Delicious Cakes & Treats

by lou16

Who doesn't love cakes, whether big cakes or cupcakes? I know I do as well as any other sweet treats which is why I've prepared this page for you.

This page is packed full of delicious cake and sweet recipes and ideas for you to try, I like to think of it as a virtual baking magazine where you can scroll down the page instead of turning the pages of your favorite magazine.

I've compiled some great ideas for birthday cakes along with delicious treats for any occasion. Let's get those taste buds tingling and your mouths drooling with these delicious treats...

Birthday Cake Ideas

Birthdays are such special times that they really do need a delicious cake to help you celebrate them.   As a mom I often just get a plain cake and decorate it as my dd loves her birthday cake to look pretty special as opposed to what it tastes like inside.

As a person I want my cake to taste delicious - preferably chocolate flavored - and I don't actually care what it looks like, although if I can get both a decadent, delicious chocolate cake that looks like something from the Ace of Cakes then I'd think I'd died and gone to Cake Heaven! 

Check out some great ideas for birthday cakes on the pages below -

Need to create a One Direction Birthday Cake? It doesn't have to be too hard and it's guaranteed to be a big success for any 1D fan.

Hannah Montana Birthday Cake
There are lots of ways of producing a great Hannah Montana birthday cake so if you've got a Hannah fan who's about to celebrate their birthday look no further than this page.

Fairy Birthday Cakes
Fairies are a very popular theme for girls' birthday cakes whether they are in love with Tinkerbell and the Disney Fairies or whether they just love all fairies.

Retro Baking Ideas

80s Inspired Cakes & Cookies

Whether you're looking for ideas for a 50th birthday cake or you're hosting an 80s party and want some cool treats to eat you'll love these 80s inspired sweet treats.

Pac Man Baking
Feel yourself get pulled back in time as you bake up some delicious treats based on the 80s favorite - Pac Man from cakes to cookies you're in for a real treat.

Space Invaders Baking
The Space Invaders have landed on the table today and they are soooo tasty! This collection of ideas for Space Invaders cakes and cookies are sure to get your guests in a reminiscing mood.

Do You Bake?

Wedding Cake Ideas

Gone are the days of the classic white wedding cake that's elegantly iced and you outdo each other by having more tiers to the cake - these days it's anything goes when it comes to wedding cakes.

Whether you want a black wedding cake, a Star Wars wedding cake or an elegant cake in your chosen wedding colors there are certainly a lot of ideas to choose from, here are a few of them -

Wanting a Gothic wedding cake to celebrate your special day with? Look no further as we have pictures and ideas for the perfect Gothic wedding cake.

Cool & Unique Wedding Cakes
More and more people are choosing to have unique and cool wedding cakes that showcase some of their own personalities. Whether that's a video game inspired wedding cake or a camping wedding cake it all depends on the bride and groom's interests.

Calla Lily Wedding Cake
The Calla Lily flower has been a popular flower for brides to use in their wedding bouquets for years now, but these days we are seeing more and more Calla Lily inspired wedding themes including gorgeous wedding cakes.

Red and White Wedding Cakes
White is a classic color for a wedding cake and red symbolizes passion and romance so really what better combination for a wedding cake than red and white?

Seasonal Cakes & Treats

Holiday Celebrations Need Cake!

Every holiday should be a chance to eat cake in my opinion or at the very least some form of delicious sweet treat anyway.   Whether it's Valentine's Day, 4th of July, Halloween or Christmas there are cakes and treats to be had, but even if you don't have a plethora of different recipes in your cooking repoirtoir never fear as help is here!

I have a basic cookie recipe and a basic cupcake recipe that can work for any season thanks to cookie cutters and cupcake wrappers and picks.   So don't be discouraged by thinking you need to be able to make lots of different things :)

Let's have a look at some declicious holiday baking.....


Valentine's Day Baking

Cakes, Cookies & Treats That Say I Love You

The red velvet cupcake seems to be all the rage at Valentine's Day in the States, but living 'down under' I hadn't tried this type of cupcake until 2011 - I absolutely loved it and can definitely see the attraction.

Before being introduced to America's favorite Valentine cupcake I believed the only cupcakes to serve for Valentine's Day just had to be chocolate!

Whether you have your own chocolate/red velvet cupcake recipe to use or a packet mix that you like here's a few simple ways to 'jazz' them up and make them ideal for this day of romance.

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Conversation Hearts Valentine's Day Cupcake Toppers / Picks / 12 pcs

Total length is 2.5"

Only $4.49

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12 Valentines Day Candy Sweets Cupcake Rings Cake Toppers


Only $7.99

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Wilton Petite Silicone 12 Cavity Heart Pan

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When it comes to Valentine's Day cookies I usually just make a basic cookie dough that can be rolled out and I use my heart shaped cookie cutters.   I love the Valentine's Day set I've 'discovered' below however as they don't just have hearts instead you can spell the word love along with other ideas - awesome!

