Pink Bear Macarons for my Bear’s First (Super Belated) Birthday!

My sweet Adairbear is officially a toddling 1 year old! Hurray, hurrah!

To be honest though, she’s 1.3 years old and with the craziness of moving twice in two months, her birthday fiesta was nowhere near the extravaganza I would’ve liked it to be.

So I’m celebrating her big first birthday on the blog. It’s a bit belated, but better late than never, especially when french macarons are involved!

French Macaron Bear Cookies - A sweet addition to a baby shower or birthday party as a favor or for dessert! | Make Me Cake Me

While french macarons sound quite fancy and formal, when shaped like bears, colored pink, and doodled on with edible markers, they’re all fun and giggles.

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Fancy Pants Chocolate Flower Cake

Whenever I make a cake for a friend, I ask if they have a flavor preference, hoping to make a treat that really speaks to their sweet tooth and makes them smile. That’s the whole point, right? A happy cake-eater.

Alas, 9 times out of 10, I’m asked to make something chocolate-y. Not going to lie, while delicious, chocolate-frosted cakes make me a little sad.

No rainbow frosting stars. No turquoise and lime green swirls. No furry white bunnies.

Fancy Pants Chocolate Flower Top Cake | Make Me Cake Me

I just love decorating with color and the premise of using straight brown is creatively limiting.

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Oh Happy Day! A Rainbow Cake for Beginners and Busy Bakers

My sweet friends! I’ve been missing you like crazy these past two months!

All things, including my love of the sugar arts, had to be put on hold while we sold one house, moved into another, bought a different house, and then finally moved one last time. Phew!

Thank Heavens to Betsey, we’re somewhat settled into our new place and I’ve slowly begun eking out bits of time to bake, decorate, draw, and write.

Dude… let me say… it… feels… GLORIOUS!

Rainbow Drop Star Happy Cake - For birthdays, baby showers, or just for silliness :) | Make Me Cake Me

I’m so happy to have a piping bag back in hand and I was even happier to share this colorful and super easy cake with my girlfriends. We enjoyed many slivers while laughing, drinking cocktails, and taking in the breeze on our new deck.

Pure. Happiness.

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Summer Snail Cookies: Because Slow Food is Sweet!

This post has a secondary title, “Snail Cookies: Because Michelle is Slow as Molasses with the Posts Lately!”

True enough!

As I mentioned a few weeks back, my life’s been a whirlwind lately. We sold our sweet little house, moved into a rental house, and are now set to close on our next house around July 4th. Three houses. Two moves. Two kids. One husband traveling to Scandinavia on “work” for the next 10 days…

Summer Sprinkle Snail Cookies: For sweet baby showers or birthdays!

Yeah, that’s why the posts are comin’ at you super slowly and also why there may be a slightly bitter tone to this post!

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Under the Sea Rosette Cake for Baby Aurora

Sweet friends! I miss you all so much and am sorry for being much less present on the ol’ interweb these days. Alas, my hubby and I have been up to our eyes in home-selling brouhaha (fixing, cleaning, staging, showing, and all that).

Thankfully, my time away from the sugar arts was fruitful and we sold our house super fast! Woo! Of course, just as that brouhaha wraps up, the packing and moving brouhaha begins. Boo!

I need some cheering up. Someone get me a slice of cake and a wicked cute whale topper, pronto!

Under the Sea Cake with Fondant Whale Topper w/ Tutorial. Great for a boy's or girl's birthday, a baby shower, or just for summer fun! | Make Me Cake Me

Even with all the house mania, I squeezed in time for this little cake to welcome Baby Aurora. Aurora’s daddy works with my hubs inventing gizmos and gadgets to conduct ocean research. It only seemed natural to make a baby whale topper for a cake in her honor.

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