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Black Forest Baked Alaska

Black Forest Baked Alaska

Baked Alaska is one of my favorite retro desserts. It’s a delicious combination of cake and ice cream that is covered in marshmallowy toasted meringue that first came into vogue in the 1970s, but never went out of style in my kitchen. My Black Forest Baked Alaska is made with a dark chocolate brownie base that is topped with layers of cherry sorbet and chocolate ... Read More »

Tropical Tiki Cookies

Tiki Cookies

I’ve been on a tiki kick all summer long – it’s hard not to feel inspired after you’ve had one or two tropical drinks! These Tropical Tiki Cookies are definitely inspired by those fruity drinks and include quite a few tropical elements, enough to make you feel like you’re being transported to an island getaway with each bite (well, almost!). The cookies are loaded with ... Read More »

Cake Boss Mini Cakes Cake Carrier, reviewed

Cake Boss Mini Cakes Cake Carrier

Most of my cake carriers were chosen for function over form. It’s not that I don’t want a cake carrier that looks good – or that I think there is anything visually wrong with the cake carriers in my collection – but a semi-transparent plastic carrier isn’t the most elegant way to present the baked goods that you worked so hard to make, even if ... Read More »

Cherrymat Cherry Pitter

Cherrymat Cherry Pitter

Fresh cherries are absolutely delicious, but their pits are not. It can be very time consuming and messy to pit a pile of cherries. It can be done by hand and without special tools when you only need a small quantity of cherries to do, but when you’re planning to bake a couple of pies, cobblers or even cakes, it is well-worth having a cherry ... Read More »

Cherry Chocolate Chip Bread

Cherry Chocolate Chip Bread

Cherry Garcia ice cream is one of my favorite Ben & Jerry’s flavors. It is made with cherry ice cream that is studded generously with chunks of cherries and chocolate. This Cherry Chocolate Chip Bread is inspired by that ice cream – and by a huge basket full of fresh cherries that was sitting in my kitchen. The quick bread is loaded up with cherries ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

Ice cream is a welcome treat during the summer, but sorbet can be an even better way to showcase in-season fruit. Ambrosia Baking mixed up some Cherry Sorbet that is a wonderful way to cool down on a hot day. The sorbet is made with fresh cherries – not cooked, canned or jarred cherries – so it really captures their natural sweetness and their bright ... Read More »

What is the Best Frosting for Ice Cream Cake?

Ice Cream Cake with Whipped Cream Frosting

Ice cream cakes are fun to make at home because it is easy to customize them with your favorite flavors of cake and ice cream, so you’re not bound to the small handful of options that they have at the nearest ice cream shop. It isn’t difficult to stack up the layers of cake and ice cream, whether you’re making a sheet cake or a ... Read More »

Samurai Ice Pop Molds

Samurai Ice Pop

During the summer, it seems like there are lots of movies on that you don’t get to see during the rest of the year. There are shark movie marathons, endless repeats of all the Rocky movies and a plethora of old samurai movies that make you want to grab a sword and start swinging. These movies may not always be cinematic masterpieces, but they are ... Read More »

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