To make this…

A Mermaid inspired cake for a special birthday party. from #DietersDownfall.com
Sweeten up your tart apricot ice cream with a dollop of honey. from #DietersDownfall.com
Mega layers of dessert! Chocolate Chip Cookie, Peanut Butter Ice Cream, and Chocolate Cake! from #dietersdownfall.com

Start with this {day one}…

An easy tutorial on how to crumb coat a cake. from #DietersDownfall.com
Apricots right off the grill and ready for toppings. from #dietersdownfall.com
Big Daddy Chocolate Chip and Walnut Cookies. from #dietersdownfall.com

then make that {day two}…

How to make delicious Jello Fondant. from #DietersDownfall.com
Perfectly Fresh Apricots, grilled and added to ice cream. from #DietersDownfall.com
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Ice Cream - The best hing since sliced bread! from #dietersdownfall.com

Mermaid Birthday Cake

A Mermaid inspired cake for a special birthday party. from #DietersDownfall.com

Decorating a Mermaid Inspired Cake My daughter and I are on vacation in Hawaii. I don’t know why I didn’t get this post done ahead of time… well, that’s not the truth. The truth is I was too lazy to get this done before I left and talked myself into thinking that I could do […]

Jello Fondant

How to make delicious Jello Fondant. from #DietersDownfall.com

Mermaid Inspired Cake – Day Two – Jello Fondant There are two very special little girls that celebrated a mermaid pool party last week. Their mom asked me to make an intricate fondant mermaid and there was no way that I could do that. No. Way! I talked her out of an elaborately decorated cake that I […]

Crumb Coating a Cake

An easy tutorial on how to crumb coat a cake. from #DietersDownfall.com

Mermaid Inspired Cake – Day One – Crumb Coating a Cake I’ve been busy the last few weeks and when a friend asked me to make a mermaid inspired cake for her daughter’s birthday party, I decided to turn it into a tutorial blog post. At first, she showed me a bunch of Pinterest cakes […]

Homemade Waffle Bowls

Sweeten up your tart apricot ice cream with a dollop of honey. from #DietersDownfall.com

Grilled Apricot Ice Cream in Homemade Waffle Bowls Today is the 4th of July! Happy Birthday America! I hope everyone is celebrating today with The 3 F’s – friends, family, and food. We will be! I’ve got some scrumptious Apricot Ice Cream and Homemade Waffle Bowls just waiting for a meet up! Aren’t these just […]

Apricot Ice Cream

Perfectly Fresh Apricots, grilled and added to ice cream. from #DietersDownfall.com

Grilled Apricot Ice Cream in Homemade Waffle Bowls – Day Two – Grilled Apricot Ice Cream July is National Ice Cream Month! I think it’s the bee’s knees! Who doesn’t love ice cream in the summer heat? It’s great for after summer camp and play dates at the park. We also love to stop by a […]

Grilled Apricots

Apricots right off the grill and ready for toppings. from #dietersdownfall.com

Grilled Apricot Ice Cream in Homemade Waffle Bowls – Day One – Grilled Apricots For me, this is the most wonderful time of the year! With fresh fruits abundant in the markets, it’s a great time to dig in and make some fantastic fruit desserts. Last year I commented somewhere that I had never had a […]

Dessert Turducken

Mega layers of dessert! Chocolate Chip Cookie, Peanut Butter Ice Cream, and Chocolate Cake! from #dietersdownfall.com

 Dessert Turducken – Chocolate Chip and Walnut Cookie base, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Ice Cream center, and a Chocolate Cake on top! What is not to love about this dessert? It’s got all of my husband’s favorite desserts and 100% free of all fruit! He loved it! It was his special Father’s Day dessert that […]

Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Ice Cream - The best hing since sliced bread! from #dietersdownfall.com

Dessert “Turducken” – Day Two – Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Ice Cream My husband is a Peanut Butter freak. He ate nothing but peanut butter sandwiches for lunch all though middle school. He loves peanut butter desserts and has been the cause of most of the PB and Chocolate desserts on the blog. I’m still playing […]

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Big Daddy Chocolate Chip and Walnut Cookies. from #dietersdownfall.com

Dessert “Turducken” – Day One – Chocolate Chip Cookies My husband has been a bit put off the past couple of recipes. He’s not a big fan of the fruity desserts, so I decided to make him all of his favorites for his Father’s Day dessert. I made him a three layer dessert that has […]

Strawberry Brownie Cheesecake

A brownie base with cheesecake layers and topped with giant chocolate curls and fresh strawberries. from #dietersdownfall

Brownie Based Cheesecake with a brownie cheesecake layer, strawberry puree and topped with huge chocolate curls and fresh strawberries. Whew, that’s a mouthful – in more ways than one. I had a serious love affair with this cheesecake and I think I’m hooked on the idea of a brownie base. Don’t get me wrong, graham […]