I get the best recipes from my friends, don’t you? Making something scrumptious from a friend’s recipe makes me feel so happy. It keeps that person close to me and boy, don’t we know how important that is these crazy times. I have spent decades of holidays with my dear friend Diana Teston. This is […]

Stress Baking Series: Shortbread Cookies


My goal with this series wasn’t just to get you in the kitchen baking to take your mind off things. I wanted you to use these baked luxuries to spread some love in these unruly times. All of our celebrations are canceled. No weddings, graduations or birthdays, but that doesn’t mean we still can’t share […]

Stress Baking Series: Easy White Vanilla Almond Cake


The past few weeks have been extra busy with postponed weddings. I have so much admiration for the professionalism of my wedding colleagues and the compassion and understanding of my clients. These adorable dog sugar cookies were for the welcome party at Morgan and Rhett’s ocean-front wedding scheduled for last Saturday. My dear friends at […]

Stress Baking Series: Sugar Cookies


This recipe takes me way back.  Mona was a dear friend of my mother, and her oatmeal cookies were the talk of the town. I remember the neighborhood kids would stop by Mona’s just to see if she had any oatmeal cookies fresh out of the oven. The center is perfectly chewy and not overly […]

Stress Baking Series: Mona’s Oatmeal Cookies


Well, it isn’t quite a snow day (or month or week) but it sure feels like it. What the heck, let’s make snowballs. These cookies are an expected delicacy during my family holiday season but they are always a welcomed surprise throughout the year. Your kids will be rolling them in powdered sugar after they […]

Stress Baking Series: Snowballs

Our world is topsy-turvy these days, and many of us are finding ourselves at home with lots of time, maybe some kids underfoot and a mild case of anxiety. Let me introduce you to my favorite way to manage uncertainty…Let’s stress bake!  Sure, I create gorgeous custom cakes for a living, but my first love […]

Stress Baking? Chocolate Chip Cookies, Anyone?

St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah is a holiday with a capital H! Schools are off, banks close, businesses shutter until after THE PARADE. A half a million visitors descend on our fine city to celebrate with us. If you have never experienced Savannah on St. Patrick’s Day, well, it is a bucket list item for […]

Guinness Stout Cake with Baileys Ganache, Mousse and Buttercream


When you want to impress your dinner guests (or hey, just yourself:) with a rich, decadent chocolate dessert, I have the answer. Let’s make my favorite Chocolate Oblivion Torte. Light hints of fudge and a creamy texture, think ultra yummy chocolate truffle, that will delight your tastebuds and keep you coming back for more. Oh, […]

Chocolate Oblivion Torte with Chocolate Glaze

Chocolate Oblivion Torte with Chocolate Glaze

I admit it. I cannot get enough of this perfectly chocolate cake. Fantastic fudge highlights with the satisfying sugar notes paired with the sweet and tartness of strawberry. Use one bowl for the cake and one for the frosting. Simple recipe with an elegant outcome. Whip this up when you need a taste of summer […]

Strawberry Buttercream, Perfect Chocolate Cake


February is the month for chocolate lovers, me included. Finding the perfect chocolate cake recipe that stands up to different frostings and flavor profile is a labor or love. In two decades, and dozens and dozens of recipes tried and tasted, this is my favorite go-to chocolate cake.  The recipe doesn’t disappoint.  A moist and […]

Perfect Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting