Friday, July 8, 2016

birthday wishlist

My birthday is a week from today and I don't know how to feel about approaching my last year in my twenties! I think I always thought when you were in your thirties, you were "old" except I'm closer to approaching that, and I feel like I was 18 not that long ago, yet I feel so much has changed in 10 years.

Anyhow, as I have gotten older, I feel like I know more who I am and what I like. So I wanted to share some things I've been eyeing this summer season.

bday wishlist

top I'm loving this print from J.Crew so much. And this top is just cute, colorful and perfect for summer.

shoes I want these Asics! They are so simple and can be worn so much!

watch- Kate Spade does everything right in my book, and this watch does not disappoint.

glasses- I've had my Ray-Ban Wayferers for 5 years now, and I think a new pair of Ray-Bans are necessary!

 bronzer- What I love about this Benefit bronzer is that it's light, and enough for a perfect summer glow!

lipstick - Stila makes some of my favorite lipsticks! I can always go for new colors!

Orla Kiely bags case - Oh man, how I need a new makeup bag, and target sells these cute Orla Kiely ones with the best prints!!

cake stand- I can never have too many cake stands. This gold one is perfection!

book- I love reading and a book on food, I'm in! 

Friday, July 1, 2016

Red, White and Berries

How is the 4th of July approaching us already? I hardly can believe it. Sorry I've been MIA, (i feel like I say this every post!) Just having an 8 month baby keeps me busier than I expected! But guess what, I still manage to make sweets here and there and I promise to share them more. I cannot stop baking my heart out! 

Anyhow, since cakes seem to my go-to dessert, I wanted to share a fun way to serve it up on this 4th of July! Everyone loves having their own dessert, and how many of you guys hate waiting for a cake to be cut?  I never want to be the person to cut into the cake first, or miss out on it because they didn't cut it until the very end. So these mini cakes are perfect for such a laid back relaxing event, and who doesn't want their own cake? 
The key to these cakes, of course, is that they be patriotic! That's what the 4th of July is all about! So I paired some of my favorite red, white and blue yummies!

What you need:
A thin sheet of vanilla cake
Whipped Cream (best if homemade)
Coconut Shreds
Large circle cookie cutter

With a circle cookie cutter, cut out 3 even rounds of cake. In between each layer, add whipped cream. And on the top layer, top with coconut shred. Finally, top the mini cakes with the berries. 

And there you have it! It's so easy and looks much more impressive than it really is! And not only is it pretty, but delicious. I'm a sucker for a cake with whipped cream! (and the coconut shreds are a perfect touch!)

Hope you all have a great 4th!! Stay safe, and make sure to show your red, white and blue!

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