One year I actually cut out heart shapes from the cookie dough and then cut a smaller heart out of the middle of half of the hearts.   After they had baked and cooled I added some homemade strawberry jam (jelly) to the 'whole hearts' and topped them with the heart cut out heart pieces.   They looked great and my hubby called them his romantic shrewsberrys (after a favorite biscuit of his).

R & M Love 9 Piece Cookie Cutter Set

High quality novelty cookie cutter set features great designs that keep their shape through baking.

Only $14.03

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Independance Day Cupcakes

Patriotic Treats!

The cupcake wrappers below are ideal for Independance Day cupcakes.   If I was hosting a 4th of July party I'd make a batch of chocolate and a batch of vanilla cupcakes using some cool wrappers like those featured.   I would then use frosting/icing in three different colors - red, white and blue.

I've seen people actually ice the flag on top of cupcakes and I think that's awesome, but I'm not sure I could manage that, however I could use the red, white and blue cupcakes and arrange them on a platter so that they looked like the stars and stripes.

4th of July Red & Blue Fireworks - Happy Independence Day Freedom Cupcake & Muffin Wrapper - Set ...

The exclusive Simply...Wrappers 4th of July cupcake wrapper features chic, contemporary designs highlighted with traditional fireworks icons that will make your cupcake shine ab...

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Designer Star Spangled Cupcake Wrappers (set of 72)

For true WOW factor, place your cupcakes in these designer patterned cupcake wrappers! These Designer STAR SPANGLED Cupcake Wrappers fits standard size cupcakes, measure 3.25 in...

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Halloween Cakes and Treats - Boo-licious!

Halloween isn't just about candy it's also a great time for creating deliciously ghoulish cupcakes, scary cookies and other 'horrific' treats.   Checkout some awesome recipe ideas for all of these things and more below -


Are you going to serve a Halloween cupcake or two this year? There are some great ways of making and/or decorating your Halloween cupcakes which I’ve tried to pull together here

Delicious Halloween Treats
From Halloween chocolates to Halloween cookies and cakes there's a plethora of ghoulishly delicious treats available on this page which is bound to make your Halloween especially delicious this year.

Ho! Ho! Ho! It's Christmas Treat Time!

Christmas Cupcakes, Cookies & Delectible Goodies

I must admit it's only in recent years that I've thought about making Christmas cupcakes as I used to just make Christmas cookies  (some for my daughter and a couple for Santa), rumballs, fudge and chocolate truffles.

Cupcakes are becoming more and more popular however and as I also love them they are going on our holiday checklist this year.   How elaborate I get with them depends, I might just use some of these goodies to add Christmas cheer to my usual recipes.......

Christmas Red Medley: Dove, Wreath, Stocking, Mistletoe, Holly, Gingerbread, Gift, Candy Cane Cup...

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Holiday Elf Cupcake Picks - 12ct

These elf picks will add some holiday cheer to your cupcakes or other baked treats. The plastic picks measure nearly 3 inches tall (the elf is approx 1.5 inches tall)

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Santa Claus Puffy Cupcake - 12ct

These plastic "Puffy" picks are raised on the front to give Santa a 3D look and feel but flat on the back side. Give that extra something special to your holiday baking.

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Dress My Cupcake Christmas Snowflakes Cupcake Wrappers, Set of 12 - Christmas Cupcakes

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I've been making Christmas cookies since my daughter was born and she usually loves to help, last Christmas we spent the Christmas staying with family overseas and I didn't get to make any - apparently if we go away again I have to take the cookie cutters!

Yes, it's not the type of cookie that's important it's the shape.   I use a basic cookie dough recipe (you could even buy cookie dough from the shop if you wanted) and I use Christmas cookie cutters to make ours.   I usually make Christmas trees although I do have snowmen, Santa and candy cane cutters as well.

I like to make Christmas trees because then I ice them and my daughter gets to add sprinkles and cabouchons to the tree as though she's decorating a real tree and they look pretty special.

Wilton Holiday Cookie Cutters, Set of 9

Put variety in your cookie-making with fun Christmas multi-shape sets. There are styles to please everyone.

Only $10.9
Ateco Christmas Plunger Cutters, Set of 4

Cut, emboss and press out sugar paste decorations with this set of four 1-3/4-inch Christmas plunger cutters. They're made of durable and long lasting plastic and are dishwasher...

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When it comes to festive Christmas baked goodies it's not just about the baking itself, but also about making it all look good and you can check out more about how I like to decorate my Christmas cakes below -

Make your Christmas baking stand out with some awesome Christmas cake picks and toppers.
Updated: 08/08/2012, lou16
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BrendaReeves on 08/08/2012

Love this article. I love to bake also, but I also love to eat the end product. I would weigh 400 pounds if I baked as much as I'd like to. Thanks for including my red velvet cupcakes.

sheilamarie on 05/08/2012

Nice to have all these ideas on one page.
I bake when I can. It's comforting and homey.

katiem2 on 05/08/2012

Love your delicious cakes, I love to bake, there is nothing like waking up on a weekend morning to fresh baked treats. Anytime is a good time to bring a smile to someones face with a fresh baked cake. Thanks for the inspirational tips

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