I don’t think that many people think about ordering a plain white cake from the bakery counter at their local grocery store. They automatically assume that they have to purchase one of the ornately decorated cakes in the cooler section. You know…those ones excessively covered in cheesy character decor and semi-terrible handwritten frosting? (Insert grimacing face emoji here). Granted, those grocery store character cakes do have a time and place at some events and gatherings, but, it is totally possible to eliminate A LOT of the work that goes into baking your own cake by ordering a white cake from the bakery and taking care of the decorating yourself. And did I mention, it’s super CHEAP and saves you a ton of time too? (Which I am ALL about!) For today’s hack, I used an old school candy favorite to transform this cake. This rock candy cake hack couldn’t be simpler guys. But it sure does transform a plain white grocery store cake into a fun little show piece when done.
This recipe for mini key lime pie cheesecakes is the perfect dessert for the non-chocolate lover in your life for Valentine’s Day this year. And they are heart shaped too!
If you guys haven’t figured out that I have an obsession with all things mini by now, I’m lucky. Things in mini form are just so much cuter and more delish for some reason too. Don’t ask me why, but it’s true. If you throw in a heart shape on top of that, it’s all over.
Valentine’s Day usually involves a whole lot of chocolate covered everything, but there’s no reason why you can’t pave your own road and go with something unique for a V-Day dessert. And, of course, I come prepared to help you guys out.
Today’s post is all about citrus! Who needs chocolate anyways? (Just kidding chocolate, I love you.) I’m making mini key lime pie cheesecakes. But not just any old mini key lime pie cheesecakes….mini heart shaped key lime pie cheesecakes!
But, with a birthday falling during the middle of the week, I opted for a bit of a short cut, instead of trying to make everything from scratch.
Yes, it’s nice to be able to say you made a cake from scratch now and then, but in reality, sometimes a box cake needs to come into play to save time and your sanity. Sandra Lee has this whole semi-homemade thing down, so why not?
Since we are smack dab in the middle of strawberry season right now, I wanted to create a fun cake that incorporated the yummy berries but didn’t want to make traditional strawberry shortcake….so instead, I made a layer cake incorporating the same flavors…
Strawberry Shortcake Layer Cake!
You only need a few things to pull this baby off and most of the items you probably already have on hand. Plus, lucky for you guys, Peter Loves Jane created a gorgeous free printable to download!