Wednesday, July 21, 2010


I can't believe my baby is 12! Bryn came to the bakery last week to work on her birthday cake. Her design this year was from the movie, UP. She loves that movie and designed this cake all by herself.

The cake was iced in buttercream, then a cloud background was airbrushed on the sides.

Bryn searched the internet for the right pictures of the characters and then we printed them onto edible paper.

The back of this cake even had a design from the movie. She put Paradise Falls here and the topper was the house, of course.


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Today's Demo on the Kansas CW

I hope some of you got to watch my demo this morning with Mark Larson on the Kansas CW. I decided on a cool dessert that you can make ahead. It is very impressive for your guests. I hope you give it a try!


  • 1-1/2 cups cold milk
  • 1 package (1 ounce) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) vanilla yogurt
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, cubed
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 carton (12 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
  • 1 prepared white cake, 9x13, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 1/2 quarts strawberries, cleaned and sliced


  • In a small bowl, whisk the milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set.
  • In a large bowl, beat the yogurt, cream cheese, sour cream and vanilla until smooth. Fold in pudding mixture and 1 cup whipped topping.
  • Place a third of the cake cubes in a 4-qt. trifle bowl. Top with a third of the pudding mixture, a third of the berries and half of the remaining whipped topping. Repeat layers once. Top with remaining cake, pudding and berries. Serve immediately or refrigerate. Yield: 14 servings.