~ love in the morning ~

i <3 cinnamon rolls!

To make an extra special breakfast treat, without much effort, I tried these heart-shaped cinnamon rolls. You can do the same with canned rolls or homemade. My family was delighted.


Birthday Cat Cake

Our family is often on the look-out for fun food ideas. We recently made a pound cake for a friend’s birthday. But how to dress it up? After all, you can really frost a pound cake. Here is the result: a fitting cat for one of our favorite cat lovers!

Birthday Cat CakeThe dear little face is fashioned after our friend’s cat, but you can adapt this idea to nearly animal.

Eddi made the front and back images of the head and secured them to a skewer, cut for the proper length. She repeated this to have a tail coming up from the opposite end of the cake. FUN!

Image by Eddi.

Happy Birthday!

Our family just celebrated a birthday, and Eddi wanted to try her hand at decorating the cake. 🙂

Using small chocolates and and a Toblerone, she constructed an igloo and a snow covered hill!

Using some (freshly washed!) plastic animals and lots of white frosting, she created a fun winter scene! There’s a bunny in an igloo, and penguins playing on a “hill”. She made animal tracks and piles of snowballs. She even covered the penguins with bits of snow. Too cute!

Too Yummy For Words!

This was inspired by a cupcake, but I can’t imagine that would make it any better. Mmmmmm!

A tender, moist sugar cookie (from scratch), topped with cream cheese frosting, strawberry slice and a blueberry.

My daughter requested them instead of cake for her birthday!

Seriously, amazing.

Cutie Pie!

To make this pumpkin pie extra fun, we covered the edges with leaves made of pie crust dough. In the center, we placed a squirrel and acorn (also of crust dough) in the center.

A Magnificent Cake


When Drama Princess was ten, she started to show interest in cake decorating. She wanted to thoroughly explore it. A friend kindly came and gave her a lengthy lesson in our living room. At the age of eleven, she created this fun cake for a friend’s sixth birthday. It was her idea and she did it all herself!

Drama Princess used cake pillars to add extra excitement to this cake!
The eyes and nose are large, inverted chocolate chips. How cute is that??!!

It was almost too cute to eat.


Science Experiment. Eh-hem.

In our recent study of rocks, we learned about the different types, layers and so forth. We decided to try this recipe to illustrate that. It had layers, including cookie, nuts, caramel and chocolate. Can’t go wrong, right? Eh-hem.

Cookie Base
We heated the white sugar until it was carmelized. Fascinating to watch!
The end result is not as distinct as I would have liked, but it was fun.

The finished product was nearly impossible to cut, chewy enough to pull teeth, with way too little chocolate! So, definitely not a recipe we’ll repeat, but we sure had fun!