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!!

                                                    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

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Introducing "the King"

Moist banana cake, filled with marshmallow fluff, and topped with peanut butter/marshmallow fluff buttercream frosting.  So, so delicious!!  Available in this mini bundt, mini, standard, and extra large cupcakes, as well as bite size loaves.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Sunday, May 1, 2011


If this isn't the cutest lil cupcake ever!!  What kid wouldn't love to have these as their birthday treats?   Parents magazine featured these as one of their kid-friendly cuppies.  I just may have to make some!!        TOO CUTE!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Mother's Day

Mother's Day is fast approaching. BA Bakes is offering a dozen cupcakes, your choice of flavors, for a special price to honor the MOM...$8.00!!  Also, a dozen cake pops placed in a fun flower pot will be available for $10.00!!  Place your orders now for a lil something sweet for the mom in your life!

Baby JoJo's 1st birthday party

Joey, my adorable niece!

Pops, Fancy Pretzels & Oreo Truffles

I made a few special treats for the big party.  The kiddos seemed to love em.  I think I kinda like the candy making!!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

the PEEP

    So, my mom has taken extreme pleasure in torturing me with Peeps my whole life...okay, not torture, but teasing at the very least.  I have, upon occasion, received multiple packages of these sugar-coated marshmallow chicks and bunnies, in every color of the rainbow.  Usually, they end up in the trash or like last year, in the chicken coop out back!
    Well, this year, I discovered an adorable use for the dreaded Peep.  I do not like them, Sam I am.  But I LOVE the adorable Peep wreath created by Stephanie at
I'll post a pic of the best use for a Peep I've ever seen.  No eating required!!!  I do, however, hope to make some rainbow-colored s'mores using Peeps this year...maybe I'll be able to choke em down that way!!

Stephanie, you're a genius!!

the MENU

There is a now a menu available for you to peruse.  This is only the beginning!!  Contact me anytime if you have questions!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Betsy Crocker is on the Loose!!

          Gourmet Cupcakes, Breads and more.   Available for    weddings, showers, parties and everyday treats.  Made with the freshest, highest quality ingredients, and always, love. 

An exciting endeavor for this small town gal with big city dreams!!