Blueberry Orange Baby Bundts #Bundtamonth

CAN WORDS DESCRIBE THE FRAGRANCE OF THE VERY BREATH OF SPRING?”  Neltje Blanchan

Blueberry Orange Baby Bundts | From My Sweet Heart

So many people await the arrival of spring because it means the days are longer and there is so much more to do outside.  For some, it’s the constant sunshine that they enjoy.  And for others new growth brings with it a feeling of new hope.  For me, spring is like living in a world of aromatherapy.  There is nothing that instantly relaxes me like the scent of lilacs in my yard, freshly cut grass, or even wet dirt after a soaking spring rain.  And so it is with baking.  Anuradha of Baker Street and Lora of Cake Duchess challenged the Bundt a Month bakers to use berries this month.  While blueberries are not the most fragrant fruit, when you combine them with the warm sweet scent of vanilla and bright and cheery citrus notes, your kitchen is suddenly filled with promise.  And these sweet little blueberry orange mini bundt cakes promise to be delicious! [Read more...]

Red Velvet Cake Balls

“WE CAN ONLY BE SAID TO BE ALIVE IN THOSE MOMENTS WHEN OUR HEARTS ARE CONSCIOUS OF OUR TREASURES.”  Thornton Wilder

Red Velvet Cake Balls | From My Sweet Heart

I was recently asked by Karina, a friend and former co-worker,  if I had a recipe for red velvet cake balls.  While I knew I had a recipe for red velvet cupcakes, I had never attempted to try and form them into cake balls until now.  Karina and I share a love for baking. (Especially on Sunday mornings!)  And she also told me that she wanted to make these to bring to her family on Thanksgiving.  So I was definitely up for the challenge!  Karina has so many wonderful qualities about her.  But the thing that I’ve always admired the most is that while she considers herself happy and lucky in her life, she has such a sense of gratitude about it and never seems to take it for granted.  So Karina….I hope you enjoy these.  And I wish you a lifetime of happiness and a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family!  I have never been a huge red velvet fan ……until now!  And I think what has made all the difference for me is………. [Read more...]

Petit Fours

“THERE IS AN ENDURING TENDERNESS IN THE LOVE OF A MOTHER TO A SON THAT TRANSCENDS ALL OTHER AFFECTIONS OF THE HEART.”  Washington Irving

Petit Fours | From My Sweet Heart

Happy Mother’s Day!!!

I’m sitting here with my lower lip out because this day just isn’t the same without Jeff and Matt here.  I think Mother’s Day should be moved to the summer, when my guys will be back from school.  I’m not sure if I am really missing them, or if I am just missing the opportunity to have yard work done or my car cleaned inside and out!  (I am usually good for milking whatever work I can from them on this day!)  So to make myself feel better, I made some little cakes!  These are sweet and simple.  But let me tell you what I learned about working with the fondant icing….. [Read more...]