Tag Archives: Peanut butter

Budget-Friendly Holiday Fluffers!

Limited holiday chocolate-covered homemade marshmallows, Fluffers will make the perfect budget-friendly gift or stocking stuffer.  They come 6 to a box for $10.  Deadline to order is December 18th for delivery by December 22nd (sorry, no shipping this year).  Email cakeislife@gmail.com to order (include flavors and amounts needed).  Thank you!

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Birthdays…

The sunflower cake was done about a week ago for my very best girly friend’s birthday.  That cake smelled GOOOOOD!

The Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup cake was for a 6-year old’s birthday…good thing his name started with an “r”…really made the top easy!

Birthday Cake and Building Blocks

Yesterday, we had a baby shower and a birthday party all rolled into one day!  The baby shower was for my husband’s cousin and the birthday party was for my niece and my two boys.  Both parties were fun and I’m VERY thankful everyone decided to have them in doors, because it was ONE HOT DAY yesterday!

Ben and His Cake

Thought I’d share my favorite picture of Ben and his cake from last night!  Yes, I let him hold it…only for a second though!

Ben and His Cake

Ben and His Cake

Happy Birthday, Ben!

Today is my oldest son’s 4th birthday!  One of his favorite things right now is Cars.  He loves the movies, has an almost-complete set of the character cars and has a TON of Hot Wheels, so it was only fitting that his birthday cake be a Lightening McQueen!  This is my first attempt at a 3-D sculpted cake and I love the way it came out!

May you have a FABULOUSLY wonderful birthday, Ben!  I love you!

Yes…ANOTHER New Cake Flavor

I’ll start off by saying that my son, Ben is BRILLIANT!  His birthday is Sunday and I asked him what flavor cake he wanted.  He thought for a moment and said, “Peanut Butter”.  Um…ok!  I love pb just as much as he does and I’m always up for a challenge, so peanut butter he’ll have!  I wanted a cake that would be sturdy too, because his cake is going to be a carved Lightening McQueen.  So I adapted a pound cake recipe that I love.  Oh yeah baby…it’s peanut butter!  The whole house smells like I’ve baked peanut butter cookies!

So, what goes with peanut butter, you ask?  The first thing that comes to mind is chocolate (hello…who doesn’t love a Reeses PB cup now and again…or several!).  I have a chocolate ganache recipe that I’ve been wanting to try too.  This one is whipped and makes a FABULOUSLY smooth, creamy, chocolatey icing for the PB cupcakes I made.  What else goes with PB?  Jelly!  I had all intentions to fill the cupcakes with Raspberry Preserves, but was so elated with the flavor of the whipped ganache that I “forgot”…okay, I was consumed in trying not to lick the spatula every time it came out of the mixing bowl!  I did, however smear some onto one of the cupcakes after it was unwrapped and let me tell you, it was DIVINE!

Without further ado (or rambling)…I’ll introduce the Peanut Butter Pound Cake with Dark Chocolate Whipped Ganache (Gina…if you’re reading this…this icing will definitely be something you’ll want to try for one of your next cakes…you’ll love it!)

Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes

Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes