sweet enough. Well, I continued experimenting, and thought why not add some decadent Nutella into the mix. Vertical Layer Cake Tutorial. I really need to preface this tutorial with...

Vertical Layer Cake Tutorial

I am sorry. I am SURE there are easier ways to do a Vertical Layer Cake. But I was being a brat for my birthday. EDDIE ROSS - Pink Ombre Cake. Here's a cake sure to sweeten up the Valentines in your life.

EDDIE ROSS - Pink Ombre Cake

Pick up three boxes of your favorite white cake mix—or work from scratch if you have the time—along with a bottle of Wilton's Icing Color in petal pink. Split each box into two batches for a total of six, then add increasing amounts of dye little by little until you achieve the ombre effect. For the outside of the cake, I used a piping bag fit with a basketweave tip.

Happy baking, everyone! Rainbow Cake in a Jar. I’ve always had a penchant for sunshine in a jar.

Rainbow Cake in a Jar

Doesn’t the very phrase itself, “sunshine in a jar,” roll off your tongue and fill your mouth with magic? While I’ve never yet found myself a sunshine in a jar, I think we may have just concocted it in our kitchen tonight. In this simple recipe, a basic white cake is turned into a slew of bright colors, baked to perfection, then topped with a creamy white frosting. Cakes baked in jars can be topped with traditional metal canning lids and stored in the fridge for up to five days. The Baker's Daughter: Polka dot cheesecake.

I saw someone wearing the greatest polka dot rain coat today and it inspired me to make this cheesecake.

The Baker's Daughter: Polka dot cheesecake

It needs to be refrigerated overnight so make sure you make it the day before you want to serve it. I find that popping it into the freezer for about 1/2 hour makes it a lot easier to cut. Using a knife dipped in hot water between cuts also helps to make clean edges. Dirt Cake. I’m really excited about today’s post.

Dirt Cake

I remember Dirt Cakes from when I was younger so I’m feeling a bit nostalgic. Plus I’m a sucker for cute stuff and this Dirt Cake is too cute! Dirt Cakes are a great dessert not only for adults, but for kids too. Just add some gummy worms or maybe a little trowel or spade! It’s a great opportunity to have fun and be creative. Twix Cheesecakes – Gingerbread Bagels. Lincoln’s Red Velvet (Cheesecake) Cake. Wednesday, April 7, 2010 Lincoln’s Red Velvet (Cheesecake) Cake Psssst…. there’s a surprise inside this pale exterior!

Lincoln’s Red Velvet (Cheesecake) Cake

Hi Hat Cupcakes. I did it.

Hi Hat Cupcakes

I finally made them. Hi Hat Cupcakes have consumed my cupcake thoughts since I first saw their tall chocolate dipped tops online after I started blogging. But, I have to tell you, I’ve been nervous to make them. Coca-Cola Cupcakes. I don’t drink coca-cola.

Coca-Cola Cupcakes

But I do eat it. Weird. Yeah, I dunno. It’s way better eaten. Let’s take a look, shall we? Easter Cupcakes Baked in Real Egg Shells. I watched my Grandmother’s face when she realized that I hadn’t handed her a hard boiled egg but rather a cake baked inside a real egg shell.

Easter Cupcakes Baked in Real Egg Shells

Her eyes were filled with wonder and I could envision what she must have looked like as a tyke the very first time she saw a red balloon float across the sky or the the trunk of a giant elephant spewing a stream of water. “Crack it on the table,” I told her. Eggs were cracked, cupcakes were eaten, and I was perceived as a cupcake Houdini. Update 3/19/2012: For the basic instructions on these Easter cupcakes, keep reading.