I’m Carolyn, a self-taught baker and cake decorator in Verona, New Jersey. After art school in Chicago and working in the fashion industry in New York, I traded in my scissors for spatulas and never looked back! I make custom cakes: elegant for any special occasion, bright and playful for kids, and simple and delicious for more every day casual occasions. All my cakes are made with love. I get so much joy and satisfaction crafting customized cakes and treats for people's special occasions. I particularly love to see the looks on little kids faces when they first catch sight of their special cake! I also love to make cupcakes, cake pops, pies, cookies, bars - anything sweet!
Everything I make is 100% from scratch, always with tons of butter and fresh eggs, often with organic ingredients. I have been experimenting with gluten free and vegan baking as well!
The sky is the limit as far as flavors, I am always experimenting with new recipes! Here are some of my favorites:
- Vanilla cake with vanilla custard filling and vanilla Swiss meringue buttercream (this frosting is so silky and delicious! Not as sugary as typical bakery frosting) (sometimes I make it gf!)
- Chocolate chocolate chocolate!
- Fresh strawberry cake with fresh strawberry buttercream
- Chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting
- Lemon cake with lemon frosting
- Pumpkin cake with brown butter glaze
- Red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting
- Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting
- Banana cake with cream cheese frosting
- Almond cake with vanilla buttercream
- Pecan pie
- Pumpkin pie
- Chocolate cream pie
- Coconut cream pie
- Key lime pie
- Peach pie
- Blueberry pie
- Cherry pie
- Lemon bars
- Jam crumble bars
- Oatmeal fudge bars
- Brown butter chocolate chip cookies
- Oatmeal raisin cookies
- Chocolate chocolate mint cookies
- Peanut butter cookies
- Chocolate white chocolate chip cookies
- Chocolate coconut almond joys (gf)
- Macarons (gf)
I live in Verona, New Jersey with my husband and three amazing, very energetic little boys. We are living the sweet life!