About Carolyn

 
18268253_898395965942_2685294965584193492_n.jpg

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:

Cakes

  • 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

Pies

  • Pecan pie
  • Pumpkin pie
  • Chocolate cream pie
  • Coconut cream pie
  • Key lime pie
  • Peach pie
  • Blueberry pie
  • Cherry pie

Bars

  • Lemon bars
  • Blondies
  • Brownies
  • Jam crumble bars
  • Oatmeal fudge bars

Cookies

  • 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!