Leaving on a Jet Plane!

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So I am leaving on a jet plane but I know when I will be back again!  I am taking a vacation to Greece with a friend of mine!  I am so excited I have never been there so it will be new and exciting.  So in a way Baked with Butter is going to go on the road.  I plan on posting on Instagram all the amazing baked goods and sweet treats I can find while I am traveling.  I mean half of the fun of traveling is the amazing food and dessert you get to try along the way.  I will still have regular posts as well while I am gone.  Well I will have regular posts if this technology  thing does what I want it to do 🙂

I made these travel cookies in honor of my vacation!  I mean who doesn’t want to celebrate going on vacation?

Blackberry Upside Down Cake

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Is it just me or does everyone think summer is the perfect time for all your desserts to have fruit in them! I love most fruits and just love blackberries so I thought it would be fun to have a twist on a pineapple upside down cake (which I am also a fan of, maybe a future post 😉 ) So I put down a layer of blackberries on the bottom of two 6″ cake pans, then I mixed up my white cake recipe and poured over the top of the cake, baked them and hoped it didn’t turn in to a mess on the bottom. Thankfully when I flipped them out of the cake pans they didn’t fall apart!

Next I mixed up a Swiss Meringue Buttercream. This was a new recipe to try, you have to heat up the egg whites and sugar over a double boiler. Then you move it to a stand mixer and whip it until it looks similar to a meringue(hence the name) then you add in butter and mix until its fluffy! The recipe is a little more labor intensive but the result is so good! I leveled the cakes and layered them with the buttercream and topped them with some more fresh blackberries! This cake is perfect for summer time!

Father’s Day Treats

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These are my strawberry cupcakes with strawberry cream cheese frosting. I made these for a friend of mine, for her dad for Father’s Day! Many many years ago I made these cupcakes for a shower at her house and her dad fell in love with them! So much so that he kept the leftovers in the freezer so he could keep eating them! His sweet daughter decided it would be a nice treat for Father’s Day to have some of them made just for him! It’s so nice when someone loves your cupcakes so much they still talk about them years later! And he is the nicest man, so I was more than happy to recreate them for him!

Sweet Treats for a sweet baby shower

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I made these sugar cookies and mini cupcakes for a baby shower. A friend from church asked me to make these for a baby girls shower she was hosting. The original plan was for leaves and flowers on the cookies and succulents and flowers on the mini cupcakes. But then she found out a few weeks later that the couple was mistaken and they were having a boy not a girl!  The flowers were quickly dropped and we just went with the leaves instead but it was a fun story that I wanted to share with you all.

I used a watercolor technique on the cookies to make the leaves. I used two different shades of green and a tiny tiny brush to keep them small and draw them on. I made chocolate and white mini cupcakes and topped them with buttercream. Then I added a fondant succulent that I made and dusted with petal dust to give it the nice red edges that make it looks more realistic!

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4 Tiered Wedding Cake

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This weekend I made this gorgeous 4 tiered wedding cake.  The bride and groom chose strawberry and marble flavored cake with cream cheese frosting.  I alternated the marble and strawberry tiers.  The bride found the picture of what she wanted the cake to look like and I went from that to design it.  It turned out beautiful especially when I added the fresh flowers to it to.

If you are looking for someone to work with on your big day contact me I would love to talk details!

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“Ice cream is more fun with friends, but also with cones, sprinkles, candied nuts, hot honey-you get where we’re going.” – Food 52

I am branching out from my regular baking world to dive into the world of ice cream, and I am not complaining about it! I spent the last couple weeks trying out several recipes from the Ice Cream & Friends recipe book by Food 52, and its been a good couple weeks! This book is a compilation of recipes put together by the Food 52 editors. It’s titled Ice Cream & Friends, so that it can encompass all of ice cream’s great friends, like popsicles, snow cones, spooms (what?) and so many more.

To say I love this book is understatement! It’s so fun! Each recipe has a great paragraph at the top, saying where the recipe came from, great tips and just fun little comments! The recipes are separated into several categories, that include chocolate, nutty, fruity and several more. The recipes are well written and easy to follow.

I read through the book and picked out three recipes to try, S’mores Ice Cream, Baked Alaska, and Two Tone Popsicles. If you get this book for nothing else get it for the S’mores Ice Cream! It was so good! You have a marshmallow ice cream with a toasted s’mores crumble mixed in! Everything I tried was really great and I can’t wait to try the rest of these recipes this summer! Cause you know I will be!

I received this book for free from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review.

For more info or to purchase your own copy you can click the link below

Food 52 Ice Cream & Friends

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Freeform Pie

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This week I made Free form pie or galette (if you want to be fancy) I made this with the same dough I used in the grapefruit tart.  It seemed like a cross between a sugar cookie dough and pie dough which are both good so there is definitely nothing wrong with crossing them!

It was really simple I tossed some cut up strawberries and some blueberries with honey and a little salt.  Then I rolled the dough into a circle and piled the fruit in the middle and finally folded the edges up over the sides of the fruit. Then I mixed an egg and some milk together and brushed the sides and sprinkled them with some raw sugar and baked it. When it came out of the oven I drizzled the top with a little more honey.  It was very good and super easy