• Sweet Honey

    Springtime Dessert: Vanilla Cake with Buttercream Frosting and Edible Nest

    I am a sucker for anything themed, so naturally when any holiday rolls around I’m immediately on the hunt for a similarly themed dessert for our family gatherings. I found this Speckled Malted Coconut Cake by Emily Nabors Hall on the Country Living website that looked like perfection! Well, almost perfection – my husband and I are not fans of coconut or coconut flavoring (much to the disappointment of my mother). While I’m sure that Emily’s recipe is amazing and delicious, I decided to make my Easter egg cake with my favorite vanilla cake recipe and a light blue buttercream frosting. The nest is made of phyllo (or fillo) dough and is filled…

  • Sweet Honey

    Buttery Earl Grey Shortbread Cookie

    One of the reasons I decided to start a blog is to have a place to share the creations I’m baking up in the kitchen. I am by no means a professional baker of any kind, and I have had more than my fair share of failures, but that has yet to deter me from trying to fatten up my friends and family with delicious recipes I find. My love for baking really only started about five years ago when I started making organic dog treat recipes for Kona, and from there I ventured out to pie design and anything I can find that is deliciously sweet. So, fair warning,…

  • Our Hive

    A Little About Me…

    A little over a year ago I became a Mom to a beautiful 6 lb 6 oz baby girl. We named her Olivia, and boy did she change our world! When you’re pregnant (and sometimes even beforehand) people tell you that the moment your first meet your child everything will change. Of course I was pretty skeptical of this statement because I was never a “baby person”. Don’t get me wrong. I loved seeing other people’s babies, spending time with my nephew or my friends’ children, but I was never left with this yearning desire to have a child. Well, NEWS FLASH!!!! They were right! The moment I held her…