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Barbie Cake + Meringue Girls Book Giveaway!

Hello, my friends! So there’s a series of words I never imagined using in the same sentence: chocolate, beet, cake, meringue, and Barbie! But yes. Oh yes. Now it just seems perfectly natural–necessary even–to combine them all. As a child of the 70s, I’m no stranger to doll cakes, but I have never had the joy […]

Sweetapolita Giveaway

KitchenAid Mixer Giveaway + A Sweetapolita Book Update

Hi friends! Just when I said that I was “back” on a regular basis, I got swooped up by another frenzy of book stuff, but I’m excited to report that I have done all of my final photos and most of the main edits, so this time I really am back! I’m also excited to […]

Chocolate Party Cupcakes with Vanilla Swirl Frosting

{My Favourite} Chocolate Party Cupcakes with Vanilla Swirl Frosting

While these cupcakes aren’t anything super-frilly or fancy, they are my best-loved and most-baked treat, so it seemed only natural to share them with you. This past weekend we celebrated my sweet cakelet Reese’s 7th birthday (how is this possible–didn’t she just turn 4 and decorate this Rainbow Doodle Cake?), and we had almost 20 […]

Best-Ever Chocolate Nutella Layer Cake via Sweetapolita

Best-Ever Chocolate Nutella Layer Cake

Chocolate, chocolate everywhere! I was looking through some older posts the other day, and I came across these Chocolate Birthday Cupcakes with Nutella Cloud Frosting. And while I’ve never been fixated on Nutella desserts, I had almost forgotten how much I loved the way the sweet and hazelnutty flavour and creamy texture of Nutella added […]

Easter Extravaganza Bark by Sweetapolita

Easter Extravaganza Bark

I think it’s safe to say that treat-wise, Easter is my best-loved time of year. The endless chocolate, the bunnies of all shapes and sizes, pastel marshmallows, Peeps, candy-coated eggs, cream-filled eggs, pastel everything, sprinkles and more–all of the flavours and colours make me giddy. I’ve seen some pretty colourful Easter Candy Bark on Pinterest, […]