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Cherry Blossom Cake Tutorial

Check out this cherry blossom cake tutorial to learn how to decorate a cherry blossom cake by painting on buttercream! Tutorial, FREE stencil printable, and video on GoodieGodmother.com

Learn how to paint on buttercream frosting using two different techniques with my easy to follow cherry blossom cake tutorial! One of my absolute favorite things about spring in Northern Virginia is the cherry blossom trees. The blossoms are just gorgeous, and I don’t even have to trek to the District to enjoy beautiful blooms – we have a few trees right outside our condo. Of course, it is a…

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Carrot Cake From Scratch

Carrot cake from scratch... with a tropical twist! Get the recipe for this amazing carrot cake with coconut cream cheese frosting on GoodieGodmother.com

This is my favorite carrot cake from scratch recipe, I’ve been baking it for years! This carrot cake recipe has a hint of tropical flavor, but is traditional enough to have everyone come back for seconds.  I wish I had a better story about this carrot cake recipe, I really do. But there was no carrot cake from scratch in my childhood, there was some amazing carrot cake from Publix…

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How to Decorate a Rainbow Cake

A sprinkle-coated colorful cake makes a beautiful centerpiece dessert for a party. Learn how to decorate a rainbow cake like a pro with my easy-to-follow tutorial. * GoodieGodmother.com

A sprinkle-coated colorful cake makes a beautiful centerpiece dessert for a party. Learn how to decorate a rainbow cake like a pro with my easy-to-follow tutorial. Rainbow cakes make me so happy, and it was one of my favorite designs to make with my home bakery. I actually started making them because I agreed to donate a cake to a silent auction for a local organization, and one of the…

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Gluten Free Vanilla Cupcakes

You won't believe these are gluten free vanilla cupcakes! My favorite recipe so far, and the best part is that it contains NO gums. Get the recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

The best gluten free vanilla cupcakes I’ve tried – recipe tested and approved with rave reviews by those who eat gluten. The texture is incredible, and there are NO gums.  I’ve toyed with a gluten free cake recipe for a while now, but a friend finally provided the necessary motivation to perfect my recipe. Her little girl was celebrating her first birthday, and I – once again – volunteered myself…

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Snickers Cake

Rich chocolate cake, layers of homemade nougat, peanuts, and caramel, all covered with a rich ganache - candy bar dreams come to life! Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Rich chocolate cake filled with layers of homemade nougat, caramel and peanuts and then covered in a chocolate ganache make this Snickers cake a decadent treat for any occasion!  About twelve-ish years ago, I baked the first birthday cake of what would be many birthday treats for the Godfather. We just started dating a few months prior, and he told me that because his birthday falls so soon after the…

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Perfect Chocolate Cake From Scratch

No boiling water required! This PERFECT chocolate cake recipe is moist, rich, and most importantly... chocolaty! Part of the "perfect cakes from scratch" recipe collection only on GoodieGodmother.com

No boiling water required! This chocolate cake recipe bakes perfectly every time, and stays moist, even after two days in the refrigerator (I know… I just checked.) It’s time to have a serious discussion about chocolate cake. As a serious baker, I have made many many chocolate cakes, and until now, not one has been perfect. I’ve always meant to overhaul my recipe completely and get a perfect from scratch…

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Fresh Raspberry Mini Cakes

Fresh Raspberry Mini Cakes - A perfect Valentine's Day dessert without chocolate! These are so easy to make, even for a novice baker. They're the perfect size for eating alone, sharing with someone you love, or they package beautifully for a thoughtful gift. Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Fresh raspberry mini cakes are a beautiful dessert you can customize for many occasions. Even novice bakers can achieve stunning results! I’m so in love with mini cakes right now, especially if they’re layered with open sides (i.e. – the “naked” cake style). I think they’re so much fun. They’re the perfect size for either eating alone or sharing with someone you love, with zero guilt about overindulging because you…

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Rose Ginger Steamed Sponge Cake (Ma Lai Go)

Rose Ginger Chinese Steamed Cake - A modern take on a traditional Chinese New Year Dessert. Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Are you ready for Chinese New Year? It’s in just a few weeks and I can’t wait to check out some of the local celebrations to see the colors, dancing, and – of course – eat the food! Traditional Chinese food has so much variety and so many complex and beautiful flavors, and the Godfather and I love to try new foods whenever we can. I’m actually learning a lot…

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Red Velvet Cake

Perfect Red Velvet Cake Recipe FROM SCRATCH! Just the right hint of chocolate with a kick, it's everything you'd want from a classic Southern red velvet. Bakes perfectly as a layer cake or cupcakes with no modification. Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

This is my perfect red velvet cake recipe. It’s the best red velvet cake I’ve tried, and it’s most definitely *not* chocolate cake with red food coloring, because that, my darlings, is *not* red velvet cake contrary to what I have heard/seen in my life outside the South. Bless. The mark of a really good red velvet cake is a slight tang from vinegar and buttermilk, just the right hint…

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White Cake Recipe FROM SCRATCH!

Naturally white, and easy to mix up with no special ingredients required, this white cake recipe from scratch is moist and delicious! Put down the box mix, and make white cake from scratch at home. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com #whitecake #weddingcake #birthdaycake #vanillacake

Naturally white, and easy to mix up with no special ingredients required, this white cake recipe from scratch is moist and delicious! Put down the box mix, and make white cake from scratch at home.    This is a white cake recipe, from scratch, with NO shortening, and REAL vanilla. This is that perfect white wedding cake recipe for the bride who doesn’t like artificial ingredients, the white cake for…

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Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake

Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake - rich chocolate cake layered with salted caramel and a from scratch peanut butter frosting * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake received a standing ovation at our house! This is a rich chocolate cake layered with salted caramel and a from scratch peanut butter frosting, perfect for the peanut butter cup lover in your life.  Some days, you need to bake a chocolate cake. But you can’t just make any chocolate cake, it should be a peanut butter chocolate cake because you haven’t had a…

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