You have to make a brownie cake. For real. Because look how cute it is. I love to serve things in a new way at the parties I throw. It’s such a fun way to add special details that the guests will love. Sure, you can serve a plain old cake. But why not serve a brownie cake? It’s something you don’t see everyday, everyone (well, just about everyone) loves brownies and it’s SO easy. So just make one, ok?
PIE CAKE! OH MY GOSH YOU GUYS! YOU HAVE TO STOP WHAT YOU’RE DOING AND GO BAKE A PIE CAKE RIGHT NOW! Like, right this minute. And yes, you read that right. There is pie. Inside that cake. I made this for my son’s birthday party last week and had to share it. I though about making another one so I could take pretty, styled photos of the steps and make a gorgeous, Pinterest worthy post. But I can’t! I’m too excited to share it. So let’s consider this pie cake to be in the wild, in a raw landscape, its natural habitat. YOU GUYS! PIE INSIDE CAKE!
You guys! Macaron cake toppers are the cutest! And they are so much more useful than some of those other, basic, cookies. I mean, do other cookies look cute enough to top a cake with? I think not. And you certainly couldn’t write on most of them. After being introduced to Lette Macarons I got all kinds of ideas of how to use those tasty little treats in various ways. While I love cake banners, and those cute DIY cake toppers, I wanted to do something different. Edible ink turns these beautiful little cookies in to the perfect celebratory billboards for cake your messages.These are super easy to make. Just use Lollipop Sticks and slide them in to one side of the macaron. Be gentle, macarons are delicate little things. If you aren’t careful your big old mitts will crush them.Then all you need to do is use edible markers and find someone with way better writing than you…in this case, Lauren. Duh.
You can write any message you want. These can be for any kind of celebration. Like, “Happy Wednesday!” or “Sorry you got fired!” And the best part? You can totally eat the entire thing (minus the stick, don’t be dumb). You can’t do that with other cake toppers!
Macaron cake toppers are awesome!
Macarons come in so many amazing colors that you can match virtually any cake or party decor. And your cake can be super simple and plain so these really stand out. And if you have never had the chance to do a macaron tasting, grab some friends, buy a dozen and check them out. They usually come in flavors like passion fruit, violet and earl grey and are crazy delicious. I was also blown away by the coffee one. So tasty! You can see another macaron DIY on Babyshower.com.
And if you still need more macaron inspiration you HAVE to check out Sugar and Cloth’s Glossary of Macs. It will blow your mind! I can’t wait to see the macaron cake toppers you guys come up with! Send me pics!
*I was provided macarons by Lette Macarons, Fashion Island for use in this post.
Do you serve the same thing for Easter Brunch every year? While most of us have traditions that we like to stick to, I usually like to try something new as well. I knew that Panettone was an Italian tradition at the Christmas holiday but I didn’t know they had a version to share at Easter too. This makes me really happy as I am somewhat obsessed with Panettone. Nudo makes a Colomba Cake for Easter that is available online. Like their other products, their packaging is gorgeous! It arrives like a gift and would be perfect to take with you if celebrating Easter at someone else’s home.
This cross between bread and cake is so yummy! It is light and airy with hints of citrus fruit and the crunch of nuts. This Easter cake is made with Extra Virgin Olive Oil and is perfect for brunches during spring.
Nudo’s Colomba Cake is a limited edition and is $25. Order now so it arrives in time!
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I have a really fun birthday banner up on You Are My Fave. Have you seen it? Fabric letters and napkin flowers make it fun and exciting. Go check it out!!
Two days after Christmas we held a birthday party for my son at Pump it Up. Two days after THAT was his actual birthday. We always have family over on the actual day for cake and ice cream. But this year, you know, on account of because I am crazy (we’ve already established this right? I don’t need to keep saying it.) I decided that since it was his 4th birthday, he needed to have 4 cakes. So this happy little guy got to ride around the house on his new Envy Prodigy scooter. I had cakes in the oven. I had no time for discipline.
I used the rest of the Minted party decor I had ordered for his party at the house. This is our banner wall. True story, this banner is still up. As I type this, in February, the banner is on the wall behind me. It just looks so cute! And it was super easy. The Minted items come printed and ready to string. They are printed on really nice quality paper and make decorating super simple. Here are 3/4 of the cakes. One was still in the oven at this point. We had a yummy cherry chip cake, a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting, an angel cake with meyer lemon glaze, and a dump cake. Yes, a dump cake. If you have never had one, you need to. I’m going to share the recipe with you next week. It is super simple and everyone always goes crazy for it. And kids (and my husband) laugh when they hear the word “dump.”
And oh yeah. I had made the cake toppers from the Minted party stuff before Christmas. And then found them a few weeks after the party, unused. How cute would these have been on the cakes? Total fail. I am not a baker so trying to get all four cakes done really through me off my game. But I will just have to save these for another time.
So there you have it. 4 cakes for a 4th birthday. For 8 adults and 4 kids. We had a lot of leftover cake. And since my other son is turning 7 this year I figured that if I wanted to do a party with one cake for each year I better do it now. Even my crazy has limits.
*This is not a sponsored post for Minted. I had a credit with them and decided to try out their party decor. I am so glad that I did. It saved me a ton of time and everything was still super cute.