Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Eye Candy

Here are a few pictures of yummy deliciousness for your viewing pleasure ;)

Monday, February 20, 2012

Back to the Land of the Living!

I've not posted for months!!  I decided to give the blog a facelift and freshen things up a bit :)
Valentines Day was a GREAT day for BA Bakes.  I had such a wonderful time baking and delivering Valentine treats for so many people.  Met a few new folks along the way as well.

I'm working on new St. Patty treats and will post pics soon!  My wonderful daughter bought me several cupcake and cake pop books for Christmas, so my mind is racing with ideas to try!  She also suggested that I start keeping a photo journal of my baking so that one day we can compile a cookbook.  I think that'd be an amazing project to complete with my four girls by my side...and the wonderful husband who so selflessly gives me money to buy new gadgets.  :)

I am now the proud owner of both a Cricut Expressions 2 as well as the Cricut Cake Mini.  I can cut fondant to create amazing designs as well as make custom wrappers and pics for any occasion.  How exciting!!!

BA Bakes will be at the Boyce Elementary Bazaar on March 3rd, with all kinds of deliciousness!!!  Boyce is located on 66 in Ionia.  The Bazaar will have many booths, offering crafts, vendors etc and should be a blast!!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Ode to Pumpkin

Dearest Pumpkin,  I adore thee...sooo many delicious goodies you are a major part of.   The pies, the cakes, the delicious pumpkin rolls...ahhh you amaze me!  Every year I try to come up with something new...I just adore pumpkin.    I wish I could buy fifty cans of puree at a time just so I could have pumpkin pie in my refrigerator every single day! 

                                                           McCormick's Pumpkin Trifle :)

                       And what about these AMAZING cuppies from RecipeGirl.com?!!

                                                    Who doesn't love a tasty pumpkin roll??

**Here is an amazing idea for pumpkin pancakes that can be whipped up from your favorite pancake mix!

Prepare mix according to package directions, but HALF the liquid you add.  Replace the liquid you omitted with double that amount of pumpkin puree, and to that, add 1/2 to 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice.  Cook pancakes as usual.  To make them extra special, you can prepare a PRALINE topping!

1 stick of butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup half and half
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1 tsp vanilla extract
Boil sugar, half and half and butter for approx 4 minutes, until color changes to a thickened gold "goo".  Remove from heat, add vanilla (careful as this may fizz up a bit but will calm down very quickly) and finally add the pecans.  Allow to cool slightly, and spoon generously over pancakes.  YUMMY!!!!!!!

    I heard there could be a pumpkin shortage again this year...I better get to the store and stock up!  I can't leave my best pie ingredient out in the cold! 

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

A few people were talking about this amazing cake today, so I thought I would post my recipe to share.  Its old fashioned, uber moist, and DELICIOUS.  Hope you enjoy it!!


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


Sift together the flour, cocoa, soda and salt. Cream together the sugar, mayonnaise, water and vanilla. Add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture; stir until well blended. Pour batter into greased and floured layer cake pans (or a 9- x 13-inch pan). Bake at 350°F. for about 25 minutes.

now that's dedication

I just had to post this tattoo picture!  The artwork is ah-mazing~  not that I would go get this done, but hey, I can appreciate beautiful artwork!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


BA Bakes now offers cakes! 

  • 9" Round double or triple layered $20
  • Half Sheet- $25
  • Quarter Sheet- $15

Flavors are: chocolate, white, yellow, strawberry or marble,  and if there is anything you'd like but don't see on the menu, feel free to ask for it!!   I'm always looking for new flavor combinations! 

Monday, May 16, 2011

Spring Summer Delites!!

BA Bakes will now be offering new menu items in honor of spring and summer!!!
  • the Honey Pot- delicious honey cupcake crowned with a honey-buttercream frosting
  • the Limoncello- bright lemon cupcake topped with a limoncello (Italian lemon beverage) buttercream
  • the Hummingbird- pecan, banana, pineapple & spice cupcake with cream cheese buttercream frosting
  • The Coconut Cream- coconut cupcake with coconut cream buttercream frosting