#MyEnlightenedSummer Series: Caramelized Bananas

I know National Ice Cream Day was a couple days ago, but I'm still celebrating... because why not?! I'm starting a short series called #MyEnlightenedSummer - featuring some delicious ice cream ideas and recipes.  

Today, I wanted to highlight one of their flavors, Bananas Foster, and how you can add a special twist to it for a fancy dessert, or if you're just feeling a little extra :)

Click to see how you can make super simple and easy caramelized bananas!


Dipped Ice Cream Cones

National Ice Cream Day is coming up, so what better way to celebrate than with some fun dipped waffle cones?

Red, White, and Blue Chocolate Shards

With 4th of July coming up, I thought it would be fun to create marbled blue and white chocolate shards with a special surprise ingredient: red cherry pop rocks!

Chocolate Ganache Drip Tutorial

One of my favorite cake trends and styles is the chocolate ganache drip.  From dark chocolate to colored chocolate, they add such a unique and whimsical element to cakes, and they are really fun to do!


How To: Easy Buttercream Geode Cake!

The geode cake trend has been super popular lately!  I’ve seen a lot made with fondant cakes, but today I’m showing you a really easy version, made with a buttercream frosted cake, and the new “Goldirocks” sprinkles collection from Fancy Sprinkles.  


How to make Marbled Macarons

Is anyone else obsessed with marbled macarons?!  They are so fun, beautiful, and surprisingly very easy to make!  Basically, you make royal icing, swirl in your desired colors, and then dip your macarons into them.  

How to Prep Your Cake Pans

Have you ever baked a cake and taken it out of its pan to find that it does NOT come out in one piece?

Prepping and lining your cake pans before baking is setting the foundation for a great cake! Many times, recipes will call for "greasing and lining" your pans. What this means is either using butter and flour or another type of nonstick agent all around the insides of your pan, and then lining the bottom with parchment paper.


White Chocolate Drip Recipe

Drip cakes have become such a popular trend, and I am definitely a huge fan, but getting the right consistency can be difficult.  Today, I will be sharing a recipe for white chocolate drips! 


Last Minute Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Mother's Day is just around the corner! If your mom loves to bake, I have some different gift ideas that you can easily get before Sunday comes around :)

Homemade Whipped Cream Recipe (Better than Cool Whip!)

If you ever have the option between buying Cool Whip or making your own whipped cream, please make your own whipped cream!! The texture of homemade cream is so much fluffier and beautiful than store bought, and the best part is that you can really adjust the sweetness to your liking.


Easy 2 Ingredient Chocolate Ganache

Chocolate ganache is one of my most used and most loved ingredients.  I love how versatile it is – when it’s not set yet and pourable, I use it for my “drip cakes”, and when it’s thickened, I can use it to fill cakes, macarons, or even make truffles!

Today I’m sharing a very simple chocolate ganache recipe that you will easily memorize since it’s just 2 ingredients.