Category Archives: Holidays

Black and Orange Cake Tutorial on Craftsy

Craftsy Black and Orange Cake

Black and orange are the official colors of Halloween, and being generous with them when you’re decorating cakes and cupcakes is a good way to turn an ordinary cake into one that is perfect for a spooky celebration! Lately, I’ve been making quite a few ombre cakes, but black and orange contrast a little too much to use that exact technique for frosting a cake. ... Read More »

How to Carve a Pumpkin Pie Pumpkin

How to Carve a Pumpkin Pie Pumpkin

I love a classic jack o’ lantern as much as the next gal, but I also love a creatively carved pumpkin and usually try to make at least a couple of more unusual designs when I am carving pumpkins for Halloween. This year, I wanted to create a pumpkin carving that was a tribute to my favorite pumpkin dessert – so I carved a slice ... Read More »

Baking Bites’ Best Halloween Recipes

Baking Bites' Halloween Cupcake Assortment!

Halloween is a holiday that is all about having fun. You can go all-out with scary decorations, glowing pumpkins and lavish costumes. You can have just as much fun with your baked goods this time of year, as well. It’s a chance to be creative and try things that you probably wouldn’t do for one of the more “serious” holidays! Here are some of my ... Read More »

Cinnamon Cookie Bones and “Blood” Dipping Sauce

Cinnamon Cookie Bones, served with "Blood" Dipping Sauce

Halloween is the perfect holiday to play with your food and I try to take full advantage of that by coming up with creative, delicious desserts that are both a trick and a treat! My Vampire Cupcakes are a great example of a spooky snack that is a lot of fun to make and even more fun to eat. These Cinnamon Cookie Bones and “Blood” ... Read More »

Candy Corn Mini Cakes

Candy Corn Mini Cakes

Halloween is a great excuse to have some fun with your baked goods. This could include everything from throwing a bunch of leftover snack-sized candy bars into your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe or creating some elaborately decorated cakes. I’ve found inspiration in vampires and in swamps before, but this time around I found inspiration in a classic Halloween candy and used its subtle flavors ... Read More »

Wilton Make-a-Face Halloween Cookie Cutter Set

Wilton Make-a-Face Halloween Cookie Cutter Set

When it comes to decorating cookies for Halloween, you have quite a few choices. You can use cookie cutters to produce ghosts, spiders, pumpkins and other holiday icons. Cookie cutters give you the outline, then it is up to you to bring your creations to life with a little bit of creativity and a lot of frosting. Just as with carving jack o’ lanterns, the ... Read More »

Colorful Red, White and Blue Desserts for July 4th

Red, White & Blue Berry Yogurt Cake

Some people like to go crazy with red, white and blue decorations to celebrate the 4th of July, and while it is fun to go crazy with patriotic colors when decorating, the celebrations are still always about the food for me. Fortunately, the fresh fruits and veggies available during the summer mean that 4th of July meals are often just as colorful as the decor. ... Read More »

5 Must-Make Memorial Day Desserts

Grilled Peach Sundaes

Memorial Day is often considered to be the start of the summer grilling season. It comes right near the end of the school year and it is the time when the whether really starts to warm up all over the country. A backyard barbecue is a must to kick off the season (even if you grill the rest of the year) and a good excuse ... Read More »

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