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Effortless Entertaining: A Peony Topped Cake

It's peony season and if you're a Trader Joe's fan then you know these beauties can be snagged for a mere $5 making this simple party trick pure genius. Using a fave homemade cake recipe, Kaylee Giffin topped it with a blooming peony. It turns an ordinary cake (could be store-bought even!) into a summer show stopper. Try this for your next party! We promise your guests will be wildly impressed.

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A Party Inspired by All Things Donut

I can't think of a better reason to celebrate than the Day o' Donut. Otherwise known as National Donut Day. The sweetest sweet treat is getting a full blown party courtesy of Paper Heart Patisserie and Milou + Olin and it couldn't be cuter.

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Buttermilk Cake Donuts with Raspberry Glaze + DIY Donut Tips and Tricks

Guess what? It's National Donut Day! I'm sure your favorite morning treat has already graced your instagram and facebook feeds a million times over but we're about to turn it up a notch courtesy of Milou + Olin. Behold the Buttermilk Cake Donut with Raspberry glaze. A treat so worthy of a splurge. Plus, bakers extraordinaire, ...

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Popcorn Pie Pops with Salty Caramel

We've seen pie pops with fruity fillings and savory hand pies on a stick, but never before have our eyes laid on the holy grail that is the pie pop filled with salty caramel popcorn. Ladies and gents - it's real, and it's crazy good. Leave it to sweet genius Melina of Sugary & Buttery to come up with this creative treat! "I have also been wanting to bake something with popcorn for a while and then, one day, it dawned on me: Pie pops...

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29 Popsicle Recipes to Beat the Heat

Fruity, creamy, boozy—the possibilities are endless and oh-so-delicious when it comes to popsicles. If you're looking for new and tasty ways to beat the heat, these 29 mouthwatering flavor combos will blow your mind. From watermelon mojito to creamy fudgsicles, plus game changers like black forest cake, winesicles and even creme brulee, these frozen treats are perfect on a hot day.

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26 Foods Even More Fun on a Stick

When food is bite size and served on a stick, it's just too easy to pop one (or two or three) in your mouth. Come party time, these 26 skewered sweet and savory bites will be a hit with your guests. Pancakes, po' boys, salad and strawberry shortcake—you'll be surprised at how your favorite foods are even better turned into party perfect pops!

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Brownie Snap Ice Cream Sandwiches

There are ice cream sandwiches and then there are ice. cream. sandwiches. These are the latter. The brownie snap is sort of a brownie that wants to be a cookie and is tossed with sugary goodness. Sandwich any flavor of ice cream you love between them! Or eat them alone. You can't go wrong! I suggest making some right away. xoxo Lexy Ward Of PROPER...

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Fresh Berry Pavlova

Pavlovas need to be a summer staple. We've decided. Topped with lemon infused cream and fresh pile of berries, I promise you you will never look back. Try this classic recipe from chef extraordinaire Nicole McEachnie. She teamed up with Maru Photography for a beachside baking sesh that will have you on Team Pavlova before you preheat that oven. From...

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The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Didn't Monica Geller nail it when she claimed she wanted to be the mom who made the best chocolate chip cookies? Well, my friends, look no further. This is the BEST recipe and mom or not, you too can be the maker of the very best chocolate cookies on the block. They are even better when you let the dough rest for a night in the fridge. For the full recipe...

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Classic Lemon Bars

You're in for a serious treat with these classic lemon bars from Joie Girl! It's a simple combination of a buttery cookie crust and a bright burst of lemon flavor that's super satisfying during the warm weather months. "I'm not sure there's anything I love more in this world than eating lemon bars on a summer night," says Jennifer of Joie Girl. "They are light and refreshing but still bursting with sweet...

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A Must Make Dessert for Your Next Party

There are a million reasons why this Lemon Tart needs to be front and center at your next shindig and here's a few. A) It's gorgeous and B) It sounds insanely yummy. Did we also mention that it's gorgeous? That is high up on our priorities list when picking a party dessert. Crafted by Zen Eats along with photography by ...

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12 Mexican Inspired Desserts Perfect for Cinco de Mayo

If you're lucky to have an abuela feeding you tres leches cake, creamy dulce de leche and spicy Mexican chocolate on Cinco de Mayo, we're available for adoption! If you fall in the unlucky lot, no need to fret—we've rounded up our 12 favorite Mexican-inspired desserts, like easy mango popsicles, genius fried cinnamon sugar tortillas, and more twists on classic Mexican treats to save the day!

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DIY Watercolor Cookies

If you're loving the watercolor trend that's popping up everywhere this spring, don't miss out on these gorgeous cookies from Lark & Linen! Jacquelyn transforms simple sugar cookies into works of art with fondant and a bit of food coloring! "I originally made these watercolor cookies for Easter a few weeks back, and because I wasn’t sure how they would turn out I didn’t really have any intention on blogging about them. For all I knew it...

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Lemon Poppy Seed Donuts

What could be more perfect than the bright, tangy flavor of lemon to put a spring in your step? Perk up your palate with these crazy good lemon poppy seed donuts, oozing with fresh lemon curd and drizzled with lemony poppy seed frosting, dreamed up by Jessica of A Happy Food Dance. One bite and you'll be hooked on these donuts for life. They're perfect for springtime celebrations and weekend brunches and the tastiest way to use up all those fresh...

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Fresh Picked Strawberry Bread with Balsamic Strawberry Butter

Fresh picked strawberries can be used in so many ways. We have a few good ideas here, here and here, but this recipe from...

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Roasted Strawberries and Cream Popsicles

The weather's getting warmer, which means one thing—it's popsicle season. We love the myriad of ways to get creative with this easy-to-make treat, but our favorite might be this roasted strawberries and cream recipe from Fork Knife Swoon. "Roasting the berries first caramelizes and concentrates the strawberry flavor, as well as cooks away some of their natural liquid, reducing iciness in the final pops," explains Laura of...

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Simple Yellow Mug Cake

At any given point in our house, someone is usually trying to eat on the healthy side. That someone is usually not me. While I could devour a family-sized cake myself, I am too impatient to make one. I need cake and I need it now! If you're the same way, then these simple yellow mug cakes are for you! Bonus - they can be made in the microwave, the stove, or over a fire so you can cake while camping! And they're the cutest lil' size! So grab your mug and get in the kitchen! xoxo ...

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Chocolate Martini

Chocolate lovers—you're in for a serious treat! This decadent chocolate martini from Olivia's Cuisine is a must-try. It's made with vodka, Bailey's and a special ingredient - chocolate ganache instead of the typical chocolate liqueur - for an extra rich and creamy take on the dessert cocktail. How genius is the grated chocolate rim? We think it's the perfect drink for parties or really whenever a chocolate craving strikes. Go ahead and treat...

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Strawberry-Balsamic Goat’s Milk Frozen Yogurt

There's something about the combo of strawberries and balsamic that really wakes up your palate; the acidity adds wonderful complexity to sweetness that we can't get enough of. Just in time for the warm weather ahead, Fix Feast Flair transformed those flavors into an ice-cold treat that will be our go-to all spring and summer long! How insanely delicious does this strawberry-balsamic goat's milk froyo look?! While this recipe is simple and easy...

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Easy Cream Cake

Cream cakes are deceivingly easy to make. Shhhh...I even cheat! The mascarpone cream is so lush and sweet, no one even notices that I use a cake mix. Sometimes, I even ask the bakery at our local grocery store for 2 nine inch cake layers that I can take home and freeze. I can make a cream cake from start to finish in just 10 minutes! xoxo Julie Blanner This cake is perfect for any occasion. In fact, the cake in itself is an occasion!

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