Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Whooooaaaa....it's been a LONG TIME!

Any followers still out there?!?

I know it's been like....FOREVER since I have posted on here and I am sorry about that!

I have created a Your Happy Baker Facebook page and that is where I post all of my creations now!

So, hop on over to Facebook and enter Your Happy Baker into the search line and BAM, there I am with everything I have been baking since you last heard from me!

Lots of Love,
Erin aka Your Happy Baker

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Happy Birthday Husband!

My Husband turned 31 this year...and when I asked him if he wanted a cake for his birthday - I was expecting his usual "No Thanks" response because he never eats any of my sweets. He just doesn't have a sweet tooth like me.

So when he said "Yes." I was shocked.
I continued to be shocked when he told me he wanted "something with strawberries".

You got it, hubby.

I baked a Vanilla cake, whipped up some Vanilla Swiss Merinuge Buttercream, added Strawberry Jam to a couple cups of buttercream, sliced up some fresh strawberries...and built him a little cake.

I saw this idea on Pinterest a long time ago and since the husband loves sprinkles I figured he is the perfect candidate.

I grabbed the numbers 3 and 1 from my cookie cutter collection, placed them on top of the cake and sprinkled away. I lifted the cookie cutters and after a few adjustments with a toothpick, ta da!

He loved it...and I loved that he loved it.

He even had two slices the night of his birthday and two more slices the next couple of days until it was gone.

I love you Richard and Happy Birthday!

First Annual Spring Bake Sale

For a month, I advertised on Facebook - my First Annual Spring Bake Sale.

I offered any variety of the following four flavors:

Chocolate Cake with Oreo Cookie Bottom topped with a whipped Cookies n' Cream Frosting 
and Oreo Cookie Crumbs

White Chocolate Cake filled with Fresh Raspberry Filling 
topped with Raspberry Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Chocolate Chunk Cake topped with a Creamy Peanut Butter Buttercream

Vanilla AND Cheesecake Cupcake with Fresh Strawberry Filling
topped with Vanilla Swiss Meringue Buttercream 

All orders were hand delivered by me on May 4th, 2013.


I know this kid named Jacob...and he has become a huge part of our lives here.
I met Jacob when he was 4 months old when I started taking care of him five days a week.
He has turned into Ethan's best little buddy and in April, Jacob turned ONE.

His mommy was throwing a Barn Yard themed birthday celebration and requested some delicious cupcakes and smash cake for the event.

Jacob is very special to me so I wanted to make sure when he looked back at pictures from this day, he says "Damn, my cake and cupcakes were awesome!" Well, maybe without the bad word, but still I wanted it to be perfect.

The cupcakes were Vanilla Cheesecake and Chocolate, both with Fresh Strawberry Filling.

The smash cake was Chocolate also with Fresh Strawberry Filling - just no glaze and a thin layer of buttercream to prevent a sugar overload.

Everything was covered with Vanilla Swiss Meringue Buttercream.

I purchased the Cupcake picks from the local Bakers Boutique.

The cow spots are black Marshmallow Fondant and the barn cake topper is a bird house I bought at Michaels and painted myself.

I knew Jacob would be a great cake smasher...but I didn't know he would be the BEST CAKE SMASHER in cake smashing history!

He did not disappoint.

It was an awesome day and I am blessed to have been a part of his first year.

Happy Birthday Jacob!