German Chocolate Cake

Husband just turned 30.

For funnsies, I blew up 30 balloons, each with a note stating something I loved about him, and dumped them on his head.

And made him a German Chocolate Cake.


German Chocolate Cake recipe from Brown Eyed Baker . I did use my own buttercream recipe, because I think it’s tasty. Not the prettiest cake I’ve ever made, but it was pretty damn good.

And, when Husband blew out the candles, there were thirty candles on the cake. With a fire extinguisher at the ready.


25th Birthday Cupcakes

My beautiful sister-in-law is turning a quarter of a century old.

She requested “chocolate, red, and pink”.


Surprisingly, it’s hard to find inspiration for “milestone” birthdays. Unless you are looking for “over-the-hill” type things. Then, well, you get a ton of wonderfully tacky ideas.

Not what I was going for here.



I made the Triple Threat Cupcakes from YourCupofCake, except I used whole MEGA Stuf Oreos and the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles recipe from Bakerella. I’ve made the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles recipe at least a dozen times and it’s always a huge hit. I only use a dash of salt in the truffles, instead of the 1/2 tsp the recipe calls for.


Please don’t ask for nutritional information.