Chocolate Vinegar Cake

Chocolate Vinegar Cake

Growing up, my mom often made what she called Vinegar Cake. As a kid I didn’t think the name was strange. Now I realize that what she called Vinegar Cake is more often called Depression Cake or Crazy Cake. During the Depression Era, this cake…

Baking our Wedding Cake

Baking our Wedding Cake

Note:  Do not assemble and decorate a wedding cake the morning of your wedding!  It is a lot of work. You will be nervous. And there isn’t time to fix mistakes. When I finished the large roses, there was a noticeable gap between the cake layers.…

Birthday Cake for a Two Year Old

Birthday Cake for a Two Year Old

I used Shepherd’s second birthday as a trial run for the wedding cake that I planned to make the following month. The birthday cake turned out much better than the wedding cake. I learned my lesson — do NOT assemble and decorate a wedding cake…