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Strawberries and Cream Cake

Cakes, Desserts, Summer

I spent a lot of my formative years playing competitive tennis. While I haven’t picked up a racket in years, I still love watching the grand slams (tbh I never pay attention to the Australian open—sorry, Australia).

My all-time favorite is Wimbledon. I love the beautiful grass courts, the all-white outfit requirements, royalty in the stands and I LOVE the strawberries and cream. Those slo-mo shots of cream being poured over summer-y strawberries has always brought pure joy to my heart. I’ve never been but it has always been on my bucket list of places to go and see.

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Olive Oil Berry Cake

Cakes, Desserts, Summer

Summer is here! I couldn’t be more excited about this olive oil cake with fresh berries. It took exactly twenty tries for me to get right but I could not be more excited about how delicious and fresh this cake came out!

For this post, I teamed up with ALDI where I went to get all of my summer baking needs. For years, I’ve wanted to make an olive oil cake but I always hesitated because most of them called for a healthy amount of olive oil and the cake just sounded sort of expensive to make. But at ALDI I was able to buy the freshest berries and really great-quality olive oil for really affordable prices.

Every single item I purchased at ALDI made for a super delicious, tasty and affordable cake that is perfect for any bbq, summer-y get together or simple dinner.

And every single item is Instacart basket—isn’t that cool?! You’re only minutes from having the groceries delivered to your door; this olive oil cake is in your future.

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Passionfruit Vanilla Layer Cake

Cakes, Desserts, Spring, Summer

Hello from the other side of this cake which took me exactly five beautiful hours to decorate. I thought the #18 tip was going to be bigger than this but it ended up being teeny tiny! And I also may have been distracted by old episodes of Real Housewives of New York. I forgot how great/terrible/amazing they are.

I’ve been in the throes of getting our house together. I’m trying to take my bedroom from dorm room to cozy and it’s taken a lot of planning and moving random things out of it (whole post coming soon!). I guess you can say spring cleaning has been in full effect and it feels SO nice.

So naturally, I took a bit of a break and made this cake. This cake is so delicious and it comes from Icing On The Cake: Baking and Decorating Simple, Stunning Desserts at Home.

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to make beautiful beautiful cakes that also taste delicious, her book is a wonderful resource. It’s so inspiring, there were at least ten other cakes I was debating before I settled on this one!

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