Recipe: The Best Cream Cheese Cut-Out Sugar Cookies EVER

This is what I consider to be the best sugar cookie recipe for cutting into shapes and decorating. Why? Because it has cream cheese in it, you guys! It makes these cookies chewy and delicious. Check out these decorating ideas. http://sevenlittlemonkeys.com

In all my years of baking I’ve never come across a yummier sugar cookie. It has cream cheese in it, you guys! Which makes it chewy and downright delicious, and I am ALL about a chewy and delicious cookie. This Continue reading Recipe: The Best Cream Cheese Cut-Out Sugar Cookies EVER

Once Upon a Cake Pop: A Look Back at My First Time

Erica pulls out a practically-vintage post from her former website, EG Cakes, where she talks about her first experience making cake pops and reminds herself, and her readers, of how it all began. http://sevenlittlemonkeys.com

I came across this old post from my days as a baker-for-hire and my now-defunct business/website, EG Cakes. Not only did it remind me of how little my older two kids were, but it reminded me of that epic moment Continue reading Once Upon a Cake Pop: A Look Back at My First Time

Luscious Lemon Poppyseed Cake Recipe

I originally began making this cake because it was my mom's favorite at a local restaurant many years ago in Fredericton, NB.  Before the restaurant went out of business, I asked the owner for her recipe and for a long time I made it her way...from a (gasp!) box mix!  Still, it became my mother's birthday cake...even on her 50th, the last birthday before she passed away.  And now it has become my husband's favorite and his only birthday request.  I have tweaked the recipe here and there so you can make it from scratch, too!

I love a good chocolate or vanilla birthday cake. But this lemon poppyseed cake is a wonderfully light and delightful alternative. Also, it has a special place in my heart. I originally began making this cake because it was my mom’s Continue reading Luscious Lemon Poppyseed Cake Recipe

Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes with Bailey’s Irish Cream Buttercream Frosting | Recipe

Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes with Bailey’s Irish Cream Buttercream Frosting recipe at http://sevenlittlemonkeys.com

When I decided two weeks before my husband’s 39th birthday that it would be a ‘fun idea’ to throw him a surprise beer-tasting party, pulling together a menu was half the battle. I ran out of time to make a Continue reading Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes with Bailey’s Irish Cream Buttercream Frosting | Recipe