6-Layer Neapolitan Macaron Delight Cake

Well, all I can say is thank-the-cake-fairies that Neapolitan will never be oh-so-vanilla. It’s nearly impossible to get tired of making, serving, seeing, or eating anything with the beloved trio of chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla. But since it’s such a classic, and many bakers love to create Neapolitan-themed treats, it never hurts to put a […]

Birthday Party Ice Cream Cake via Sweetapolita

Birthday Party Ice Cream Cake + Tales of July

Hello my friends! I’m happy to report that I lived to tell the story of July 2014. Here are a few of the adventures that have been going on in my world during the past month: 1. I shot the cover of my book! This was a lot of pressure, in a way, but I […]


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 […]