Monday, February 27, 2012

Happy Birthday!

Chocolate Cake with Strawberry Buttercream

Now lets move onto my Cake Crush! This is a cake I made for my mother in-laws birthday. This decadent dark chocolate cake covered in Strawberry Buttercream was to die for! She had been dreaming of a cake she had in California from a bakery called Ramonas in which they used chocolate cake with whipped cream! Lets just say I nailed the chocolate cake and I will be making this cake again with whipped cream!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Cracker Barrel.

During the time I was fasting in  January my daughter Liz had this & I had to pray very hard for strength and determination to resist this delicious Apple Cobbler with vanilla ice cream. I took a quick pic of this to remind me to indulge later...well it's later & the girls & I are off to Cracker Barrel (my favorite place ever) to indulge. This is a Sweet Sugar Blessing answered. 

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Humming Bird Recipe

The best flavors are in this Diary.

 My favorite Humming Bird recipe


  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (from about 3 large bananas)
  • 1 tablespoon clover honey
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1 (24-ounce) package white fondant
  • Blue gel paste food coloring
  • Edible luster dust (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a standard 12-cup muffin tin with cupcake liners; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt; set aside.
  3. Place butter in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment; beat on medium speed until fluffy. Add sugar, and cream together until well combined, 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, beating slowly after each addition. Add banana and honey and mix on low until well combined. Add pineapple; mix on low until combined. Add 1/2 cup pecans; mix on low until well combined.
  5. With the mixer on low, slowly add one-third of the flour mixture, followed by one-third of the hot water. Repeat process twice, alternating flour mixture and hot water, and ending with hot water. Mix until just combined.
  6. Fill each muffin cup two-thirds full with batter. Transfer to oven and bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 24 to 26 minutes. Transfer pan to a wire rack; let cupcakes cool completely.
  7. Transfer frosting to a pastry bag fitted with a large 5/8-inch round tip (such as Ateco #808). Pipe frosting onto cooled cupcakes and set aside.
  8. Meanwhile, press your thumb into the center of the fondant to make a well. Place a small amount of food coloring in the well and knead fondant until color is well blended. Continue to add more food coloring to fondant until desired color is achieved. Roll out into a 1/16-inch-thick sheet. Cut out 12 hummingbirds using a small bird-shaped cutter; sprinkle with luster dust, if using.
  9. Sprinkle cupcakes with remaining 1/2 cup pecans and top each with a fondant bird shape; serve.
                               Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, room temperature


  1. Place all ingredients in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment; beat until well combined. Continue mixing until frosting is light and fluffy, about 1 minute more.

Saturday, February 18, 2012


Humming Bird cupcake with the best cream cheese frosting. Aka 
Honey Banana just simply because I add more honey & bananas!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Coco Nut.

Coco all dressed up! Sugars~

Caramel Nut filling!


From Coco with love.

Red Velvet

Red Velvet!


Saturday, February 11, 2012



As I continue on my journey with God I know now that he is in control of my life! I have realized the gifts and talents God has entrusted me with must be used. Sweet Sugar Blessings!