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The Amazing Fruit and Cake Trifle

I volunteered to bring a dessert to a summer family gathering, and I decided I wanted to bring something with fresh fruit, homemade ingredients, and something to fit into my new gluten-free lifestyle.

I have made trifles before, but this one is far and away the best I have ever tried (or tasted).  It combines the lightness of homemade whipped cream and fruit with the decadence of cake and pudding.  It is, in short, an Amazing Trifle!

This trifle can be made with Gluten free cake mix, or with traditional yellow cake.  It is great either way! Continue reading The Amazing Fruit and Cake Trifle

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Making Fondant

I have a serious case of split personality disorder when it comes to my relationship with homemade birthday cakes.

The more sentimental, doting, and hausfrau side of me feels that making someone a birthday cake from scratch is a true expression of love for the person and is part of the gift you give to them on their special day.  And then…there’s the more frazzled side of me who may just put the whole thing off out of indecision and intimidating expectations until the very last moment rush into Target to try to find a prefab cake in the cooler that I can try to pass off as special.  That, of course, is the worst case scenario, and I swear it only happened that one time.  Most often, the haufrau side begins Continue reading Making Fondant