Cakes and Cake Pops

Cookie Butter and Chocolate Ganache Crêpe Cake

September 25, 2014
Cookie Butter and Chocolate Ganache Crêpe Cake - a showstopper dessert that doesn't require any fancy cake-decorating skills. |www.brighteyedbaker.com

Should I just apologize upfront for the obscene size of this crêpe cake? 40 layers, you guys. Yes, I went overboard. In reality, this is probably the size of a 3-tier layer cake (like this ombré one that I’m in love with), but somehow cooking 40 crêpes and then managing to stack them all on […]

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Funfetti Cake with Ombré Frosting

August 28, 2014
Confetti Cake with Ombré Frosting - a vanilla cake studded with colorful sprinkles that's wayyy better than any boxed mix, plus the how-to for a gorgeous ombré frosting technique. | brighteyedbaker.com #cake #funfetti #ombrecake

I have this theory that everyone has a few questions they get asked all the time – the kind of questions that you almost memorize answers for because you’re so used to saying the same thing. It’s like the whole “What’s your major?” for a college student, one of those things that people just automatically […]

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Fig Upside-Down Cinnamon-Swirl Cake

August 11, 2014
Fig Upside-Down Cinnamon Swirl Cake - a soft and tender whole wheat cake with a ribbon of cinnamon sugar and a sweet fig layer on top.| brighteyedbaker.com

Every time I post a fig recipe I end up wondering how many of you actually eat figs, let alone have access to them. I know they’re not exactly apples or oranges – they’re a little more exotic than that, I guess – but I love them so much that I can’t resist sharing at least […]

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Carrot Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze

May 13, 2014
Carrot Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze - a moist and tender, low-oil carrot cake topped with an irresistable tangy-sweet glaze.  | brighteyedbaker.com

Remember that guilty carrot cake Instagram post from a few weeks more than a month ago? I’m not sure whether I should be more embarrassed that I (quite literally) had a second breakfast consisting of carrot cake that day, or that this recipe – which I promised would be on the blog soon – has been hanging […]

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Chocolate Chai Layer Cake

October 29, 2013
Chocolate Chai Cake with Chai-Infused Chocolate Ganache and Chair Whipped Cream | Confessions of a Bri

I definitely have a love-hate relationship with cakes. It’s nothing new, but something I’ve fully come to terms with lately. Things always start out in the love territory. I love the idea of cakes, I love how they look when they come out perfectly, and I loooove eating them (duh!). The hate starts factoring in […]

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Confession #128: (I don’t) Whip it good… Red, White, and Blue Velvet Mississippi Mud Pie

June 30, 2013
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So here’s the thing: I have whipping problems. You know when you have to whip something to a certain stage, like “to soft peaks”, “to stiff peaks”, or “to the ribbon stage”? It makes me crazy paranoid that I’m going to miss it, mess it up, or otherwise FAIL. I always feel like I need […]

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Confession #120: I could get used to this… Blackberry Almond Breakfast Cake

May 7, 2013
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Cake for breakfast? In the name of coffeecake, weekend mornings, and Mother’s Day, I say YES. Actually, it could be any holiday really (birthdays included), but Mother’s Day is THIS SUNDAY and it’s time to start planning! Besides, any excuse to eat cake for breakfast is a good one for me. :) I call this […]

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How to make a Cupcake Cake with Ruffle Frosting

April 20, 2013
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As much as I love cake, I don’t get a chance to make it that often because, let’s face it, I don’t need a whole 9-inch cake to eat by myself. I realize that’s probably the whole reason why cupcakes were invented, but there’s something a little more fun about making cakes, don’t you think? You […]

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Confession #118: I Love Cake… Mini Vanilla Bean Ruffle Cakes

April 16, 2013
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Hey there. :) It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Okay, so it’s only been a week. But a week ago I blabbered on about Atlanta, and the week before that I gave you an easy-as-pie DIY Peanut Butter recipe. It’s time to get back in gear, kick things up a notch, and talk real recipes […]

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Confession #109: I Buy Too Much Chocolate… Strawberry Bundt Cake with White Chocolate Ganache

February 11, 2013
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Truth: I buy a lot of chocolate. Too much? Well that’s just crazy talk. But a lot – yes. I chalk it up to savvy shopping. I don’t want to go to the store every week just to stock up on chocolate, so instead I go once a month or so, buy a whole bunch […]

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